Author: expgame

Gutenburg Is Broken

After working with the new whiz bang editor for WordPress I can say that is does not work. It is not ready to be used for normal folks.  Considering the fact that millions of web-pages are using the classic editor it is unfair to release this with a malfunctioning image block. 

When you convert a post or page to blocks it gorks all images. This is completely unacceptable. I have been fiddling for daze. 

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I have a deal for you.

A fresh image works fine, but an old image is doubled. Yes there are two of them. The captions can suddenly multiply in number. I have hundreds of images on my site. This is beyond any reasonable amount of work for a supposed upgrade.

I also consider backspace to be janky. It seems to delete the whitespace to the left of a character meaning simple corrections with backspace now require backspace then space before typing can continue. 

Colour me disappointed.

Gutenberg Goodies

Okay so the editor block for images works better than ever for handling images in WP. As for scaling videos it is as bad as ever. Hopefully the openness of WP will allow for JS gurus to create useful block manipulations for video.

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Again no way to adjust size (maybe css). or auto insert without saving, leaving post, copying, returning to post, opening block, pasting link. 

as a note there is a block with no VideoPress URL above. To make it work you have to go to the media library copy the link to the video and then paste it into the block. Previously one could simple "add media" this is a terrible step backward.

Gutenberg Glitches

Oh dear. Gutenberg editor has a ‘feature’ that converts old posts to blocks. Sadly it has doubled up all the images. I will look closer, but for a huge project it is a lot concerning. 

PS. A second publish when you meant to publish the first time is irritating. I also find that the editor tends to miss spaces.