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Gutenberg WordPress, The new WordPress Block Editor. Pros and cons.

What is Gutenberg WordPress? 

Gutenberg WordPress, The new WordPress Block Editor. Pros and cons.
If you have a WordPress website, you’ve undoubtedly heard about Gutenberg WordPress’s new editor, presently available as a plugin and is expected to be the default in WordPress 5.0.

With all this talk about Gutenberg WordPress, we sat down with two of our WordPress pros to get their thoughts and tips to share with you.

  • Don’t immediately update to WordPress 5.0 whenever it is launched, as WordPress Gutenberg project which is still TBD. New releases are always a bit buggy, and this release will be no exception and possibly even worse. WordPress 5.0 is a “wait and see” release.
  • With the release of version 5.0 – the Classic Editor plugin will be bundled for anyone UPDATING to 5.0. Do not install the classic editor plugin now – wait until you do update to 5.0 and then activate the Classic Editor plugin that is included. This plugin is going through an overhaul and will be different from what is currently found in the plugin repository.
  • In the current (4.9.x) version of WordPress, Gutenberg is a plugin, and the ‘classic’ editor is the standard editor. In 5.x, that will be reversed. This means that people won’t ‘have’ to start editing in Gutenberg, even if they do upgrade to version 5 (although they may have to download another plugin).
  • Gutenberg still has several bugs, or more accurately, interface issues to work out. I wouldn’t be surprised if the editor gets delayed, although their bug tracker still is indicating November 27th as the release date. They are claiming that they will have a new minor release every two weeks for the foreseeable future after that release. Early adopting may not be the best for many clients.
  • From a developer’s point of view, Gutenberg will be great!… eventually. They won’t need to teach the end user about short-codes. Instead, they’ll be using ‘dynamic blocks’ to achieve the same thing.
  • Gutenberg WordPress treats pages as a design with text as part of that design, not as a text blog with design as part of the text. This pushes people to become defacto designers, not just defacto writers.
  • A big plus to Gutenberg that I see initially is that you can reuse blocks. The downside will be that you can create a large number of these reusable blocks, cluttering the interface (or block panel).
  • Another big plus (and a huge negative at the same time) is that you can customize each block independently. This is going to lead to great looking pages from people who can design, but also to awful looking pages from those who cannot design but are willing to mess with the design.
  • The downside to both of the above ‘pluses’ means possible severe database pollution, so site optimizations and caching will become more important, as well as frequent backups.

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For existing sites (our pros add) users are going to be frustrated on three fronts for a short period.

Gutenberg WordPress, The new WordPress Block Editor. Pros and cons

  • The first is that it is going to be annoying to edit existing posts and pages. Users will not have the ‘blocks’ that Gutenberg brags about. Gutenberg is going to treat existing (legacy) content as one giant ‘classic’ block. The concept looks good on paper and sounds good to programmers, but it’s not going to be pleasant for people who start to use the block concept of Gutenberg. They’ll want to break that large, monolithic block into smaller ‘real’ blocks. This will lead to inconsistencies within a page or post, and people will probably start rewriting many of those pages completely. Posts won’t be quite as bad, because they typically don’t get edited (unless they are customized posts created by other plugins).
  • The second frustration is going to be the typical ‘how do I start, and where are everything’ problems. In Gutenberg, you start typing to let the editor know you want a text block. At that point, the familiar TinyMCE editor like features show up (paragraphs, bullets, etc.), and not before. Also, when you copy and paste, Gutenberg treats each paragraph as a block, which messes with the way things are copied and pasted. Something simple is now more complex (although some things that are complex now will be simplified).
  • The third frustration will be WordPress plugins. Many plugins are barely maintained, or no longer maintained. If they have page or post editor components, they may not get updated to support Gutenberg. Also, there will be a slew of new plugins to add specific functions to Gutenberg. It’ll be the wild west of plugins for some time until the cream rises to the top.

Wrapping Up.

The big tip our pros wanted to pass along – Back up your site before any upgrade. But most importantly, you can’t afford any downtime for your website, if you are unsure at all about what this upgrade will do to your site, and don’t feel you have the tech skills (or time) to fix anything that breaks in the process, please reach out to a professional before making the switch.

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Unleash the Power of WordPress website with 10 Plugins 2019

Unleash the Power of WordPress website with 10 WordPress Plugins 2019


Unleash the Power of WordPress website with 10 Plugins.

WordPress… WordPress… WordPress, How many times you heard this word. If you are a web developer or a blogger then you definitely come across WordPress. Simply, WordPress is a Content Management System built on PHP and MySQL makes you built a website without any coding skills or any technical knowledge. With WordPress, you can build a Blog, Business website, online community, eCommerce or any website with 0 knowledge on coding skills.

There are thousands of free and paid WordPress themes available in the market to get started with. WordPress is search engine friendly, Mobile friendly, Highly secured and less vulnerable to hacking. Many developers are attracted to WordPress because of its simplicity.

You can create a theme from scratch according to your needs or choose with plenty of themes from Themeforest or from WordPress theme library. To design a WordPress theme, you need to have strong knowledge on HTML, CSS with PHP and MySQL or you can hire a WordPress theme developer. If you are going to learn WordPress development, there are millions of developers who started their career into WordPress.

20% of the internet is powered by WordPress, Its like millions of WordPress sites on the Internet right now and I can say my website is proudly powered by WordPress.

WordPress Plugins:

A WordPress plugin is a piece of code that adds extra functionality to your WordPress site. You can upload a Plugin to WordPress using backend admin dashboard or you can also use file manager or FTP. You can make a WordPress plugin according to your need or there are over 50k plugins that you can choose from.

There are many free and paid plugins available on the internet. You can directly search for all free WordPress from your WordPress admin dashboard or If you download Plugins from 3rd parties websites, you need to upload it using plugin section from admin dashboard or FTP. There are thousands of WordPress premium plugins available in CodeCanyon to choose with.

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Top 10 WordPress plugins to take your website to the next level:

Top 10 WordPress plugins to take your website to the next level

There are thousands of WordPress Plugins to choose with but in this article, you are going to know the must-have WordPress Plugins to make your site highly secure, search engine friendly, Mobile friendly and Speed. The ultimate aim of the WordPress website is to make incredible fast, secured, SEO optimized and user-friendly.

Yoast SEO


Yoast SEO is all time favorite for Blogs, eCommerce websites. SEO is very important for any online business, without SEO the online store can not generate any leads or sales. Yoast SEO covers all aspects and the main part of this plugin is Free.

They also provide premium version, available on their official website which includes Premium support, Multiple keywords, WooCommerce. If you want to take full advantage of Yoast then you would go to premium to get full features of the plugin.

Yoast helps you to optimize your website for Search Engine Friendly by adding Meta tags, Social Media Open graph tags. All you can add these simply through the WordPress dashboard without coding skills.


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Every website needs a contact form which makes easier for visitors who need to contact you without revealing your Email online. With the help of WPForms, you can build a responsive contact form or a payment gateway with no time.

With WPForms, you can build forms with drag and drop either is a Contact form, payment gateway and the best thing is it provides protection from Spam emails. So, you don’t need to worry about incoming emails.

WPForms comes with Free and Paid versions. If you want to unlock all the options in WPForms, then I’d suggest you to go to the premium version. Millions are using WPForms for Contact forms, To receive payments, etc…

WP Rocket:

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WP Rocket takes your WordPress website to the next level in terms of Speed. WP Rocket is the best caching plugin in the WordPress plugins library after W3 Total Cache and Super Cache.

WP Rocket not only helps to increase the speed of your website but also helps in SEO. Caching the WordPress site is so important in terms of speed and SEO.

WP Rocket provides Page cache, HTML, CSS, and Javascript compression cache pre-loading. By default, all these options are turned on automatically and there are many options to choose with. It provides G-Zip compression, Minification, CND, etc…

WP Rocket comes with CloudFlare integration so you can easily integrate with Cloudflare, Lazyloading, Database optimization DNS Prefetching, and many more. right now WP Rocket only provides premium plugin but it worth buying it. If you are new and want basic caching plugins then W3 Total Cache is the best alternative.

Pretty Links:

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Pretty links is an awesome WordPress plugin allows you to shorten your WP links for easily memorable. With the help of Pretty links, you can manage Affiliate links, etc…

Pretty links plugin is best suitable for Affiliation blogs, eCommerce websites. You can create a dofollow or nofollow links with the plugin. You can track the links in Pretty links dashboard. The free and paid version of Pretty links are available on their official website.


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Wordfence is the top rated WordPress security plugin which includes WordPress Firewall and Malware scanning. WordFence blocks unidentified malicious traffic to the website. You can protect your website from brute force attacks, SQL Injection, and many other popular WordPress attacks.

With WordFence you can add Two Factor Authentication which increases your site security. It comes with tools such as Live Traffic analysis, IP Block, Whois Info, Import Export option.

WP Smush:

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WP Smush is a WordPress plugin compresses all your WordPress Images in a single click. WP Smush also compresses every new image that uploaded into the website.

A single image represents 1000 words, So images are very important for your site to represent anything. But, do you worry about site loading speed? Yeah, With the help WP Smush, you can compress images without losing the quality of the image.

Wp Smush provides bulk image compressing so you can compress all the images in a single click. It compresses any type of image including JPEG, JPG, PNG, etc… WP Smush makes your site load faster than usual.


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MonsterInsights allows you to integrate WordPress website to your Google Analytics account with just a few clicks. MonsterInsights is the top rated and most downloaded WordPress Plugin in WordPress Plugin library. Just install MonsterInsights plugin from your admin dashboard and follow the instructions given by the plugin.

The main part of this plugin is it shows all reports, site statistics, bounce rate, etc… in your WordPress dashboard without going to your Google Analytics Account. MonsterInsights comes with free and premium versions. Premium version provides add-ons such as Adsense tracking, affiliate link tracking, etc…


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Website backup is an important step that every blogger or a web developer perform. If your website got hacked backups help you to restore website easily without any extra configuration.

Updraftplus makes your website backups and restores very easy. This plugin allows you to backup your entire WordPress website including MySQL database. The created backup can be uploaded to remote servers or you can save the zip file in your computer.

The backup can be restored to your new WordPress website using the same plugin without any extra configuration to your site. The restored website looks as same as your old website including themes, plugins, blog posts, etc… This plugin also helps you to migrate your WordPress website from one server to the new server.


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Thinking to build an eCommerce website using WordPress? WooCommerce helps you to make an eCommerce website without coding skills. If you want to take the full advantage of WordPress to build an eCommerce site? Then WooCommerce is the best option to get started with.

The best thing in this plugin is its open source. You can launch an online store with just a few simple steps. There are thousands of themes which built separately for WooCommerce and there are millions of developers for who can redesign your thoughts to WordPress WooCommerce theme.

WooCommerce supports payment gateway to collect the amount from your costumers.



WP Mail SMTP is Plugin allows you to add custom mail function to your WordPress website. If your website not sending E-mails then WP Mail SMTP is the perfect solution to fix your email delivery.

You can add different SMTP such as Gmail, Mailgun and other SMTP. With WP Mail SMTP you can prevent your website emails going to the spam folder.


There are plenty of WordPress plugins available to choose with but in this article, I’ve listed the must-have WordPress Plugins for every WordPress Blog or a Website. All these plugins are hand-picked and they were tested by me. There are many other WordPress plugins that also must try. If you know any WordPress Plugin that needs to use on every WordPress Website, then comment below. Thanks for reading and share the post with your friends and colleagues.