The Block Editor-A Fireside Chat

It was enlightening to learn from posts in the community forum feedback thread on the Block Editor that many WordPress.com users didn’t know how we got here. If you count yourself in that group, grab your favorite beverage, settle in, and let’s review. This may get a bit lengthy and I’ll try not to putContinue reading “The Block Editor-A Fireside Chat”

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Block Editor

We’re still waiting to say Hello to the not-so-new Block Editor. According to the Staff reply I mentioned in the comments to my previous post, “the team encountered some problems” that’s delayed them changing the default editor to the Block Editor on the millions of sites hosted on the WordPress.com platform. (See my update below)Continue reading “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Block Editor”

Say Hello to the WordPress Block Editor

On June 1 we’ll be retiring our older WordPress.com editor and transitioning to the more recent (and more powerful) WordPress block editor. Want to know how this may affect your site and what you can expect? Read on. The WordPress.com Blog-Say Hello to the WordPress Block Editor And so, say goodbye to the Classic EditorContinue reading “Say Hello to the WordPress Block Editor”

Create With Confidence — and Better Blocks — The WordPress.com Blog

The evolution of the block editor is packed full of features and UI improvements. Start building! Create With Confidence — and Better Blocks — The WordPress.com Blog Lots of improvements and changes, but here’s one of my favorites: What’s more, instead of listing blocks within a fixed-height container, the block inserter now spans the height ofContinue reading “Create With Confidence — and Better Blocks — The WordPress.com Blog”

Premium Theme Extinction Event

In an earlier post I mentioned I’d talk about how the changeover to the Block Editor changes how one chooses themes. This post is sort of about that. The WordPress.com Great Premium Theme Cull of 2020. To encourage users to move to the no-longer-new Block Editor interface (aka Gutenberg) WordPress.com recently removed from the ThemeContinue reading “Premium Theme Extinction Event”

Remembering WP Admin – Deja Vu

In a bow to implementing more consistency in the user dashboard*, WPcom has brought back the link to WP Admin in the MySite/Calypso dashboard for all users across the platform. You’ll find the link to WP Admin at the very bottom of your MySite dashboard navigation. This link was removed a few years ago onContinue reading “Remembering WP Admin – Deja Vu”