This Worked For Me

Are you tired of playing with blocks? Would you like to throw WordPress’s block editor out the window? Well, at least for now, if you follow Beetlepete’s instructions, you’ll be able to edit your posts in the classic editor once you’ve created them with Mister Blocky, as he unaffectionately calls Gootenberg.

As a matter of fact, Casey Matthews with followed these instructions when he worked with me on this issue a few days ago, and it worked like a charm. Unfortunately, the classic editor won’t be around forever. So, we all will eventually be sitting on the floor, playing with our blocks for good. But at least for now, there’s a work-around.


I finally managed to get one of the many tips to work. One issue was that I have ‘Two-Stage Verification’ on my Account Settings. Once I worked out how to get into that, I used this easy tip, and now have access to the Classic Editor every time.

Remember to ‘Save Settings’ though.

Click to access how-to-return-to-the-wp-admin-navigation-sidebar-3.pdf

If you can’t read that on screen, here’s a link to the original post.

I don’t know how long WP will let that loophole exist, but if you are unhappy with the Block Editor, this will work.

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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of three novels, two poetry collections, and a memoir. 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:

6 thoughts on “This Worked For Me”

    1. You’re welcome. I don’t like Mister Blocky any more than you do. So, like you, if there’s a work-around, I’ll be glad to spread the word because I’m sure other bloggers are struggling withthe new editor. It’s sad that eventually, the classic editor will eventually be gone for good. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  1. I seldom use my WordPress email or blog, but sounds like you have some of the same problems I have with the changes that are always occurring with my technology. I have ordered A Tree Grows In Brooklyn on audible and plan to listen to it soon.

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    1. Well, the good news is that I finally figured out how to use Mr. blockhead, for the most part. But I agree. I don’t know why we can’t have a choice between Mr. blockhead and the classic editor. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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