Support » Plugin: Gutenberg » Very disappointed, confused and frustrated !!!

  • I have followed the discussion regarding Gutenberg for almost an year. During all those months I really hoped that Automattic will abandon the idea of “blocks”. Ellas, despite all negative feedback and well argumented concern from all over the place WP 5.0 has been rolled out with Gutenberg in the core.

    Now we are offered the Classic Editor plugin and at the same time it was already announced that it will be supported only until 2021. So, after 3 years, what should we do?

    One of the most annoying issues with Gutenberg is the concept of blocks for text paragraphs. It is ridiculous to have a separate block for every single paragraph!! In our sites most of our articles are of 1000 to 2000 words and my last post is almost 8000 words. My writing process is not based on creating short paragraphs and I usually move sentences here and there, copy and paste, delete, etc and all this can be achieved very quickly with a few clicks or keyboard strokes with the “old” editor. Very often my colleagues just use Microsoft Word to write the content and then we copy it in WordPress. Now we are forced to use separate blocks for each paragraph and we don’t understand why.

    WHY???

    If you think that Gutenberg is some kind of innovation, well… right now it is NOT. Innovation is when creativity process is useful for the people. And I don’t see any usefulness in the last WordPress 5.0 update in terms of improved writing process or user experience.

    I have heard about ClassicPress and will follow their development, still I’m a bit hesitant to try it. For example two of our sites use WooCommerce and in their forum I’ve read that ClassicPress most probably will not support Woo. I would prefer not to have 3 sites with ClassicPress and 2 with WordPress/Gutenberg.

    All in all, I’m very disappointed, confused and frustrated. 🙁

    P.S. Let me just add that I have exactly 10 years of WordPress experience. I am not a developer, but a self-study end user who managed to learn WordPress. Up to now I have influenced a lot of my friends to start using WordPress. With version 5.0 I cannot recommend WordPress with pure heart anymore.

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