BLOGGER’S COMPLAINT

Is there anyone else out there who feels as frustrated and annoyed as I do with the new block editor being set as the default way of writing your posts?

I have been away from blogging for a little while only to come back and meet this frustrating and annoying way of working. Why should I be forced to take my valuable time to learn something new at my inconvenience? Why could not the new way of writing posts using block editor be a choice, rather than the default?

And can I send a simple email or message to ask whether I can have my sites revert to the old way of working? No!

I’m sorry blog followers but I may not be posting anything new for a while.

An unhappy blogger!

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9 thoughts on “BLOGGER’S COMPLAINT

  1. I’m sorry you’ve only just discovered that horrid change in the platform here at WordPress. I did some posts on work-arounds that helped me with it; but several others are like you and don’t see the sense in messing about with an unwanted change like the block editor. I’m so sorry! I hope you find some resolution!

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    1. Hi Melanie B,
      Thanks for your empathy! I appreciate it and am glad to know I’m not the only one who feels this way. In the past, WP has always left it so you can choose whether you want to use the new version but because of pressure of time, I’ve always stuck to the old version.
      I guess I just have to get with the programme and learn how to use the new block editor.
      Thanks for reading and responding. I appreciate it. 🙂

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  2. Aw Ladycee,
    Please keep on keeping on. Recently I came across ‘the new classic editor’ which seemed to have dropped in unannounced. I had been happy using the classic editor and likewise didn’t have the time or energy to follow links given from happiness engineers to start block editor either.
    In one communication I was told ‘change is not easy’. As we say in Lancashire ‘teaching your granny to suck eggs’ after a lifetime of adapting to change. I didn’t follow any links but had a dabble. My recent blog post seemed to be using the block editor and went along with it although it seemed much like the ‘new classic editor’ – GOBBLEDYGOOK!
    When we were working in later years they never managed to get an effective number crunching computer system. Myself and an older colleague concentrated on the ‘bread and butter’ of our work i.e our clients and keeping our written records up to date which if not done our professional body would be wanting to know why. No one from the organisation came to get us about the upkeep of our non user friendly system. I feel word press makes it up as they go along ‘jobs for the boys’.

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    1. Hello Margaret,
      Thank you so much for reading my complaint post and for your encouragement. I guess at the time, I felt a bit put out at being made to do something I don’t want to do, which requires me to spend time learning to do, when I’d rather put that time and energy into something else. These days my time feels precious and limited, and I don’t like feeling controlled. Maybe I’m over re-acting! 😦
      Now that I’ve calmed down, I will get with the programme, since the only other options would be to leave WP or abandon blogging altogether!
      See you anon! 🙂

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  3. I think the block editor arrived on my blog at a good time. It arrived the same time we had new computers put in at work. It was much much much more of a headache to get used to all the new software on our new computers than it was to get used to the block editor.
    I still have not figured out how to do everything I want to do, however, it is easy to type a few paragraphs, and insert images and videos. I don’t do much else. I am sure in time I will figure out more. I am not going to stop writing, but my posts might be a bit simpler until I have figured out what I am doing.

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    1. Hello Caramel,
      Thanks for reading my post and responding, even if it was a frustrated complaint! I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.
      I will try to use the new block editor. Likewise my posts may become a bit basic for a while until I figure out how to use it properly.
      Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely weekend! 🙂

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  4. I’m way behind on my reading. I just came across this and am sorry you struggle with the editor. Maybe you are used to it now, but if you want to learn your way around the block editor you can attend a free webinar, on https://wordpress.com/webinars/

    For recorded webinars from the past, you can view https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQFhxUeNFfdLLVYP5qI7CVZeQmsT7aV0t

    More information on the webinars can be found on https://wordpress.com/support/webinars/

    I work in support on WordPress.com, and I’ve seen the evolution of the editor and people’s reaction to it. I can honestly say that the majority of people come back to chat and email to thank us for it (even when they hated it initially) after they become used to it. There is a learning curve, for sure, but it gives a lot more freedom in creation when you are used to it. I hope you feel the same.

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    1. Hello Chrissie,
      Thank you so much for noting my complaint and for the website links, which I will explore.
      Your assistance is appreciated 🙂

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