“Make sure everyone in your boat is rowing and not drilling holes when your face is turned the other way! – Unknown.
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As many of you know Weekly Prompts has created several types of instructions on our How-To Page. All pages were created by us and most were written in response to queries from our readers.
Recently WordPress caused entangled confusion because it had three Classic Editors in use, all called Classic, one was to be removed, but which one? By now, having woken up to a new default editor, most bloggers will know the answer.
Yesterday following a chance remark/query from a blogging friend, I updated for the umpteenth time our instructions on the Weekly Prompts How-To page Choosing the WP Admin Classic Editor. I saved my updated PDF file and uploaded to the How-To page.
Then, while reading page one of my instructions, the friend commented that on his screen, he had a different image to the instruction page.
Almost as if I hadn’t heard, I continued repeating the instruction, each time in another way (duh!) I expect he was by now feeling doleful when suddenly he had a Eureka moment and solved the mystery – Perhaps it’s because I have a free site!
Quick as a flash, I visited my free site (a site I still have from a few years ago but don’t use). Sure enough, the initial instructions for accessing the WP Admin Classic Editor are now slightly different for free sites. WordPress has made recent adjustments. So, once again I edited my step-by-step instructions (step-by-step because of the differences in the range of skills of our readers).
I asked myself why accessing WP Admin Classic Editor was a simple one-click with Free sites, surely that’s not very fair? Then the penny dropped, WordPress has two faces!
WordPress has finally realised that in the main, the free sites are used by bloggers who don’t need blocks to blog, it’s a waste because all most bloggers need is a simple word processor and a decent gallery. Whereas owners of subscription sites are a mixed bunch and many are very likely to use the blocks to build a website, therefore owners of subscription sites need to be offered options!
Comment: In our opinion, using blocks to blog (including the Classic block) slows down the blogging process. The default blocks editor remains unstable and is often unresponsive to commands.
If you’d like to see the instruction differences between the free and subscription sites for the Admin Classic Editor, Click Here WP Admin Classic Editor Our Weekly Prompts How-To pages have been very successful with regular daily downloads, our advice is to keep checking back because as WordPress makes adjustments, we will attempt to keep up and do the same. (Unfortunately, they don’t tell us!)
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