I’m using the new Gutenberg editor for WordPress happily and successfully. I have a couple of issues, however. I was told to submit them on Github, but I have no idea how or where to do that, so I’m just leaving it here. I hope someone is listening.
Copying and Pasting
My first issue is with copying and pasting sections of text that have custom HTML tags added. I often use <cite> tags or <i> tags with language attributes. When I want to repeat the words later down the page, I can copy and paste from the visual editor. But the added HTML doesn’t come with it. I have to switch back to the Edit as HTML view again, copy that, and then insert below in Edit as HTML view.
Copied material used to bring any formatting with it and I really miss that.
Inserting the Cursor
No matter where you think you have placed the cursor in a block of text, it goes to the beginning of the block unless you double click to insert the cursor. If you forget to double click and start typing, the new material goes in an unexpected place at the beginning of the block. The cursor should go where you want it with one click.
When reloading a page preview after editing it and saving the draft, it reloads all the way back up to the top. Then you have to scroll down, find your place, and check to see if your editing worked the way you wanted.
When you reload a web page, it normally goes back to the spot where you were reading. I would like the previews of blog posts to do the same in WordPress. They used to and it saved a lot of time.