Now you’ve gone and done it, WordPress. You’ve removed the “Use Block Editor” toggle on the settings menu in the latest update (version 17.1) of the WordPress iOS app.
Up until yesterday, if this toggle was set to off, I could create new posts on my iPhone using the iOS version of the classic editor, or what I referred to as “classic lite.” Now those of us, like me, who blog primarily from our iPhones, have no choice when creating a new post other than to use the block editor. There is no longer an option to switch to the classic editor.
Interestingly, there are still ways to access the classic editor when using wordpress.com in a browser on a laptop, but that option is no longer available in the iOS app.
Yes, because you’ve given me no choice, I’m struggling to write this post on my iPhone using the block editor. And at this point, I’m going to have to try to push my way through this because I am not ready to quit blogging.
But I have always felt that when the day comes that blogging on WordPress becomes more of a chore than a pleasure, it will be time for me to leave. And with this latest decision on your part to remove the classic editor altogether from the iOS app, that day may finally have come.
At the risk of sounding overly melodramatic, I feel like I’m standing at the precipice and all I see before me is a blogging abyss.