In the State of the Word 2016, Matt Mullenweg said that one of three main focuses of WordPress in the next year will be the editor, which will be block-based and unify widgets, interface for shortcodes. The result is the new the Gutenberg editor, which was first introduced to the public at WordCamp Europe 2017. However, it raises many concerns with the existing meta box API. In this post, we’ll take a deep look at those problems and the future of the Meta Box plugin (and similar plugins/frameworks).
- Gutenberg and the future of Meta Box
- How to Disable Gutenberg and Use the WordPress Classic Editor
- Meta Box is now compatible with Gutenberg
- An Update on WordPress 5.0, Gutenberg and Meta Box
- How to disable Gutenberg without using plugins
Gutenberg is the name of the project to create a new editor experience for WordPress. The goal is to create a new post and page editing experience that makes it easy for anyone to create rich post layouts. It’s planned to be merged into WordPress core in the version 5.0. Gutenberg will changes the way you create content a lot. You’ll be able to add complex elements to the post content via blocks. They can be images with overlay text or a list of items with thumbnails.
It’s almost a year since Gutenberg was born. There was a lot of concerns about this editor, especially the compatibility with meta boxes. We have an in-depth article on this topic half a year ago. Since then, Gutenberg has significant changes and in this article, we want to update the compatibility between Meta Box and Gutenberg so that users are safe using Meta Box in the future.
As you might know, WordPress 5.0 with new block editor – Gutenberg – will be released tomorrow. It’s just one day before WordCamp US, where Matt will announce the “State of the Word” 2018. It’s also just a few days before the Christmas holiday. So, we do not recommend you to upgrade your production sites at this time. In this post, let’s see the current state of Gutenberg and its compatibility with Meta Box.
WordPress 5.0 has just been released, however, not everyone loves the new block editor – Gutenberg. This article will guide you how to simply disable Gutenberg with just one line of code, no plugins needed.