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johnjohnston
johnjohnston

Spent a wee bit of time today with gutenberg the upcoming WordPress editor. Interesting, although I am probably not the target audience. We will need to do a lot of testing for #glowblogs.

kulturnation
kulturnation

@johnjohnston Oh, the reviews are not too promising ...

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@kulturnation at first look I think some, site makers and medium writers, will like Gutenberg better than ‘bloggers’. My main interest, blogging in schools, might not be well served unless ther is a simplified editor option. Not designed for microblogging either.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@johnjohnston @kulturnation Having worked with a number of page builder plugins and knowing how awkward they can be it’ll be nice to have a standard, native option but I agree there needs to be option to switch to simple input when you don’t need the fancy stuff.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@johnjohnston I’ve seen mention of a plugin to turn Gutenberg off for posts/pages so hopefully that will come through or actually be in core. I’m worried a couple of my plugins won’t work because of the issues with meta boxes.

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@colinwalker @kulturnation I am hoping that for the Glow Blogs project I am involved in (huge multi-site) we will have to option to have it off by default (and toggle on) if the break with the old editor is too sharp.

desparoz
desparoz

@colinwalker @johnjohnston I remember when Squarespace went to version 6 (IIRC) and introduced the content block feature.

I went front advocate to meh overnight.

Guess it's good for sites, but not so much for blogs.

kulturnation
kulturnation

@johnjohnston @colinwalker For me as a WP user, not builder it is interesting to see dev and discussion processes. I am not a fan of fancy shiny UIs that do not allow my basic usage (always prefer simple editors to heavy machines like Word or Pages). Will see what happens

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svenseebeck
svenseebeck

@colinwalker What you are looking for is this: wordpress.org/plugins/c...

colinwalker
colinwalker

@svens That’s the one. Thanks 👍