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  1. I used block editor briefly and changed it back to the classic. Now WP switched automatically to WP classic and I couldn’t find something I used before such as quotation marks for quote, italic. I don’t want to switch to block editor yet. I don’t have 4 hours to do what you did!!

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    • I didn’t want to switch either. I had played with it enough to know I hated it. But then they took away the classic option and I was stuck with the block editor. Apparently they are rolling it out in waves, and not to everyone at the same time. I guess they are trying to spread the pain? Who knows. But I’ve been using it for 2 or 3 weeks now and as much as I’d like to say I’m slowly starting to like it … I’m not. I still think it is a horrible editor for writers.

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  2. Brilliant.. at least the programmers have justified their existence with this dreadful so called advancement in blogging. Commercial customers will love it for their adverts… and if .org customers want it fine.. but give us .com users the continued option to not opt for it. I am not a luddite and I could get the hang of it but I don’t have the time to spend playing with it when what I have is perfectly adequate and I have all my formats already sorted. Now I sound like a grumpy old woman so will leave…thanks for sharing Sally.

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  3. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    This came to my attention courtesy of a reblog by Pete Johnson at https://beetleypete.com/2020/09/06/my-first-post-using-the-new-block-editor and I am sharing this from Biff Sock Pow as today saw us getting a closer to the moment we will have to accept Classic block as the only option to the new block editor… At least there is still most of the Classic editor left… this is brilliant..

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    • Hi, Amanda! I feel your pain. Everything I try to do now seems like it is at least TWICE as hard as it used to be. And I end up with all of these empty blocks everywhere that I have to then delete. And the block panel will appear on the left of the screen and I can’t seem to get rid of it except by exiting the draft and going back into it. It’s crazy!

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  4. Reblogged this on Tempest and commented:
    Auch andere Menschen sind vom neuen Editor angenervt. Siehe unten rechts. Zum Glรผck habe ich herausgefunden, dass und wie ich die Mรถglichkeit habe, den alten Editor im neuen weiter zu nutzen.

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    • Hi, Tempest! Thank you for the reblog. I have figured out how to use the “classic editor” block, but it still seems like extra steps that are unnecessary. But I will just have to learn to adapt, I’m afraid.

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  5. I’ve just been told by several “Happiness Engineers” that you must never cut and paste from MS Word or WPS writer into a WP blog post. And you have never been able to. Gosh, so what was I doing since 2015…….it must have all been a dream.

    I’ve re-blogged your post!

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  6. What’s wrong with ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’? Was the previous editor broke? I don’t think so.

    Life is complicated enough without adding any more.

    But you made a good showing! I love it.

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    • Thank you, V.M!

      And I agree. I think they should have added the block editor as an option to those who wanted to use it, but still allowed for people to use the classic editor if they preferred that. I don’t know why it had to be an either-or situation.

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    • As far as I can tell, yes, this is how you use it. I am slowly making my peace with the new editor, but not because I want to. It’s only because I have no choice. If “1984” taught us anything, it’s that we can become accustomed to anything given enough repetition, and the possibility of a rat chewing our face off.

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    • You haven’t lived until you’ve been worked over by a squad of Happiness Engineers. Or is it “died”? Oh well … happiness is all relative, anyway. It is probably a result of eating too much soylent green.

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