I’m really interested to know what the Roots community makes of Gutenberg now that things have had time to settle down a bit.
I saw this article on CSS tricks the other day and I get the feeling that a lot of people are coming around to the idea of gutenberg. I know that @benword is a convert and I have tried to get on board myself.
The problem for me is the lack of a sensible database architecture, which makes it really hard to use WordPress as a headless CMS for something like Gatsby JS. It is possible to just output the html on the frontend, but it would be so much better if we could easily provide our own React components for the blocks used in Gutenberg. There are valiant efforts to try to do this like here demo. I’m worried however that these solutions are just too fragile to rely on for client work.
I’m really attracted by the speed and security of JAMstack sites, but I also have a large investment in WordPress. Besides, clients love it and I don’t know of any other self hosted CMS that comes close in terms of flexibility.
I have toyed with the idea of using ClassicPress but I worry about future compatibility of plug-ins.
I’m now facing a stark choice for my business: forget the JamStack and go back to being a WordPress specialist, or ditch WordPress and embrace something like sanity.io and carry on with Gatsby for the frontend. Anyone else out there with a similar dilemma?