Support » Plugin: Gutenberg » Pretty but almost entirely unwanted

  • abiruth


    For very basic blog editing Gutenberg would be great. I’ve spent hours training clients on using the edit page/post and I’m sure most of them would much prefer the Gutenberg view……. but for most folks who develop WordPress it seems like a step in the wrong direction. WordPress has evolved into an amazing tool that can be used for a huge range of web apps, with the ignoring of metaboxes which form a major part of these varied web apps I just can’t see how developers will want to move forward with Gutenberg.

    Either they need to allow for easy moving between Gutenberg and the standard page editor view, or they need to develop a middle ground version with improved UX but with either scrolling down to the metaboxes or a full width pull out to house them… as stupidly overcomplicated as that would be.

    My score is based on the direction of the plugin and not for prettiness and usability (both of which I would enjoy if it didn’t affect get in the way of the most of the website building.).

    Review edited down to 1 star as they’ve steamrollered everyone and it’s making life miserable.

    • This topic was modified 10 months, 4 weeks ago by abiruth.
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  • Plugin Author Tammie Lister


    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. You will be pleased to know you can move between posts, but we are still working on the fallback for things like metaboxes. Overtime those will become extended fully into Gutenberg as developers work on updating. That does take time which is why the fallbacks are in place.

    What one thing could be done today to make you feel better about the project?



    Hey Tammie,

    Thanks for taking the time to read my comment 🙂

    I think for me I’d love to see a metabox draw/page/slider etc that could handle woocommerce as it’s a pretty good example of how complicated stuff gets on posts, even in a basic form just to show the future will support continued use of wordpress for complex apps,
    Many thanks and best wishes with the plugin!


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