The latest big innovation to come to WordPress, Gutenberg, appears to be failing hard, at least judging by user reception and reviews on the plugin’s profile on WordPress.org. The Gutenberg project has been heavily criticised ever since it was announced by Matt Mullenweg a few years back. The biggest concerns have been about the way that feedback from developers and users was handled (mostly apparently ignored), whether this should have been the focus of the core development team versus other features, and how it will affect themes and existing websites.
The new and controversial Gutenberg editor is expected to be rolled out together with the release of WordPress version 5.0 this coming 2018. Currently available only as a plugin, Gutenberg is set to replace the default WP Editor for good.
This has given rise to debates about the issue of Gutenberg’s readiness to replace the current one.
Even on WordPress’s forums, web developers have also voiced their concerns about Gutenberg as the default WordPress editor. Some say this will only allow clients to mess up their websites, leading to more work for the developers and less productivity overall.