Goodbye, old WordPress Editor; hello, new WordPress Block Editor

10 years of blogging in a classic WordPress code environment comes to an end, as the new Block Editor takes over.

After having recently celebrated my 10 years WordPress anniversary, it has come as a rather annoying inconvenience that yesterday my daily blogging routine took more time than usual thanks to the older WordPress.com editor being replaced with the WordPress Block Editor.

What this meant was that I spent more time looking for all the buttons and features that I have become accustomed to over the years than doing some actual writing. Despite seeing the advantages of visual editors and making use of some helpful format tools myself, I’m not a big fan of this new thing… just yet.

But I guess it’s all about adjusting, learning about the new writing environment which will hopefully become more efficient and less time-consuming than now. One can still return to the old format for a while, but this is only possible by using plug-ins, which require monthly payment for the website, which I haven’t fallen back on yet. So the only thing I can do is to say goodbye to the old ways and embrace the new ones, in the hope that the transition works as smoothly as possible.

What are your opinions about this new WordPress editor? Do you like it, do you see any advantages? Or are you planning to migrate to another platform entirely? Let me know!

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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5 Responses to Goodbye, old WordPress Editor; hello, new WordPress Block Editor

  1. I dislike certain parts of it, like the unfriendly text-editing and weird-looking captions, but for the most part I’ll live. I guess it’s one way of learning to adapt. Thanks for your post by the way!

    • nufafitc says:

      Thanks for your comment! It’s funny, but when I was finished with that post and worked on two other articles, I found them much easier to write. As there are so many options to choose from now, I might even experiment a bit with some layout features, although not much, as the focus is clearly on content ;-).

  2. susurrus says:

    I am still using the classic editor. The options to find it are there, just well hidden. You should find an v-shape next to ‘Add post’ – click on that to see a drop down menu and select classic. Also you can hover over the title of a draft in the list of posts and see the classic option (after edit). Good luck, whatever you choose!

    • nufafitc says:

      Thanks for your comment and pointing me towards that “classic” option. What I meant was the “code editor”. I’ve become so used to the other version displaying the lines of code I usually write, and this seems to have disappeared.
      So I’ve never really used the classic visual editor, which explains why I found the transition much harder. Switching to the “code” window in either version shows me stuff I never would have come up with in the first place. But as the new posts look mostly like the old ones, it seems that I’m adjusting :-).

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