Bring Back the Classic Editor #Reblog

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If you have a self-hosted WordPress site, and you’re sick and tired of fighting the Gutenberg editor, you can still use the classic editor. However, this editor will only be supported for another year or so. As I understand it, all WordPress users will still need to learn how to use Mr. Blockhead, as I like to call the Gutenberg editor. Despite complaints, WordPress isn’t listening to its customers. If we move our sites to different platforms, we risk losing followers. So, they have us where they want us, and they know it. That having been said, here’s Casey Matthews with Web Friendly Help to explain how you can still use the classic editor on a self-hosted site, at least for another year.


Sometimes You Just Need a Classic—car, burger, or in this case, a WordPress editor. I won’t go on a diatribe about WordPress woes with the new Gutenberg editor. WordPress loves it and is pushing it, but throughout the internet, you’ll find people who aren’t as enthused, disability or not.

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By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. No matter how you read it, please be sure to review it wherever you can. That goes for all my books. Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, happy, and healthy.

New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

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When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.

Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.



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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

4 thoughts on “Bring Back the Classic Editor #Reblog”

  1. Thank-you for letting me know this. I use the classic editor and I have not learned the other. I neever did like it. One of the reasons I returned to blogger. But, I started a different blog here again. I will have to try and learn it this time around.

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  2. I didn’t like the editor at first but I have grown to find it very useful the classic editor seemed so plain…
    But I gather they have to work on their accessibility features since, I am sure I read somewhere they got a team to work on that but not sure what enhancements they added


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    1. The classic editor may be plain for some, but for others, it’s easier to use. The point is that those of us who use WordPress for our blogs and websites should have a choice. Yes, WordPress is apparently working on accessibility for Mr. Blockhead, but it isn’t as intuitive as the classic editor. Also, unlike the classic editor, there doesn’t seem to be a way to determine how text and images are to be aligned, e.g. left, center, right, and I haven’t found a way to determine the size of images I insert. Thank you for reading, commenting, and following.


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