Gutenberg Experiences

It’s Friday evening here in DC, and I’m about to make a cup of herbal tea and vegetate for the rest of the evening. I’ve written a number of posts today, three of them (you’ve only see one; the others are scheduled) in the Gutenberg editor.

I’m hoping to still fall in love with it, despite the fact that it’s increased my time at the keyboard, which never makes me that happy.

I’m curious as to whether you’ve switched over and if you have, what your thoughts are on the Gutenberg editor. What do you like about it? What do you dislike about it? I’d love for you to share some of your experiences.

Personally, I don’t find it to be that intuitive, but I’m happy to learn as I go along. If I’m in a hurry, I might switch to the classic, especially for book reviews which take enough time as it is, although I think that once I’ve written a couple of more, it will become rote.

Let me know what you think. Maybe you have hints you can share. I’m all ears…except for the mouth that is about to sip tea. haha. 😀


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  1. Best
    At the moment that the Gutenberg was still in a trial version, I immediately stepped on it.
    Good advice do not try to work with it while you make a normal message.
    Just start a page or a message and try “Everything” from whatever is possible.
    All widgets, not looking at text or what kind of videos, just try everything.
    Save this in draft or publish privately.
    In the beginning it is sobbing, but believe me if you have tried everything, it will give you a pleasant feeling that is all possible.
    Just try a few days after each other in the message or the page you have saved and everything will be very pleasant.
    With me it even became so that I found it so nice to try it all out, that I even switched to the Bussiness package so that I can install all kinds of plugins.
    Then it becomes really difficult but still so pleasant to try out new things.
    Take a look at it
    https://groetenuittienen.blog/

    Friendly Greeting from Tienen (Belgium Europe)
    Theo

    • Thanks, Theo. I think that is excellent advice. I don’t think there is any better way of learning than hands-on.

      I’ve also been tempted to upgrade to the business package in order to have more toys to play with. Maybe soon.

      • I had forgotten to say that if it had to be too difficult, if you open all the widgets, you will come across a classic editor.
        If you use this you can continue from there in the traditional way.
        I am not going to tell you where it is, that way you are obliged to search and practice makes perfect.
        But in case of real need or if you need to publish something that you do not have time to try out all the widgets, this is a way to win time.
        So just start a text.
        Click on the – + and search classic editor on the top left
        If you have questions, especially if you update to business, please feel free to conact.
        Have a nice weekend
        Theo

  2. I don’t have a natural talent with everything computer-related. I like my editor to be user friendly and comfortable. Switching to a new one only gives me the feeling that I would get caught in the building of my posts (which already take me some time to put together most of the time) so, I haven’t tried Gutenberg yet. 🙂

      • You could always try an online chat session with a WordPress tech support agent!! Hours of fun ahead! At least, you wouldn’t be wasting your time by yourself 😛 I wonder if there is a max of time you can keep one of these people online, helping you LOL

      • Dare you to find out….kidding.
        I googled. It seems like spellcheck is in the works. All of my subsequent posts have used Gutenberg. I’m getting used to it. I wish I would understand how it’s terrifically better…maybe I have yet to stumble upon that feature. 😉

      • Let us know when you get blown away by its mysterious greatness!! LOL Until then, I’ll stay with the classic version 😉

        Oh, and I did consider testing the WP online support, but I don’t want to get locked out of my blog, so I’ll pass on that dare Mouahahahahaahahaha

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