Over a year ago I shared with the forum my experience as managing editor for a syndicating community blog. Given the large amounts of text I copy in as a single unit, the Gutenberg block editor was a nightmare to work with so I switched to the Classic Editor plugin.
Now, I’m also helping edit a WP.com blog where I have no choice but to use the block editor. I’ve learned all kinds of new skills and formats in the past year, but the block editor takes so many of my options and shortcuts away from me, if anything I dislike using it more as I understand how it works better.
For example, when I need to add an em dash or superscript number (which is nearly daily), I have to paste it in from somewhere else because the “special characters” option is just not there. Surely WP isn’t trying to make such useful symbols obsolete.
While I long for the day WP.com will decide the block editor is old fashioned, I ask that just enough attention continues to maintain the Classic Editor for me to do my job without daily frustrations and wasted time.
Thanks for all you do to make sharing our voices a pleasant experience!
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