Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte


on November 13, 2020

Looking for answers in WordPress.org I took in the new scope of today’s blog world. Maybe you have already discovered that the mission of WordPress is to help business-focused people develop their creative ideas and attract customers and followers. I applaud their mission. But what about people who love words and writing as an end in themselves? And us who look forward to reading their posts?

I have struggled so to figure out how to manage the new editor. I have spent time chatting with a Happiness Engineer about my problems with only a small result. For me writing and struggling with technology at the same time are an unworkable combination. I would rather live poetry in my experience of things in the present than write with the frustration of technology bearing down on me. And, yes, I am showing my age.

8 responses to “Quandry

  1. Dale says:

    My dear Ina. Here’s what you do:
    Go to your admin page. On the left, choose posts. Once you have, at the top you will see a box with “Add New” and beside it a downward pointing arrow. Click on the arrow and choose Classic editor. You won’t have to deal with the loathed Block Editor!

  2. vivachange77 says:

    I did learn of an answer to how to use the classic editor. It works! Go to the Administration page. On the left chose Posts. At the top you will see a box with “Add new”. Beside it is a downward pointing arrow,. Click on the arrow and choose Classic Editor. Then you will see the page you have always seen before the new editor came along.

  3. hbsuefred says:

    Since I’m starting blogging over yet again, as I am also restarting much of my life, I’m giving a lot of the “latest and greatest” software a go. I started the WP Blogging for Beginners Course which of course directed me to start with the block editor. For me, at least so far, that had not been any more stressful for me than the classic editor. In addition, since I have always used MSWord and MSEdge, I was advised that transferring a post from Word to WP is easier if I go through Google docs. So now, for my next adventure, I will endeavor to do just that for my next new post for the course. Wish me luck!

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