The new Gutenberg editor brings many interesting changes to WordPress. It takes away some features and adds some new improvements.
In the case of PublishPress, Gutenberg did take away custom statuses (we hope to have a fix for that very soon). But, it also offered ways to make PublishPress better.
If you haven't used it before, the Content Checklist allows you to specify that WordPress content meets certain requirements before it's published:
The Content Checklist requirements will appear in the right sidebar when you're writing content. This image shows how the Content Checklist requirements appear in Gutenberg:
The big improvements happen when you are ready to publish. With the previous “Classic Editor”, we had to show the Content Checklist in a pop-up box. As you can see in this image below, a pop-up wasn't a natural part of the WordPress experience:
Fortunately, things are better with Gutenberg. This new Gutenberg editor has a sidebar panel that allows you to double-check all the details before your post goes live. The checklist now appears in this panel:
We think this is a real improvement. Thanks to Gutenberg, the Content Checklist fits much more naturally into the WordPress workflow.
If you want to make sure all the content on your site meets certain requirements, then give the Content Checklist a try!
PublishPress is now fully compatible with Gutenberg. Hopefully we'll find more of these new features to take advantage of.