Treading Carefully

This morning, it seems that the Block Editor is really catching up with me.

I was able to compose the previous post using the Admin system, and it published as normal. However, I noticed a couple of typos, so clicked ‘Edit’ at the top of the post to correct them.

The Edit screen looked different, and was accompanied by a message that read “Welcome to the new Block Editor”. I made the corrections, and clicked ‘Update’ as normal. But then I could find no way of getting back to view the post. So I cancelled out of that screen, went back through the Admin page to view the post, and the corrections had appeared.

Now I am going to read my drafts more carefully, and try to correct any errors before publishing.

50 thoughts on “Treading Carefully

    1. Thanks for the link, Eddy. I haven’t tried that yet, but was aware that it will exist for another 2 years at least. If you try to install any plugin, you get a prompt that you have to upgrade to a business plan to do so. I’m not sure I want to pay that much to blog. (I am still avoiding the BE so far!) πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  1. Great post πŸ™‚ Everything you wrote here Pete sounds like a great idea when dealing with this sort of thing πŸ™‚ As long as you can still compose blog entries, then I am satisfied – though I do respect you taking some time off as well πŸ™‚ Anyway, keep up the great work as always πŸ™‚

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  2. When I moved from a manual typewriter to electric, the only new skill I had to learn was the on-off switch (and to plug it into an outlet). When I moved from an electric typewriter to a PC I had to learn to put the Word disc in after booting the machine up (and they were many times when I wanted to boot the machine), and a plethora of keystrokes for all the bells and whistles. Moving from the PC to the XT and beyond only required learning where the program was to click on it. In the early days of digital writing, all the wordprocessors had pretty much the same keystrokes for doing most things, so it was only a matter of fiddling about to get the right ones for the right software (not apps as they have begun to be called). Now, it would appear that every app will use its own wordprocessor and that, my friend is just plain confusion. Why did WP fix it if it ain’t broke? So,l I am with carolyuncordon: “Life is a bitch, and then you die.” Warmest regards, Theo

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    1. Thanks, Theo. According to WP, they introduced the block editor to make blogging more user-friendly for those working on smartphones and tablets. Also for business customers to be able to expand their commercial blogs. Some old bloke in Beetley using a tower PC didn’t enter their heads, I suspect. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. Today I was trying to edit a page and because of the new editor everything got f’d up and I ended up having to align everything in the middle just to keep stuff from overlapping. Couldn’t figure out any other way to fix it. It is so frustrating!

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  4. There are so many ways of doing things in WP, we all do things differently. I’ve always gone to Admin to create and edit my posts. I can still choose either editor from the dropdown list there.
    I almost never create and publish immediately, so I often go back later to edit and have 2 options, Edit and Classic Editor. Since I’m using the block editor I choose Edit. When I’m editing an older post I choose Classic Editor. I too get a message if I choose Edit for a post I created in the Classic Editor or vice versa. If the Classic Editor finally disappears I guess editing older posts will become a problem. Maybe I’m the only one who does that!

    Once in my draft I don’t use the buttons to edit, I just make changes. I also don’t use the Preview from the post as it seems to be buggy. I just back arrow to the Admin page to use Preview there. I could log a case with WP but I guess I developed workarounds without even thinking about it.

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  5. I’ve only used the new block editor once so far, and I couldn’t find the ‘Classic’ editor, even by using the search facility; whatever it was that I used seemed very opaque, compared to the one I’ve been used to, and I couldn’t see a ‘justify’ option for the paragraphs. Sigh. I might try one of the whizzy-spiffy new blocks next time, just to see what it looks like πŸ˜‰ Cheers, Jon.

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