Changing things that already work — beetleypete (reblog)

I have just been reading a post on another blog about the forthcoming ‘Gutenberg Editor’ change from WordPress. In case you are unaware of the impending change, here is a link to Worpress’s take on it. As you will see, it is quite technical, at least to someone with my level of computer knowledge. […]

via Changing things that already work — beetleypete

I couldn’t agree with this post more.  I do not want the Gutenberg Editor.   I like the Classic Editor just fine.  Why can’t we have a choice?  But we don’t.  As soon as Gutenberg is rolled out,  the classic editor will no longer be available (that’s what I hear anyway).  Hopefully WordPress takes the needs of ALL its users into consideration.

I really dislike the way WordPress continually makes changes without seeming to care about what its users think.    I’m really not keen on having to learn a new interface, especially when the current one is perfectly serviceable.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

11 thoughts on “Changing things that already work — beetleypete (reblog)

  1. Thanks for the mention.
    As I currently understand it, there should be a drop down box made available, once the Gutenberg is fully operational. That box should give the option to revert to the ‘Old Editor’. That may well be what I still consider to be the ‘New Editor’ though, as I have never changed from the one I have been using since 2012.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    • Thanks for this info. They probably will make the classic editor option difficult to find, like they have with so many other things once they’ve been changed.

      I’ve thought of moving over to Blogger, except I hate Blogger and the fact it’s connected to Google, which creates a problem with my username. They also don’t have share buttons, and those are important to me.

      Medium is popular now, but apparently uses Gutenberg, which WP is trying to imitate (but you can make money at Medium without advertising, so that’s a plus). I’ve also built a following on WP and don’t want to have to start from scratch elsewhere.

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  2. Oh god. I just tried the sample of it included in the link in the article and I have no idea how to work it. I can’t make sense of it. It’s not intuitive, the way Classic is. I can’t even get the title to fill in, unless there’s a glitch. Don’t like it one bit. 😡

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  3. I tried to use the Gutenberg editor but it was very difficult to use. Cropping photos was impossible and the justifying text option not available. The instructions are too techy as you say. I did not understand them. The whole point of WordPress is that is is easy to use, so why make it complicated? Luckily I was able to switch back to classic editor. I hope that we will be given a choice.

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  4. But when people try to tell them they don’t like Gutenberg, they hear “You just don’t like change.” 😡 The arguments are fierce over this among the techies especially, and a ClassicPress fork for .org is already in the works. We also have the Classic Editor plugin (or its competitor, Disable Gutenberg), but the latest news is it will only work until the end of 2021–and then we’ll have to shift everything over to Gutenberg, like it or not. We’ll see if the outcry is high enough to stop that from happening. But they want to redo the entire structure of WordPress now, and Gutenberg is only the start, which might make that impossible. So ClassicPress might get pretty popular in 2021.

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