Billy 'no mates'

Last Update: April 29, 2019

Is it just me? Or are there more of us out there?

Am I the only person still using the Classic editor, or are there more of us out there.

Or more worryingly, is it time that I got my act together and moved on?

Don't get me wrong, most of my posts are written in Guttenberg, and I absolutely love it, well mainly. It's just that I was ultra-organzed in the beginning and I built a spreadsheet to keep track of my product reviews, and I even build a template for my review pages in Classic. This is my go-to when I start to write a review (OK I'll be honest, it's very rare that I stick to the bounds of the template, but it is habitually my starting point), and so I always pop back over to the classic editor whenever I am reviewing.

Am I being an old fuddy-duddy, that should just move on? Or are there more of us, and we actually have a plan?

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Tomandjerry Premium
I was using Classic Editor before switching to Gutenberg. I have to say there a lot of great additional features in it that you will enjoy using once you know how to use them.
However, I'm no longer using it. What I use now is Elementor Page Builder Plugin. There are some good features in Elementor that you won't find in Gutenberg or Classic Editor.
Anyway, it depends on which one you know how to use best and get the job your job done.
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rubyandally Premium
I tried Guttenburg, but it seemed to cause problems where what I saw in the editor and what I got on the site were radically different and I was spending forever tweaking layout to make it work.

I actually think the problem lay with my theme which didn't seem to like Guttenberg. Yes, there are appealing additional features that Classic doesn't have, but until I understand more about how plugins and things work I'm going to stick with the Classic editor. I kinda know where I am with it and that speeds up the pace of my work, or rather doesn't slow it down. There will come a time that I switch but for now I'm happy.
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Mangwin Premium
I am using Elementor! I'm just on the lite version but I find it awesome, like a drag and drop editor - it uses sections throughout the page and there are many layout choices.

However, there are some quirky things about it if you are applying "special" templates from your theme - recently I have had to work around this on a widgetized homepage template but so far it's just been the one page that caused an issue.
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Karin13 Premium
What is Elementor? A plug in?

Best wishes,
Karin 😁
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Stella2 Premium
I still use Classic. I tried Gutenberg, but I didn't like it much. And, it's probably just because I have a process I'm used to and don't want to learn it right now.

I know I'll probably have to change at some point, but I'll go with Classic as long as I can.

Stella :-)
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adrianh25392 Premium
Hi Stella,

Yeah am stuck in my ways until I am forced to move, I think.

Rgds
Adrian
mywearablefitness.coom
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RoseAnn1234 Premium
I just downloaded a theme that had classic on it and immediately removed the plugin... Guttenberg for me every time.

once you get the hang of it, it runs rings around classic. I love it. So easy, and so many features that are not in classic.

Have you considered using your templates in site content?
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adrianh25392 Premium
I do, but site content is classic

Rgds
Adrian
mywearablefitness.com
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RoseAnn1234 Premium
once you post to your website, you simply click on switch to draft, then right click on the text and go to the three dots at the top and convert to blocks.

Marion Black did some training on gutenberg and has videos to show you how easy it is to convert site content to gutenberg. I always use site content to write my posts.

hope this helps
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