Welcome to the Gutenberg Editor

Of Mountains & Printing Presses

The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. This whole post is composed of pieces of content—somewhat similar to LEGO bricks—that you can move around and interact with. Move your cursor around and you’ll notice the different blocks light up with outlines and arrows. Press the arrows to reposition blocks quickly, without fearing about losing things in the process of copying and pasting.

What you are reading now is a text block the most basic block of all. The text block has its own controls to be moved freely around the post…

… like this one, which is right-aligned.

Headings are separate blocks as well, which helps with the outline and organisation of your content.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Handling images and media with the utmost care is a primary focus of the new editor. Hopefully, you’ll find aspects of adding captions or going full-width with your pictures much easier and robust than before.

Beautiful landscape
If your theme supports it, you’ll see the “wide” button on the image toolbar. Give it a try.

Try selecting and removing or editing the caption, now you don’t have to be careful about selecting the image or other text by mistake and ruining the presentation.

The Inserter Tool

Imagine everything that WordPress can do is available to you quickly and in the same place on the interface. No need to figure out HTML tags, classes, or remember complicated shortcode syntax. That’s the spirit behind the inserter—the (+) button you’ll see around the editor—which allows you to browse all available content blocks and add them into your post. Plugins and themes are able to register their own, opening up all sort of possibilities for rich editing and publishing.

Go give it a try, you may discover things WordPress can already add into your posts that you didn’t know about. Here’s a short list of what you can currently find there:

  • Text & Headings
  • Images & Videos
  • Galleries
  • Embeds, like YouTube, Tweets, or other WordPress posts.
  • Layout blocks, like Buttons, Hero Images, Separators, etc.
  • And Lists like this one of course 🙂

Visual Editing

A huge benefit of blocks is that you can edit them in place and manipulate your content directly. Instead of having fields for editing things like the source of a quote, or the text of a button, you can directly change the content. Try editing the following quote:

The editor will endeavour to create a new page and post building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery.

Matt Mullenweg, 2017

The information corresponding to the source of the quote is a separate text field, similar to captions under images, so the structure of the quote is protected even if you select, modify, or remove the source. It’s always easy to add it back.

Blocks can be anything you need. For instance, you may want to add a subdued quote as part of the composition of your text, or you may prefer to display a giant stylised one. All of these options are available in the inserter.

You can change the number of columns in your galleries by dragging a slider in the block inspector in the sidebar.

Media Rich

If you combine the new wide and full-wide alignments with galleries, you can create a very media-rich layout, very quickly:

Accessibility is important — don’t forget image alt attribute

Sure, the full-wide image can be pretty big. But sometimes the image is worth it.

The above is a gallery with just two images. It’s an easier way to create visually appealing layouts, without having to deal with floats. You can also easily convert the gallery back to individual images again, by using the block switcher.

Any block can opt into these alignments. The embed block has them also, and is responsive out of the box:

You can build any block you like, static or dynamic, decorative or plain. Here’s a pullquote block:

Code is Poetry

The WordPress community

If you want to learn more about how to build additional blocks, or if you are interested in helping with the project, head over to the GitHub repository.

Thanks for testing Gutenberg!


Blitzwolf Power Bank 5200mAh

  Full Review


The Blitzwolf Power bank offers fast charging for my mobile phone compared to all my other powerbanks. I find this very useful in the fact that I can charge my phone quickly. This was like if I was at home plugged in.

I bought the 5200mAh version as opposed to the 15000 version for more portability. (I have one at 15000 by another brand and it is very heavy and big). This one is small and compact and very easy to hold and carry around fitting in you pocket or bag.

This phone charger seems to charge my phone between one and one and a half times. Even though I would like to see this have ability to charge a full two times, at least it is enough to top up during the day while I am out and about.


The product came packaged well in a trendy recyclable box, including a warranty card and user manual. (Although I didn’t really need to read it as it just told you how to charge up the device which is self-explanatory for everyone who has used chargers before)

The Product

The device is self is well built and made to a decent quality. It feels like its well made and comes with a small cable. (I didn’t use the cable to charge my phone  but keep this plugged into my usb plugs so I can charge the device itself)

The portable charge was able to charge my phone using fast charge. This is the first portable charger that has been able to do this. I was able to charge up my phone within 2 hours instead of 4-5 hours compared to other portable phone chargers I have used.

I may even buy the bigger capacity to replace the big ones I have as this is the best charger so far.

Charge time 

It takes a couple of hours to charge up, and once charged all you need to do is plug your phone into the portable charger, and it will automatically turn itself on and charge your phone. I really like this as it saves having to turn on the charger if you have it in your bag or coat pockets. All you need to do is get hold of the wire and plug it into your phone and it will start to charge.

It has LED lights to show how much power is left in the charger, and flashes when charging up.



© Reviewed by: Jason Smith

*Note prices may have changed since this review