WordPress

I didn’t post last week because there wasn’t a lot to report. I’m working on a fabric piece, my seedlings, asparagus, and grapes are doing well, I have even been able to do a ‘little’ spring cleanup outside, plus I have a new MG project. 😎

This week WordPress wiped out my classic editor option that I’ve been using. I know, others have already transitioned to the new block editor, and I applaud you for your efforts.

I pay WordPress $48 a year for this blog and $48 a year for the MG blog site. For that, instead of simply being able to write away and include photos, I have to adhere to this ‘new’ edition that was clearly created for those who have other goals besides just belonging to the blogging community.

As I type, little messages, editing blocks, and + signs pop up below and above what I’m typing. Hmm, I wonder what the purpose of that is except to annoy me.

Also, what possessed them to make adding photos such a challenge. I had a fourth photo to include but couldn’t get it to look right, and after way too much time decided to just forget it. WordPress, however, won’t let me forget that photo because I can’t get rid of the extra space. Grr.

While I’m railing on the WordPress engineers, maybe they could also explain why suddenly on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday I don’t receive NoFacilities posts but on Saturday I do. Three days I week I have to remember to go look Dan up, but on Saturday the post appears in my email. Hmm.

After a year of annoying things and organizations repeatedly telling me to be patient, the timing of this block change along with these little things popping up on the page are really aggravating. I have some other words that would fit better, but I’m sticking with the ‘G’ rating.

Can I produce a post in this editor? Sure. Do I want the extra drama required to do so? Now, that’s this morning’s burning question.

Have a great week! May your weather be spring like, birds chirping, sewing machine needle sharp, and a great book close by. πŸ™‚

About Judy@NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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  1. I feel your pain! For those of us who want to post pieces and photos, get the job done, and move on to other projects, Block Editor is a big pain in the butt. However, I really, really like the WordPress community, so I’m sticking with it, and will be “Attacking the Block” later on this morning. Hope the process soon becomes easier for you.

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    • Oh, I can do it, but I don’t want to. πŸ™‚ It just took a very simple process to a much more complicated level with bells and whistles I have no interest in. If it was something I could easily do without, I’d chuck it in a NY minute. But, since I’d miss you guys, I’ll go with the flow but looking up every step is a waste of time. If you want to ‘schedule’ a post, look at publish ‘immediately.’ Yeah, it makes perfect sense. πŸ™‚

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    • Lavinia Ross says:

      Note to you and Judy, Laurie. You can still get at the classic editor (or at least I can), though you have to go through two hurdles to get at it, one on the Profile page and one on the Sites column at left. I am using the free version, so that may make a difference.

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      • Thanks, Lavinia! I have decided that the time has come to leave behind beloved classic editor and go with the block. πŸ˜‰

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      • Although I would LOVE to spend 2021 with the classic editor, I do not want to do this again. I’m going with the flow but will keep it very simple.

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      • That’s exactly what I am doing. If I didn’t have so many writing projects, I might be bolder and experiment. But as it is, there aren’t enough hours in the day for me to accomplish everything I want to do. And, as I age, I need more down time. In my younger days, I used to have night projects. Nowadays, my night project is watching series on some streaming service. πŸ˜‰

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  2. They haven’t ripped classic editor away from me yet but I’m sure it will be soon. I tried the block early on and spent hours trying to include photos and at the end deleted the whole thing and went in search of the classic. They are marketing to blogs that are commercial. More $$ for them too. However, they are leaving us social posters in the dust. I wrote a post about it several months ago and WP reached out to me sending me links to videos. I’m waiting to have time that I want to spend relearning something that works for me on the old version. Good luck to you. As another blogger said, I can’t find Admin anymore. Not sure what that’s about.

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    • I had classic editor right up until this past weekend, and poof it was gone. Yes, there is no admin. They are clearly marketing to the younger crowd who want the bells and whistles. After this past year, I feel just like you – ‘relearning something that works’ is just downright annoying.

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  3. Murphy's Law says:

    Awww Judy, why does everything have to be so hard? When I read posts like this I feel guilty because I don’t suffer any of these things. You’re in my Inbox, I click you on and sit back and enjoy another wonderful post from my friend. You guys do all the work, put up with all the aggravation and I get to leisurely read your words. Doesn’t seem fair! NO!!! I do NOT want to trade places with you. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    I’ll say your seeds are sprouting! You’re off and running. I can see you salivating from here. Lol! Birds are definitely back and chirping, trees are in bud, weeds are already flourishing! What more could I ask for?!

    Hope WordPress gets its act together pronto.
    Ginger

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    • I think I need to stay off the computer today. I replied to you, but it didn’t send so I’m doing it again. πŸ™‚ Seedlings are growing, and we’ve been laughing that we may have grapes here in the house. WordPress won’t be changing so I know I have to adapt. I guess I needed one more rant when I was forced to actually use blockhead.

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  4. I hope you’re able to figure out how to use the Block Editor without all the aggravation. After I watched some tutorials on how it works and how to do what I want I felt better about using it. So far, so good. I’m knocking on wood now!

    We have a dry cold front moving in today with some impressive gusty winds so, it’s sorta Spring-like. Yesterday was a wonderful Spring day with our high being 66 degrees. He-Man and I got in a long walk along the river. I’m glad we did b/c today we may be indoors. πŸ˜€

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    • I certainly need to watch how to insert photos because I spent over 30 minutes trying to include four photos. Three lined up at the top and the fourth one was gigantic. I kept trying different things, and finally just said enough. πŸ™‚ Yes, good you got your walk in. It is so gusty here today we’ve lost a fence panel, a potting table that weighs well over 100 pounds is flat on its back, and it’s suppose to howl all day long. We are enjoying the sunshine but not the wind.

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      • We’ve had to weigh down our large grill b/c the strong winds we get through here blew it over 3 times! Now both my wrought iron umbrella stands are holding it down along with some bricks, and rope to keep the cover on it from acting like a sail. Who knew?
        What a bummer about the fence panel!

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  5. I’m frustrated by the whole thing, especially trying to deal with photographs. In addition to all this, WordPress is no longer upgrading my theme, so I have tons of glitches involved with that as well, and their Happiness Engineers are not making me happy at all.

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  6. Hi Judy, like most changes, it will get better. I still struggle with the photo blocks when I try to do something that I used to be able to do with the old editor. It is limited, but sufficient for my ‘casual’ style. I would suggest that you play around in your spare time, but I doubt there will be much of that, now that the growing season has arrived! Our spring blossoms have come and gone and summer weather is taking over. Oh well, at least we had an incredible March. Take care.

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    • You are, of course, right. It will become comfortable at some point. I guess the old media library was so easy, and we could move photos around that I took it for granted. Yes, I see some YouTube videos in my future. πŸ™‚ Glad you had a good March and hope the summer isn’t too hot, but then you can always float in your pool to cool off. πŸ™‚

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  7. Oddment says:

    I am with you totally, as you know. In any year, this would be tiring and unwelcome, but after these last twelve months this is particularly obnoxious. I don’t appreciate it. And I see more and more that other bloggers seem to be selling something. More power to them, but it does indicate a change from when I first started with WordPress.

    Susan Rushton has helped me with this work-around: add /wp-admin/edit.php to your blog address. When I do that, it takes me right to Classic Editor, and I can do the whole post the same as always. I don’t know that I will ever learn the Block.

    Your sprouts and seedlings are beautiful!

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    • Obnoxious – that is the perfect word for it. You can bet I’ll give that little work-around a try, although I know in my head I need to learn it, but I don’t have the interest in figuring it out. I just want to write and add a couple of photos. Seems simple to me, but it has gotten fairly involved. You would have yourself a fine chuckle if you could see the tiny grapes on a couple of the branches. It’s a hoot. πŸ™‚

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      • Oddment says:

        Really? Break out the wine glasses! How exciting to see something like grapes starting! As for the Block process, I might try it, but it puts so much emphasis on the technical aspects of this that the heart of blogging is really ruined for me. I love the writing. I love the bloggers I’ve met, and I love learning from them. The technical stuff is an obstacle course.

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      • I’ve never had any desire to know the behind the scene stuff. I liked the classic because it was simple – write, add photo, hit publish. Now, we have to make technical decisions with every sentence. I think my age is showing. πŸ™‚

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  8. bikerchick57 says:

    I’ve been posting from the new block editor for a few months now and have decided I will try to keep it simple. Photo galleries drive me insane, so I will post single images most often. The biggest issue of late – I join in on a monthly blogfest and for some reason, when I try to update the recurring information at the bottom, it goes all postal on me and I spend far too long trying to fix it. Those of us that blog as we do in WordPress – for the enjoyment of it and community – will continue to share the same frustrations with the block editor. Not sure why WP ever thought this was a good idea, but I suppose we either accept or move on to another platform.

    Have an awesome Monday, Judy!

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    • I’ve never been one to write in Word and paste, but I may give that a try too. All those formatting boxes and + signs for blocks popping up drive me nuts. Plus, when I click to edit something it takes me to the top. In some instances I had to try three or four times to insert the cursor at the right place without being thrown to the top. Inserting that gallery and trying to get the fourth photo right took so much time, I was ready to call it a day. It shouldn’t take a half an hour to ‘try’ and insert a couple of photos. But, I like the community so I’ll figure out a way to not have it drive me nuts. Happy Monday to you too!

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  9. Eliza Waters says:

    Learning curves are never much fun, and this one especially so. Hope it gets easier!

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  10. Well I think your post looks nice Judy. You’ll get the hang of it the more you use it as you well know. My backend of my site is in constant change, but I am one of those who sell on my site (my paintings). Recently, my site lost the ability for people to comment on! I still haven’t gotten that figured out, so you’re ahead of me πŸ˜‰. Spring has sprung here in southwest Indiana. I enjoy your blog, so I hope you’ll persevere.

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    • I guess I needed a whine this morning. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you’re able to sell your lovely paintings, and hope that you can figure out the comment issue. Some things go south, and you can make sense of the problem and the solution after some research. Then there are those issues that just don’t make sense and no matter how many ‘help’ emails you send the solution is not handy. I have a MG friend who moved to Bloomington this year. She texted me this morning that the fruit trees were starting to blossom. Thanks for stopping. I’ll persevere I just may have to keep things simple which isn’t the worse thing.

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  11. Joyce says:

    Oh no. I hate reading your frustrations – ones shared by other commenters. What’s so hard about keeping a basic blogging version intact for those who just want to share the joy of a hobby or an exchange of friendly comments with people who’ve become online friends?
    I know it’s considered a stodgy old dinosaur with limited capacity, but I’ve been happy with Blogger for ten years now. I pay $10 each year only for my “dot com” designation instead of “blogspot.com.” Very rarely do things “upgrade” (i.e. create massive headaches!) so this “techno illiterate” grandma continues to post away without issue.
    Your presentation here is very classy, though, so for you, WP is the best choice. I’m just not a fan of seeing my fave bloggers get hit with challenges they don’t need! Hope you are able to work out the glitches and end up as happy as you were before!

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    • Joyce says:

      However, I HATED how many times you dealt with frustration over leaving me a comment! I think Blogger was being petty and vindictive in those cases!

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    • After nine years of blogging, I have to go back to Google and YouTube school to figure out how to do it, and it’s irritating this old broad. πŸ™‚ I’ll figure it out, it’s just going to take a whole lot more time and effort to be able to do something I was really comfortable with. I guess I just need to move on down the road and keep it simple.

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  12. Nancy says:

    Good Morning Judy! Well darn… they took away your Classic Editor?? If you have an iPad… Block Editor is a bit easier to navigate on it. I don’t know why… it just is.
    Your seedlings are ready for the ground…! Woo Hoo!
    Have a blessed week my friend!

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  13. Dan Antion says:

    First, let me Thank you for the extra effort in finding me on days other than Saturday. That pattern makes no sense. None whatsoever.

    It looks like you’re keeping busy and turning your attention toward the outdoors. We just got the notice that our leaf/brush dump opens in two weeks. I guess that means I can start the cleanup in one.

    Maggie (Cave Walls) posted on how to keep Classic after the switch. Wendy echoed the same instructions in a reply to a comment by GP Cox on my post today. It may only buy you until December, but if it helps, it seems to work.

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    • Well, I’ll check it out. I had all the pine cones and branches from my neighbor cleaned up. Then we’ve had 24 hours of 40-50 mph winds, and it is a mess so I’ll have another cleanup opportunity. I thought I had anchored everything down, but it blew everything over and around including a potting table that weighs over 100 lbs. and had a full bag of Milorganite sitting on the shelf and took out a fence panel. It was wicked. Bring on spring, warm weather, and less wind. πŸ™‚

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  14. Karen says:

    Keep calm and carry on…oh and do that while keeping a stiff upper lip. 😊 I feel your pain as I’ve had to change over from a no longer supported theme to a new one. They took my classic editor away a couple of months ago and now admin vanished into thin air. Frustrating to say the least and yes photos are still giving me a fit. The good news is that you can’t now go outside and do a little work in the garden.

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    • Karen says:

      You CAN now go out…good old spellcheck, another helping hand that can be frustrating.

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    • You are the second person to mention required theme change. I haven’t changed mine in years so I’m guessing that will be my next hurdle. But, you have me thinking that I may use the route to the Classic Editor suggested by others to update the theme in a system that I understand. You are right – I’ll work away, get frustrated most likely, and head outside to work in the soil. It will balance out. πŸ™‚ We had 40-50 mph winds yesterday, and it is a mess out there all across the state. I wish I could say it was a unique situation, but we’ve been having high winds for a while now.

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  15. Judy, I feel your pain. It took me a while but I finally switched to the block editor. It took some getting used to. Some days it’s better to just get off the computer and do something fun like plant some seedlings! Hope your week improves!

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    • This is the second time I’ve whined about this, and it will be the last. πŸ™‚ I’ll convert over, but it’s annoying that we had something simple and usable and now we have to have an IT background to fully understand and utilize it. Oh well, my age is showing so I better stop. You are right too in that sometimes we just need a break from the screen.

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  16. Denzil says:

    Well despite the challenges of the new setup I for one am glad you persevered, and that extra space was hardly noticeable.

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    • Thank you, that means a lot. πŸ™‚ I sure wish I could hop a plane and take one of your walks in your beautiful country. I hope all is well with you, your family, and your fellow residents. I hope you have access to the vaccine and that you can get out on your many beautiful biking routes this spring. Stay well.

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  17. Eilene Lyon says:

    I see that WP has changed again, but I’ve still been able to reach admin from my bookmark. I expect I will be forced into the block eventually and will probably gnash my teeth over it.

    Glad you’ve got your gardening going. I haven’t even gotten around to buying seeds and soil, yet!

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    • Cherish that Admin option because poof it is gone. πŸ™‚ Gardening supplies here are going fast like last year so I bought early. I’m glad there are so many new gardeners joining us, but it does require some planning to get everything you were use to just picking up anytime during the season.

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  18. I feel exactly the same way. I can, at this point, use the “new” format pretty well and I STILL hate it. ESPECIALLY the photographs. That take something that was easy and make it so ridiculously complicated — and once inserted, it’s not only hard to edit the pictures, but it’s even difficult to delete them It leaves the frame and the caption in place and you have two more operations just to get rid of them. You can’t activate the picture and just press delete. It’s really BAD. I think that while I can manage the text without too much frenzy, the photographic failure is huge. Since more than half of what i do is pictures, I don’t know that I’m willing to put that much work into just posting a picture and convincing it to center on the page because sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

    OH and the free spellchecker doesn’t work in this format.

    I don’t have to pay until June — an that would be another $100. I don’t know if I’m willing to do it. After 9 years of posting pretty much daily, for the first time I’m seriously considering quitting. I’m too tired to rebuilt a new sit. I’m not even sure I want to rebuilt — again,. So I’m thinking hard about this and wondering what I’m going to do.

    Let me know what YOU are considering, We should all start our own little newsletter or something. I really hate what they’re doing and don’t understand WHY they are doing it. Why push you customers away? What benefit do they get from this? I can’t see any at all. Lousy business model!

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    • I had to produce a couple of short posts on my volunteer blog and only used one photo. That was okay, but I spent considerable time trying to figure out how to schedule it. Who knew you hit ‘immediate’ to schedule a post. Makes no sense. It’s pretty obvious ‘we’ aren’t the age group they are marketing to, and it is crystal clear they really don’t care if we drop out because they keep pushing. When I did the volunteer blog posts, the writing wasn’t too bad, but yesterday the formatting boxes just kept popping up, and I couldn’t insert the cursor to make any type of change without bouncing back up to the top. It took a ridiculous amount of time and was annoying the entire time. Who knew 2021 could get more annoying. πŸ™‚

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  19. tonytomeo says:

    It was imposed onto my blog a while back, and I still dislike it. I know I should just catch up with the times, but I do not want to. W/hen I started writing my gardening column two decades ago, I used a typewriter!

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  20. Oh, Judy, I understand your frustrations!! Back when WP first announced that the Classic would be going away, I bit the bullet and switched. I don’t do anything fancy, so I’ve managed pretty well, but the frustration of not being able to contact anyone is high and the one time I did send a question, no one ever got back to me. Happiness Editors? Not so much. What I asked them about and really miss is something so simple and useful I can’t understand why they got rid of it–putting a dark circle on dates when you have a post scheduled. For those of us who sometimes schedule an entire week, it takes care to be sure you don’t have two post on the same day and there’s no way of knowing without going to where all your posts are and checking the dates. I’ll just leave it there, but I noticed they did make some more changes just last week. Sigh.

    I’d miss everyone here so much if I tried to go elsewhere and maybe that’s what they’re counting on. In the meantime, sending you lots of hugs and love and wanting to know what MG is. πŸ™‚

    janet

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    • I guess that’s the bottom line – we like ‘our’ WordPress community and need to adapt to continue. The changes that are clearly made for a younger group who are looking for business models just cause us a lot of hoops to jump through once we even figure out the pitfalls. πŸ™‚ MG is Master Gardener, sorry about that. We have a new project to renovate four kitchen gardens at a historic site from the 1700’s. Fun stuff for us gardening nerds. πŸ™‚

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  21. I tried the awful block thing some time ago and hated it. Someone told me how to get Classic again and I am still using it. I get the feeling that it might disappear soon though. I also pay a lot of money for my site to have as many photos as I want. I shall be very cross if I am having to pay for something I don’t want.
    However, like many of your commenters above, I will stay with WordPress as I also love the community and the friendships that I have found here over the past 10 years. As Janet says, that is what they are counting on.
    All the very best to you, Sally

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    • The Classic Editor was simple but worked well. This block thing is downright annoying to have to go through so many hoops to do the same thing you did before in one step. I’m cranky about it, no doubt, but like you and the others, I truly appreciate my blogging friends and am not willing to give them up.

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  22. Bill says:

    I gave up on Word Press. I’ve just abandoned my blogs. I remember when it was free and simple to use. But I still enjoy the blogs of those of you who are sticking with it, so thanks for that!

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    • The blogging folks including you have been a huge side benefit to blogging, and it has certainly filled a void this past year. There does come a point when we each have to decide if it has gone from fun to work and make a decision. Hope you and yours are well.

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  23. I made the switch several months ago because I wanted to do it on my timeline, not WP’s. Because I already write my posts in Word, then just copy and paste, I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was. I know that there is a lot more involved if you want to do anything complicated, but I keep my posts pretty simple (text and a few photos). I wish you luck in your journey… it will get better πŸ™‚

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    • You were smart to do it on your own schedule. I am thinking long and hard about doing posts in Word and then copy and paste. The formatting line popping up every time you type a word is downright annoying. It will get better. I think I needed one last complaint before moving forward. πŸ™‚

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  24. It’s so obvious that man WP users are feeling frustrated and irritated by this major change, and it makes me wonder why the developers aren’t listening. I’m reluctant to say I’m still using Classic Editor in case they realise and suddenly take it off me too. So annoying. Like many of your commenters here, I’m sure I could figure out the new version but I’m happy with the old one.

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    • Use it as long as you can. This past weekend, I was no longer able to access it. The writing is frustrating enough with boxes popping up as you type, but adding the photos is ridiculous. The fourth photo I tried to add was the size of a small poster. I think I’m going to write in Word, copy and paste, and insert single photos.

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      • Fingers crossed mine doesn’t change. I actually access it through the drafts. When I open all drafts it comes up as one of the choices. I’m hoping it stays that way.

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      • Click on View All Drafts and when the list opens it should be one of the choices.

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      • I discovered something else. If you open your menu on the left hand side of your dashboard and click on posts, it opens all your drafts and the choice to go to classic draft comes up there. Or at least, it’s there on mine. Fingers crossed it stays. I’ve decided to do a few posts for Becky’s square photo challenge on my other blog The Adventures of Justin Beaver and I thought I would try the new block editor to start learning how to use it. Oh my! It is so unwieldy and time consuming. How do the WP people think it is better? Grrr.

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      • I’ve watched three videos now, and have been amazed that they are all marketing to those with business, money making sites. The simple thing that is so annoying is that each time you hit ‘return’ another block comes up with the formatting above it. Maybe that doesn’t annoy anyone but me. πŸ™‚

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      • I know what you mean. 😦

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  25. Dawn says:

    Oh dear, Judy! I fear that I will be in for the same kind of ‘surprise’ on my next post.πŸ™ƒ I haven’t even tried the Block Editor yet. I’m so PROUD of you for figuring out today’s post!! Your seedlings are looking great and your new projects should fill many happy hours this week. I’m looking forward to peaceful, relaxing days in the garden soon! Sending hugs across the miles!πŸ’—

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    • I had been using the Classic Editor until one day things looked different, admin was gone, and the only choice was the block. I literally was trying to do the post while looking each step up on my phone. The writing is annoying, but inserting photos is beyond that. I’m going to have to take some time to try and figure that piece out. Also, when I wanted to schedule my other blog posts, I had to hit ‘immediately.’ I just about had a heart attack hoping the three posts I was doing weren’t going to post ‘immediately.’ I’m sorry, but ‘immediately and ‘schedule’ don’t have a lot of meaning in common. πŸ™‚ There’s hardly a two-week period that goes by when I don’t get an email about tweaking something. I know my age is showing because I’m really not in the market for that much technical tweaking. πŸ™‚ You enjoy your lovely garden, and I will do the same. The only people tweaking out there is us. πŸ™‚

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  26. Ally Bean says:

    Do I want the extra drama required to do so?

    Well you know my answer/solution to this question. It’s a shame that something that wasn’t broken is now broken. It reminds me of a rule of thumb about annoying coworkers desperate for attention: cause a problem, solve the problem, be a hero. Seems like WP wants to be a hero.

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    • Yes! I watched a YouTube today that hit some of the highpoints. The message was loud and clear that the change is for folks with websites that are selling something. Use this block or that block to sell, sell, sell. I finished the YouTube and had a WP email that they had tweaked a few things. I had a laugh instead of using a bad word. πŸ™‚

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  27. I hear you loud and clear, Judy. I jumped on the Blocks bandwagon pretty early,. Though I bitched and moaned quite a bit, I did finally grasp how to use it with a few months. Photos, btw, have always been difficult — they’ve been my main gripe since switching editors. But they’ve now made additional changes to the Block editor that has forced me to un-learn new habits that I’ve only started to grasp. It’s irritating. I just wish they’d stop for now and let everyone catch up for a solid few years before making huge changes again. – Marty

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    • I watched one video today and will check out some more. I think I’ll be sticking with single photos for a while. Do you think they’ve ever considered that there are a lot of us who just want to blog, don’t sell anything, and ‘really’ do not want to become an IT expert? πŸ™‚

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      • I wonder that also. Last year I went to a WP user group meeting in Jacksonville because I saw their meetings listed on my Dashboard page for so long. I ended up being the only blogger who attended. They were all web entrepreneurs who use WP as their platform, and the entire meeting was about using plugins that helped monetize their pages. I stuck it out for 45 minutes and realized that THIS is the audience WP is truly working for, not us “lowly” bloggers. Let me know if I can ever answer a question, Judy. Glad to help.

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      • Thank you – that explains it more fully. I just googled WP plugins and the article said there are more than 54,000. I am laughing as I type because all we want to do is produce s simple post with a couple of photos and chat with our friends. πŸ™‚ We are definitely not their audience. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the kind offer, one never knows when one might need to take you up on that.

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  28. HATE Word Press.

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  29. germac4 says:

    WordPress does have a good community, that is why none of us want to change. I had a couple of stressful weeks getting things wrong, but in the end, I do enjoy writing and communicating with people, and I enjoy reading WordPress (mostly) blogs, so I am just sticking to a few simple Blocks on Block Editor and hoping for the best!
    Good luck with two blogs!

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  30. Brenda says:

    I wholeheartedly agree. The simpler the better for me. Oh, if we only ruled the world!

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