We’ve all got used to hear a lot about new Gutenberg Visual Editor designed for WordPress version 5.0 which is scheduled for release on November 27, 2018.
Since Gutenberg Notice has appeared in WordPress 4.9.8 Maintenance Release, every WordPress website owner is able to try Gutenberg for editing their content. The notice offers either to test Gutenberg to learn the editing possibilities it brings, or continue using Classic Editor instead.
I like testing new solutions and, of course, I’ve tried all power of Gutenberg for editing posts and pages. I also tried Gutenberg for creating product galleries for online store, and I guess I like it.
However, there is a phenomenon supposing that all innovations that become mainstream, always cause opposite emotions in people’s minds. If we divide all folks informed about a certain new product into three groups, they will be such as Fans, Haters and Indifferent Ones.
Fans will praise a product and advise everyone to try it, indifferent ones will be silent and inert about the product, and haters will hate 🙂 , which means they are likely going to abuse the product, complaint and seek for its disadvantages to persuade everyone from using it.
What is the phenomenon of haters when it comes to Gutenberg? Let’s see!
Lots of psychological researches have been made by now, plus you probably have your own vision and can confirm the following statements:
1. A hater often has no idea of what the real reason for his/her hate is.
2. A hater easily searches for negative information about the hated object even if it is miniscule.
3. Haters focus only on the information which confirms their own biased opinion.
4. Haters will aggressively resist positive information on the hated object no matter how bemusing it is.
In sum I can say that haters are sure to know a hated product even better than fans or regular informed people do. This is true because negative emotions are always strong.
What is it?
Just type Gutenberg in the plugins search field in your Plugins -> Add New WordPress admin dashboard menu and you will see the Disable Gutenberg solution available in the official repository.
Hmm, its preview image looks original: it’s a spade digging the ground like burying something.
Let’s see how it works.
I install and activate the plugin, and now I see it is active but… Gutenberg is still visible in the admin panel.
Ok, let it be, let’s go further.
I go to Posts -> All Posts and I see that it is still possible either to click the Edit link (which allowed to select Gutenberg) or click the Classic Editor link to prefer this one for editing the posts.
The culmination here is that if you click the Edit link, there is no Gutenberg available for editing the post. Classic Editor is open instead.
The same is when you click the Classic Editor link, you also see only a classic one open.
The plugin works! It disables Gutenberg preventing it from being available for editing posts. However, Gutenberg menu is still visible + Edit link which was supposed to open every post with Gutenberg is also still available even if Disable Gutenberg plugin is active.
Despite of my adequate attitude to Gutenberg, I guess the Disable plugin is cool anyway. It’s good that folks can offer an alternative for a kind of ‘totalism’ when it comes to core WordPress updates.
I would change its preview image 🙂
Thanks for your attention,