Support » Plugin: Gutenberg » Gutenberg is Terrible

  • What is this crap? Honest to God, it is AWFUL! I just installed it on a sandbox site to experiment and I am extremely disappointed. I want to be able to code as I have for years, and would even prefer to continue using TinyMCE Advanced than being forced into this.

    I (among many others) have a valid concern that rolling this out will negatively impact existing sites that we build for our clients. I did select Quick Edit and chose the option to use the Classic Editor. I sure as hell hope that this remains an option when Garbageberg is unleashed upon us. I will have to research other site building options in the event that this sucks as bad as it appears on the surface.

    • This topic was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by BeachHead.
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  • Plugin Author Tammie Lister


    @beachhead, first thanks for taking time to leave a review. I do want to dive a little more into what you feel is the worst part of Gutenberg? Do you feel any of it is positive? For example, is there a block you feel is something you’d like as an option even in the Classic Editor?



    I have to agree, not only did Gutenberg break existing elements in the Dashboard, but front-end output format was also affected – and Gutenberg had not been allowed to even make any edits! I would guess this has to be due to Gutenberg breaking existing plugins.

    Uninstalling the Gutenberg plugin immediately restored front-end output.
    I didn’t take the time to find out why, will have to do that on a dev machine.
    Tiny MCE was a pretty awful editor, but at least it didn’t monkeywrench existing sites/code/plugins.

    I sincerely hope that if the WP developers insist on rolling Gutenberg into future core WP releases, that provision is made to entirely disable it, so that existing sites can get still get WP updates.

    Moderator Marius L. J.


    This is a 4 month old review, please don’t jump on old topics like that, if you are experiencing difficulties feel free to open a support topic and we’d be happy to help you.

    For anyone looking to opt-out of Gutenberg in the future, using the Classic Editor plugin is the way to do so.

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