First I’d like to thank you for giving a us a lively exemple of how open source work, or “if you don’t like it fork it”.
Until yesterday I wasn’t aware of the existence of “Gutenberg” and I guess many others are in the same case. As I’ve installed an auto-update plugin it has been a total surprise. And what a surprised :
“What happen to my blog what the fuck did you do? It was working great why did you break it?”
Wait what? I didn’t do anything! … Wordpress 5.0 … Gutenberg … uh what did went throught their head?
As you may I’ve guess I’m administrating the websites and blog of familly and friends and Word press have been my goto since … since version 1.0 doamn is that already been so long? And now today this Gutenberg thing is making me doubt. Its apparently meant to help the less tech savy of us but at the same time they are the one that are the more lost in front of it.
All my word press install are more or less taylored for its users most of them use a TinyMCE plugin for WordPress that add a lot of functions because for my users it look like their goto wordprocessor so very familiar and easy to use. I let you imagine the shock to them.
after some research I’ve discovered a plugin to disable it but its only temporary and very patchy solution for me. Plus roaning around Wordpress forum have been quite revealing about the Wordpress team and quite distressing.
So here I am contempling to jump out of a sinking boat.
I won’t hide it from you I think about moving to ClassicPress. But I have some doubts and questions. I already went on the fork road in the past and it wasn’t really pleasant.
Roaming on you forum gave me a reasuring glance at the future this ship will keep sailing and that’s great.
But what do you see for the future of ClassicPress?
How long do you plan to keep it compatible with Wordpress, its themes and plugins? Is the migration compatible with Wordpress 5.0?
What do you plan for the future of the editor? its well known that Wordpress editor is not the best thing on earth but Gutenberg wasn’t the solution? What do you think you could do to make our life better editor wise?
Will you go the full WYSIWYG way? full HTML? or something else. I’m personally a HUGE fan of markup thing and deeply regret their disparition. I still remember all my BBCodes!! from good ol’ forums phpBB and the likes. They where really practical. But HTML isn’t really problem too. But if there is a thing I hate above all its Markdown. I really hate that thing with all my soul and hope it could die fast and no one ever use it again. But I digress here.
Do you plan a rewrite? One thing that a lot of developoers friends have agains WordPress is its antiquated ways of developement but its also because it have a whole lot of plugins and theme legacies to keep alive and making them change is not easy. So as you are new here what do you think about making a rewrite with more modern developement paradygm? and new API for plugins?
For me these question are kind of important to know where I puting my feet.
Any way think you and keep that great work!