2018-12-15 08.52.03

Blog Engines and Indieweb Controlling Upstream by Brad Brad

All this WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg stuff got me thinking.  With WordPress it seems like the Indieweb starts making serious and cool progress and the WordPress people come along and knock the game board and pieces off the table.  And it sounds like the disruption from WordPress is going to continue ..

I think WordPress has strayed from its roots as a blogging platform. Automattic seems interested in building a content management system to compete with Medium and Wix. I've used WordPress since 2003. I have an intense dislike of Gutenberg. Hopefully, I will have time this weekend to learn more about ClassicPress.

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Friday March 1st, 2019 15.37

Reply to Blog Engines and Indieweb Controlling Upstream by Brad Enslen by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (Boffo Socko)

I’m aware of the disruption of the Gutenberg Editor within WordPress v5.0 and how it applies to those using IndieWeb technology on WordPress. I’m sure it will eventually get sorted out in a reasonable fashion. Sadly, throwing out the baby out with the bathwater as it comes to WordPress and IndieWeb may not be the best solution for many people and may actually be a painful detriment to several hundreds.

I don't have much to add to the discussion but wanted to voice my dissatisfaction with Gutenberg and how it disrupts my recently discovered IndieWeb power (Webmentions). I considered switching to Jekyll, Hugo or Grav but ran into challenges migrating over 15 years of content and several thousand posts.

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2018-12-15 08.52.24

Some thoughts on WordPress 5 and Gutenberg by Nitin Khanna (Nitin Khanna)

edit: Gutenberg is NOT a happy camper on the Mac. I can move the central edit column horizontally in a not-so-good way. Separately, the dropcap paragraph, when it moves into edit mode, removes the dropcap in a very ugly way.

That's bad news. But .. maybe not. I dislike Gutenberg. NOTE: Another webmention sent via the IndieWeb Webmention plugin. Did it work?

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2018-12-15 08.52.22

Some thoughts on WordPress 5 and Gutenberg by Nitin Khanna (Nitin Khanna)

I really like Unsplash for pictures now. It’s not always on point, but there are some gorgeous pics out there! The Instant Images plugin is also nice – it doesn’t play with Gutenberg, but it sits outside and so it’s easy to add an image and then come to Gutenberg on an already open post and just click on the image block to pull the latest images. That seems to work well. My main problem with the plugin is that it’s got a max image size. They’re just trying to foster consistency, I think. But for an image that’s 5000×4000, to bring it down to 1600×1200 max size is a little irritating. But it does the sizing well actually. No graininess there! (Except maybe the graininess introduced by my theme)

Why would you want to load a website with a 5000×4000 pixel image? Most people are viewing your website via a mobile browser or a laptop. A 1600 pixel image is more than enough for those screen sizes. NOTE: This post was a webmention response. Let's see if it makes it to Nitin's website. UPDATE:…

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