If you are a WordPress user you have no doubt seen the hype and publicity of the coming Gutenberg editor. I tested the plugin advance version a month ago and was underwhelmed. Every so often I look in on the WordPress forum for the editor and find that the vast majority of posters share my feelings.
In response to questions I presented my thoughts in a hidden blog here.
- What do you wish to see in an editor for blog articles like our magazine here?
- Is the Dashboard editor here acceptable to you?
- Do you prefer a stand-alone editor for preparing your material off-line?
Please share your thoughts.
Being a fairly new user of my own WP site, and working on sites since the late 80s, I'm very happy with how it works know. Pretty straightforward and easy once you spend some time with it. One thing I don't like is it's "picture dragging" is somewhat temperamental 🙂 At least in Safari.
For a place like this, I'd like to see some more magazine style templates. Not so much themes, but templates with text/picture blocks easily dragged and dropped around. I haven't used the new editor for WP so it may have this stuff.
I prefer the editor to be with-in the product.
The "claim to fame" of the new Gutenberg editor is the use of blocks. Typing anything automatically creates a block around it so it can be dragged around. Same for images although image handling is still very sub par.
The big obstacle to magazine style layouts is the need for the site to be enjoyable and readable in all media, smart phone, tablet, computer monitor, and at different window sizes on computers.
Using the Dashboard and its editor is comfortable for folks like you, Bill, and me who have been doing it for a long time. I would also like to hear from some of the others here. If it is too intimidating for some, I think we can come up with a way to assist them.