It looks like I’m going to have to use some form of block editor whether I want to or not. I’m currently using the Classic Block. It isn’t as easy for me as using the old editor because I have to select something before starting and because I have various things floating round the scree as I try to type. I seem to have got rid of the small box of icons, but still have a small black box with a cross in it and a line that says “Start writing or type/to choose a block”.
None of this seems to be an improvement on the old one, and it certainly doesn’t seem intuitive, as they claim.
As a result, I went looking alternatives. There won’t be any sudden changes as I’m within days of paying for another year, but in the long term I can’t see myself staying with WordPress.
The inability to use large numbers of my photos is irksome, as I [pay what seems a lot of money each year for the storage of photos I cannot access. Ditto for the countless small glitches, particularly those that occur around the time of “improvements” – you will never persuade me these are anything other than faults caused by tinkering.
Finally, of course, we have the new editor. I don’t want it and I’m happy with the old one. I just need a basic package to write and add a few photos.
Having checked a few lists of top ten blogging sites I find that the only one where WordPress comes out on top is the list published by WordPress, the other two had it in at Number 4 and Number 5. This wasn’t the case when I started six years ago, but things seem to have changed.
Maybe it’s time I changed.
If I’m going to be forced into using a new editor I may as well use a whole new platform.
It’s done it again, a new pop up with a small selection of icons. Now my bar at the top with editing options has gone, it’s telling me to insert a featured image but I can’t see how and the side menu is not as good as it used to be.
I don’t need this.
Photos are from a walk I took yesterday in the wetland area behind the Mencap garden.
Oh look, instead of just starting to type again I have to select Classic Block again – what a great improvement.