Support » Plugin: Gutenberg » Please revert back to the old editor!

  • carlor

    (@carlor)


    Gutenberg is a marked turn to the worst. After five minutes trying it I started searching for a plugin to halt this monstrosity – luckily there are a couple, with pretty many downloads, something to think about.
    Blocks are total nonsense when you’re writing a text. There’s nothing in the old editor which limits me with text and media, while with Gutenberg I strive to manage structuring up three paragraphs of pure text. It resembles me the Facebook platform, which is totally text-unfriendly, and made only for extremely short content. Totally stupid for serious blogging and websites.
    I hope WP will get rid of this thing as soon as possible, together with the philosophy behind it, reverting back to supporting and developing further the serious editor they offered before.

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  • designsimply

    (@designsimply)

    May I ask what you mean about limiting you with text and media—what makes it limiting for you? Is it that you don’t like the toolbars and settings being very specific for each type of content in a separate block or is it something else?

    carlor

    (@carlor)

    Hi there! I tried to setup a new post and I noticed that every time I press enter a new block is created. This is already a shortcoming, for a single text shouldn’t be divided into multiple blocks. When I formatted one such a block, all the others were not touched. This is extremely unconvenient. Just imagine typing a long text as I usually do on the start of a new post. You have it split and you need to check the correct format setting of the blocks, as they were separate entities instead of a single text. In the old ‘Word-like’ editor everything worked as expected when doing such formatting. Even when you put a figure or gallery in the old editor it was included in the ‘text body’, and modified accordingly (like centered, aligned to the left or right and so on) together with the text around it. Something which does not appear possibile (or so easy to get) now.
    All in all, the subdivision of an integrated content in compartments is basically a wrong paradigm in my view, at least based on my blogging experience.
    Less critical, but still rather annoying, the FB like appearance of blocks when you are editing them – very small and narrow newspaper-like columns, like they are prepared to host only small content. My pages are long ‘book chapters’ full of galleries of pictures, and they turn extremely difficult to navigate from this editing interface. With the old editor they looked more compact and far easier to navigate, like Notepad++ files – actually, I sometimes create a notepad file and past it into the ‘old editor’ to start with a new post.
    Get rid of blocks guys, they are just not for blogging.
    Cheers, CarloR

    Please its difficult editing with that new editor, is there any plugin that can revert back my wordpress installation or better still revert the editor? I wonder who came up with such idea.

    Worst editor, please revert it back…Give me back my old editor

    I agree. Gutenberg is an unintuitive mess. I’m glad that the classic text editor is available as a plugin, but it should be the default, with Gutenberg available for those of a masochistic disposition.

    Sorry I went to version 5. I agree. The new editor is a disaster. I hope nothing else goes wrong.

    I installed the “Classic Editor” plugin and think editing is back to normal.

    @carlor

    Just in case you want to try again with Gutenberg:

    I tried to setup a new post and I noticed that every time I press enter a new block is created.

    Press Shift + Enter instead; this way you’ll keep as many paragraphs inside the same Paragraph Block.

    Even when you put a figure or gallery in the old editor it was included in the ‘text body’, and modified accordingly (like centered, aligned to the left or right and so on) together with the text around it. Something which does not appear possibile (or so easy to get) now.

    I think it’s pretty easy, but it may be only me. However, to replicate it in Gutenberg: insert an image block, clic on its align left icon, click on the paragraph below the image (it will move from its position to the right of the image) and write.

    Less critical, but still rather annoying, the FB like appearance of blocks when you are editing them – very small and narrow newspaper-like columns, like they are prepared to host only small content.

    That *might* have to do with your theme. This might be difficult to diagnose here.

    Hope it helps.

    Granddadscott

    (@granddadscott)

    I am with all those complaining about the new editor.
    Thankfully after reading other complaints I have just added the Classic Editor plugin and a happy bunny again.

    Lisa Sauro

    (@lisaricochecom)

    Hate the new editor! installed the Classic Editor plugin, all good now.

    Moderator Marius L. J.

    (@clorith)

    This is another users review, and you’re all kind of piling onto it after a month.

    To avoid further unnecessary email notifications etc to the plugin review creator I’m closing this.

    The reviewer may freely update their review whenever they choose though.

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