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  • Resolved CypressWebs


    Please make it stop! The main reason I use WP is that it does NOT feel like a cheap Wix or Weebly site drag and drop.

    If it is not broke don’t fix it!

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  • Moderator Marius L. J.



    So I definitely understand the reference made here, block-based editors have been on the rise for some time, and are used in most scenarios these days.

    We do believe we bring something new to the table in Gutenberg though, as it becomes the foundation for amazing plugin and theme developers to provide exceptional tools to create your content with. What you get here is a new editor that removes the uncertainties the existing editor holds around how content will end up, while at the same time also improving on the tools plugins and themes have at their disposal to make this easier for the users.

    Would you like to sahre what you feel worked, or didn’t work, for you?

    @northwoods – you took the words right out of my brain

    Same here – striving for good, professional design and development (over 8 years building custom WP sites, and 10 years prior to that building good ol’ plain HTML) and avoiding DIY builders at all costs… and here comes WordPress, whom I’ve respected since forever, throwing in with the same low standards that the other DIY sites have. “Build your own website for free!”

    “Do it yourself design!”


    Going to be a joke…. I tried this thing on a test site and it really sucks!

    Sorry Marius. I know you’re doing the best you can to be positive about all this and dealing with a LOAD of complaints – good luck…

    Moderator Marius L. J.


    I think there’s much more power in Gutenberg (and thanks for the words of encouragement 🙂 ).

    One of the concepts we’re really happy about, that will help developers create consistent content even with Gutenberg giving the users more freedom, is templating. You may already be familiar with page templates in WordPress pages, imagine that but powered up.

    Essentially, developers can define how a page should look, they can pre-determine which blocks go where, and can lock it so you can’t add/remove them. This means the user sees what they are working with, without “messing up” a carefully planned out pages design.

    So we will still have a need for plugin and theme developers to make templates in their themes and plugins, and once they start using them both them, and their users, will be very excited I believe.

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