Full disclosure, I actually avoided the new editor for ages when they were first introducing it on WordPress.
It is very versatile and a lot less “clunky” than the old editor. That is just my opinion and I’ve only been using the new one just today but so far so good.
This post was written over a couple of days as I was uploading content to the blog and I have now become a lot more familiar with the interface of the new editor.
I did think at first that there were some options missing from the older version but I’ve since discovered that is not the case. In fact, if you type the character “/” into a new block space, you will see just how much more you can add to your posts now! It’s really quite amazing.
For instance you can type / and then the drop-down list of options will appear and you can do all sorts of things like include GIFs directly from the Giphy website (a favourite of mine!)
One thing I did notice however, is that you cannot use Grammarly with the new editor. At least not that I can see. Whenever I try to edit now, the Grammarly icon at the bottom of the page has disappeared. If you know how to get Grammarly working with the new block editor, please let me know!
And also, let me know how you are finding the new editor overall yourself? Are you having any issues with it that you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments as I’d love to chin-wag about it with you 😁