NO reason to delay – SWITCH to ClassicPress TODAY! I’ve been doing websites and customer assistance for computers for over 30 years now… and I can tell you (without qualification) that ClassicPress is THE cat’s meow!
In late-spring and early summer of 2018, Wordpress announced their plans to deploy something they call the “Gutenberg” editor into the very core of their software… I spent a couple of weeks fiddling ’round with their packages, and found that Gutenberg is a totally unsuitable environment for an editor… slow, kludgy and rampant with errors. I joined into their forum discussions early on, and joined a whole chorus of voices asking that the developers CAN the product… of course, I loaded up social media with posts asking folks to test the product out and request that the developers postpone Gutenberg until it was “ready”… what I got back from the forum moderators was an attitude that can only be described as “arrogant”… that, more than anything else, totally turned me off of their product.
Many of us began searching for alternatives to Wordpress 5.0, but didn’t find anything really suitable until the ClassicPress fork was announced… as soon as the ALPHA version of that software was available, I downloaded it and ran it on a test site, and it worked seamlessly… it retains the original TinyMCE editor, and since it started at WP 4.9.8 version, nearly all of the plugins that I had already in place worked like a charm. When they released their BETA version, I took a chance and deployed the original BETA on my Improvijazzation Nation website… it’s been running flawlessly ever since!
Most customer support types will advise against running BETA-type packages on any site – but once ClassicPress released their BETA-2 software, I migrated ALL seven of my websites… what an absolute relief… Wordpress is destined to total failure, and may soon go the way of every package that refuses to listen to their user base… in contrast, ClassicPress is totally community-based, and even has a PETITION board where you can make suggestions for change that will be reviewed/approved by the community.
What I can tell you – RIGHT NOW – is that ClassicPress is what you NEED, if you don’t want to put up with “Matt’s Folly”, as WP 5.0/Gutenberg are rapidly coming to be known! GO ClassicPress!