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  • OC2PS

    (@sooskriszta)


    Maybe after 10 years and hundreds of sites, I will finally say Goodbye to WordPress.

    All because of the horror show called Gutenberg.

    In order to look like a cool kid, WordPress has compromised massively on usability. And it’s not as if this was not foreseeable: The plugin version of Gutenberg had terrible ratings (under 2).

    This thing really gets in the way of getting the job done quickly. Instead of jumping into writing editing on arriving on a new/edit post, you need to figure out what kinds of block you need, add them, et al.

    And if you change your mind, or have a slightly different workflow, well, sucks for you! For example, if you’ve been typing a paragraph, and want to paste and format a list just below it, well, tough luck! You need to create a new block of list type. Way to gum up the works, WordPress!

    Also, in its mission to look pretty, WordPress forgot that we need to be able to at least see what we are doing. Inserting any sort of tables beyond 5-6 rows is a struggle. That’s even if you can insert any table – you are asked to type in number of rows and columns beforehand, and you’d be lucky to be able to see these fields as they are usually hidden under some settings overlays like Yoast, Scripts, Layout Settings etc.

    Settings overlays like Yoast, Scripts, Layout Settings etc. hide parts of the page irrespective of the use of tables, though. If you are writing a tiny post, good on you. For anything substantial, you’re out of luck!

    Messages and top toolbar keep hiding the top content, esp. page title…

    Need to change the slug of a published post? Ha! Let me know once you have figured it out, and also let me know how long it took you to figure it out. (it’s in the right column under permalink…so basically takes many more clicks to do the same job now than before…and that’s Gutenberg in a nutshell…it hides many frequently used options visually and under layers of clicks, making things harder and more time-consuming)

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  • Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    You’ve posted in the support forum. Are you looking for support? If you want to review Gutenberg then you need to do so on the plugin forum, for which you already have: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/wtf-38/?view=all

    You can edit your review at any time here: https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/gutenberg/reviews?view=all#new-post

    OC2PS

    (@sooskriszta)

    Sure, let’s say I am asking for the fixing of the roundabout workflows and hidden editor portions.

    Gutenberg is not a plugin anymore, so not sure how effective reviewing the non-existent plugin is (yeah, ok, for people using earlier WP versions, the plugin is still available, but you know what I mean).

    Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    I appreciate Gutenberg isn’t a plugin so maybe the Requests and Forum plugin may be better.

    The hidden editor problems sounds like an easier one to tackle. Are you saying that the rows and column fields are not visible enough, or that they were absent from your editor? Could you also list out the steps to replicate this

    OC2PS

    (@sooskriszta)

    When I click to insert table, the popup to enter number of rows and columns does appear – it is not absent.

    However, a large part of it is hidden behind other things/at the bottom of the screen…it seems that if I scroll down I will be able to see it. But there’s no scrolling down! I am already at the bottom of the page apparently.

    Even when I am not in the process of inserting tables, hidden editor issue does present itself. A bunch of blocks are just hidden behind settings overlays like Yoast, Scripts, Layout Settings etc.

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