(Astroblogging by Beth Turnage) Of course, you if use WordPress, you update regularly to the new features and you don’t think much about it. So I updated to the newest version, called Gutenberg on Astrology Explored.
It was a mistake.
I should have known disaster was about to unfold when the pop up flashed “welcome to the wonderful of blocks.”
Initially, your screen looks like you have a permanent visual editor, but no, it is more insidious. You use blocks for each little and separate thing you post. In the end, you have something that looks more orderly than a Jenga game but much more unruly.
This article explains all the drawbacks of Gutenberg nicely:
People have complained :
And this screenshot from the WordPress review page tells it:
1600 out of 2400 reviews one star?
But yet there were a few people who loved it, which probably gives the warm and fuzzies to the managers at WordPress, but for the rest of us who despise the thing? It’s just a darn good thing that enterprising developers developed different plug-ins to disable Gutenburg. And you can find it it here:
With over 100,000 installs and 306 out of 306 five star ratings, this seems the best solution to get rid of the headache that is Gutenberg. Jeff Star, the man who wrote Disable Gutenberg is my hero.
And WordPress Developers? I stopped playing with blocks at 3 years of age. I don’t need to play with them now that I’m in my 60’s.
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