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WordPress version 5.0 will introduce a new block-style editor for posts and pages called Gutenberg. This editor is also offered as an option in the WordPress 4.9.8 update.

This article examines Gutenberg’s impact on the Cab Grid price calculator plugin for WordPress. We will update it as issues are discovered. Please contact us with any observations.

NOTE: This article assumes no additional theme or plugin modifications are active. If a site implements a theme or plugin that interacts with the WordPress editor, the experience may differ.

Initial overview

Having had a quick test of Gutenberg in WordPress version 4.9.8, existing Cab Grid functionality appears to be intact and working.

The WordPress admin edit screens will appear differently if the Gutenberg editor is switched on. However, the shortcode functionality is available and working.

The only other observation when using the Gutenberg editor is that the TinyMCE formatting editor (which provides text editing tools at the top of pages being edited) is no longer available (or at least not by default). The only impact this has is that the Cab Grid toolbar icon (which provides a means to quickly add the shortcode from the toolbar) is not available.

Edit the old way

As of WordPress v4.9.8, even with Gutenberg enabled, it is still possible to edit posts and pages using the old editor:

From the Posts or Pages admin page (where a list of pages/posts is provided), hover over a post/page row to reveal the sub-menu. Then click Classic Editor. This will bring up the old (pre-Wordpress 4.9.8) style editor which includes the old TinyMCE editor with the Cab Grid toolbar button.

 

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      Chilled mineral water

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