I Tried Out The New WordPress Block Editor

Gutenberg SaaS CMS

1. The Latest Version of Everything!

Aren’t you really an industry guy?

Did you know that Questetra’s website is operated on WordPress.com?

Yes, migration to WordPress 5.0 was forced on us in December 2018. From then on 5.0’s new editor (Gutenberg Editor)has become the standard editor for Questetra.

Indeed…it’s pretty obedient. However, about major cloud products whether they like them or not, at first, “personal experience” has significance…

Of course, the truth is that I was a little anxious. But no cloud product (especially SaaS CMS) can be understood without actually using it, and practice makes perfect. Only after experiencing it can you recognize the objective. Moreover, you can search for links.

2. An Unexpectedly Smooth Transition

Farewell, the old editor that I have been accustomed to for about 6 years

It’s already 9 months since that “Shocking Day”…

Now my employees and part-timers understand how to use the new visual editor (Gutenberg Editor) when creating an official site or a support site. I think its mechanism is basically more intuitive than the previous editor (Classic Editor). (WordPress 5.2.2 now)

“HTML is always convenient”

Even old-fashioned people (i.e. me) are now using the “Block Editor” for duplication and arranging.

Speaking of which…if you get into trouble I wonder if Google Assistant will give an old answer to a new problem…(a Zen dialogue)

3. The Latest Version is Not So Flexible

Even though it is a Visual editor, the shortcode continues to be active

Recently, you might hear that the page looks less attractive because it looks too simple for a website.

Certainly, even for information pages like employment rules, you would like to apply various layout design features. For example,

In these cases, shortcode “start” ([su_foo]) and shortcode “end” ([/ su_foo]) are written in a “Shortcode Block”, and “Shortcode Contents” is written in a “Paragraph Block”. Are you kidding me?

4. Let’s Try a Plugin!

Adopt a Plugin published by a Theme vendor

Anyway, “Block Plugin” was installed in Questetra’s WordPress environment.

Extends the Gutenberg functionality with several unique and feature-rich blocks

Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg

About the design of blocks, I’m in the middle of testing the plugin and I will add new information about the blocks later.

Trivia: “Death of Page Builders” was already expected when Gutenberg debuted. The manufacturer of the WordPress theme “ASTRA” used by Questetra(Brainstorm Force, Inc., please refer to the previous blogs for details)released the Block Plugin quickly. Although I tried it soon after, the plugin (v1.5) at that time was unwillingly rejected because it was difficult to incorporate Font Awesome icons together with Font Awesome Pro. However, the specification was subsequently improved (all Font Awesome Icon were replaced with SVG) in v1.8.1 (alas, no one was aware).

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