[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #45952: New Block based layout on WP 5.0+ SUPER SLOW

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Sat Jan 12 01:38:59 UTC 2019

#45952: New Block based layout on WP 5.0+ SUPER SLOW
 Reporter:  bulewold     |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  General      |    Version:  5.0.3
 Severity:  normal       |   Keywords:
  Focuses:               |
 Hi there, there has been a lot of discussion about this on different FB
 groups... I feel like this is one WP core update that was NOT necessary.
 I feel like there's limitation on what WP core can provide even with block
 based layout designer compare to more comprehensive themes... and WP
 trying to provide that makes it only half as useful I believe.. and makes
 it more like WIX... where things are more confusing and more clicks needed
 to do a simple job.  Worst part?  All WP CORE update made the website
 FASTER... until WP 5.0... Guttenburg made site slower.. especially if
 you're working on any page or post because of the layout blocks.

 I believe there are two main groups of WP users.  Developers and
 Customers.  Developers do not want block based since it doesn't go far
 enough and we have to use different theme that supports more advanced
 block/layout anyway... and it just slow things down.

 Customers told me that they miss simple format of being able to edit text
 on blog & pages..  Typically they don't even want to touch anything with
 block and layout to not make mistake... and just want to go in and do
 quick update and be done with it.

 So new update is catering only to small segment of people who are in
 process of learning.. who will eventually agree with developer and stop
 using block based layout on core and move on to different theme...

 This is at least my thought & opinion.  thanks for your time.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/45952>
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