Tomorrow is the day that WordPress is mandating the use of its new Block editor on its app and on WordPress.com. I really wish they wouldn’t do that. It’s putting a lot of undue stress on me.
I like the Classic editor and I see no valid reason for WordPress to abandon those of us who been around for a while. Why must they imposing this change on us? The Classic editor is not perfect, but why not leave well enough alone?
But being someone who is at least willing to give change a chance, I experimented with the new Block editor. I opened up my iPhone and clicked on where it said “Try the new Block editor.”So I did. And it seemed pretty easy. It said “Add title,” which I did. Then it said “Start writing,” which I did.So far so good, right? I wrote a few words and the plus sign on the right disappeared. I noticed the plus sign at the top left, so I tapped that. And this showed up, taking up my entire iPhone screen.I didn’t know what to do so I hit the X in the upper right. Then I hit settings icon and this showed up:WTF? I started tapping here, tapping there, and got totally lost. And that was the point, after an intensive 90 second effort, I frantically searched for and miraculously found the “Switch to Classic Editor” link.I tapped on that and now I’m not going back to the Block editor. Ever! I guess I’m just not a chip off the old [or the new] block. Editor, that is.