If you are wondering how SiteContent will work with WordPress if you do not have the Classic Editor plugin activated or even installed, then this training is for you.

You will learn how to publish from WA's SiteContent to WordPress's Block Editor (Gutenberg).

You will then have the option to use the builtin Classic Block or to convert the Classic Block to multiple blocks, all without using the Classic Editor plugin.

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Warly10 Premium
Hi Chrys, I hear a lot about this Gutenberg editor, blocks and stuffs...

But is it better than the classic editor?

Does it have a positive impact in search engine or something else?

I'm using the classic editor and I'm perfectly fine with that.

Just wondering what Gutenberg has of special...

Cheers
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ChrystopherJ Premium
Gutenberg is the default and native editor for WordPress. If you were to install a fresh copy of WordPress on any other web host, you would only have the Block Editor and no Classic Editor (ignoring the fact that the Block Editor includes a Classic Block).

Having blocks in WordPress does have a positive impact, yes, as some of the blocks are optimised for Schema elements etc.

Personally, we should all be using the Block Editor, and get that pesky Classic Editor plugin uninstalled ;-)

Even Jay has a whole series this month about it within his Live Wbinars, as well as a Course immediately afterwards.
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Warly10 Premium
Thanks for your quick reply very well explained. Now I understand better.

But it seems a bit complicated though.

I'll check Jay's webinars and see if I can find a training on how to use it.

Thanks again
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ChrystopherJ Premium
The 1st one in his series is here Then he did this one last Friday
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Warly10 Premium
Thanks so much. Gonna watch them now.

Just a last question, If you were to use the block editor, is it still possible to first write your article here in site content, and then edit it in the wordpress block editor?
Do you think it's a good idea to do that?

I like the site content especially for the duplicator checker.
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ChrystopherJ Premium
I have training specifically for that question already ;-)
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Warly10 Premium
Oh yeah I didn't realize it haha.

Thanks again and take care
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ChrystopherJ Premium
Actually, this question is on this training haha my bad ;-) and yours haha
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OCH3943 Premium
Hi Chrystopher, what are the benefits you see for people to continue using SiteContent?

At the moment, I only know that by continuing to use the SiteContent to write our post, we get the benefit that WA platform will track when a post gets indexed by Google.

The downside I see is that when we published via SiteContent, it is really live in our website. Sometimes, I would like to further edit it in Wordpress first before really publishing, perhaps like adding the Featured image or using some advanced tabs that is available as a plugin. Hence, I thought it is not so viable anymore, at least in my case, to use SiteContent. But I do like it, just that it feels abit more extra work like having to publish first and then go to WordPress to immediately take it down to become draft mode again? I'm not sure what could be some solution for this. Any recommendation?

Thanks!
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ChrystopherJ Premium
I can understand where you are coming from Richard :-) The only benefits of SiteContent, are as you mentioned, the tracking of Indexing, however, there are a few more features such as easy access to images, spell checking (for those that don't have Grammarly), and total word count tracking etc. One thing I have noticed is that members are obsessed with stats ;-) When I use SiteContent I do immediately change the post to Draft, so that I can edit the content further. SiteContent 2.0 is supposed to be coming soon, not sure how son is soon, but I'm hoping this has a publish to draft feature.
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OCH3943 Premium
Good point about spell checking and word count... so I was trying to overcome that when I migrated out from doing my post via Wordpress. I installed Grammarly on my laptop and it works better than the spellcheck in SiteContent as it checks for the tone as well even for the free version. I also had to install a word count plugin as a result.

Yes, it will be good if SiteContent 2.0 has the publish to draft feature.
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ChrystopherJ Premium
WordPress also has it's own word count per page/post as you're editing, which is useful. I have Grammarly Premium but yes, the free version is also great, and as it's free, everyone should be using it :-)
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OCH3943 Premium
Yes indeed, just not having an overall / total word count stats of all the posts, as far as I am aware. :)
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JohnJStanley Premium
Thanks Chrystopher,
Can you explain why you need to have the Classic Editor plugin disabled when you publish from SiteContent to Wordpress?

Can I ask a non Site Content question? - Block Editor has been a huge headache/failure for me. I have the Classic Editor plugin enabled.

My writer is getting problems when she loads text into Classic Editor and then when she sees Block Editor. This only started on 18th June.
Her process is as follows
1. copy google doc text to WP classic editor
2. save draft and move to block editor
3. edit html codes and tables through block editor (we have a red button uses HTML code (current theme work around, note I am moving from this to Generate Press soon), and also to create tables)
4. save and go back to classic editor to edit heading colors "So the only things i do on the block editor is edit html codes and tables. also to arrange images sometimes. but i always start with classic, because its easy for me to find the blue color to edit the heading" "and i was so frustrated last night because all the text would disappear and become all this "conflicts" that I cant read the text and find where i want to edit."
So I have attached the Block Editor resolve conflict message and then after we resolve it. But the HTML text suggestions don't make any sense at time?"

Is there a better process to follow to prevent all this palaver?
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ChrystopherJ Premium
Hi John,

It’s midnight in the UK so I’ll reply in more detail tomorrow, but I just wanted to say that you don’t have to have the Classic Editor Plugin disabled for this to work. I was just demoing/proving that you do not need the plugin to publish from SiteContent and that it still works.

Regards,
Chrystopher
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JMatonge1 Premium
This is awesome, Christopher. Thank you for the info.
Joseph
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ChrystopherJ Premium
You're welcome Joseph :-)
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mbouteiller Premium
Hey Chrystopher,

Wow... you're certainly creating awesome tutorials. Thank you and I have this bookmarked for future reference..

I'm not using Gutenberg yet... guess I should.

Monica
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ChrystopherJ Premium
You're welcome Monica and thank you :-)
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