Is WordPress with Gutenberg block editor slower than old WordPress Classic Editor?

WordPress Mobile Speed

Updated: June 2019


There are no affiliate links on PagePipe.

WordPress version 5.0.3 core is 20 milliseconds faster that 4.9.8.

Is that significant?

Not really.

So Gutenberg isn’t slowing anything down? Nope. Not until you junk it up with features and decoration that no one needs. Then it’s slow.

Discipline. Caring.

Thanks for asking.

Godspeed—

Steve Teare
performance engineer

Mobile WordPress Speed – without coding!

Other Related Resources

If you’re new here, start with our best primer speed articles.

If you’re ready to give your WordPress site wings, here are powerful tools to speed up your site.

Learn how the most popular plugins and ideas waste your time – and hurt web speed. Includes important tips for mobile speed without coding.

Build with Empathy
GIVE SPEED