BLOCK EDITOR

O.K. So tomorrow is All Change Day!

i know that we are still meant to be able to use the Classic Editor by clicking somewhere.  Being blind I won’t be able to see that.

Have got used to manipulating this Classic Editor, as I began using it before I went completely blind.  So in a way  I kind of know where I am with it though it is still very difficult for me to make a post.  However, if I had to use the new Block Editor I would be in a total mess.  Having tried to read about it I have found that I simply cannot follow it.  I cannot see diagrams or layouts or anything at all that explains how to use it.

i am therefore truly hoping that indeed we cn still choose to use the ClassicEditor, otherwise I too will have to leave WordPress!

42 thoughts on “BLOCK EDITOR

  1. I simply cannot like this. I don’t want you to leave!! If I can manage I’ll try to see if I can find the way to switch back and give you specific instructions. Lorraine surely someone can give you an assist!

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  2. blindzanygirl

    Thanks murisopsis. I was going towait while tomorrow to see what happens. Idon’t want to leave either. WordPress is my onlycontact with people and the ourside world. I hope that I can find how to click onto the Classic Editor button wherever it is!

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  3. I have the direct email of someone in WordPress who has been very helpful. Obviously I don’t wont to publicise his email address online. However, if you cant manage come tomorrow, please drop me an email and I will put you in touch with him. Obviously I cant promise that this will resolve matters, but it may help.

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  4. blindzanygirl

    Thanks Kevin. If I can find my way to the Classic Editor I will be okay and I understand we are meant to be able to. I will keep in touch via email.

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  5. blindzanygirl

    I do as well. There are a lot of people who say they cannot manage with it, for various reasons. We have to wait while tomorrow now.

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  6. As you know Lorraine, I hope they never plan to get rid of classic editor down the line.

    They must keep it, if they continue to use block editor. Otherwise I am going to Blogger. I have decided if they do I will start up a new blog, which I will give a new name. It would be a total fresh start.

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  7. blindzanygirl

    Wow. Thanks Colin. I will have to get hubby to be my eyes and do it for me. But maybe will be able to do it on my own in time. Thankyou ever so much xx

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  8. 𝑹𝒐𝑩𝑰𝑵 🌋

    Hey Lorraine, I’m here to help you too through email if you end up out of touch through here! We will find a way to keep you being able to write! 😄💙

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  9. 𝑹𝒐𝑩𝑰𝑵 🌋

    What’s the change that’s happening tomorrow? I’m trying to find an article about it. Is it just that you won’t be able to set the classic editor as the default, and always have to manually change each time?

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  10. blindzanygirl

    Yes. I tried using the Block Editor once. It was horrendous for a blind person. You can change to Classic Edutor I think, but not sure yet how to do it

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  11. 𝑹𝒐𝑩𝑰𝑵 🌋

    Oh my god I am honestly still confused about this. This is the article I read:

    https://wordpress.com/blog/2020/05/18/say-hello-to-the-wordpress-block-editor/

    He says there are actually 3 types of editor. And the one which is called ‘Classic’ isn’t going anywhere, so it’s hard to see what the point of the article is (somebody asks this question at the bottom!). In response he provides links to 3 screenshots of each of the editors— the old WordPress Editor which is being retired, the new Block Editor and the old Classic Editor. Except his screenshot of what he calls the WordPress Editor (to be retired) is what I see when I change to Classic Editor. 🤷‍♂️.

    I feel like what most wordpress users are calling the Classic Editor does not match what WordPress calls the Classic Editor…

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  12. 𝑹𝒐𝑩𝑰𝑵 🌋

    The thing is, the steps to change to Classic Editor remain exactly the same, according to the article. You will still be able to default to Classic Editor, that’s what it says. Read this after my longer comment I just left! 🙂

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  13. 𝑹𝒐𝑩𝑰𝑵 🌋

    I’m going to bed now but I will check back in tomorrow by email. We’ll sort it out. Take care! 💙

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  14. Good news, Lorraine! Although WordPress support says there’s no keyboard shortcut for the classic editor, once you’ve switched back to it you stay on it! 😀

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  15. I’m not sure if this is a help to you Lorraine but along the top right of the edit page it has:

    Switch to draft
    Preview
    Schedule
    The Settings wheel
    The Jetpack symbol
    Then 3 dots

    Click on the dots
    .
    .
    .

    This will drop down a column with:
    Editor
    Plugins
    Tools
    Manage all reusable blocks
    Help
    Switch to Classic Editor

    So if you can find the 3 dots and scroll down as far as you can, you will find the link.

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