The Block Editor caused quite a stir when it was included in the release of WordPress 5.0. Despite the controversy, it’s opened doors for new kinds of development and helped to streamline editing and publishing for users.
That said, there are still many ways it can be improved. These block plugins include additional content elements that can make crafting posts and pages faster and easier than ever.
Never one to back down from a challenge, the team at Castos embarked upon the redesign of their website earlier this year with Gutenberg in mind. Here’s a look at what they learned along the way.
If you want to attract as many visitors as possible to your website, it’s a smart idea to offer content in multiple languages. While the recent addition of the Gutenberg editor to WordPress may leave you wondering how you can translate your content without altering its layout, don’t worry. It’s easy to create translations of your Gutenberg posts and pages using the WPML plugin!
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.