Support » Plugin: Gutenberg » Still not ready for prime time. After how long in development?

  • This has succumbed to the Web 2.0 nonsense of the least possible interface, to the point of making it harder to use.

    However my main problem is that it doesn’t seem to even have the basic functionality of the Classic Editor. Maybe I haven’t found it, but I really shouldn’t have to search.

    You also can’t insert items that have been made available by various plugins. You can’t use other visual editors because it hides all those options away. You can’t use other plugins that have options in the Classic interface.

    This has to have the same available functionality as the classic editor as a minimum.

    I suspect some of people’s disappointment is that this looks a lot like many page editors like WPBakery and Siteorigin. So there is an expectation of some of that same functionality. And it just doesn’t exist. There’s basic visual functionality that some one who has ONLY ever used the minimal features on WordPress would appreciate. But ANYONE who has used an actual visual editor will find this terribly nonfunctional.

    Why this was released as a default is beyond me.

    • This topic was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by  Norman Cates. Reason: Adding to review
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  • designsimply

    (@designsimply)

    Thanks for posting feedback!

    You also can’t insert items that have been made available by various plugins.

    If possible, can you note a specific plugin and an item from it you tried to insert but couldn’t so that there’s a specific example on file here?

    This has to have the same available functionality as the classic editor as a minimum.

    Not everything will work exactly the same way in the new editor. May I ask for an example of functionality that you’re missing in particular? I’m looking for specific examples.

    I see your point about page builders. It does seem that people tend to conflate block editing with page building, probably because the idea of a block component seems more like layout to some people when they hear about it at first.

    Yes. As far as I can see, none of the plugins that supply buttons in the classic editor (like CiviCRM, TablePress, Ultimate Book Blogger, Recencio Book Reviews) are able to put buttons into the Gutenberg interface. This means they can’t be used in the most efficient manner.

    Columns cannot be coloured. The best you can do is colour the blocks in a column which leaves big white borders around each block.

    This has been made better since a release around WP 4.9.8. Which is good.

    But still, after another attempt to use it for actual work, it falls far short of a professional tool

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