As a freelance writer, one of the services I offer my clients is uploading finalized content to their WordPress site. Using a tool like org2blog, I can upload a post in under 2 minutes. With the pre-Gutenberg classic editor (i.e., pre-Wordpress 5.0 and the classic editor plugin bug fiesta), the same post took under 10 minutes. FYI, I expect to upload a post, add all the images, and edit the meta in 10 minutes or less.
With Gutenberg, the exact same post takes upwards of 30 minutes. That’s insane. I thought my posting speed would improve as time wore on, and I adapted. It hasn’t.
Gutenberg gets in the way. I don’t know if it’s by design or not, but the classic editor plugin is flakey, which means it’s not a viable alternative.
After over 10 years using and recommending WordPress, I am extremely disappointed. Early adopters tried this plugin before it was added to WordPress’s core. Their reactions ranged from disdain to outright hatred. Rather than go back to the drawing board or, better yet, ask the user community what we wanted, you elected to force Gutenberg down our throats. Here’s a hint. When you have over 1700 1-star reviews, you should rethink your position.
I don’t typically write reviews of WordPress plugins. However, I downloaded and installed Ghost yesterday. After a few hours experimenting with it, I’m looking at my WordPress site and wondering why I’m torturing myself.
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