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  • Is there any reason–like future-proofing, for example–to convert all older pages and posts to blocks using Convert to Blocks? If there is, I’d rather do it now than a few years down the line when there are even more posts…

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  • Is there any reason–like future-proofing, for example–to convert all older pages and posts to blocks using Convert to Blocks?

    Generally, it’s not necessary to convert old posts to Block.
    https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/12694#issuecomment-445458488

    and if you need to do it, there is no reason to be rush. Your old content will always be there safe and sound. At the moment, not many people use Convert to Block option just yet so we don’t know much about its performance in all different situations. Depending on the type of content, doing it now you might encounter some problems that give you headache. Better wait for more improved, and more stable version.

    I’d rather do it now than a few years down the line when there are even more posts…

    That’s not true. Only new posts will be in Blocks, the amount of old format (Classic Block) will be the same not more.

    Thanks for the reply.

    From the discussion at the link you provided, it sounds like it might be wise to convert simply so that down the line CSS tweaks would be effective uniformly.

    That’s not true. Only new posts will be in Blocks, the amount of old format (Classic Block) will be the same not more.

    I’ve got a couple–maybe a few–contributors who are going to be using the Classic Block in Gutenberg just because it seems familiar, so there will be (hopefully just a few) more posts that aren’t in the new blocks. I’ve also got one contributor who is asking for the Classic Editor plugin. I thought that if the Classic Editor plugin is only going to be supported until 2022, then maybe there is going to be a time limit on the Classic Block as well.

    Thanks for getting back to explain more in details. I now understand what you meant. You were right about the concern regarding old and new content, there will be problems down the road.

    I thought that if the Classic Editor plugin is only going to be supported until 2022, then maybe there is going to be a time limit on the Classic Block as well.

    If that ever happens I can only hope that’d be after the Convert to Block functionality is superb!

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