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Since the release of version 5.0, Gutenberg has been the default editor.  If you want to use it for your editor as opposed to the one currently in use, "the classic editor", you have to choose it.  To do so, go to settings and choose writings under this menu.  There you will find Default editor for all users where you can choose: Classic Editor or Block Editor (Gutenberg).  

 

Gutenberg is the future of WordPress although the classic editor will be supported for the near future but not indefinitely from what I have read.   It uses blocks, essentially paragraphs, as the default.  In addition, there are many types of blocks predefined such as for tables, lists, etc.  When you go to add a block, you will see a menu of many types.  One advantage of the default block is that it will take a Word formatted document that is inserted into the block and retain the formatting which the classic editor used to do but has not for a while.  You can also mix different types of blocks within one block.  For example, you might have a block table within the block and include a list block below that might contain definitions of codes contained in the table.  Also, if you use the same format for many pages, you an create a custom block, save it, and reuse it again as needed.  An example might be where you use a page for a member's car where the only change is the picture and some wording.

 

You can go back and forth between editors if you desire.  The page you originally did in the classic editor will remain formatted as it was if you choose to change to the block editor.  Thus the page can have mixed editor formats.

 

If you are unfamiliar with Gutenberg, you can find many videos on it through YouTube and other areas of WordPress help.  It is similar to Word in many aspects. 

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