While I am an IT dummy, as a writer I’ve been using Gutenberg more or less successfully during the past 12 months on my website www.adrianchambersmotorsports.com.au. My Email Subscribers system sends out one or two weekly posts to my followers.
My usual process is to draft my article in Word, then copy and paste it to WordPress for final edit and publishing.
Last week, for some unknown reason, I encountered an error message which would not allow me to paste my article. I had to change to the Classic editor to complete my task.
Why is that and what can I do about it? I do not wish to revert to Classic.
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Thank you, Adrian
I now understand my issue has something to do with an “empty reusable block” and that Gutenberg is addressing it in an upcoming update. I’m now trying to figure out what that is, although I’m told it’s now been deleted from my site and I’m advised I can use Gutenberg again. I’ll try it and let you know.
GitHub” “This is something that will be fixed in an upcoming version of the Gutenberg plugin.
It’s a bad bug that’s triggered by having an empty reusable block on your site. As a temporary workaround you can remove the empty reusable block from your site, or add something to it.”
I can now use Gutenberg without any problems!
So happy to learn that you found this workaround, and shared it here for anyone else who may encounter this same issue!
Thank you, Shawn. Trust all’s well with you and yours. Cheers
Hi Adrian, I’m a writer new to WordPress. How do you copy and past your word docs onto your site pages using Gutenberg? I’ve been looking all over but can’t seem to find the answer. Perhaps I am not using the correct wording…can you help? Thank you
Kate Maas (katemaascopy.com – under construction) …
Since WordPress version 5.0, we’ve been able to simply copy content from Word and then paste it into a page or post.
Gutenberg will automatically convert your pasted text from Microsoft Word (or a Google Doc, Apple Pages, Evernote, etc.) into HTML, which should render pretty closely to your original content.
Keep in mind that fonts and colors may change, because your WordPress theme determines the fonts, colors, and styles for your website. For this reason, many writers these days prefer to simply write their content directly in WordPress, rather than writing in an external application, and then having to paste it into WordPress. Probably worth a trial run.
Hope this helps!