Support » Plugin: Gutenberg » Why?

  • Well, I won’t be needing a crystal ball to see that 2018 will be the year of WordPress problems. There hasn’t been any evidence why this couldn’t continue as a plugin until it’s polished and free of problems. I won’t be updating to 5.0 if this comes along. What I’ll do after that will need some serious thought.

    This is the part of WordPress that I dislike. These megalomanic delusions of grandeur which makes them think that they can shove down our throats anything they please, cause they are too big to fail.

    Windows tried that. Haven’t used it since.

    Update: July 19th.

    It seems that Gutenberg will be more or less forced upon us even before 5.0.

    Update on Gutenberg (July 6)
    Says that “4.9.x release with an invitation to install either Gutenberg or Classic Editor plugin.”
    It says nothing how this is going to play down when automated updates are activated? Better to disable updates and see how it goes.

    • This topic was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  TT74. Reason: update
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  • Plugin Author Tammie Lister


    Right now, Gutenberg is still being developed. As to what happens after that, well that’s not decided yet and I think it’s important to recognise that over assume a path forward.

    I wanted to focus a little where you say “WordPress is too big to fail”. I think it’s fair to say everyone working on Gutenberg (myself included) are doing this because we realise that isn’t the case. To truly compete we have to make moves like this. It’s no longer a case where WordPress can site back and just assume success.

    I understand you feel passion around this, but what does excite you or interest you about the project?

    To truly compete we have to make moves like this.

    Which self hosted CMS is even close to taking the lead from WordPress? I don’t see that happening.

    If you are referring to other services that can’t even be self hosted, then you are comparing yourselves to wrong options.

    True, those services might attract new users, but they are the ones who find learning WordPress and self hosting too much of a hassle, no matter how simple it is made to them.

    This path you are taking will only alienate some of the current users. But it seems that WordPress is willing to pay that price.

    @tt74 – sitting in the background and watching others’ experiences, when Gutenberg is added to core, is I think a good option for people like yourself who have major concerns. You can do probably do that for as long as you like – others will lead the way.



    @buzztone – Not really sure where you are going with this comment, not that it matters in any way.

    Others can lead the way for all I care but I don’t have to follow. Luckily for me, I haven’t put all my eggs in one basket. Workarounds will evolve, and some of the sites currently on WordPress will probably continue to stay that way. For future clients – well, why would I use a platform that only tries to make my life more difficult?

    That is ALL I’m going to say about this matter.

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