Support » Plugin: Gutenberg » Why I Liked WordPress

  • Okay, so I’m a web designer. I love WordPress because of my ability to customize. I can do whatever I want, even if it’s crap. I’ve had a few people want to use Wix and Squarespace, so I used their interfaces for setting up websites, I’ve used dozens of visual designers, etc. I’ve even taught WordPress. I’ve used it since I was a teenager. And I HATE Gutenberg. Not as much as some visual composers, but it’s such a core element of WordPress that you can’t escape it by switching themes. It’s making all my code go buggy, it does not have the functionalities I need, and it doesn’t have all of my customization easily available. I have to do double the amount of clicking just to tag a post appropriately. I have to click and then scroll for years in order to place a featured image. The galleries have ONE option only, and masonry plugins are all going haywire. Today I was simply trying to INSERT AN IMAGE IN-TEXT with a nice text wrap. And it WOULDN’T WORK. Do I have to create columns now in order to insert an image side-by-side with some text?!?!
    Now, that being said, I understand why you switched. Amateurs using wordpress complain that there’s too many options. They don’t know what they’re doing. So a simple visual composer is nice for them. But for the real pros, or people who want to take control and customize their posts/pages/sites, Gutenberg is a real step down.
    I hate it. It’s making me consider other ways of building websites. And I’ve had to stop recommending WordPress to people because of it. Please, please, ditch Gutenberg and fix the things that were wrong with it! You can totally make Gutenberg optional to new users, but please don’t force everyone to downgrade to this!

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