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  • Resolved rmcc4444


    I’ve watched a couple of tutorials on Youtube and this seems like a huge step backward unless I am missing something.

    You know what was great about TinyMCE? It was just like using OO Writer or MS Word.
    Gutenberg seems like it was totally re-done just because it could be. There are a couple of new features which are neat (font size slider), but nothing that couldn’t have just been added to TinyMCE.

    What are the advantages of using blocks? Can someone give me examples of how splitting up a blog post into blocks makes life easier? I only foresee headaches.

    Can I wrap text from multiple blocks around images? Can I copy text across blocks to paste? etc.


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  • Moderator Marius L. J.



    First off, it’s still TinyMCE, but with a new interface. Any rich text field in Gutenberg is powered by TinyMCE as it is an amazing editing tool. There is a Classic block, which provides the old editor interface inside Gutenberg (which is what your content will be displayed in as well when you first open an existing post or page).

    All content is technically blocks today, we may not call it that, but it is processed in bulks. A quick example are paragraphs, we read them one at a time as they are natural blocks of text. By using blocks for all content we ensure a unified interface for all content types, which should make it easier for users to work with moving forward. You can read some more about it at

    As for your other questions, yes you can do all of those things.

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