How To

MyCurator and Gutenberg Editor

MyCurator 3.3 and WordPress 5.0

This new version of MyCurator supports the new Gutenberg editor in WordPress 5.0.  There are now 3 different ways that you can edit your curated posts! We will outline each below and how MyCurator will work with them.

Gutenberg Editor and Blocks

The new Gutenberg editor works with Blocks.  In the MyCurator Options menu item, Basic tab, you will find a new option to “Create Gutenberg Blocks into Curated Posts?”.  Checking this option will have MyCurator create Gutenberg blocks for the title, excerpt, attribution link and any embedded images whenever you [Make Live], [Quick] or auto-post.  You can then edit these blocks.

Unfortunately, there is a bug in the Gutenberg editor such that when you use MyCurator Click-Copy (clicking on yellow highlighted paragraphs) the text is inserted but not actually saved.  You need to press the spacebar or key in some text after the click copy to get Gutenberg to recognize the text.

Gutenberg Editor Classic Block

If you do not check the Save Gutenberg blocks option, when you [Make Live], use [Quick] or auto-post, the post created by MyCurator will be a Classic Block.  Unfortunately, again there is a bug in WP 5.0 where the Click-Copy feature won’t insert the text at the cursor – it goes to the top of the block. To get around this for now, you can turn off Click-Copy (checkbox in upper right of saved page) and just copy and paste into the Classic Block.

Go Back to Classic Editor

If you don’t want to use the new editor, you can install the Classic Editor plugin and WordPress will operate like it always did.  MyCurator will automatically check if the classic editor plugin is activated and if so will automatically use it when you [Make Live] from a training post.