I have been fretting for some time about WordPress blocking access to Classic Editor.
I’m old fashioned. I’m technically challenged. I’m lazy.
I like Word Press just the way it is. I don’t need nor want fancy new blocks and all that go with it. I’ve been around my block enough to know that I want to stay on my own one-way street.
So this morning I set up a little chat with the Word Press Support Group. This is how it went: (I’m red)
Is WordPress totally getting rid of classic editor? I know many who are moving away because of the change.
There are no current plans to fully remove the Classic editor as of now. The Classic Block will be in the editor for many years to come and we do still allow you to use the full classic editor for your site.
Thank you. I much prefer the “old” way and have talked to other bloggers planning on leaving wp because of the change.
Sure, that’s understandable! Many users really like the way the classic editor works and we wouldn’t want to just remove that from you.
How long will classic editor be available
I don’t have a date that I’d be able to provide as the WordPress community works on making those changes together, but as far as I know, there won’t be any changes to that for the next few years.
I will pass along the word. Thank you.
So there you have it.
To WordPress Support: you have great support people. Please don’t stop giving us a choice.
To those of you who follow this blog and have backed away from your own because you are confused as to how to get back to classic editor: come back.
We all have our ways to get into Classic Editor. I’m sure there’s a legit, sensible way. But you know me. I’m hardly ever sensible.
I create a document in block; I type one word in the title then save the blog. I hit the “back” button and go to my left sidebar to “all posts.” I find the one I just created (the one with only one word), and click on Classic Editor.
Voila! I’m back in the Dark Ages! Where I like it just fine.
If you have a different way of getting to C.E., let us know. If you love the new blocks, Hoo Ha! I am proud of you.
Keep blogging. No matter how confused you may feel. Creativity is our life line.
We can overcome and hold on to Classic Editor — at least for a couple a’more years.