What’s Next For WordPress: Gutenberg Editor and JavaScript

WordPress is currently undergoing a major modernization of the code that controls the editorial experience. WordPress plans to completely change the way users add content to their WP websites, replacing the traditional text editor with a block-based one. The core version of WordPress 5.0 will include the new editor by default.

The WordPress community is excited over the upcoming WordPress 5.0 release with its new React-based Gutenberg editor. Since Gutenberg is JavaScript based, once it gets embraced by the innovative and vibrant JavaScript developer community, the future of WordPress could be even brighter!


DrupalCon Nashville 2018


Andrew Taylor and Steve Persch


Original video was published with the Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed).


Original video source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9ilO4e5lEg



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  1. I hope one day the entire WP core will be done in JavaScript instead of PHP. As I understand, even if the new version of WP offers JS-based editor, in order to set up the blogging platform, I would still need to know PHP, correct?

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