Building a Gutenberg Website: The release of Gutenberg was a big boon to web design. As it came with the simplest form of designing intuitive websites in no time.
This has become great news for those who haven’t registered their businesses on the digital market. Indeed, this is a fact that till now most businesses don’t own websites. This is the right time for you to start building a personal business website.
As websites built with Gutenberg do not require any coding skills or need to hire a developer. And this has encouraged many businesses to build their websites.
If you are one of those who wish to start a personal business website, this is the right stop for you. As we are going to discuss the best way to build a website using Gutenberg.
Just after installing WordPress, now it’s time to choose the appearance of the website. When talking about appearance, only one element comes to mind and that is the Theme.
A theme decides how your website content is going presented to the audience. Luckily, WordPress comes with an ample number of options for you to select the type of theme for your website. And that too with a wide variety for every niche website. Also, you can easily customize the theme you have chosen without any codes.
But, the urge is to select the perfect theme that makes a fit for your website. For this, we have collected some factors that will help you choose the right theme:
So, this is how you can choose the best theme for your website. And now, you must look for the right steps to install a WordPress Theme.
After installing your desired theme, now it’s time to add some extensive functionality. And WordPress has made this possible by offering a superb Plugins collection.
Plugins are tiny software when used for a website help in raising functionality. These are the essential factors to grace the functionality of the whole website. As a theme cannot ensure a good working website. You need to use plugins so that the website becomes efficient while using.
So, WordPress again aces in providing the best range of almost all types of plugins for every feature. But, you can’t install every plugin, you must know the vital plugins for your website.
The next step comes to add vital web pages required for a website to run. Adding web pages using the block editor seems very simple to do.
The website requires vital web pages such as the Homepage, About us, Contact, Policy page and more. While most web pages are designed by default and you can easily customize them. And here’s how you can simply design web pages:
Now that we have successfully got all the initial elements for a website, now it’s time to customize it using the Gutenberg editor. We will now use the Gutenberg block editor to add, remove, move or delete elements on the website. Not just this, you can do a lot more when you have the Gutenberg editor. So, here we are going to elaborate on the list along with the steps:
For this, you must first reach the Appearance tab under the WordPress dashboard and tap the Customize button.
This will help you reach the editing page of the website.
On the left sidebar, you will see the “+” icon. Simply click to open the blocks section in the sidebar.
By clicking on the “+” icon, you can simply search for the block or find it from the standard list.
Click the block to add to the page.
Once added, you can now add the content details in the block.
You can also move the block by clicking on the block and you will see controls to move the block.
On the right sidebar, you will find options to change the formatting of the blocks like font colour, size and more.
And to remove the block, tap the three-dot option and tap the Remove block.
Display Content side-by-side
On the blocks section, tap the Columns block and drop it on the page.
You will now get to watch two columns on your page to which you can add content.
You can also increase the number of blocks by toggling the number from the right sidebar.
Navigating through the Blocks
Building a website itself needs to include a lot of blocks in your templates. And it sometimes becomes fuzzy when you wish to customize the blocks.
But it can be made easy with the Block navigation button placed at the top of the page.
You just need to tap the Block navigation and you will be able to edit the block you wish to do.
Another feature comes that you can even display custom fields on your post or page. This can be done using the Toolset Blocks and there are three ways to insert:
As said, you can display any type of custom block on your particular post or page. So in the first method, we are going to add the header block.
Create a new template and tap the “+” icon to open the block toolset.
Here, choose the template block to add. We have to add the heading block, and drag and drop it on the page.
From the right sidebar, turn on the dynamic heading text. And then choose the post field you wish to display.
This will help you watch the custom fields for each post that are related to it.
Displaying Fields as Individual Blocks
Choose any single field block from the toolset and click to place it on the post.
Then on the right side of the post, choose the Standard field under the Field type.
Next, on the Post Field, choose the Post Content(Body) option.
This will help the description to appear in the respective posts.
Combining fields with text in a single block
You can even combine the text and fields on a single post by using the Text and Field block.
On the left sidebar, select the Text and Field block to add to the post.
You must then give a label to the text field. After this, you will see some icons to include such as the forms, fields or conditional output.
Just click to add them and done.
Display Image Gallery
When you have Gutenberg Blocks, you can even add multiple images or an image gallery on your website.
Choose the Gallery block from the toolset.
Click the field to add images to the post.
With Gutenberg, you can even customize the typography to be displayed on any post or page. Automatically, you can even control applying the same typography to the whole website. Here’s what you can customize:
Font type, Font size, style, text color, and shadow.
This is how website design becomes easier with the intuitive Gutenberg Editor. This is a block-based editor that allows simple blocks to design an interactive website. Blocks can be easily added to the website simply by tapping on them or by using the drag-and-drop feature. That is what we have described clearly how to build a simple website using Gutenberg blocks.