Well folks, I have to say that this morning was frustrating and traumatic for me. Any access to my old WP editor had vanished completely and I tried to write a book review. Anyone watching me would have laughed. I was almost literally pulling out my hair.
First off, I hate using ‘blocks’. Then, I found I couldn’t paste text into the new editor without using the old Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V commands. (That’s a step backward surely?) And don’t even get me started on trying to wrap my text around a graphic. GRRRRRRRR.
Another thing was I found it beyond annoying to try to use a graphic that was already in my media library. When I searched for it, it just kept scrolling and scrolling and I couldn’t even find the one I wanted. This is such a simple process with the classic editor.
I tried searching for a solution online and learned that to use the classic editor I had to install a ‘plug-in’ – so I downloaded the plug-in. Then… I learned that to install the plug-in I needed the ‘Business Plan’ of WordPress (which costs $ 396.00 per year or $33.00 per month)
I lost it completely. Then, in a moment of divine inspiration I went on Twitter to VENT. A lovely bookblogger friend of mine heard my plea and instructed me on how to regain access to the classic editor. She literally saved my life.
So huge kudos have to go to Janet From First Page to Last blog. Janet spent hours figuring this problem out and generously shared the products of her efforts. As I know many of my fellow bookbloggers are struggling with this issue as well, I thought I’d share what she told me.
All thanks must go to Janet Emson. If you want to thank her, here is her Twitter handle @JanetEmson
And now, what you’ve all been waiting for…. the instructions:
Now when you click on ‘Posts’ you will be given the option to use the old classic editor!
Hope those of you who have not already figured this out for themselves find the information useful. I know that I’ll always be grateful to Janet…