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

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”

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…”

The Year that Was 2018

With the end of the year almost upon us, I’d like to take a moment and look back on 2018 with you and share what’s coming in 2019. Beyond the major change to privacy post GDPR last May, the biggest news of 2018 was the introduction of the new block editor, aka Gutenberg. The WordPress developer communityContinue reading “The Year that Was 2018”

Survey Says… What’s Gutenberg?

Many thanks to those of you who took time to answer my brief end-of-the-year survey. We seem to be doing  OK on this site. You were generally able to find the information you were looking for and topics were covered to your satisfaction. The biggest question on your mind was Gutenberg, which is not surprising.Continue reading “Survey Says… What’s Gutenberg?”