WordPress 5.0 is on the horizon, and with it comes their much-hyped new editing experience, Gutenberg. The inclusion of Gutenberg in this release has caused no shortage of acrimony in the WordPress community. The new editor is opt-out as opposed to opt-in (and opting out requires installing yet another plugin), and is such a significant departure from their original content editor that it is guaranteed to cause major issues with third-party plugins and themes (Gutenberg, for example, does not support WordPress’ meta box API, an essential component of customizing the current editing interface used by countless plugins.
This very website is running on WordPress and I’m struggling with the concept of not having the same editing system that I’ve been using for the last 10 years. I’ve even written a few custom metaboxes myself and I’m curious about how I’m going to translate them to this new fancy editor screen. Curious and worried.