Support » Plugin: Gutenberg » It’s like a game of Tetris, or whack a mole!

  • derrickmg

    (@derrickmg)



    First Impressions.

    — It’s like a game of Tetris, or whack a mole!

    I just don’t get it, you press enter and a new block pops up, suddenly you have a million blocks whereas you just wanted to write your post as you always did.

    If you write a line and press enter it should be in a separate Paragraph,
    NOT A BLOCK Duh !!
    ( let it make a new paragraph inside that block not make a new block)

    If I want to style a piece of text ie; paragraph differently then sure, that’s when I would use a different block.
    I see there is a classic block that seems better but it is not easy to find and a newbie like me would just quietly go mad before they found it. It should just be a content block to start everyone off.

    — Why would I want to slice my post into a million pieces, it’s not a Cake!

    If I want to style a paragraph differently I will make a new block and paste in there.
    Maybe I will have a heading (block) 5 paragraphs of text (block) and a quote (block) plus another 5 paragraphs of text (block) that makes 4 blocks. whew, that’s ok, but in your world, that would be 12 blocks.

    — You are killing us with a thousand cuts.

    Try and copy your document, what a nightmare!
    as soon as you paste, it turns into a million blocks too. Why? it’s just plain mad. Is it so you can easily move your paragraph using fancy arrows that just confuse you as you glide your mouse around the page? Who wants to style every paragraph differently/ or in a different way. Shucks if I want to move a paragraph, please let me just use Ctrl c and Ctrl v in the right place and get on with my work.

    — there are many ways to “skin a cat”, (at least there should be – both old and new.)

    If I write the second line and decide later it should have been in the paragraph above, I still have to extricate it from the second block, copy then paste in the 1st which leaves an empty block I can’t get rid of easily.

    — shortcodes in disguise

    Then you look at the code editor thinking maybe you can type in there and see things better and you discover there are some new kind of shortcodes littering everything. Except that this time instead of square brackets it uses left and right arrow shapes.
    ie: Start paragraph block shortcode <!– wp:paragraph {“align”:”left”} –>
    <!– /wp:paragraph –> Finish Paragraph block shortcode

    So now someone must make a plugin to strip all these new shortcodes out, so you can see what you are writing.

    Or the other way around, you write your essay and you insert the shortcodes
    around the paragraphs and only the paragraphs/sections you want to be different, after the fact!
    Actually, I think this is how it should have been.

    –maybe I am just a dumb newb ( ok don’t go there guys please)

    Maybe you say I am just using it wrong, maybe, but then a lot of us must be using it wrong.
    I reckon some people are going to get rich teaching people how to use this, and maybe that’s your point. Just like this whole GDPR thing, there are a million companies that have sprung up to milk it and get rich as it is way too complicated for most.

    Maybe I look at it in the morning and just get it and then start to love it. That would be cool, but how many others won’t?

    I see there is a plugin to return the classic version, I am not surprised. I think down the line someone clever will just write a plugin that disables Gutenberg and allows you to choose your builder on startup and people will just get flavours like beaverpress or elementorpress. I also now see there is something called classicpress…oops

    The end
    thanks for reading the whole comment, whoops it turned out quite long.

    Ps
    I see a lot of people don’t like it either, but none of them really say why,everyone needs to say why as how will the developers know.
    I guess the guy who wrote
    “Click, click, delete, click, click, drag, click, drag, click!” feels the same as me.

    Pps
    Hang I just wrote this comment and it was a million times more simple and straightforward than the new Gutenberg plugin.

    • This topic was modified 3 weeks ago by  derrickmg.
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  • Thank you for posting feedback. I understand you are upset and I would like to try to include some tips that I think may help you transition a bit better or try to help explain some things in case they are helpful a little.

    The default block is a paragraph block, so if you hit enter and keep typing then you should be able to do that just the same as before. In the latest version, there is a fullscreen mode and a unified toolbar mode which you might really like better. When 3.8 comes out (it’s currently in beta testing), please give it a try to see what you think!

    > If I write the second line and decide later it should have been in the paragraph above, I still have to extricate it from the second block, copy then paste in the 1st which leaves an empty block I can’t get rid of easily.

    To get rid of an empty paragraph block, click on it and press backspace—the same way you would if you had an empty paragraph in the old editor, you would click on the empty paragraph and press backspace.

    > ie: Start paragraph block shortcode <!– wp:paragraph {“align”:”left”} –>
    <!– /wp:paragraph –> Finish Paragraph block shortcode

    These are delimiters for the block editor, also sometimes called block boundary comments. Others have posted about seeing how to remove them and a suggestion was made that the editor will need to keep them but if a code contributor wanted to make a plugin that included a way to strip them out that would be great for the people like yourself who would like such a feature added: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/9018

    Thanks for commenting and for the discussion.

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