WordPress Strikes Early!

Beetleypete isn’t the only blogger who loathes what he calls “Mister Blocky.” I, too, hate the block editor, with a passion. Earlier this afternoon, I spent an hour on the phone with my tech guru. So far, there’s no work-around to bring back the classic editor unless, of course, you want to pay an astronomical fee to upgrade to a business plan that will allow you to download a classic editor plug-in.

The good news is that I’ve figured out how to do most of the things on my blog that I’ve been able to do with the classic editor. But no matter what anyone says, I won’t change my mind about the block editor.

WordPress doesn’t care about its customers. They have us where they want us because if we move our blogs elsewhere, we risk losing followers, and they know it. I’m extremely angry and disappointed with the folks at WordPress.


Well it seems that WordPress understands ‘Late 2021’ to be the last week in March. With no warning, the ‘Classic’ option was removed from my blog today.

I am now stuck with ‘their way or the highway’. In other words, the hated and detested Block Editor. Not-so-fondly referred to by me as ‘Mister Blocky’.

Fortunately, I had already completed the final episode of my serial, and I am using the cheekily-named ‘Classic Block’ to produce this post.

I know many of you have come to love Mister Blocky, so there’s no need to rush to its defence in the comments. But I HATE it, and will continue to do so, whatever you say.

I am hoping to receive a ‘work-around’ that will enable me to use the Old Editor again soon. But in the meantime, if I am not around on my blog, you will know why.

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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of two novels,, two poetry collections, and a memoir with another novel on the way. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com.

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