Gutenberg is a a new editor for WordPress. It is named after Johannes Gutenberg whose introduction of mechanical movable type printing to Europe started the printing revolution and is regarded as a milestone of the second millennium.
The goal of Gutenberg (editor facility) is to make it easier to add rich content (without knowing how to code) when editing your WordPress website/blog, especially for those just starting with WordPress, by making the interface somewhat more visual, using blocks. See an example of how it works.
Gutenberg will be included in version 5.0 of WordPress (scheduled to launch in Nov2018 or, if more testing needed, early 2019).
Meanwhile Gutenberg is available as a plugin today, in case you want to try it out.
The classic editor will be available as a plugin if your prefer that interface.
< To install/activate plugins – go to your Dashboard and click in the left menu under plugins/Add New.
Here are a few more articles on Gutenberg:
- Exploring Gutenberg: Learning To Navigate The New WordPress Editor
- Gutenberg Custom Blocks for Content Creation