Support » Plugin: Gutenberg » Please don’t force this into the core

  • I realize you all have worked quite hard on this, but please don’t destroy WordPress by switching to this. For those folks that don’t know how to code and want to use a page builder, fine… offer this as just one of the many page builder plugins that are available. As a coder/designer with very demanding clients it is simply not going to be possible to create the sites they are expecting, and the amount of time wasted clicking buttons and options in order to get anything done is just too inefficient and frustrating since it never seems to actually achieve what I’m attempting to build.

    In addition, my clients are not going to pay to have their sites rebuilt just because someone decided to mess with things, and if forced to give up several months or work doing redesigns for free my business will be destroyed and I won’t have a roof over my head.

    There is a reason that WordPress became the most popular CMS for both designers and our clients. As the saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”

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  • Plugin Author Tammie Lister

    (@karmatosed)

    First, thanks for taking time to test and leave a review for Gutenberg. Could I ask for a little more insight into what your clients do want from sites? It’s important to understand from a product view what you are trying to achieve and I would appreciate knowing more.

    I think it’s important to say you won’t have to rebuild their sites, the thing you may have to do is install the classic editor plugin, to ensure they still can use the classic editor plugin. wordpress.org/plugins/classic-editor/

    Regarding someone making changes and causing issues to happen to their content. Again there are ways you can lock down certain aspects of Gutenberg. For example, setting user permissions on blocks. This all will result in a far more granular control over what someone can / can’t do within the editor.

    Hopefully some of that helps you and I understand absolutely your need to make this transition without causing revenue loss.

    > the amount of time wasted clicking buttons and options in order to get anything done is just too inefficient and frustrating since it never seems to actually achieve what I’m attempting to build.

    I am having the same experience. Version 3.1 doesn’t really make this any better.

    WordPress needs to get more feedback from high volume content entry authors.

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