Wp answer, short and sweet!

For those unhappy with WP’s decision to abandon the Classic WP editor , here is one person’s objection and the WP response.
I particularly noted the good natured tone of Carol Anne’s request (given that she has more reason than many of us to regret the passing of the Classic Editor) and by the absence of ranting. I’m sure WP’s customer service readers noticed it too.

Personally, I’ve been using the Block editor, but I still need the Classic block to format certain parts of the fiction I’m serialising and to simlpify colour in my posts. My fear is that once the Classic Editor is mothballed the Classic Block will follow.
So let them know how YOU feel.

Therapy Bits

Heres what the customer service rep at wp said to me when I sent in my complaint.
I’ll put what I wrote and then their response back to me!

manyofus1980Mon, Aug 24, 10:00 PM
Hi! I wanted to bring it to your attention that most of my blogger friends and me are not happy with the block editor, many of my blogger friends are going to move their blog elsewhere, can you bring back classic editor? I am blind, and the block editor is confusing. Classic editor works well! Is there a possibility you can use it again or we can have a choice? I’d really love it if we could, I don’t want to see all of my blogging buddies abandon their blogs and leave wp!

WP.comMon, Aug 24, 10:01 PM
Hi! I can understand your frustration. We’re listening and passing along the feedback that we’re getting…

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Rethinking The Pond People

Thank you to everyone who commented encouragingly on my recently-serialised story The Pond People. I've made a number of changes while re-editing it for an e-book and it looks different already, but I have accepted what I knew in my heart of hearts... that it is still two-dimensional and needs work. I envisaged Pond People … Continue reading Rethinking The Pond People

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.

Hugh's Views & News  

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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Blogger’s Books: Cathy Cade

Beetley Pete has kindly offered to showcase publications from fellow bloggers. Pop over to https://beetleypete.com/2020/07/26/book-promotion-offer-from-me/ for details, and stay to browse his eclectic range of posts including serialised stories from the man himself.


Today I am featuring British blogger and writer, Cathy Cade. She has published a new book of short stories wich might appeal to many of you.

Here is her own short bio.

Cathy is a retired librarian. Her stories have been published in Scribble and Flash Fiction Magazine, and in anthologies, including To Hull and Back Short Stories 2018, Where the Wild Winds Blow and A Following Wind. Her story-verse, A Year Before Christmas, is available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com. Her collection of short stories: Witch Way, and other ambiguous stories can be purchased from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com, and from Smashwords.

Find Cathy online at http://www.cathy-cade.com

Her new book is ‘Witch Way, and other ambiguous stories’.

Here are some links where you can find out more about Cathy’s work, and also buy any books that you like the look of.



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Another poem penned for one of the 12 poems in 12 months challenges at Deadlines for Writers.com . The prompt for this one was "rudimentary". Evolution Amoeba-like in amnion. Life-defining. Protozoan cells divide, multiplying.   Burrow into tissue softness. Fix location. Fluid flowing in, around. Communication.   Nourishment by yolk sac, like a baby chicklet. … Continue reading Evolution

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Meet the Authors – #Shortstories Cathy Cade, #Historical Noelle Granger, #SouthernSaga Claire Fullerton

Many thanks to Sally’s wonderfully eclectic Smorgasbord for including my books in her blog (..and I now have two more authors to add to my TBR mountain).

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

There are over 150 authors in the Cafe and Bookstore and I wanted to keep it to key pieces of information such as buying links, recent review, website and covers. However, I know that readers also like to know more about the background of authors.

In this series during June and July I will share the bios of all the authors in the cafe in a random selection. I hope that this will introduce you to the authors in more depth and encourage you to check out their books and follow them on their blog and Twitter.

Meet Cathy Cade

Cathy Cade

Cathy lives with her husband and dogs, mostly in the Cambridgeshire Fens and sometimes across the fence from London’s Epping Forest. Following a career in libraries where creative writing opportunities were limited to annual reports, she now produces a different kind of fiction.

Cathy’s short stories have been published in…

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