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  • The new editor layout is unusable. I post an html table into the posts showing the current playlist. It’s made up of 5 or 6 columns, but now if a row doesn’t have every column completed, the editor moves the data from a following column into the empty one! AND the look of the post has changed, with the row and column outlines gone. What an abomination. You’ve taken a wonderfully simple and usable system and made it look something like Squarespace, which itself is an abomination. WHAT were you thinking?

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  • Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    The table block is somewhat new and not perfect. However, it doesn’t shift things between columns, it’s pretty much what you see is what you get. The main problem with it is the column widths, at present.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but importing an html table by copying and pasting, which works just fine with the old editor, DOES move things between columns. I can send you one of my files for you to try!

    Just to see why so many people seem to be having so much trouble I installed the 5.0 upgrade and the Classic Editor Plugin on a production website running on a server that I felt would be a real pain if anything went wrong. I’m a glutton for punishment maybe but I was looking for possible problems.

    It went ‘Smooth as Silk’ and I now have two editors to chose from. Nothing went wrong!

    I’m fairly confident the Classic Editor will still handle tables and/or html insertion as needed… as it did before.

    So, I’ll suggest and even recommend the Classic Editor Plugin for anyone needing or wanting to stay with it… https://wordpress.org/plugins/classic-editor/.

    I did like how it guided me right to the settings page and guided me to where I chose to run both editors. I’d recommend the classic as default with Gutenberg as an option.

    Again, I was really on a Quest to see problems. There just wasn’t any.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  JNashHawkins.
    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    Interesting notion. I hadn’t actually tried copy and pasting a table, so I figured I’d give it a try.

    Seems to work to me.

    But you didn’t test the situation I have: a cell without data that is to the left of the end column – i.e. data in the right column but not in the preceding cell. As I said, I can forward a multi-column html file that gave me this problem, but I’ll need an address.

    And yes, the situation has returned to normal with installing the Classic Editor, which thankfully I learned about on this forum. Obviously, I have a very real concern that the Gutenberg editor be fixed, including the narrow editing window format, before support is discontinued for Classic.

    @steveash is correct.

    Use this table in an html page, copy it and paste it into a classic editor and copy it into a new editor. New editor is broken for tables with empty cells.

    <html>
    <body>
    <table>
    <tr>
    <td>Column 1</td>
    <td>Column 2</td>
    <td>Column 3</td>
    <td>Column 4</td>
    
    </tr>
    
    <tr>
    <td>Column 1</td>
    <td></td>
    <td>Column 3</td>
    <td>Column 4</td>
    
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>Column 1</td>
    <td>Column 2</td>
    <td></td>
    <td>Column 4</td>
    
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>Column 1</td>
    <td>Column 2</td>
    <td>Column 3</td>
    <td></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>Column 1</td>
    <td>Column 2</td>
    <td>Column 3</td>
    <td>Column 4</td>
    
    </tr>
    </table>
    </body>
    </html>

    Thanks for the confirmation, @itiab – hopefully this will be resolved on an update, although I won’t be using Gutenberg as it currently stands.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    You’re correct about the empty cells. This bug is being tracked here:
    https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/11547

    The new editor is really a nightmare, I can’t seem to choose parent page in the page attributes, and I have no idea how to generate WP shortlink.

    My site heavily relies on the parent/child pages attributes, and this is a big headache for me. I had to go to the list of all pages to quick edit the “parent page” and “order” every time after I publish a new page.

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