Support » Fixing WordPress » Block Editor is HORRIBLE

  • divinemscharity


    Honestly, the block editor has to go. I get that it’s for beginners, but I’m not a beginner and it’s extremely irritating that I’m apparently required to use it. I hated it on, which is why I switched my blog to self-hosted – to get away from that obnoxious editor. Now I find that I’m right back where I started. PLEASE – give the option to return to the old editor. I seriously hate and do not want the block editor.

    I cannot change page URLs in the new block editor. I cannot change post URLS in the new block editor. I added a photo and it came up, full size, with no options to show it at full size, large, medium, or thumbnail. It came up with nothing but an option to write a caption. This is not what I want, it is not what I like, and I am seriously going to have to consider changing platforms if this is all I’m going to have as an editor. I cannot work with this new WordPress.

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  • Moderator Steve Stern


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    I don’t have or use that plugin. That’s the problem. I have 3 different installations of WordPress showing me the block editor but the only plugins I have active on those installations are JetPack & Akismet. (I even tried deactivating and deleting JetPack to no avail.) But yet a 4th installation of WordPress, same version, has the old editor. That’s why I’m confused as to why it’s showing up.

    Moderator t-p


    The latest version of WordPress is 4.9.6

    As of 4.9.6, WordPress does not come with what you call Block Editor.

    Hence, this Block Editor has to be coming from some plugin.

    • This reply was modified 2 months ago by  t-p.
    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    I’m moving this to the troubleshooting forum.

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