It’s been 9 months since my original post about Gutenberg and I thought it was time to make some updates. I’ll keep this as a bullet list and only include things that have changed:
- I’ve been using Gutenberg on more of my sites and it has improved since my last post.
- 3. Settings saved in cookie instead of database, this has finally been fixed in a recent release!
- 13. No background/highlight support in paragraph blocks, now available through the overflow menu!
- 19. Calendar widget doesn’t work well with the mouse, this has partially been fixed, a more robust calendar pop-up is available, however it still has some limitations, like the month is a drop-down select, but day and year aren’t.
- 20. The default block selector, this looks to be much better than it was before, perhaps it might have just had more time to learn the common blocks I use.
While the above fixes are appreciated, there is still a lot of work needed to make Gutenberg a good writing experience, even if it has improved as an editing experience.
In my conclusions in my original post I said:
In fact, I’ve written this article in the classic editor and even with it being complex and long, it was much less frustrating than the last thing I tried to write in Gutenberg.
Which I still find true, if I have any significant content to create, I write it in something else and then past it into Gutenberg.