Blocking the Block!

Cyranny makes an excellent point – What do you think of the forthcoming change to WordPress? Have your Say.

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Dear Lovelies…

Like me, you have probably noticed the following, when you engaged into publishing a new post, recently:

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I shuddered at the thought of having to use the new WordPress ”block” editor. I have flirted with it, out of curiosity, and I find it unnecessarily complicated. I know I would get used to it, but I consider that I shouldn’t have to. What will come next, imposed themes, because WordPress says so? (Exagerating here, I know… But still…)

I am especially shocked that I have to change my blogging ways, since I pay for my blogs. Not that I think that people who blog on free sites should be at WP’s mercy, but I am the customer here… Right?

It is pretty obvious to me that many of you share my angst when thinking about June 1st. I’m reading more and more posts of people mentionning that they don’t…

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12 thoughts on “Blocking the Block!”

    1. I did leave a comment there. I also checked to see what WP is saying about this this–it sounded to me like we’ll still have the option of the classic post method, so I’m not sure what all the fuss is about… But if I’m wrong, you won’t be seeing me anymore–my blog career with be OVER.

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  1. As I read the new post explaining the block editor, I understood, too, that we’d still have the choice of using the classic editor. I suspect this is a “Try and see if you can get people to accept it,” plan.
    I have done quite a bit of messing with it this past week. It is unnecessarily complicated for people doing plain blogging. UI suppose people who want to do galleries and implant videos find it easier.

    For interest sake, here are a couple of plusses:
    Colors. I really LIKE the variety of colors you can use. However, do keep track of the number — I found it hard to get back to that exact color if you want to tack on another thought later. Maybe I’ll find a way in time.

    I really LIKE the way you can insert an AMAZON book ad, blurb, with cover & link automatically appearing. You just hit the Amazon block. (Probably listed on Amazon.com?) However… this is a one-size block. I tried to make it smaller and that didn’t work –just messed everything up.

    It does seem the pattern blocks are one-size. Have to check that out more; I only tried one patern. The font fits beside the image and you can’t change the font size.

    I like the subscript. You can add a bit in tiny font to the end of your post explaining whatever. You’re supposed to be able to change your title font. Haven’t figured out how, yet.

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