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WordPress has opened its annual survey for the year 2023, according to WP Tavern.

WordPress has opened its 2023 annual survey on WP Tavern for users to provide feedback. The survey aims to gather valuable input from the community to improve the platform.

Roughly 3,400 persons responded to the survey in 2022, of which about 800 were contributors. This represents a decrease in submissions compared to previous years. The Likert scale, a rating system that quantitatively evaluates beliefs, attitudes, or behaviors, was first used in the survey conducted in 2022. Socioeconomic questions were generally eliminated, resulting in a reduction of the overall number of questions.

Contributor Dan Soschin, who is sponsored by Automattic, stated that the survey's question set and flow had been improved this year as well as previous. Additionally, a new platform with improved multilingual support, an updated UI, more tools for results analysis and visualization, and more is being piloted. In order to ensure that the survey satisfies the wide range of needs of the WordPress community, the new platform now features integrated accessibility and privacy controls.

It takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete the 2023 survey. It gathers data on a variety of topics, including your preferred WordPress editor, how and why you use WordPress, and some basic demographics. The community is given the opportunity to provide feedback on a number of issues, including the parts of WordPress that most irritate them, what needs more work, and whether or not the current roadmap adequately represents their wants and goals for the project's future.

firmly concur. There are many tickets that are ten years old, but Gutenberg remains the center of attention, even though Automattic diminished its necessity and the broader public did not. Additionally, block sites are harder for the typical person to customize. In contrast, modern JS-driven pages are far more complex. PHP templates were once simple enough for even non-programmers to comprehend and alter.

It almost seems comical to me that the purpose of FSE was to make site editing simpler, yet in practice, it is impossible for a client to change a website using FSE. From the smallest one-person company—which would be utterly overwhelmed by it—to the biggest companies I work with, which employ about 100 people. They are all unable to utilize or comprehend FSE. Not one of them desires to! Both kinds of clients are looking for a website that they can add material to and that complies with the design guidelines I've given.

I give FSE another go around every six months. I complete every stage of building my own bespoke blocks. In an attempt to display the appropriate options, I wrangle theme.json. I encounter endless obstacles. problems that have been unresolved for three years. I discover that I have invested five days in creating a partially functional shell.

Simply said, WordPress has not had a nice five years. I no longer advise clients to do it. It's too hard to justify.

On the whole, Gutenberg is a significant improvement and is not inherently evil. But it's difficult to develop for, as you say. I would also add that it has features that are detrimental to the operation of a CMS in addition to being superfluous.

Why doesn't anyone appear to be concerned about WordPress' appalling media handling? There is no easy way to replace media or reassign material from duplicate media, nor is there a clear way to determine whether and where media is being used. Some of the editors on my sites simply reload media with each post without checking to see whether it already exists, which causes their sites to become overflowing with useless content. I've expressed the same frustration about this to a few colleagues.

I wish the study had asked more about the proportion of respondents that use Classic Editor instead of Gutenberg and the reasons behind their non-usage of Gutenberg. Pushing through with the sunsetting of Classic Editor (and Classic Widgets) without obtaining thorough input about who uses it and why seems to put a lot at risk in my opinion. What were the intended answers to be obtained from this survey? mainly because I didn't think I could adequately convey my wants and myself in it.

Well, I can no longer honestly advise my clients to use WordPress. Because of a comment I made on a WordPress Facebook page that was critical of Gutenberg's development, I was banned. I apologize, but that is not how a seasoned WordPress user should respond to criticism. My personal account has been blocked for almost two months at this point.

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