To Block-Editor Or Not To – My Action After Cyranny’s Post

16 thoughts on “To Block-Editor Or Not To – My Action After Cyranny’s Post”

  1. I have the Business Plan so I am able to access a Plugin and use the Classic Editor. I’m not positive but because Plugins are like apps for you blog, maybe there’s a risk through that? On the other hand I know other bloggers who use Plugins and they’ve never had issues.

    Instead of worrying about all of the things that the new editor does just find the ones that you need and practice with those. Like I learned to just write a post and then I went back and learned to use the various things that you could do with the media option and when I had the free time I went back and experimented with the various other ‘blocks’. My issue was that the block editor itself looks messy and that was a distraction. Anyway once you can get your posts up with your old speed and confidence you can go back and try out the new toys.

    One thing I did pick up on was that some of the templates didn’t seem to work with the Block Editor ( I found that out on some conversation threads ) . Up to that point I thought it was me. Anyway, taking the slow approach is my advice.

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    1. Hi there, thanks for the tips. From what I get everybody seems to have different issues. I do the same like you: write the post on the Grammarly page then copy it into WP and add the media. And just play around with all the options. πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ

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  2. I have noticed that the spacing I need between paragraphs for a cleaner look is easier with block, but it’s aggravating sometimes.. I think it’s something I need to overcome.. yes, going to go okay with the plugins later once I work out my issues with login for my online dashboard..

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  3. This is the first I’ve heard of a security risk if I insist on using the ‘old’ editor. I blog through WP Admin anyway, so I think for now I’m safe from blocks and b.s. I’m posting the link to your blog post here in a post I wrote last week which includes a growing list of bloggers who are dissatisfied with the block editor AND those who have some solutions to the problem. Thanks for being someone who is trying to find a solution!

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    1. You are very welcome and thanks for the link. I just read your post and the comment and feel like you: it’s a question of choice. I have no idea if it is a security problem. That’s just something I worry about. However I blog from WP admin too. Started it when they did the last change so it can’t be that bad. I tried many other blog plattforms and WP is simply the best because it encourages community with the like buttons, link-backs and easy commenting. So leaving to somewhere “better” will be difficult. Plus my experience is (I have done around 20 blogs in 10 years and stopped) you start at 0 because it needs a while for your readers to find you at the new place even if you mentioned it for months. And I am not willing to do that anymore. Plus no other is as easy to use despite the blog editor πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ

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  4. Bee, this was an excellent post, and so helpful to the so many writers I hear having same complaints. My blog is self hosted, so I’m on the wordpress.org platform that .com uses the same, except being self-hosted, I had a choice to move to the blocks or add a plugin called ‘classic editor’, which allows my blog to stay the same.Until …. WP did a big update a week or so ago and tons of bloggers like me were complaining as it didn’t play nice with some people’s blogs. Then I had to search around forums to find out why half the stuff in my editor wasn’t working, and learned there was a temporary plugin to download that would facilitate the old platform to be repaired until such time a permanent fix update comes. Ya, it’s a lot. LOL πŸ™‚ ❀

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  5. Thanks for following up on this and publishing the results! I find the block editor unwieldy for my super simple blog. I don’t like how it parses up the text either. Each sentence is not a block! Thanks for making your complaints known to WP.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your conversation Bee.. I find the block editor time consuming and not appropriate for my book marketing and health reviews. I will stay with the Classic editor to the bitter end and then if I have to use the Classic block.. I will try to adapt to make it as simple as possible. I do find particularly for short stories and other posts where a consistent flow is needed the blocks are distracting and unnecessary. I also have concerns for sight impaired bloggers of which there are many now on WordPress. I also think that programmers do like to justify their salaries by fixing something that isn’t broken…

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    1. Hi Sally, you are welcome and I fully agree. I was wondering about the sight-impaired bloggers. Will have to ask my friend Carol Anne, if she tried it and how she feels about it.

      Your points with the work flow are mine too. That’s why I write my posts in the Grammarly editor now and copy and paste them into WP afterwards. Then I add which ever media I feel fits.

      It’s cumbersome though. However I like that I have more options to add media.

      When I feel better I will contact the WP.org people and see what they have to say.

      Chemo takes its toll currently, so I need to be a careful how much I take on.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ

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