New Kid on the Blocks

Here is to the new year that is coming. Here is to the new WP editor Gutenberg. It uses blocks instead of a stream of text. It is very intuitive. It broke two of my largest websites.

Gutenberg allows for easy image inserts.

The biggest challenge with WP over the last 10 years has been video insertion. The video player has always been janky and unfriendly.

Here is a video insert of a science fictiony commercial. There is no way to include reference or credit data in useful way. For example wikimedia player has tonnes of reference information available.

WordPress Is…

Not getting it. If there is not way to consistently attach attribution to a work how can anyone really use the CMS in a manner that does not automatically involve ripping off artists.

I am hopeful that some smart person will create a plugin that will transform the big old site into Gutenberg. Each paragraph is its own block. I am finding this quite different from writing English.

There is a collection of sweet little sharing buttons in the publish pane. However I can no longer post to Hugh MacLeod on FB. I can only post to a page on FB. This is a FB problem. So is there any point at all to just posting to Twitter? Certainly no point in posting this. 🙂

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