Blogging Insights #35-–Gutenberg

Blogging Insights #35–Gutenberg by Salted Caramel

Questions

  1. What is your experience with the Gutenberg editor?

I am having a love / hate relationship with it as of right now. I did get this link from a blogger and dang if I can remember the name. So, if you recognize this let me know so I can give you proper credit.

I have only started reading it as they did help me with one of my major issues at the time of giving me the link many thanks for the help.

Here is the link incase anyone is interested:

Part 3 Block Editor(Gutenberg—Weekly Prompts

2. Do you prefer it over the previous editor? 

I would have been happier sticking with the classic as I was familiar with that one. However, since they were no longer going to be adding new stuff to that one or supporting it I figured I best switch sooner rather than later.

3. If you are not satisfied with Gutenberg, what

honestly, all I can say is I’m not happy because I am still trying to figure out somethings I used to do with the classic editor.

So, basically it is too soon to tell. I just consider the fact that I’m miffed that basically(even though I sorta have a choice right now) that I am being forced to have no choice for something I am paying for.

Probably just me being a whiner.

I ❤️ love to hear your thoughts so Please feel free leave a comment, opinion, or feedback.

AS ALWAYS KEEP ON CRAFTING & LOVIN’ EVERY MINUTE! NO MATTER WHAT YOUR STYLE!…WHILE YOU AT IT ENJOY ANY WRITING OR OTHER PROJECTS YOU LOVE!

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    • I am sure a lot do agree if you can go by how many unhappy posts I have read. You for sure should not go from two or more choices to one(non choice), Yea, I know classic editor is available for a time, but really what good is something you cannot get assistance with if something goes wrong.

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  1. PS. You could write the text into a Word Document first, or something similar and then copy and paste into each of your different sites. ~ SueW. 🙂

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  2. Good Morning,

    I am the guilty party! 😂

    I wrote the guide to the Blocks Editor for the How-To Section on my other site, ‘Weekly Prompts’ that I share with my partner GC.

    As a retired Computer teacher, writing help guides seemed an obvious next step to help out those who were having difficulty.

    Previously, I used a different version of Blocks on another website, and I have to say that I do not like the WordPress version. I find it slow to Load and Exit, and generally a little unstable. And like you, I don’t like its Inability to edit and copy a whole page, editing each paragraph separately is time-consuming.

    If I were to ask What’s in it For Me’ I’d say absolutely nothing! For simple straight forward blogging, there is no advantage in using it. All I need is a simple word processor with the ability to add a few images so I reverted to the Classic Editor.

    How to revert to the Classic is included at the end of Guide Three for anyone interested. ~ SueW. 🙂

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    • I’m so glad I accidentally credited the right person / people with my weekly prompt link. It is definitely unstable I am constantly having to refresh my page, and it does take longer than anticipated to open a new post so you can begin. I thought that this might just be the way my computer ran the blocks editor. Since it runs everything else correctly. I am glad to hear it is WP Block editor that sucks.

      I am not don’t digging into your guide, but I am very thankful to you and your Partner for writing the guide…Thanks!

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      • Thank you so much for the credit, it’s appreciated.
        The final straw for me was when a saved draft was nowhere to be found, WP found it hidden away in the bowels of their system where I don’t have access, they could offer no explanation and appeared to be just as puzzled as I was as to why it had disappeared from view with no record of its existence.

        I used to use Word for all my drafts when I first began blogging a few years ago. I started again when editing the paragraphs separately began to annoy me. I found it quicker to use Word as a draft copy. Through trial and error, I worked out that a font size of 13.5 matched the size of the font on my WP theme perfectly.

        Enjoy your Tuesday too. 🙂

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  3. No, you are not a whiner at all – you are taking the change more in stride than most other people. I’m sort of like you: I was fine with the old one and the new one has some things I don’t like but one or two that I do. Anyway, I guess I just have to deal with it. I’ll get used to it.

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    • I feel like there has to be a way for me to copy a post from this blog to my other WP blog w/o have to switch back and for a hundred times copy paragraph or whatever back and forth taking forever. I know how to copy a post and save a draft to on the same blog but not to a different blog name even though it is also wordpress on the same type of plan.

      Thanks for asking and I hope you had a nice Monday.

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      • Ah, I’ve not even seen how their console looks when you’re managing more than one blog. It’s just that I’ve heard a lot of my WP friends just dismiss the Block Editor, but I find it very powerful. I mean, a lot of the time I just need text but it is nice to know that these things exist. I wrote a post with a map embedded into it yesterday!

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