Since the release of WordPress 4.9.8, that included the “Try Gutenberg” notice, many new reviews came in and the vast majority of them are overwhelmingly negative.


Considering that :


  1. Angry users are more prone to write a negative review, than happy users to write a positive one.
  2. Many people don’t like to write reviews (negative or positive).
  3. Many people simply don’t like to expose themselves.

We thought that launching an anonymous poll could give a wider view of how the community is feeling about Gutenberg right now.


Coming Soon


We have measures in place to avoid multiple vote per user, but none is infallible.

To keep this pool as revealing as possible, please don’t abuse it trying to cast multiple votes.

If you want to add something other than your vote instead, feel free to do so in the comments down below.





  1. Ray Gulick August 6, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    I think WP has abandoned its CMS developer users. Not a surprise, as they’ve been giving us hints for at least 5 years.

    I’m seriously hoping for someone to fork WordPress 4.9 (heck of a business opportunity for the right group of people). I would be willing to pay a reasonable licensing fee to use a non-Gutenberg fork.

    In the meantime, I’ll be reverting to classic editor on all 60 commercial sites we manage.

  2. kenny August 6, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    Havent tried it

  3. Shane August 6, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Firstly, I think it is brilliant to have a native Page Builder and not have to rely on 3rd Party plugins.
    That said, it is too early in the development phase to make a permanent judgement.

    Gutenberg is lacking a lot of, what I now consider, Basic Features, although I assume these will be addressed and added in later releases and hopefully fully implemented by WP 5.0

    Don’t like that I cannot choose the editor from the edit screen.
    With Divi, Beaver Builder and Site Origin etc. we have the option within the edit page to use either classic editor or Page Builder. With Gutenberg we don’t. To switch to classic editor you have to go back to the pages listing and choose classic editor from there. A bit of a pain.
    It would be nice if WP developers would addres this.

  4. Jim Ryan August 7, 2018 at 12:11 am

    Wow — I can’t vote because you forgot one crucial potential response as follows:

    O I have not yet reviewed Gutenberg yet so please provide me another opportunity to vote.

    1. stiofan August 21, 2018 at 10:32 pm

      Come back after you test it… 🙂

  5. Rob Dial August 7, 2018 at 1:25 am

    Change is never easy, but evolution is not possible without accepting change.

  6. Terry Chadban August 7, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    If you or I tried to upload a plugin as buggy as the current version of Guttenberg it wouldn’t be approved by the WordPress Repository but I guess it helps if you own the toy box!

    I think Guttenberg has a very big future but it isn’t even at beta-testing standard yet so we will continue to ignore it for clients’ websites for the time being.

  7. Henk Jan Buchel August 8, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    It’s not perfect (yet) but it’s progress.
    I am tired of all those different page builders and figuring out which one is the best to use or keeping up my subscriptions to them! So let’s develop Gutenburg so that we have a good standard that works will all themes.

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