What You Need to Know About PublishPress and Gutenberg
WordPress 5 is now available.
Version 5 brings the new Gutenberg editor to WordPress. If you’re unfamiliar with the new editor, the official launch post is a good place to start.
The Gutenberg editor is really cool and it is the future of WordPress. But, Gutenberg is a big change from the old editor and it does remove some features that WordPress users have relied on.
Gutenberg and PublishPress
For PublishPress users, the big missing feature in Gutenberg was custom statuses.
Fortunately, with the release of PublishPress 1.19, a workaround is in place for custom statuses.
At the moment, the worst thing you will see in Gutenberg is a duplicated UI.
- There is the “Custom Statuses” box from PublishPress, plus the default “Pending Review” box.
- If you’re using the “Mutiple Authors” extension, then you’ll see the authors box for that extension, plus the default “Author” area.
We are working to improve both of those UI elements.