Support » Plugin: Gutenberg » I keep asking why?

  • The WordPress ecosystem has already responded to the threat of Wix and SquareSpace with a range of great page builders. They are bringing new people to WordPress. This seems to undermine that work.

    I’ve tried hard to like Gutenberg and see lots of great work here, but I can not see a way to train my clients to use it.

    The working space, number of extra clicks, change of UI (from our Page Builder) and hidden features only seem extra work compared with what we have chosen freely to use.

    I fear that to force this on the community is not the best way to empower this community.

    It should be good enough for people to want to adopt it and I hope people will as I truly appreciate the work done.

    Updated:

    After realising it is no longer possible to (easily) add an image to a post and align it so text wraps it I have dropped this from a three star to a one star rating.

    It is what my clients do most. There are a ton of other annoyances with trying to delete columns, having preset colours, the preview button not working, but I can not spend more time on Gutenberg.

    It is a mistake to put this out until it is intuitive to 95% of those who presently use the old editor. It is not unless you build posts as the GB demo shows only. Lot’s of real life user testing is needed.

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  • Plugin Author Tammie Lister

    (@karmatosed)

    @waumsley thanks for testing. I think it’s important to point out those page builders aren’t going anywhere. The work being done in Gutenberg isn’t intended even in the later phases of Customization to stop their work. It’s actually hopefully going to make things even easier for them to build on top of. What they will create is going to be very exciting to see and empowering for users.

    Tammy, only the announcement of Gutenberg made the Tailor page builder stop work. I don’t think it is right to speculate on how page builders will manage and what they will produce in the future.

    The concern is with the right now and the idea of this being forced on people who do not want it – yet. I would love to support Gutenberg, but the use of force creates resistance. It is polarising the community and you can see this in the ratings here.

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