Does anyone still use RSS? It’s a new block in Gutenberg 5.0
A poem about Gutenberg blocks for the new block editor.
Here we go then. I’m in the pub and have just updated to Wordpress 5.0.1.
I started writing this post on my iphone.
My own blocks didn’t seem to work properly. I investigated later. After I’d upgraded oik-blocks to the latest version, everything was fine on my laptop.
With Classic Editor v1.3 per post switching between editors can be done using the Default editor current user Meta Box.
Well that was a fuck up!
I’ve heard reports that the Classic Editor plugin was updated just a few hours before WordPress 5.0 was released and now there’s a completely different user experience.
The ability to easily choose the editor to create your content has disappeared. For me, that was the whole reason for having the plugin. Some things don’t work in Gutenberg / 5.0 so I need the ability to use both.
I don’t think the use cases for the Classic Editor and Gutenberg and WordPress version combinations have been thought through. I know that I am going to continue to want to use both Gutenberg and the Classic editor under WordPress 5.0. And I need the ability to easily select my preferred editor. That’s how it was with 0.5. It’s how I tested my sites’ compatibility.
You don’t bugger about with something hours before a release. You give people a chance to test it.
Lessons need to be learned. WordPress 5.0 release should have been delayed until:
- v1.0 of the Classic Editor had been tested with Gutenberg 4.6.1 and WordPress 4.9.8 & 5.0-RC3.
- User documentation was ready.
- The host of issues starting with #4855 had been addressed.
Fortunately, I haven’t yet upgraded anything yet. I will be testing Classic Editor v1.1 very carefully.
I bit the bullet and published, on wordpress.org, the latest version of oik a couple of days before WordPress 5.0 is due to be released.
Back in April I was developing a prototype plugin called oik-block that contained a number of prototype Gutenberg blocks plus a whole load of code that helped me to form opinions regarding Gutenberg’s compatibility with my sites and to estimate the code of migrating to Gutenberg and/or WordPress 5.0. I’ve recently forked oik-block to create a new plugin called oik-blocks. Here’s an update.
Switching from Canvas to Storefront covers the trials and tribulations of updating a WooCommerce site with a new theme without breaking the live site through the use of a local development version and a separate test site.
Silver Bullet’s Scrap Book
For 28 years I’ve been collecting pairs of words where one starts with an S and the next starts with a B. I’ve written a short book to celebrate my sixtieth birthday. The book is available in a variety of forms: paperback, PDF, and e-book coming soon.
43 years ago, at the tender age of 16 years and 11 months, I entered the IT industry. My salary was £1690 per annum; £65 a fortnight.