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Written by Editorial Team on July 23, 2020

How To Use Gutenberg Blocks In WordPress?

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:

  • What is Gutenberg blocks?
  • How to use Gutenberg blocks?
  • What are the best Gutenberg blocks addons?

In the next 5 minutes, we are going to answer all these questions.

What is Gutenberg blocks?

What is Gutenberg Editor Block
~What is Gutenberg Editor Block?

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.

Introduction to Gutenberg blocks editor in WordPress
~An introduction to Gutenberg blocks editor 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.

Crafting your content using Gutenberg felt very much like crafting content in Medium and Ghost.

How to use Gutenberg blocks?

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:

How to use Gutenberg editor blocks
~How to use Gutenberg editor blocks

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.

What are the best Gutenberg blocks addons?

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.

Gutenberg Blocks – Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg

Gutenberg Blocks – Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg
~Gutenberg Blocks – Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg
  • 200,000+ active installs
  • 501+ 5-star rating

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!

Page Builder Gutenberg Blocks – CoBlocks

Page Builder Gutenberg Blocks – CoBlocks
~Page Builder Gutenberg Blocks – CoBlocks
  • 300,000+ active installs
  • 67 5-star rating

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.

Gutenberg Blocks by Kadence Blocks – Page Builder Features

Gutenberg Blocks by Kadence Blocks – Page Builder Features
~Gutenberg Blocks by Kadence Blocks – Page Builder Features
  • 70,000+ active installs
  • 61 5-star rating

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).

Bonus: Best Premium Gutenberg Addons

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).

~Here's why Genesis Pro is your best WordPress Gutenberg investment

Summary

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.

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Article written by Editorial Team

One comment on “How To Use Gutenberg Blocks In WordPress?”

  1. Hey Team,

    Great post. Loved it.

    I just wanted to share our Gutenberg blocks plugin with you. It's Ultimate Blocks. It has some unique blocks like content filter, review box, how to schema and more.

    If you get a chance, please give it a try.

    BTW, I'm Istiak Rayhan. I'm one of the co-founders of the plugin.

    Regards

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