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  • I respect what wordpress is trying to do with the Gutenberg editor. However, I publish mainly technical articles which are just a bunch of paragraphs and almost no images or other media. For this type of writing, the Gutenberg editor is significantly inferior. Why?

    (1) I use code mode, and in this mode, the margins are significantly more wide than the classic editor, even in full-screen mode. So less information is displayed compared to TinyMCE.

    (2) To enter information such as categories and tags, I now have to CLICK on each option on the right. Before, every option was available at a glance. I don’t understand the latest web trend of hiding every option and having to click to get it. Editing in the classic editor is much faster.

    (3) I don’t intend to ever use blocks. When I want more customization, I prefer to use CSS and HTML. The additional options for blocks just clutters my screen.

    For those who prefer just to write paragraphs, the old editor was far superior. I love WordPress because it is still the best blogging platform out there (and I have tried all the latest CMSes like PageKit). I understand some people might like the editor because they want to design cool layouts without coding experience, but it would have been great if WordPress left the classic editor (or even just the code part of it, no WYSIWYG) for people who just want to focus on plain-text editing.

    • This topic was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by automorphism.
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  • andraganescu


    Hi there, thank you for this review.

    Indeed there is the Classic Editor plugin which has many years of support from the WordPress community ahead of it.

    The Gutenberg developers would love your feedback on the issues you have encountered, both about using the editing in code mode and also about how accessible you find the UI.

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