Bastards!

.

I, along with what is probably half of the WordPress blogging population, despise the new block editor.

.

.

I refuse to use it and have happily switched back to classic every time I compose posts on my phone.

.

.

On the app, it’s one easy click and bam! Back to the simple, no frills way to post I’ve enjoyed since the day I got here. And then it happened. While fritzing around on my phone and seeing 11 of my apps needed updating today…. I scrolled down to WP.

.

.

Noooo! The WordPress team assured me I could keep my beloved classic if I chose… and now I feel betrayed. Needless to say I didn’t update the app, which may forestall the inevitable. But for someone like me who has photo heavy blogs and doesn’t want all the added headaches of blocks, this is a nightmare.

.

.

I’m not! No matter how many times you try to shove them down my throat. And hey, if you like and want the new editor? Fine. Enjoy it with my compliments… but why can’t they leave the old option open for those of us who don’t? Happiness Engineers my ass.

.

36 thoughts on “Bastards!”

  1. Forced to use it, I am adapting, but I am really irritated that captioning a picture is so hard and the results are so poor compared to the classic editor.
    Many math instructors fail to understand why their students are having problems because it is so easy for the instructor. It is the same with IT professionals. It seems easy for them, so they can’t understand why the average consumer is having a problem.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. This is all covered in the new brainwashing app the HE are rolling out next week. This is exactly timed with the rolling back of the contentment app. Rumor has it it will only hurt for a year or six. Hurry up and enjoy it while you still can. Next year they are going to upgrade the block editor to the leggo editor. PS remember WP stands for Whata Pain.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Having only started blogging a month ago, I didn’t know there was a non block option. As a teacher and a person who writes a great deal, I have found it silly and often confounding. I’m with you, Riv!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I don’t use apps, so I’m not sure what they plan to do about posting on their website itself…. but I do know that Classic has been bugged for about a month now with the toolbar refusing the follow you down the post (Making me scroll all the way up, then all the way down every time I want to add a picture or alter the text). I took it as a deliberate attempt to force people into an editor they have clearly said they don’t freaking want. They also eliminated the “classic” stats page from the “classic” Admin page I’d long had bookmarked. WordPress is completely going in the shitter…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I can now see the frustration with the app. My prev phone was smaller and only showed a few block options, making it extremely easy to use, despite limitations. My new phone shows all the blocks and it’s too much!! All I need are paragraph, image, and gallery. I haven’t see a way to org favs at the top or, better yet, only display favs.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s