What You Should Do Now That WordPress Have Officially Retired The Classic Editor

For those of my fellow-bloggers who are struggling with WordPress’s retirement of their classic Editor. I’m passing on Hugh’s advice from his latest post (although I know many of you read his blog anyway).
I will add to the end of Hugh’s post though… When you are writing, safe in the Classic Block, experiment with the others from time to time (depending on how much time you have. Some of the Classic Block’s features are well hidden among the newer blocks).
One day, the Classic Block will disappear too, and you will be prepared.

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If you’re a WordPress.Com user and use the WordPress.Com Classic editor, WordPress recently made an important announcement which will affect you and which you may have missed.

The Classic Editor Is Moving

Well over a year ago, WordPress announced that the WordPress.com Classic editor was being set for retirement. Since the beginning of 2019, I’ve also mentioned this in several of my own blog posts.

On August 13, 2020, WordPress finally announced that their Classic editor was now officially retired. However, it’s not entirely disappearing.

To continue using the Classic editor, users will have to access it via the Classic block on the Gutenberg Block Editor.

The Classic block provides an editing experience that mimics the Classic editor with some added benefits.

When are the changes taking place?

The changes are happening in phases. WordPress will email users informing them when to expect the change.

For full details and how…

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9 thoughts on “What You Should Do Now That WordPress Have Officially Retired The Classic Editor

  1. I like his take on the new editor. I don’t like the change, but I have been using it for over a year now.

    I have attempted to make tutorial videos for those needing tips. I have found that the videos are only good for perhaps a year or even less. One video I did, had over2,000 views. Sadly, hardly anything in it is simple to follow because they have changed the location of features, removed some, and much of it is just eye-candy. Large icons instead of our old tidy smaller ones.

    Do your best, it can be overcome, but just don’t get upset when you fire it up, and something is missing, or moved, or added.

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    1. I found that.
      Just when you think you know where things are, they aren’t! Then I spend another ten minutes trying to find where they’ve been moved to.
      I have yet to find anything in there I couldn’t do as well – if not easier – with the Classic editor.

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  2. I’ve found that I’ve still been able to use the old-style editor by using /wp-admin after my website name. (For example nameofmyblog.com/wp-admin) It’s what I’ve had saved to my favorites all along, and it hasn’t been affected by whatever change was done. You way want to try that /wp-admin too.

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    1. Thanks for that tip. There are a few things you can do in wp-admin. for instance, changing the size of photos in WP can only be done with the wp-admin version of media. My bookmark goes to wp-admin too, but I don’t usually linger there so I haven’t explored the diffrences (yet…)

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