Let me see if I can provide a bit of clarity. First of all, Gutenberg is just the code-name for the editor within WordPress. You’ll use the editor anytime you create or edit a page or post within WordPress.
This free video tutorial — part of our WordPress 101 course — explains what Gutenberg is, in more detail:
With that detail out of the way, you’re asking how to get the WordPress software.
WordPress is not a software application like Microsoft Word or Chrome. So, you don’t install it on your personal computer. Rather, WordPress is software that must be installed on a web server.
There are several ways to go about getting the WordPress software set up on a web server.
1. You can download, then install the WordPress software on a web server, using the instructions described in this video tutorial:
2. If you use any of the Managed WordPress hosts we recommend, you don’t need to install WordPress… it comes pre-installed for you!
That’s one of many reasons why we recommend Managed WordPress hosting.
We’ve even done the hard work of helping you choose which Managed WordPress host is right for you.
Not sure where to start? Try EasyWP. You can spin up a new WordPress site on EasyWP in less than two minutes!
Watch me set up a brand new WordPress website in real-time using EasyWP:
Best of all, EasyWP costs just $1 for your first month. Then, it’s just $3.88/month after that, or $22.88/year. That gives you plenty of time and the least expensive way to ‘kick the tires’ and determine if WordPress is for you.
3. If you want to install WordPress on your own computer, you’ll first need to install some software that creates a local web server right on your computer. This can be incredibly complicated, but Local by Flywheel is a piece of software that takes care of that for you!
It’s the easiest way to install WordPress on your Mac or Windows PC and develop your WordPress site locally. Then, when you’re ready to make it live, you can push your local site to Flywheel for hosting with just one click within the app. Or, you can manually migrate your site to another host. But that’s a topic for another post. 🙂
Hope this helps point you in the right direction!