As WordPress developers, we use Gutenberg blocks extensively many hours in a day. The biggest and most common questions asked by many clients are often:
In the next 5 minutes, we are going to answer all these questions.
Gutenberg blocks is an inbuilt WordPress editor that allows you to create custom posts and pages in WordPress without using a single line of code. By far, many website owners have considered Gutenberg as an important tool in creating content in WordPress.
Here's how Gutenberg blocks looks like in WordPress.
As you can see above, Gutenberg is very intuitive and it allows you to easily create content on WordPress without any coding skills. Even the most basic HTML skill is not required.
Just like any WordPress builders, Gutenberg blocks is the best for creating blog posts. You can easily format the blog post in just a few clicks — and Gutenberg makes it really easy for you to do so!
Here are some other cool features that Gutenberg blocks can do:
Here's what we love about Gutenberg blocks.
Want to make Gutenberg much faster? Use '/' to open up a command prompt and the shortcut will list down the most common blocks you use.
Until date, Gutenberg allows us to create a whole of content without any coding skills and quickly — which are advantage points.
Last but not least, Gutenberg addons. Gutenberg is quite okay but it offers limitations which can be somewhat annoying. Here's our favorite Gutenberg block addons.
When it comes to free Gutenberg addons, this is one plugin you can't go wrong with. It offers like a dozen or more custom blocks that you can use with your default Gutenberg editor. Plus, it's completely free!
This is another great Gutenberg addons that we use for some of our clients. And yes, if you are wondering, this is created by GoDaddy.
We are not going to lie to you. We love Kadence not because it is a free Gutenberg addon, but it does offer one of the best blocks in the market. There are also some great template that you can use to build pages with it (which is kinda cool).
We are going to cheat a little here. If you are looking for a premium WordPress Gutenberg addon, we recently discovered Genesis Pro which does blow some of our minds (it is created by WP Engine, if you are wondering).
Here's a quick video why we advise all our clients to get it themselves (if they are not under our maintenance services).
Gutenberg is a great WordPress tool and if done right, you can be well on your to create a great WordPress design, post or page without any coding skills. Without using visual builders, you are able to keep all your content safe and readable even after uninstalling the visual builders.