Embracing the New WP Editor Through Memes

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Rebuffing WordPress’s attempts to get me to use their new Gutenberg editor takes up more time than you would think.

And so I thought I’d vent my frustration through memes.


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Okay, that’s all I’ve got.

Bottom line:  I just don’t like new things.

I’m sure I’ll get used to the new editor, but I’m telling you right now I’m not going to like it.

But then again, I’d still be using WordStar if it was still around.

37 comments

    • That’s for sure! I don’t know why they had to take something simple and make it complicated. Or, if they simply HAD to change it, they could at least have given us more options for font sizes and formatting. It now seems less like a word processor and more like a layout editor.

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  1. I’m setting up a secondary site and got strong-armed into the new editor after having successfully avoided it for ages. It’s … interesting. I think I’m getting the hang of it, and I do like that it gives you options you might not have always had (e.g., increased control over layout and design), but I’m not finding it intuitive or fluid.

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    • Hi Lucy! I had the same experience last time I tried it. It seems to be geared more towards people that are mixing different elements (photos, text, videos, etc.). But for boring people like me that only want to write a couple of paragraphs of text with no pictures or music, it just seems to be unnecessarily complex and user-unfriendly.

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    • Hi Lu! 🙂 I don’t know about genius, but I did indeed make them myself using nothing but safety scissors, some paste, and some construction paper. But seriously, I have found several sites that allow ordinary people like me to create memes. And since I have no other talents or hobbies, I will occasionally cobble together a meme.

      I’m really glad you enjoyed them. 🙂 And I’m really happy you stopped by!

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  2. I’m getting used to the new editor slowly…but I still prefer the old one. I like sticking with what I’m used to, it’s easier that way. There are just too many options for this, that, and the other and then when I finally think I’ve got it, it doesn’t look like I want it to look! I did stumble across an option within the new editor where you can use a classic layout for that block without going back to the classic editor. Did that make sense? Lol. Anyway, makes life a little easier! 😉

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  3. I haven’t found a ‘new’ version of any editor that’s been worth anything since 2008. It’s easy to think this is just me failing to appreciate new things but, seriously, they’ve all been stuff that makes what would have been one step into more than one step, and I never find where they make anything I have to do often that takes a lot of steps into something that takes fewer.

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    • Hi Joseph! I’m with you. I really liked some of the older word processor programs. They were easy to use, had intuitive interfaces, and did what I wanted. It seems that with each new “improvement”, word processors have become cryptic, have abysmal user interfaces, and either don’t do what I want them to, or make those things so complicated to do, that I just give up. *sigh* Well, maybe someday a word processor will come along that we like.

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  4. Whoa! I thought it was just me. Thank you Biff. I refuse to use the WordPress block editor. What’s the use of something if it won’t allow you to do what you want to do. I’ve been working with various editing programs since 1980. I managed to get the hang of all of them but not this one. I’m sticking with the old.

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    • Hi Noel! Nope, it’s not just you. I tired to use the block editor and found it needlessly cumbersome. Of course, they’re marketing it as a tool that will make life as a writer easier. I found that it made things orders of magnitude more complicated. Maybe its target audience is people who post pictures or recipes or videos, or things of that nature. It is definitely not a tool for writers!

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    • Hi Christine! I’m like you. I tried it … instantly didn’t like it, and went back to the old editor. There are certainly things I didn’t like about the legacy editor, either, but the new editor just seems like it made everything worse and more complicated without adding anything compelling enough to make me want to use it.

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