using the classic wordpress editor

21 May

london 11.14am 27C sunny thursday 2020. it is early and it is allready hitting 27C.

i tried the new editor just now, but it was so weird that i just went to the options and chose the classic editor.

it brought me back to the old editor and that is what i shall stick to if they allow me.

it all started this morning when i tried to write a post as usual.  a pop up window came up telling me that they are going to change everyone to the new editor from june 1 and to ask me to try out the new editor now. so i did and found that i dont like it, not surprising because everything is changed and i have to hunt around to find the text size, the font, the colour of text, and i have not even tried to add pictures , so it was easier to just chose the classic editor and get back the old editor. so here i am now using the classic editor and i hope they will let me use it even after the june 1 changover. let me see if i can add pictures to this post. 

it seems to add it easily . the sun is streaming in through the windows.

added. 1.52pm friday 22.5.20

i had wondered why they did not give us a link to a tutorial on how the new editor works, in that newsletter informing us of their decision to changeover on june 1. it would be useful. and prevent a lot of people just giving up when they first try it. 

i found it whilst browsing the reader  , it is a video ,go right to the bottom of that page, and it is the last video called ‘gutenburg wordpress tutorial’) and after seeing it, i got an idea how to use it. i think if i had seen it first, i might have kept on with the new editor. but for now, i can use the old classic editor as i dont have to relearn any new stuff. i guess if in future they stop the classic editor, than i shall use the new editor.

the main thing i learnt from that video  is that there are a lot of stuff with the new editor that i dont want or need to know, so it does not matter that i dont understand those. 

and so if ever they terminate the classic editor and  force us all to use the new one in future, i can just learn the basic stuff that would enable me to write and post images and that is that, i can ignore the rest. 

2 Responses to “using the classic wordpress editor”

  1. MELewis Thursday May 21, 2020 at 3:51 pm #

    Agree. Just hate it when they change things!

    • alifesgayventure Thursday May 21, 2020 at 5:09 pm #

      i wonder what the new editor do to make it so good as they keep saying. know any blog that uses the new editor? and perhaps we can see before and after results so we can see the difference, and give us an example of how good it is.
      i wonder also whether they realise that those of us who read blogs via the wordpress reader dont see any of the presentation and layout of the blog as the wordpress reader strips all those extraneous embellishments out and just show the bare bones of the post. i like it really that is why i prefer to read the posts in the wordpress reader rather than go to the actual blog website.

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