The WordPress Block editor, also known as Gutenberg, has some reported issues since its release.
However, it’s important to note that many of these issues have been addressed by updates and improvements.
In this post, we would like to discuss the most common problems that our team has encountered when working with the Block Editor in WordPress, and potential solutions for these issues.
Default WordPress editor
Since WordPress 5.0, the block editor is included in WordPress core. It’s the default editor for all WordPress sites.
The Block Editor, known also as Gutenberg, fundamentally changes the way content is created and edited in WordPress.
Instead of working with a single, monolithic text area, content is now created using a series of individual blocks, each with its own set of options and controls.
Block Editor problems
The Block Editor has significantly changed the way WordPress themes are built, especially with Site Editor tool.
That is why we started creating block-based versions of our Themes Harbor collection themes
However, during the development of these themes, we have encountered some temporary issues with the Block Editor in the WordPress core. I say “temporary” because these issues will be resolved in the next major WordPress release.
Patterns shown partially
We utilize patterns to construct pre-made layouts for pages. This speeds up the process of creating WordPress pages and sections. Additionally, it allows for customization based on specific needs.
However, there is a known issue in WordPress 6.0 that prevents displaying patterns within pattern.
For example, when adding a pattern for a Contact page layout that consists of four sections, each represented by a pattern, the editor will not display the child patterns within the main pattern.
This issue can be resolved by clicking “Update” or “Publish” and then refreshing the page.
Another solution would be installing Gutenberg plugin.
The WordPress team introduced the Gutenberg plugin as a way to test and gather feedback on the new block editor before including it as a core feature in WordPress.
This allows users to try out the new feature before it’s widely adopted. Also, it gives developers a chance to fix bugs or usability issues before official release.
Once stable, the Block Editor feature is included in the next major release of WordPress.