Truthful Tuesday: April 6th, 2021

Frank’s question today is about WordPress.
You can find last week’s roundup of participants and his response here


The Question

How have you adapted to the complete removal of the classic editor from WordPress.com? Are you managing to get by with the block editor, or are you finding it difficult to want to blog now that your trusted tool is no longer available?

My response:

I tried the block editor and although finding it tiring and confusing at first, got by,. Things took a lot longer to produce and prepare as finding how to insert images or add tags and categories was unfamiliar and a nuisance.
However, another blogger found a solution by a lady called SueW who posted Navigating The Waves on March 22nd 2021 showing how to get back to the familiar Classic Editor. You can read it here

Obviously of the two, I prefer Classic and the familiarity, but as long as I still enjoy blogging, if this is lost (again) I will plod on with the block.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to Truthful Tuesday: April 6th, 2021

  1. ashleyomelia says:

    The new editor was a bit hard to navigate at first, but now I’m used to it!

  2. Hi Di…Like you I tried the block editor and not impressed with change since familiar worked best. I printed out the instructions from the site you listed. Frustration turned into time wasted and attributed to sudden disinterest. Each day something new on different branches of social media and it’s tiresome to sit in front of a PC or view on one’s cell phone (sometimes with a magnifier) what new is expected to continue what truly worked fine before and doubtful ne’er needed to be fixed anyway. I hope all is well for you as each day continues to turn into another. 🙂

    • Hi June,
      so sorry this didn’t work for you. I have to admit I had to have two stabs at it, but I got there in the end and am back on classic.
      I wondered where you were as I saw few posts from you so hope you are keeping OK. We’re ticking over. I’m losing track of the days and the hours run away from me in the mornings now, yet I don’t seem to be doing very much!!

      • Hi Di…Sorry ’bout the delay in reply. I have to learn lots more ’bout the dos and don’ts of the Editor. At my age I dislike change and this past year has been constant changes on a daily basis everywhere. 😦
        I’m still ticking also although this non-socialization pattern can get to a person.
        I hear you with losing track of days as there’s little left to look forward to as so much freedom has been removed from society plus additional tasks – must-to-dos.
        Thanks sweet friend for the nice message.
        As always tis nice to hear from my true virtual blogging friends. 🙂 🙂

      • Always here June. Thanks for joining in the 3TC today. Just read it.
        I don’t like change either, but sometimes it has to happen and we grin and bear it (and mumble under our breath!)
        Keep safe.

  3. pendantry says:

    The block editor sucks. It’s sluggish, klunky, quirky… and terribly buggy. It should never have been rolled out in this state. I’ve tried ‘reverting to the classic editor’: I appealed to the ‘Happiness Engineers’ (WordPress.com support) and, for a time, my site was switched back to the classic editor. But then one day, without warning, it switched back again. I’ve given up trying to fight the inevitable. I’ll struggle on with the ‘update’ (sic) in the hope that they’ll cure the flaws in it.

    • That happened to me too, but SueW put out Navigating the Waves and I’m back in classic.
      I put the link in my post if you’d like to try it. I had to ‘save’ my changes which isn’t mentioned (I commented accordingly in her post) but I sorted it on my own, which for someone like me who is not computer savvy is a first!

      • pendantry says:

        Thanks for pointing me to that resource. I hope it will help some folk. The problem here, as far as I’m concerned, is that I’m computer savvy enough to recognise that any measures to switch back to the system that WordPress clearly doesn’t want us to use in future are only going to work temporarily. Having already tried and failed more than one ‘workaround’ (and have spent time creating blog posts to try to help others — posts that are now out of date because Things Have Changed Again). I’ve decided to go with the flow and ride out the storm.

      • Good for you. I reckon I can get by when the inevitable happens, but for now, I am a happy bunny. Take care

  4. I have been using the block editor for some time. At first, I had problems but now I am used to it. I like how a rounded button works but I can still make a block. The reusable blocks were a big problem at first, I have how to remove them if I hit enter button instead of the shift button.

  5. murisopsis says:

    I’m still on the Classic but I’m making a note – as I’m sure eventually it will happen to me….

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