Just had a bit of a test/trial …

I’ve heard a bit about Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor so I thought I would give it a go. “Be bold.” I said to myself, “Don’t get in a rut” and a few other motivational phrases that I don’t want to go into.

My first impression was that it had a quite confusing interface, and I found switching from what they call “Block” and “Document” to add a tag or category, very frustrating. I like to addclipart430159 tags as and when they appear in my text. Then there is the text formatting which seems to be missing ‘full justify’ which is how I usually format my words. Embedding an image within a paragraph does not seem to work. There may be a way to do it, but I could not see how. I didn’t seem to be able to post my words as a draft post. Although I selected ‘pending’ as an option the post went live (now deleted). All in all, unless WordPress are prepared to give us a full tutorial, then I’m going to sit in my rut like the cowardly lion and stick to what I know. It’s the same feeling I had when Windows Live Writer was withdrawn (before I found Open Live Writer) and I tried using Microsoft Word to write a post. I would possibly get used to it, but in the end, is it worth the stress of change?

I can quite see, that WordPress might want everyone to eventually use Gutenberg, but until then, I’ll stick to Open Live Writer.

3 thoughts on “Just had a bit of a test/trial …

  1. I quite like Gutenburg to be honest, and have been using it for quite some time. Being a MAC user we tend to have quite a lot of over complicated desktop editors that are in the end a pain the the arse to use. My partner used to use Live Writer, and indeed it seems to have quite a lot of good sides, but is alas, MS centric, so MAC users dont get to use it unless we use an emulator, which can be messy at times.

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    • I guess it is just what people get used to. I’ve been using (and abusing) Microsoft software since before Windows, and unlike most people, I find Apple difficult to work with. Horses for courses as they say.

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      • Agreed, I moved to Apple 10 years ago and after a few learning curves never looked back. I still subscribe to office 365 as Apple pages and numbers feels like a the LibDems in a general election, it works, but just cannot cut the mustards, so MS wins there, but I love the fluidity of Apple, and of course the design and look. I wanted an MAC from about the age of 22 back in 1993 when I was working for Otis and they used them then.


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