Support » Plugin: Gutenberg » GutenDon’t. Also a fair-ish review

  • Classic should be the default, at least for WordPress-installed websites, but even in WordPress.com sites Classic should always be available.

    • As someone who has an installed WordPress, my real worry about this is that it might be incompatible with sites that rely on old plugins and themes that have stopped updating for good, like Comic Easel and Easel that my site uses. To be fair, it returns to the Classic Editor for a custom post-type that my plugin uses.
    • It clashes with the current backend’s look, at least for my installed WordPress.
    • Another worry are the frequent updates that might mess with the CSS styling if I change WordPress’ defaults. And well, a lot of us aren’t in the mood to style everything again because of Gutenburg. I pity websites that have hundreds if not thousands of posts to check.
    • You have to install a plugin to use Classic again!
    • Sure, I think most of us here are the “it’s new so it sucks”, but that’s because “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But then again…
    • No one likes being forced to use something, and this just frigging replaces the Classic Editor without prompt IIRC plus it bloats WordPress installations for those of us who don’t use it. I was pretty surprised and pissed off when Gutenburg suddenly showed up when I was trying to post something, so just for this it already turns this plugin (or rather the forced inclusion by WordPress) a 1 out of 5. If it stayed a plugin and not replaced Classic, I think a lot of us would be happier.
    • I can just scroll down while seeing everything in Classic.
    • I can hide stuff I don’t need and change the layout to 1/2 columns with Screen Options.
    • It takes a lot longer for the preview to load up in Gutenberg for some reason.
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