Support » Plugin: Gutenberg » HATE this new editor with a passion!!

  • This is how softwares go extinct and I fear the same for WordPress! This new editor is HORRIBLE!! Makes it so complicated to do anything

    How can I switch back?? What was wrong with the old one?? Why did we need to change?

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  • Agree 100%. This is horrible. WordPress needs to let us switch back, or I need to find a new CMS.

    Hi there,
    yes, the new editor needs a little getting used to, and has it’s own learning curve. Now might not the right time for you to spend time on it. If there is one specific feature that is totally mysterious to you, maybe we can point you in the right direction.
    If you are able to install plugins, the WordPress Contributors provide the “Classic Editor” plugin directly from your “Add New Plugin” screen. That should get you back to the old editor.

    What a mess. This is, indeed, how software platforms sabotage themselves — by pushing unwanted changes down developer’s throats.

    I have been halfway around the block with ‘Guttenberg.’ Too bad I couldn’t figure out how to get back around that block — at least not without installing the rollback Classic Editor plug.

    But we are told that that is simply a TEMPORARY kludge-fix and that we WILL have Guttenberg shoved ALL THE WAY down our throats — with a cutoff of support for the Classic Editor plugin already scheduled (albeit three years from now). Will Guttenberg be less of a klusterfudge by then? =/

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by KS2 Problema.

    This is absolutely the most stupid piece of useless garbage since Windows 8: taking everything you COULD do with WordPress and throwing most of it out the window. Users can now look forward to spending hours finding a way to perform a simple task like adding a link to an image… Congratulations: I finally found a reason to consider Drupal or whatever else is out there again. Those who sell themes will find their market evaporating. I certainly won’t be buying any now.

    This is a total disaster – Impossible to teach anything useful to end users. This is the undoing of WordPress. It was nice while it lasted. I had WordPress training for my customers, now totally wasted, along with the investment. I can’t say anything strong enough to fully express my frustration with this garbage.

    If it ain’t broke, why sabotage everything? Dumb, stupid, useless, frustrating, time-wasting, unfriendly, obtuse… the list goes on and on and on.

    Moderator Steve Stern (sterndata)


    Forum Moderator & Support Team Volunteer

    None of these, aside from the original post, are support questions. I’m closing the topic.

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