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?

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: Added a manual webmention. Nothing in the logs from the Webmention plugin.

UPDATE UPDATE: Found the following in the apache logs. - - [14/Dec/2018:15:46:29 -0500] "GET /45538-2/ HTTP/1.1" 200 13726 "" "WordPress/5.0.1;; verifying Webmention from" - - [14/Dec/2018:15:46:30 -0500] "GET /45538-2/ HTTP/1.1" 200 13726 "" "WordPress/5.0.1;; verifying Webmention from"

Gutenberg Thoughts 1 by John JohnstonJohn Johnston

My other personal worry is that at the moment the indieweb post_kinds plugin is not compatible with Gutenberg. This is compounded by the fact I can’t update that plugin on this site at the moment. I am presuming that things will get shaken out and improve over the next year or two.

I am concerned that the block structure of Gutenberg will break all the IndieWeb WordPress plugins. I've installed the Classic Editor plugin. Hopefully, this will all be sorted out by 2021. Transitioning to an alternative platform would be challenging.