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Whiny Wednesday!

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As you might have read on several other blogs, the news are not looking good for the Classic Editor fans, like me.

There was a little hope, that WordPress happy engineers could arrange things for people who were struggling with the block editor, but it seems like the fix is only temporary, since WP is definately taking the classic editor down in September.

You’d think I’d stop whining, and just get used to the idea?

Well, I would, if that decision wasn’t making some of my favorite bloggers unsubscribe from WP to move their blogs elsewhere. I would if some super prolific writers weren’t forced to reduce their posting because, let’s face it, not everybody is comfortable with the imposed switch.

So… No, I won’t stop complaining. Not just yet.

And I am calling out for you Lovelies.

If you don’t like the block editor (and its little brother, the classic block editor), or if you don’t mind it but agree that WordPress could have listened to the customers before making such a switch, please take a minute of your time, and write a little note to WP to let them know (if you didn’t already).

It might not make much of a difference, but maybe it’ll make them think twice next time they want to ”upgrade” our blogging experience.

And here’s a little remake of the classic below, that immediately came to mind, when thinking about the current situation. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

 

 

It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

Nobody knows where the classic editor has gone
But WordPress says I shouldn’t whine
They say classic block’s almost the same
Though it’s bugging all the time…

It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

Chatting with happy engineers all night
I just kind of hope for a while
Till they mention it’s a fatality
Now, I’ve got no reason to smile

It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

Dale and Suze just walked out the door
Fandango’ll soon do the same thing
If all my favs unsubscribe
What fun will I have blogging?

It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

Oh it’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to

15 thoughts on “Whiny Wednesday!

  1. I agree with you about the block editor and the loss of Classic, but…I fear we’ll be ignored, as usual. Many blogging interfaces seem to be moving to block editors and my guess is that the mobile is to blame. Porting something like WP to such a small screen means that everything has to be simplified. So…all of us who use computers and large screens are apparently dinosaurs whose needs can safely be ignored. -grinds teeth-

    Personally, I’ve been forcing myself to use the block editor, but I’m still shocked at how poor the implementation is. It’s just full of small, buggy, clunky, niggly things that get in the way of what we’re supposed to be doing, which is /writing/. There is a reason why Word is the most popular word processor on the market. It’s functions and layout optimize work flow, more or less. Pity WP didn’t go for the Medium model. I can tell you that block editor works a lot better. Ah well… -sigh-

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      1. yep..i am on blogger now and trying to figure out how to show up in search engines. i used to know this stuff! suzilandtoo.blogspot.com

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  2. I have been exchanging “love letters” with various Happiness Engineers an no matter how clearly I state my case, their response is always “What do you mean you don’t like the block editor? What’s wrong with you? It’s great, it’s wonderful, it can do everything you want it to and more, so get with the program or go home.” Well, that’s not a verbatim quote, but that essentially reflects their attitude.

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  3. Yikes…I haven’t even seen this block editor but it makes me worried. I’m on WordPress precisely for the classic editor’s ease of use for me. I’ll definitely Tweet some things at them soon. Maybe we can get a Twitter campaign going and all the RTs will make them listen as it’s public that anyone can see.

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  4. I logged in one day to find everything completely different and I had no idea what I was doing. To be honest I’ve not had a lot of time to look into it and try to learn how it all works…but it’s looks very confusing at first glance!!! I’m hoping I’ll get to grips with it, but we’ll see.

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  5. I’m posting the link to this post (along with the other one you wrote last week sometime) to a post I wrote which lists all the bloggers who have objected to the change. There are some who are resigned to it, and some who do like the thing. I hope fervently that I never have to find out. Thanks for posting this and for being so organized!

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  6. Hiya, Sis! You already know how I feel about the new blockhead editor … er … block editor. (Hint: I hate it.) Frankly, it would be easier to write blogs on an old manual typewriter. And a lot more enjoyable. It might even be easier to write blogs on a graphing calculator. Or a Nokia soapbar phone.

    Bottom line, WP has somehow sucked all the joy out of blogging for me. And while I know they don’t give a flying act of fornication at a rolling donut what I think, it still saddens me that they would pay so little heed to what their users think about their product.

    Here are some gratuitous and self-serving links to my own block-editor-bashing posts. Just let me know what my bill is, and I will gladly pay it.

    https://biffsockpow.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/what-fresh-hell-is-this/

    https://biffsockpow.wordpress.com/2020/07/25/embracing-the-new-wp-editor-through-memes/

    Stay safe! And keep on blogging!

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  7. I’ve never actually used the editor of any kind—I just write in Word then copy and paste. I’d ask what the advantage of using one is, but apparently right now, there aren’t any!

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