What is new in Renovation and Gutenberg?

As we roll out our brand new Renovation theme and the Gutenberg editor, you may be wondering what the new editor and theme bring to your site.

Block Editor

The Gutenberg block editor is one of the more significant changes we’ll be rolling out. It enables the use of blocks — which are just different types of page content — to be placed on a page and arranged in many different ways. Blocks can be nested into other blocks so a desired look can be easily achieved. Let’s say you’d like to create two columns of content down a single page, with each column containing a mix of text, media, and other content. This can be done by creating a column block and selecting the two-column option. You can then simply create blocks in each column as desired.

Adding a block is simple — start editing a page you’d like to add a block to and click on the + icon in the top right of the editor. You’ll be greeted with a library of possible blocks you can add. Once you’ve found the one you want to use, click on it and it will be added to your page.

Search for your desired block

Clicking on a block on your page will bring up the block toolbar, which allows you to edit the content and the presentation of the block. You can also bring up more settings by clicking on the triple-dot icon in the toolbar and selecting “Show more settings”.

Configure your selected block with the block toolbar

Renovation Theme

We are also in the process of rolling out our new Renovation theme to existing pages. New sites should default to this theme. Renovation enables greater accessibility across all pages, is easier to navigate, and easier create sites for.