Support » Plugin: Gutenberg » Loss of functionality, difficult to use, time consuming, and confusing

  • I’ve never left a plugin review before, but after learning that WP is planning to make Gutenberg its primary editor, I had to take a look.

    It sucks.


    While it might look pretty and make thing “look nice” while editing, I’ve lost a lot of functionality that I rely on when scheduling social media in advance of publication.

    I can’t get the permalink in Gutenberg to match the slug editor in Yoast, let alone even see the Gutenberg permalink until AFTER I’ve scheduled it.

    I can’t find where the shortlink generator went, and I use the shortlink on Twitter for obvious reasons.

    If I’m copying and pasting text from another source, the formatting gets messed up so all of the text is in one “block” and I have to press “enter” a lot instead of highlighting the entire text and selecting “paragraph” which would do the job for me.

    And I have to click around way more to do things than I do in the classic editor. WP should NOT make this a core editor. If they do, they’ve got a LONG way to go before it would even be ready, and WP 5.0 isn’t that far away.

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  • Plugin Author Tammie Lister


    Thanks for taking time to leave a review @camitchell246. Could I ask what plugin you use to post to social media? You should be able to edit permalink by hovering over the title, does this not work?

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by Tammie Lister.
    Thread Starter camitchell246


    @karmatosed, I do not use plugins to post to social media. I manually schedule in Hootsuite, Facebook native, and Tailwind. In classic editor, the permalink and shortlink are at the top of the page, easy to grab and record for future use so I don’t need to go to each post every time to get those links. What do you mean, “by hovering over the title”?

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