It was announced in 2018 that WordPress released the official Gutenberg editor. Its purpose is to make the process of creating content easier.
Yet, not all WordPress users will want to or still prefer to use the old classic editor. Initially, I do prefer the classic editor at first since I have been so used to it and I even installed the classic editor plugin to continue with the same old editor for my other 2 old sites.
But now I feel Gutenberg is much better, easier, and faster when I am doing my new content, etc. If this is the case, one option is converting the blog posts the old WordPress editors use to Gutenberg blocks.
What is the purpose of Gutenberg blocks? Basically, they are WordPress content blocks that come in different sizes and formats.
But, how can you convert old blog posts to Gutenberg blocks? Let’s read on and find out more!
What I Like About Gutenberg Block editor in WordPress?
As mentioned earlier, I was not used to it with this new Gutenberg Block editor hence some of my old sites I still contiune using the classic editor with the plugin installed. At the same time, I also make myself to get used to it with this Gutenberg block editor for other newer sites.
I did feel the difference and in fact, I feel it is much better than the classic editor. Here are some of the reasons that I like and why you should use Gutenberg block editor instead for your WordPress sites.
Reusable Content Blocks
Gutenberg blocks WordPress editor allows you to save and reuse content blocks. This makes it easier and faster to create content and makes it easier to update content when necessary.
Simplified Content Editing
Gutenberg blocks WordPress editor makes it easy to edit and modify content without needing any coding knowledge. You can easily rearrange your content blocks, add new ones, and make changes quickly and easily.
Works Well With Other WordPress Plugins
Gutenberg offers compatibility with a wide range of plugins that have either been designed specifically for it or have been updated to work with it. Installing a plugin on your website allows it to be directly integrated into the block editor.
A very good example of this is SEO Yoast, one of the most popular plugins for managing search engine optimization. SEO Yoast adds blocks to the Gutenberg editor, giving users the ability to quickly add structured content and breadcrumbs to their WordPress website.
Better User Experience
Gutenberg blocks WordPress editor provides an improved experience for your users. It makes it easier for them to find, read, and engage with your content.
If you find yourself writing long posts from a smartphone, the classic editor may not be the best option for you. Gutenberg, however, is optimized to be mobile-friendly, making it much easier to use from any mobile device.
Step by Step Guide – Convert old blog posts to Gutenberg blocks
To covert to Gutenberg block, it is pretty straightforward. Log in to your WordPress admin panel first, you can just follow these few steps
1. Make sure you have deactivate or uninstalled classic editor plugin.
2. Select the old blog posts that you want to convert and open up into Gutenberg editor. You should see something similar below if this blog post is using classic editor previously.
3. Select & Click on the Classic grey block and you will be able see the list of toolbar.
4. Click on Convert to blocks
That’s all, it is pretty easy and straighforward with just few clicks.
I hope you have enjoyed this post. If you have and you are feeling adventurous, you might want to give it a try yourself. If you do, please share your results in the comments below. I would love to hear about your experience. Thank you for reading!