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  • Moderator Marius L. J.

    (@clorith)

    Hiya,

    Sorry to hear you found it complicated, would you mind going into detail for me, what about it did you find complicated? Were there aspects of it that seemed positive?

    I’m no stranger to WordPress, got several plugins published in the repository, several more on GitHub, and many more unpublished, (plus several themes none of which I’ve published.)

    After a month or two of life with Gutenberg I have to say I find it to be… unusable.

    Gutenberg’s installed my plugin dev WP instance, and as part of code testing/writing I needed to embed a quick snip of raw HTML into the page.

    Couldn’t do it with Gutenberg. Either the blocks are too buggy to run right (Chrome 68, Arch Linux), or the interface is so unintuitive that I couldn’t find the option. There is no doubt that the blocks are buggy, and not only that but on a limited system (say Core 2) the lag from all the JS in the browser makes just using them exremely difficult. And before you blame Arch or Core 2 I find Gutenberg just as difficult when I test on a Win7 i5 machine, about as baseline as a person could ask for.

    Had to turn off Gutenberg to get the page set up right.
    If I, as a developer, can’t get it to work, then how is the the average person?

    I’m not opposed to Gutenberg as a plugin, who knows maybe someday it will evolve into something good, but I fear that if it’s rolled into Core anytime soon it will ruin WordPress.

    Hi @michaelfahey, can you elaborate on what went wrong when trying to embed the raw HTML? Were you looking for the Code Editor mode? It’s accessible via the three-vertical-dots icon in the upper-right hand corner. Which blocks were buggy, and in what ways?

    There are definitely some performance issues still being worked on, for example:

    https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/8822

    Hello Ian Dunn,
    rishavk1 says

    its very complicated

    and michaelfahey says

    the interface is so unintuitive that I couldn’t find the option

    and you say

    Were you looking for the Code Editor mode? It’s accessible via the three-vertical-dots icon in the upper-right hand corner.

    A good indicator that the user interface is not intuitive, or discoverable, is when the whereabouts of some function needs to be described.

    For example, an intuitive friendly method of supplying the editor for html would be to have a button for the html editor, located in the toolbar for html blocks (similar for code blocks), as well as any other place that it happens to already be accessible.

    rishavk1 – would you be able to relate some of the difficulities that you had when using Gutenberg?

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