In my inaugural post, I wrote about how I’ve been blogging for years. I’ve also helped others start their own blogs and/or websites using WordPress. It’s always been my favorite – probably because I know it better than other platforms, but because I truly thought it was better than anything out there.
Today, however, I am feeling more than a little frustrated with WordPress. I’m late to the party, I know, but I am NOT A FAN of the new Bee Boop (or whatever cutesy name they gave it) editor.
I have another active WordPress blog, and when they introduced the new editor, I simply said, “No, thank you,” and went back to using the old editor, which you could find under the WP Admin menu option. I’ve been using the ‘old editor’ on that blog ever since.
Since I was starting a new blog (and because I couldn’t find the WP Admin option when I wrote my first post), I just used the new (*shudders*) editor. About 30 minutes after hitting publish, I realized that I had neglected to add any categories or tags to my post. GASP! Why? Because they weren’t in all the usual places, so – out of sight, out of mind. 😦
I went googling, trying to find information on how to access the old editor (which I have used for YEARS) and am very familiar with. It seems that when the new editor was introduced, plenty of people had the same reaction I did. However, since it’s now about a year later, none of the tips/tricks that I found actually led me to the old editor.
I know it must still be there somewhere under the hood, because I use it on my other blog. But no matter what contortions I try, I cannot access it via this blog. (Both blogs are on WordPress.com, so that’s not the issue.)
My head tells me that I should just get used to it – obviously the WordPress folks think their new shiny is an improvement over the old one, or they wouldn’t have made it. My heart, however, longs for the comfort and familiarity of the old editor.
So if any of you out there in the blogosphere have any tricks up your sleeve to share with a new oldbie about accessing the old editor – please share!
In the meantime, I’m going to go re-watch some ST:NG episodes and have some Earl Grey tea, hot. 🙂