I know a lot of folks out there are upset with WordPress for changing over to the new “block(head) editor.” For those “Classics” like me who prefer the classic editor and are driven nuts by the “new way,” here’s my WordPress work around.
- Create a new post, give it a title, then save it as a draft and x out of it.
- Pull up the blog again, click on the “W” in the upper left corner to get a drop-down menu and choose “WP Admin.”
- From the “Posts” menu, choose “All posts” which brings up a list of posts.
- Find the one that you just created and select “classic editor” and go from there.
It’s called “The Columbus Method.” Going east by sailing west. I think WordPress changed things to make it easier to create posts using smart phones. By doing so, they made it harder for everybody else. It’s the revenge of the millennials. Resistance is Futile.
(Of course, now that I’ve posted it, those yahoos at WordPress will remove the classic editor altogether.)
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Here’s my variant: once you’ve pulled up the Admin bar on the left, there’s a drop-down menu at the top next to “Add New.” Click that, and you’re given a choice between the block and classic editors. If you click on “posts” on the side, and then “add new” from that spot, you only are offered the block.
If you have the Admin bar open,you can choose “all posts,” hover over the title of the draft or published post you want to edit, and the classic editor will appear as an option beneath the title. Hoo-rah. I keep the “Posts” page open as a tab in my browser, which eliminates one step in the process.
If only there was an actual choice being offered to stay with the classic editor, instead of forcing people to come up with these tricks…