I Don’t Write in WordPress

I use Bear and iA Writer now. Sometimes, when online research and deep focus are needed, I’ll use Airstory. And other times I’ll use Notes or Pages.

But it’s never WordPress.*

WP-CLI is where I go to change settings, install themes and plugins, bulk delete comments, update my core installation, and convert normal sites into Network installations.

There are only two reasons why I habitually go into the Dashboard: 1. to see how much more has been crammed into the Customizer or 2. to browse new plugins and themes.

I can’t remember the last time I intentionally logged into my site with the express intention of writing.


Because the writing experience is so much better elsewhere and I shouldn’t ever need an internet connection to create incredible content.

Gutenberg is not if, but when, and I imagine I’ll use it to design, not write. It may very well end up being the most important design tool that WordPress has ever created.

It’s beautiful.

But as far as actual writing goes my Do Not Disturb mode and single focus writing apps aren’t going anywhere. They make me feel in complete control of my voice, which is the liberation factor WordPress doesn’t offer.

*The WordPress mobile app crashed on me when attempting to publish this post the first time.

Author: Philip Arthur Moore

CEO at We Cobble. We build digital products for people.™

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