My Name is Glutenburg and I will make your life- Simple, Complicated or Frustrating
A new publishing experience for WordPress is in the works: get ready to make your words, pictures, and layout look as good on screen as they do in your imagination, without any code., or so they say! And who is THEY right. I usually worry when those who can code start telling me changes are going to be easier or better.
The editor will create a new page- and post-building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery. — Matt Mullenweg
Just when I thought life could not get any more complicated I opened an email and wanted to cry. Honestly wordpress not everyone wants change just for the sake of change. I for one am finally just getting comfortable with all that the editor has to offer me and now you friggin want to change it. FYI, if I wanted to create posts similar to Divi and Squarespace I would be over on their platform right?
WordPress are you aware that a lot of bloggers actually just want to spend time blogging? We do not want to spend all our time learning all the new stuff you think we want. Darn it all I spend enough time learning SEO and what I am doing wrong now you want me to totally re-configure how I create a post.
Now ever the helpful site they have offered some test trials. Rather than wait to see what happens, help shape the direction and success of Gutenberg. The best-prepared sites won’t be the ones following the chatter, they’ll be part of that chatter. There is only one issue with being part of the test….. I do not want to activate Twenty Seventeen on my site. Darn it all.
Taking the Plunge to Gutenburg
So rant temporarily over. I have taken the plunge and downloaded the plug in. I am going for it folks, wish me luck, send a lifeboat or at least a life preserver.
So tell me folks had you even heard about this? Have I been living under a bubble? Are you excited or terrified? Personally I am hovering on the terrified side because I am comfortable with my process. I am however open to new and better ways so I shall give this a go. Worst case scenario hello Blogger I am back.
Quick Update: Draft posts of which I have 110 are truly confusing in the Glutenburg Editor and at first glance I am totally not digging the look.