I have a large website with many pages. I use the Visual Editor to Create the Pages. I have been following a thread on another support website that suggests we not use the Gutenberg editor if we have used visual editor.
What happens to my pages that were created with Visual Editor when I want to edit them. Can I gave some pages with visual editor and others with Gutenberg?
Also is Woo Commerce compatible with Gutenberg?
Hey, Janet – great question! Gutenberg is completely replacing the Visual Editor starting in WordPress 5.0. By default, you will only be able to use that. Luckily, there is a visual editor block in Gutenberg that your content will automatically go into… but I strongly suggest testing your content on a copy of the site before upgrading to WordPress 5.0, just to make sure everything is working properly.
There is also a lesson in the Gutenberg course that covers a plugin called the “Classic Editor.” That’s a plugin that will turn off Gutenberg and turn on the Visual Editor.
WooCommerce will be compatible with Gutenberg when it’s officially rolled out!
Well I viewed the video and I saw Joe’s video that showed the pages will go into G without an issue. What is confusing is why people are suggesting not to use G if you created pages in visual editor. Best I can tell, it doesn’t matter.
Oops, Joe. I failed to see that you were the one that responded. I think your videos are great and I learned a lot. Questions still remain, however.
Janet – perhaps I’m misunderstanding. When you say “Visual Editor” do you mean the current editor in WordPress, or a page builder named “Visual Editor?”
Maybe it was the page builder. The post didn’t specify. I googled visual editor and got the current editor so I assumed it was what we typically use in WP. The blog post said don’t use G if you are using Page Builder or Visual Editor.
Ah that make sense! Yes – most page builders will automatically bypass Gutenberg (or the editor) anyway. In either case I’d strongly recommend reaching out to the developer of the page builder and asking them specifically what their plans for Gutenberg are.
My take is that I need not worry since I use the WP editor (which it calls a visual editor) but not some specific program.