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  • After creating a blog post, the user has to go back to the admin to add another post. It would be convenient if the option to add a new blog post was visible in the blog post editor. This would reduce one step when creating a new blog post.

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  • I answered a very similar question a day and a half ago.
    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/gutenberg-posts-and-pages/#post-14143547

    As of WP 5.4, the block editor defaults to full screen mode, which shows the W icon. You can change the mode at any time, though. The Options menu shows the different modes available and the key sequence of “Ctrl+Shift+Alt+F” to toggle the full screen mode.
    When you are not in full screen mode, the admin bar has a link for “New” and also the standard admin menu has links for new posts and pages as usual.

    Thread Starter deborah86

    (@deborah86)

    Your solution still doesn’t eliminate the extra step when creating a new blog post. You have to switch from fullscreen mode to add a new blog post. Then you have to switch back to fullscreen mode when the new blog post is visible.

    That’s only if you like full screen mode. You could (like me) stay out of full screen mode entirely.

    Thread Starter deborah86

    (@deborah86)

    @joyously

    As a WordPress contributor/developer, if you really felt that way, then why did you add full-screen mode?

    If your answer to suggestions to improve features is going to be to not use the feature, then why do you have a “Requests and Feedback” forum?

    Joy

    (@joyously)

    I didn’t add full screen mode, and I was one of the more vocal opponents to making full screen the default in WP 5.4. Matt wanted it, so the rest of us didn’t matter. That’s one of the problems with how this project is run.

    There are some in the support group that want to remove the “Requests and Feedback” forum, or rename it. Be assured that most of the people writing the code are not reading the forums.

    There were probably 10 years where the editor had a “New Post” button. (I’m guessing, since I didn’t use very early WP.) The new editor does not. The new editor is very different from the old editor. It’s all intentional.
    I never used the New Post button. I didn’t like it when they changed the Publish button to stay in the editor.
    Everyone has a different work flow. Things evolve.
    You can open a Trac ticket to request a button that was removed, but I doubt it will go anywhere when there are menu items available to do the same thing. There might be a plugin that does what you want. I haven’t searched.

    Thread Starter deborah86

    (@deborah86)

    @joyously If you don’t care about what people think about the project why keep the forums open? Is it to keep the perception that the WordPress developers care about what the users think?

    Joy

    (@joyously)

    You make it sound like I’m in charge. Matt is in charge. There are thousands of contributors. The community changes as years go by, and the focus varies year to year.
    These are support forums, where we help users with their WordPress problems. The “Requests and Feedback” doesn’t really fit in with that. But we can point you to where you can open a ticket or become a contributor.

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