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Gutenberg Wordpress editor review - Worst WP editor

Gutenberg Wordpress editor review


When Gutenberg was just out, I was shocked. Where was the Wordpress editor? It is then thought to be an improvement and is trying to work with it. I quickly found out it was the biggest mess possible. What a disappointment. In this Gutenberg Wordpress editor review for 2020 we look at whether more people are not happy with this and what the future holds.

Gutenberg editor Ratings

For starters, on the plugin page itself, let's see what the ratings are for it.


Gutenberg editor review ratings


An average rating of 2 stars. Of the approximately 3000 people who gave a rating, 2100 gave the minimum number of 1 star, if they could have rated 0, they probably would have. On the other hand, there were 600 people that gave a 5 star rating. I had to think how this is possible, but you know the internet as well as I do and it is customary to always give the maximum 5 stars even if you are not so happy to please the builders of something. In this Gutenberg review, we therefore note that the majority of people think it is a rubbish heap, just like me.

Disable Gutenberg

To get rid of the terrible Gutenberg editor, there are several plugins. We take a closer look at 2, the first is "Disable Gutenberg".


Gutenberg editor review ratings


Above, it can be seen that out of the practically 500 people who rated this plugin that has been installed over 5 million times, all but 4 gave it all 5 stars, so glad they got rid of Gutenberg for good.

Classic Wordpress editor

The "Classic Editor" plugin is from Wordpress itself and will be there at least until 2022 as they apparently know for themselves that Gutenberg is no good. Apparently they think they can make something of it in a year or two. The problem will be that practically everyone has hated it by then. Well, millions of people use this plugin and its ratings can be found below.


Wordpress Classic editor ratings


The editor itself

On paper, Gutenberg is a WYSIWIG front-end page builder. When you use the word page builder you probably think of a Divi-like experience but forget it quickly. Gutenberg is very slow (too much Javascript) and works very clumsy. The image below gives an image of what you will be presented in the back-end and front-end, you have to do with that. The only thing that can be considered positive is that when you "paste" a large text with titles and blocks of text, the editor itself divides everything into blocks. I say positive, but some people may prefer to take control of it themselves, so it can be very annoying.


Gutenberg back-end view

Gutenberg back-end editor



Gutenberg front-end view

Gutenberg front-end editor


Gutenberg with certain themes

In combination with good themes like Astra or Generatepress is the worksheet a bit more attractive as shown in the pictures below. Despite that, there is still no comparison with really good editors out there today like Divi, Elementor and Thrive.


Gutenberg + Generatepress

Gutenberg + Generatepress



Gutenberg + Astra

Gutenberg + Astra


Gutenberg guinea pigs

In principle, we as Wordpress users are used to test the Gutenberg editor until after a year or 4 it can finally be used properly. Obviously this is concealed, it is pretended to be a fantastic improvement in Wordpress. Otherwise everyone would immediately disapprove of the editor, which is already the case with the ratings. People are not crazy, of course.

I will not go into all the small details, Gutenberg is completely BETA and should first be tested well for a few years without being in Wordpress. Furthermore, there is a lot missing in the editor, it is confusing, slow and not precise.

My advice regarding Gutenberg

First of all, thank you for reading my Gutenberg editor review to the end. My advice is simple. Do not work with this editor to avoid disappointments and errors. Immediately install one of the 2 plugins discussed above that will make Gutenberg disappear and restore the old familiar Wordpress editor.

If you are willing to incur some cost to work with a good editor, it is best to purchase the Divi Theme, with the Divi Builder (pagebuilder) already in it. This is the cream of the crop in this area and you will not regret it.



Divi



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