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WordPress and Gutenberg–Why, Oh, Why?

In days 1-4 of the 30-Day Blueprint, Gutenberg came up in the training.  If you don’t know what it is, it’s basically a new style of posting platform for WordPress.  It came on the stage when WordPress was up updated to version 5.0.

At first, I thought I liked it, but as I started using it, I discovered it wasn’t very intuitive, and a little quirky like adding blank lines where I didn’t want them.  Then I discovered positioning pictures didn’t work as easily as it used to.  The longer I worked with it the less I liked it and that was also the feeling of the Internet Profits trainer.

He pointed out it would have been better if WordPress had offered Gutenberg as an option to switch into and give it a test drive.  Instead, they forced it on us.  But don’t get me wrong, I really appreciate the WordPress platform and that it’s free!  However, I think he is right, and they should have made it an option.  The trainer said that a lot of the people he’s connected with don’t like it either!

However, there is a way around the Gutenberg problem by using a plugin called, “Disable Gutenberg.” There are other disable plugins but I like this one and it has over 90,000 active installs and 264 five-star reviews!  Interestingly, there are no 4,3,2, or 1 star reviews.  I’ve worked with this plugin for several posts and it seems to be working well.

In my next post, I’ll pick back up on the 30-Day Blueprint.

Have a good one!


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