I’m not a big fan of the nested approach either. It gives you more flexibility but it’s cumbersome and you pretty much need to be a front developer to make it work. Which, let’s be honest, most client-users are going to balk at that. Personally I like to abstract that stuff as much as possible so there is no way they can screw it up. So with that said you could create the same format as you show with WP in Bloqs with a little creativity and thought.
I think WordPress “builders” i.e. Avada builder, visual composer, elementor, divi, are all solving a problem within WordPress and giving clients a different perspective on what a CMS could be.
I was also comparing the Bloqs/Flex approaches to ones on other systems like Craft. And noticing how polished they are by comparison - for example EE fields are still stacked rows, they lost the ability to put them in columns, etc. Or tabs within the repeating blocks to organise better.
As I say, EE for me was a huge step into what I call a CMF Content Management Framework… It evolved and got stuck… It is starting to evolve again, which is great - I just want to explain my opinions of its editing experience needing to catch up a bit.
Neil, some of what you have mentioned we’re aware of as well.
We have field groups in fluid coming down the pipe, as well as the ability to put fields side by side.
Forums we also have improvements in process on as a whole currently.
I agree, this has always been an area that has been neglected to a large degree in EE because of its dev centric focus. Much like you, I’ve been away for awhile (3.x) and just starting to get back in to ee development for some personal projects I’m toying with. I probably would have moved on to other CMS pastures but I like the direction this current team is taking it and thought I’d give it another go (partially because I really didn’t want to learn a new system).
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