Wednesday Reads: Damn You WordPress

Well, WordPress is no longer supporting the “classic” editor… and now we are forced into using this damn block editing. I hate it! So if the post is off center…blame WordPress.

This is taking forever…so I have to put the rest of the cartoons in a gallery.

I don’t have any clue to how that will look…

And from the Mike Luckovich blog at:

Luckovich is always spot on…

Not sure if this will embed the tweets…

This fucker:

I think this move by Duckworth is pushing it too far…

There needs to be more information about this incident:

I can’t find out how to delete blocks on this damn thing so I have to end it here. This is an open thread.

19 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Damn You WordPress”

  1. Xena says:

    If you want to use the classic editor, first put a title and a sentence in the block editor. Save as a draft. Go to the Admin side, Posts/All. Your draft should be the first post. Underneath the title it will say “edit” etc. You should see “classic editor” there. Click that. A box will appear asking if you want to continue with the classic editor.

    It takes a few extra steps, but is worth my time because I cringe with the thought of having to learn something new after blogging with the classic editor for over 8 years.

    • bostonboomer says:

      Thanks Xena

    • dakinikat says:

      That’s how I get around it too. I’ve sent her the link to that page in our blog. It’s where I enter the posts. Thanks!!

    • thewizardofroz says:

      There’s a simpler way to access the Classic Editor which doesn’t require doing anything at all with the Block Editor. It’s the method the WP person taught me to do it.

      Click Site Admin to access the Dashboard.
      On the left side, click Posts.
      On the drop down menu, click All Posts.
      At the top of the Posts page, click the arrow next to Add New.
      Click Classic Editor.

      Roz in NJ/NYC

      • Minkoff Minx says:

        It may work now…but not for long:

        As you can see from the update, WordPress has been warning about the classic editor being phased out…for a while now. It stinks.

        • thewizardofroz says:

          I started my blog in 2009. Through the years, WP has made changes to the editor to which I’ve been able to adapt, but none as overwhelming as this one. As I said in my reply to Xena below, for me, the proverbial fly in the ointment is the block editor not supporting the ability to put Flickr photos in posts. If I lose the means to do so, I will close down my blog.

          Roz in NY/NYC

      • Xena says:

        Thanks. I’ll try that. As it is now, when I go to the Admin side and click “Add New” the page changes to a default block editor for new posts.

        • thewizardofroz says:

          I encountered the block editor several months ago when they started testing it as the default. I tried using it. While I hated the whole block concept for text, I might have been able to learn to live with it until I tried inserting photos. All my photos are on Flickr. The classic editor supports the ability to put Flickr photos on a WP blogpost. However, when I attempted to do that with the block editor, I discovered to my horror that the block editor did not support that ability. At that time, it was still easy to switch back to classic. However, at some point, that was no longer possible, which is when I contacted them for help, and the person who responded gave me this method for accessing the classic.

          Roz in NJ/NYC

    • quixote says:

      Why, when it’s only somewhat broke, does wp need to fix it? Why? Why, why, why?

      (Among computer nerds this sort of thing is called “breaking user space,” and used to be a huge no-no. Seems like every major platform is doing it these days.)

      • Xena says:

        When I read-up on the Block editor, it is being promoted for business blogs. That tells the direction WP is taking. If we want to have the classic editor, (without the extra steps), we will have to subscribe to the Business Plan. That’s rather expensive when our blogs do not sell things to pay the costs to WP.

      • NW Luna says:

        Change for change’s sake only — never mind if it’s really needed. Not only programs but equipment, like cords with different plug-in ends, so you can’t use the old one anymore.

        Planned obsolescence.

  2. You’ll get used to the block editor. I hated it too at first. Now that I know how it works & how to work it, I find it quite easy to use. Hang in there.

  3. thewizardofroz says:

    I hated the new block editor, so I contacted WP to ask if there was a way to continue using the Classic editor. Indeed, there is. Email me via my blog, and I’ll tell you how to do it.

    Roz in NJ/NYC

  4. bostonboomer says:

    I have no clue how to use the block editor. I’ll try but there may not be a post tomorrow. Thanks for the heads up JJ.

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  6. NW Luna says:

    I appreciate all you do, JJ and BB and dakinikat, to work the website and post all the timely and interesting content.