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.

  • Steve Burge

    Steve is the founder of PublishPress. He's been working with open source software for over 20 years. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. This profile is generated by the PublishPress Authors plugin.

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  1. Thanks for the update, Steve. Sounds like a good plan and looking forward to PublishPress and Gutenberg working even better together as Gutenberg hopefully restores those hookos.

  2. If editorial comments could be made inline, that would be the coolest thing ever. Something like google docs.

    Thanks for the update ☺️

    1. Thanks Anuj. This weekend, at WordCamp US, Matt Mullenweg said this Google-Docs style inline editing might become a core feature in WordPress. The current aim is for that to be Phase 3 of Gutenberg in 2020 (or later).

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