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Last Update: September 23, 2019

I started to use the Gutenberg editor and I've been fighting with margins and padding the whole afternoon and half of my evening. And then I see this:

I just had to share it with you! 😋

By the way, Gutenberg editor is very underrated. I was one of the people who said: "Why did they change the editor?", but not anymore!

It's a pain in the ass to learn how to use it, but it's powerful. My site looks awesome now!

Do you use the classic editor or the new one?

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JKulk1 Premium
I still use classic Editor.
But I will set Gutenberg up on a test site and try to learn how to use it. Does it come with a book of instructions? Such as Gutenberg for dummies.
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ariesight Premium
No, but I'm pretty sure there are tutorials online. It works great with Atomic Blocks. It' s a plugin for extra blocks and it has some awesome templates!
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ExpatMark Premium
Jim, don't you find us soon to be seniors see words like "old" and "Classic", as tried and true. Whereas the younger folks see "old" and "Classic" as outdated and replaceable?

I think they look for the shiny object first, whereas we see "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

Just sayin'
Mark
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allancurtis Premium
Jenny, I agree with you ... Gutenburg was not ready for release and has caused many, many serious issues. I have replaced it with the older but stable Page Builder called Elementor .. it is available for free from your PlugIn search (There is a paid premium version if desired) I have found the free version meets most of my needs very well. More information can be found here ... https://elementor.com (not an affiliate link)
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ariesight Premium
I didn't have a problem with Gutenberg (except the fact that I had to learn how to use it), but I had done some customizations with the ClassicEditor and I had to change a few things.
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ExpatMark Premium
I agree with you Allan. Words like "old" and "classic" mean tried and true to you and me. Newer minds like Jenny like new things and can adapt better than us with more mileage.

Gutenburg, like all new "shiny objects" was not tested enough. I stuck with the Classic Editor and glad I did. Marion did an excellent tutorial I have forwarded dozens of times. Same thing with Kracken. It has not been updated in almost 5 months. SMUSH is much better. A fellow Ambassador ran speed tests on them both and SMUSH was the clear winner.

Mark
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ExpatMark Premium
Here is the blog I did on Kracken and SMUSH. MarionBlack also recommends SMUSH. Mark
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ariesight Premium
Honestly, I compress my images a lot(like a lot!), so I doubt any plugin will do a difference on my site. I use Kraken only as a precaution.

What I want to do from now on to improve my site speed (related to images) is to replace my images with next-gen formats.
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ariesight Premium
I'd like though to see the speed tests. Do you remember the name of the post?
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ExpatMark Premium
I did not ask her for them. I am sure she just ran the test with each plugin instaled and the other deactivate. Then went to site details and checked the results. When I catch up with these 400 notifications, I may do it myself. Take a day off when you are an Ambassador and you got to spend a whole day catching up. Have not even been on my sites all day. That will have to end sooner than later.

Mark
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ariesight Premium
I guess she wrote a post about the speed tests? Do you remember the name of the post? Or tell me who Ambassador is so I can check out her blog posts. :)
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ExpatMark Premium
She did not do a post or blog. She just tested it herself and switched to Smush because I was right and she just confirmed it. If I have time tomorrow I will run a test and do a blog. I already told Kyle I was doing a post about something Canadian tomorrow so it will be at least Wednesday before I can run the test and publish the results.
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ariesight Premium
Ok, thanks. :)
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