Gutenberg testing

What’s Gutenberg What’s Gutenberg

Gutenberg is the project name for a new way to build posts and pages in WordPress. The goal of the block editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable.


One thing that sets WordPress apart from other systems is that it allows you to create as rich a post layout as you can imagine – but only if you know HTML & CSS and build your own custom theme. By thinking of the editor as a tool to let you write rich posts, and in a few clicks create beautiful layouts.

Want to know more? You can learn more about Gutenberg here.

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How to Test How to Test

First, thanks for helping test Gutenberg. We need your feedback and every test matters.

  1. You will need a WordPress site that you can add plugins to. This is beta software and not suitable for running on production sites — which means that this plugin might cause issues with your website, so please don’t run this plugin on a site that you’re not ok with temporarily having issues. If you’d like to set up a new site just to test Gutenberg, here are some instructions on how to do that: URL
  2. Download the Gutenberg plugin here, and add it to your site. Alternately, you can go to Plugins > Add New and type “Gutenberg” in the search box.
  3. Once the Gutenberg plugin is installed, you can help by running one of the tests outlined below.

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What to Test What to Test

We are currently looking for the following tests:

  1. A specific task based test:This test will focus on a particular script and set of tasks. Please follow the form here for the test, you can also report each test using the same form.
  2. General feedback:Explore and use Gutenberg, then give feedback via this form. You can send this form as many times as you want.

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Where to Get Help Where to Get Help

If you have run a test, you can report any findings in the forms linked. However, if you are comfortable you can report via the GitHub repo. We’d love to hear your bug reports, feature suggestions and any other feedback! To do this, please head over to the GitHub issues page to search for existing issues or open a new one.

Conversations and discussions take place in #core-editor on the core WordPress Slack.