Introducing the Gutenberg Editor

WordPress 5.0 was released in November 2018, and with it came a new page editor called Gutenberg. The Gutenberg editor replaced the classic TinyMCE editor in page and post creation. Gutenberg lets you create more content-rich webpages than in previous versions of WordPress, and is a welcome change to users who want more control over customizing their WordPress sites. Read about the WordPress Gutenberg project here.

Classic (TinyMCE) Editor vs Gutenberg Editor

The new Gutenberg editor changes how you create WordPress posts and pages. Instead of adding text and media to a single content window, Gutenberg lets you add any number of content blocks to a page or post. With a few clicks, you can choose to add a variety of content blocks, and then position them individually within a page or post. You can also customize the look of individual blocks, and reuse them throughout your site.

Classic TinyMCE Editor

Classic TinyMCE Editor


Gutenberg editor

New Gutenberg Editor


screenshot of Gutenberg editor with content blocks

Gutenberg Editor with Added Content Blocks


UNC Asheville’s WordPress 5.0 Upgrade

WordPress at UNC Asheville will upgrade to WordPress 5.0 and the new Gutenberg editor in May 2019. The new version might not work with some themes and plugins currently available in our system. If you are using an incompatible theme, your site’s content will be safe but your site will revert to the default theme when we upgrade.