Unified We Navigate?

WordPress.com is in the process of rolling out a single, unified navigation that replaces the two existing ones: Calypso, the exclusively WordPress.com dashboard at wordpress.com/home/yoursite.wordpress.com that was introduced in 2015, and WP Admin, the original WordPress dashboard, at yoursite.wordpress.com/wp-admin/ (For background see this post.) If your account has been flipped to unified navigation, when youContinue reading “Unified We Navigate?”

So long 2020!

I don’t like end of the year posts, but I’ll make an exception for 2020, which by anyone’s standards was an exceptional year. And I think I can safely say, not always in a good way! The Ablockalypse This was the year I set up an editorial calendar and for the most part kept toContinue reading “So long 2020!”

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?”

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”

Remembering WP Admin – Deja Vu

*Update 23 March 2021 WordPress.com combined aspects of both the Calypso and WP Admin dashboard into one single navigation. Read the official announcement and then visit my post Unified We Navigate? In a bow to implementing more consistency in the user dashboard*, WPcom has brought back the link to WP Admin in the MySite/Calypso dashboardContinue reading “Remembering WP Admin – Deja Vu”

What You See is What You Get, Maybe…

In my last post I mentioned that big changes were coming in 2019. To no one’s surprise the Block Editor, aka Gutenberg, was introduced as the default editor for all new WordPress.com websites and in March 2019 the ability to switch back to the Classic Editor was removed from themes that fully support the newContinue reading “What You See is What You Get, Maybe…”