Earlier this year Matt Mullenweg emphasized three main focus points for WordPress 4.8: the editor, customizer, and the REST API. The WordPress REST API and the customizer have been extensively discussed over the last year, but that is not the case for the WordPress editor. The reality is that the WordPress editor is the most important part of your site, so it’s critical to understand the direction it is going and what you can do to make sure your feedback is heard. WordPress is used by more than 27 percent of the entire internet. The editor plays a huge role in the overall usability of the CMS and the future of it will influence its adoption.
Mullenweg said “The editor will endeavor 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.”
The new editor project for WordPress – Gutenberg – is in progress with WordPress community actively participating. Several ideas are floating around regarding the User Interface and User Experience of this new editor.
Being a part of this mission,