Gutenberg marked a decided change for the WordPress platform when it first launched in 2018. Till then, the WordPress editor was a remnant of a bygone era. It is understandable that at the time of its launch, a lot of people were opposed to the idea of this change as they had grown used to the previous version and no one likes to add complications to their work.
However, the Gutenberg update brought the WordPress platform in to the new phase with the introduction of block editing, which put more power in the hands of the creators and website designers. Even those that dd not have a programming background could now make their pages more interactive, engaging and SEO friendly.
Let’s first understand the basic functionality of the Gutenberg plugin and how it works. Basically, all the content that you will add to a page will be in the firm of a block. A block can be of several types including texts, images, lists, other links, and various other things. Now the options for the types of blocks are almost inexhaustible. There are blocks for embedding Twitter replies, creating image galleries, adding playable audio files, table of contents and more.
Gutenberg works with several other third-party plugins as well that can make life a lot easier, especially for bloggers. Some of the most frequently used have been mentioned below;
Affiliate booster plugin: For those who write affiliate content, this plugin for Gutenberg is a heaven send. This has a whole collection of readymade blocks for a variety of different uses. Some of the most commonly used blocks from them include the notification block, the pros and cons block, the comparison block, call to action block and much more.
Yoast SEO plugin – While the Yoast SEO plugin is a wide ranging product that offers a lot of features, one of the most relevant, in this case, would be its FAQ block feature that can create interactive and highly elegant FAQ blocks. This is especially useful for people that write affiliate content and, normally, Effective FAQs are a must in this space.
Of course, there are a lot of other plugins that can be used with Gutenberg and what we have covered here is not even the tip of the iceberg. The point that this article aims to make is that, Gutenberg is a powerful tool like a customisable Swiss Army Knife in which you get to choose the attachments that you want to add to make you more effective in the online space. Hope we were able to accomplish that and hope that you could find this information useful.