Behind the Wheel of the Block Editor’s Classic Block

Changing to a new and unfamiliar system can be really nerve-wracking! That’s the experience I have every time I get behind the wheel of a rental car that’s different than the car I usually drive. Suddenly I’m confronted with a dashboard and indicators that might or might not look familiar. Unless I sit for aContinue reading “Behind the Wheel of the Block Editor’s Classic Block”

Writing in the WP Admin Classic Editor-A Quick Tour for the Perplexed WordPress.com User

For those of us who joined WordPress.com after November 2015, when the “MySite” editor was introduced and who would prefer to write in the “original Classic” editor now that the MySite editor is the Block editor by default, let me give you a quick tour of our earlier WP Admin dashboard. It is still thereContinue reading “Writing in the WP Admin Classic Editor-A Quick Tour for the Perplexed WordPress.com User”

The Classic Editing Experience is Moving, Not Leaving. But where? And for whom?

With the introduction of the Block editor, the WordPress.com Classic Editor was set for retirement at the beginning of June. We pushed that back a bit to make time for more changes that ease the transition to the Block editor — and now it’s time! The WordPress editor empowers you to create pages and posts […]Continue reading “The Classic Editing Experience is Moving, Not Leaving. But where? And for whom?”

Just Write

When you have an established website, changing themes can be an adventure because sometimes things go pear-shaped. When I switched last month from an older Premium theme to a free block-editor style theme, Hever, I combed my site from start to finish looking for issues and discovered that some earlier posts had formatting problems, evenContinue reading “Just Write”

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”