I Was Gonna Do A Post…

But WordPress, Damn them to Hell, has completely changed their editing program, and besides being a confusing mess, it’s made it just about impossible to do anything more than type a single sentence, which this is, and so no post beside this one so have a nice weekend.

About Rick Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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17 Responses to I Was Gonna Do A Post…

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    How frustrating! I hope you get it sorted out soon. Nothing like technology to really mess a person up…

    • They want to use block editing, which is fine for journalism and layout work, but doesn’t work for a more word-processing product like mine. I’ve found their help pages to be of no help whatsoever.

  2. tracybham says:

    There must be a way to disable the block editing? But I am sure you have looked into that. What a pain.

  3. stevelewis62 says:

    So the new WordPress editing update has finally caught up with you, too. I went through the change to the new system several months ago, with no going back. The new block editor is worthless. I never did figure out how to do anything with it, and WordPress help is even more useless.

    What I do is to combine the visual editor with the code (HTML) editor. You can switch back and forth between them by clicking on the three vertical dots in the far upper right of the Add a New Post screen (this may depend on where you are starting from, however). The visual editor kind works the way the old editor used to, but for me I need the code editor to add images and videos. I hope this helps, maybe just a little. Let me know.

  4. Cap'n Bob Napier says:

    All is well here in Tacoma. You know Tacoma, just south of CHAZ.

  5. Patti Abbott says:

    Sometimes I long for the pre-computer days. But then I wouldn’t know any of you.

  6. I’ve been dealing with the hassle of the new WORDPRESS, too. What ever happened to the programming philosophy of “easy to use”? Users cannot be happy with this new format. Sorry you weren’t able to post for FFB.

  7. Jeff Meyerson says:

    What is the logic behind all these stupid changes? Presumably, there must be some.

  8. Dearbhla says:

    If you are happy installing plugins try Classic Editor -https://wordpress.org/plugins/classic-editor/

    I hate the new editor so much! makes everything so much more difficult. Classic is so much better

  9. Sorry, finally got around to answering your question on my blog about block editor and WordPress. I do prefer the old way, though I’m getting used to this.

  10. Bookstooge says:

    I don’t know if this will help you, but I did write a post on how to switch back to the classic editor. It’s only a stopgap measure, as I’ve read that the block editor will be the defacto for everyone sometime in ’21 or ’22.


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