Blogging 101: Thoughts on WordPress’ Gutenberg Editor

After months of building, refining and perfecting, the new ‘WordPress’ editor has gone life for every ‘WordPress’ user to experience! Coming in with a plethora of features, the new editor comes built-in with new features such as drop-caps, columns, buttons, and so much more! But is it really as good as ‘WordPress’ says it is?

First Things First

First things first, the new editor comes built-in with a plethora of new features that’ll make any ‘WordPress’ user, big or small, go “Wow!” Drop-caps, columns, buttons, feature images and pull-quotes can certainly enhance the quality of your posts! For people who’s posts are already incredible, congratulations! ‘Guttenberg’ can make it a whole lot better and really elevate it! But something as amazing as this certainly doesn’t come without its own assortment of bugs and glitches. Don’t get me wrong, the new editor is great, and for some people, amazing. But to me, it’s just… Meh.

My issue with the new editor is that it does image captions completely differently. They looked normal until I previewed my post, and then for some reason the captions were oriented vertically beneath the picture instead of horizontally. Who captions pictures like that?

‘Ian’ from ‘Adventure Rules’

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Bugs and Glitches

Every game and program developer knows that the first version of their product will, without a doubt, come with a plethora of bugs and glitches. Some of them might be but a minor inconvenience, others however, might render the game / program literally unplayable. Listed below are just some of the bugs that I have encountered recently while trying out the editor for the first time.

  • Can’t publish post. I don’t know if this was because of my faulty computer of ‘WordPress’s’ ‘Guttenberg.’
  • Can’t preview post. Again, it seems that the button doesn’t work at all. It just doesn’t display the preview. I’m guessing this has something to do with my computer.
  • Backspace sometimes deletes 2 characters instead of 1. This is but a minor inconvenience.
  • Words and letters not registering when pushed.

Of course, this might be just because of my shitty computer, but regardless, the new editor just feels like a ‘Meh’ to me. Apart from the bugs, it takes some time to learn where everything is located. For instance, inserting a paragraph itself can be confusing for beginners. You’ll have to click on the ‘+’ button located next to the blank area, then traverse through a maze of options until you come across ‘paragraph.’ From then on, it’s smooth sailing. Personally speaking, I’m not a huge fan of the new editor.Screenshot (119) What do you think about the new editor? Leave your thoughts in the comment section down below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

4 thoughts on “Blogging 101: Thoughts on WordPress’ Gutenberg Editor

  1. Oh yeah, your backspace comment is on point. It was so annoying to delete a word and type a new one in only to realize that it didn’t keep the spacing between words. I can’t imagine how that feature is helpful. I think if they work out the kinks it’ll be fine, but until then I’ll stick to the classic.

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