How to override the block editor.

I’m writing this partly to test this trick, which didn’t come from the WordPress staff.   It actually came from some of you, so thank you!

All the WP staff tells us to do to access the Classic Editor is to “go to WP Admin.”  Do they assume we’re all techies?  I’m sorry, but I’m old and need things like this explained to me like I’m old.

Here are the actual instructions.

Go to your WP Admin page (I’m sure everyone knows where that is)

Look down the column on the left until you find “Posts” and click that on.

On the Posts page, click on the “Add New” button at the top of the list of posts.

It should take you to the Classic Editor.  It worked for me.

Now, why can’t the WP staff tell us this?  It’s as if they want to force us all to use the Block editor whether we want to or not.

The only problem is you can’t set Classic as the default anymore.   You have to do this for every post.  Oh, well.  You can’t have everything, I guess.


10 thoughts on “How to override the block editor.

  1. Dear LuckyOtter and Friends, Blogget is pulling similar shiola. The new format makes it very difficult to go back and edit, if you bappen to write more than three short paragraphs. i smell an agenda.


  2. Thank you! I thought it was me. I just started blogging again this year after a long hiatus. It used to be so easy. Now I’m attempting long form, multi-media posts about Aspie/NT relationships, and it takes me an entire week or more to pull one together. What a headache. Clicking that little x in the block over and over to no avail, maybe WP can look into that.


  3. Reblogged this on Lucky Otters Haven and commented:

    I finally had an idea for a blog post, and tried to follow my own instructions in this post, and get nothing but the block editor. I looked everywhere, I even clicked on those three little dots at the top of the screen, and there is NO option for the classic editor. Can anyone help, because there is something I am just aching to write about? Looks like I’ll be moving to Medium, which seems to be a platform friendlier to writers. I feel like WordPress betrayed us.
    But dammit! I didn’t want to have to start writing on a brand new platform tonight.


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