I will be adding to this review as I continue using Gutenberg with a Full Site Editing theme
May 11, 2022
- Such a barren peace of software. The interface is plain ugly.
- I guess it’s okay for writing content, but as a page builder, it’s like a cruel joke. There aren’t any controls in the widgets. You can’t make the design you want to.
- Apparently, if you switch the theme, your design gets destroyed.
My takeaway is that, there should be a different interface for building pages and writing content.
So you’re gonna want to install an extension / addon to build pages.
And you better not be reading this review in an Alan Rickman voice!
May 12, 2022
- It’s not a WYSIWYG editor. Because What You See in the editor Is NOT What You Get on the webpage. The editor only gives a rough estimate of the layout, which is completely bonkers for a page builder in the 21st century, that was reworked from the ground up and comes out after Elementor, Bricks, Beaver Builder, Divi, Oxygen, Brizy, Visual Composer… It’s like the Gutenberg developers have never seen a page builder before, during or after working on this project.
- The editor doesn’t pink up the CSS from the stylesheets. No fonts, colors, spacing… Which is funny, cause there is an option under preferences:
Use theme styles. Make the editor look like your theme.
I’m starting to view it more as a really advanced MCE editor. It is easier to hand code the page, than to create it in Gutenberg
May 19, 2022
Finally wrapped my head around this software.
The Block Editor / Gutenberg is and should remain this advanced content editing tool.
As a page builder, it should remain basic and a foundation that third party developers can extend into different types of page builders.
I am not giving it 5 stars, because the page preview in the editor is not an exact replica of what the webpage will look like.
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