Support » Plugin: Credit Line Generator » Status Gutenberg editor support in January 2021

  • Plugin Author hatesspam


    A message from the plugin author:

    In previous versions of this plugin and in this support forum I have repeatedly stated that Credit Line Generator does not support the Gutenberg editor (the default Word­press post editor since Word­press version 5) and that I am thinking about adding Gutenberg support.

    This is respectively not entirely true and no longer true.

    Apparently the Gutenberg editor contains a Classic block or a Classic Editor block that basically has a complete classic editor inside a Gutenberg block.

    A result is that you can automatically use the Credit Line Generator inside this block.

    I did not know about this when Word­press started talking about releasing WP 5, and when I look at the introduction of this block I can see why; it wasn’t finished until shortly before the release of WP 5.0 I probably did not see any mention of it.

    In other words, although this plugin does not natively support Gutenberg, it can be used inside the Gutenberg editor by using the Classic Editor block.

    I have adapted the user manual to reflect this. In fact, the entirety of version 0.3.2 consists of changes to the manual.

    As to the second point; the way I currently use Credit Line Generator doesn’t make it necessary for me to add Gutenberg functionality. I have started working on a Gutenberg version of the plugin, but this turned out to be a ton of work. What Gutenberg adds is the ability to change an existing credit line inside the credit line form. The advantage is, to me at least, not worth the effort, which is why I am unlikely to pursue making a Credit Line block.

    Let me know if you disagree.

    • This topic was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by hatesspam.
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