This is a rare non-cycling post, but bear with me…
It looks like WordPress have finally done it. In a move that sees post creation go from “easy” to “frustrating” the team at WordPress have removed the old Classic Editor completely from the web version. To create and edit new posts (such as this one) it’s necessary to use the clunky “Gutenberg” editor, which looks and feels like it was designed in the 1990’s by a primary school coding class.
Who actually uses this and thinks it’s better than the Classic version?
In the mobile app you may still be able to access the Classic style editor for now, but WordPress do state that “the classic editor will soon be unavailable for creating new posts” for the mobile version also. The block editor is clunky, adding styles and images is more difficult and the whole look of the Gutenberg editor is incredibly un-user-friendly.
Now of course there IS a way to restore the Classic Editor – BUT – it’s going to cost you. Previously you could install WordPress plug-ins for free, but now you need to pay and upgrade to a Business Plan in order to use this service.
You can also insert a “Classic Block” into the new editor, which almost replicates the Classic Editor, but I found this pretty annoying too. If you know of any other way, please let me know!