Changes to the WP Admin Navigation – Revised Support

“Was it you or I who stumbled first? It does not matter. The one of us who finds the strength to get up first must help the other.” ~ Vera Nazarian.

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Following on from yesterday’s post regarding the new navigation implemented on some of our sites. 

If your admin sidebar has been switched and you wish to return to the usual Admin navigation sidebar, and also use the WP Admin Classic Editor then this is for you. Read On.

Go to the account settings by clicking this link- https://wordpress.com/me/account

Scroll down the page until you reach Dashboard appearance and the words Show advanced dashboard pages.


When clicking Posts you will now see the usual WP-Admin list of your posts and not the Block editor list.

To allow for easier future access, these instructions are also available in our How-To section and are printable and downloadable.

How to Return to the WP-Admin Navigation Sidebar

I Hope this has been helpful.

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  • Default Blocks Editor including its Classic Block.
  • WP Admin Classic.
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  1. Thank you. That brought back the stats page. I had a separate link for the “posts” page, but couldn’t get a hook into either “comments” or “stats” because I couldn’t find the line of data I needed to change. The lack of a stats page that made sense was particularly irritating. My next — and maybe only — question is whether or not they will let us KEEP this format if we want to. They really seem to be trying very hard to derail it which I find (to put it mildly) foolish. Why? I should think they would WANT to keep their users. It’s completely illogical to dump paying users because you are determined that they should use a particular format when you have another they like better already available. That’s pretty strange.

    They often seem to be of the opinion that we work for them and have lost the concept that as long as we are paying them, they work for us.

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    1. Once again I agree with your comments, Marilyn.
      There always seem to be rumours flying around and no one ever knows where they originated, so who knows if we’ll get to keep it, I really do hope so. Thank you, Marilyn.

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  2. Just a note, apparently the option you’ve shared is only available to paying customers OR it’s only available on certain formats – like if one blogs on their phone or tablet versus a desktop computer. My own blog does not offer me any option for advanced dashboard changes. It goes from the interface language straight to the color scheme for the dashboard. No other options are given. I’m sorry too because your information got me quite excited that I could go back to the old classic editor ‘look’ and discard the block editor look.

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      1. Oh, I’m so sorry about that Peter. I wonder if it would be worth contacting WordPress to ask how to access it.

        It allows me to access my free site Facts and Fiction via the WP Admin navigator but I’m wondering if that’s because my primary site is Nan’s farm.

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      2. Peter, I contacted WordPress. And I received the following reply. I passed on Melanies details but I haven’t passed on yours. I didn’t want to rock the boat regarding the Classic that you are using.:)

        {The option would be present for all user accounts who have switched to the new navigation system.
        If their account has not yet been one that has been switched, then their navigation would still be the old one, where there is a WP Admin link present in the left sidebar of the admin area.
        If you can provide me with their username, then I could also take a look and help them out.
        Best regards,
        Kris}
        #######
        Sue 🙂

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      3. Peter, having heard from WordPress I have written this message to Melanie –

        {Apparently, the roll out of the new navigation system is gradual, and your site hasn’t changed yet, the WP Admin navigation is still available on your sidebar.
        When your site changes, you will be able to follow the instructions I posted. }

        🙂

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    1. Oh, Melanie, I am so sorry to hear that, how unfair.
      I use both tablet and computers to blog so I think we can rule out the device used.

      I can access one of my other sites (a free one) via the WP Admin navigator but maybe that’s because my primary account is Nan’s Farm, a premium site.
      I wonder if it would be worth asking WordPress how to access the WP Admin navigator on your site?
      Are you able to access it from the link I left yesterday on here?

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      1. Melanie,

        Apparently, the roll out of the new navigation system is gradual, and your site hasn’t changed yet and the WP Admin option is still available on your sidebar.
        When your site changes, you will be able to follow the instructions I posted. 🙂

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    2. Melanie,Hello again.

      Out of interest, I asked the Happiness engineers about the free sites and I received the following reply, I have forwarded your details.

      {The option would be present for all user accounts who have switched to the new navigation system.
      If their account has not yet been one, which has been switched, then their navigation would still be the old one, where there is a WP Admin link present in the left sidebar of the admin area.
      If you can provide me with their username, then I could also take a look and help them out.
      Best regards,
      Kris }

      Sue 🙂

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    3. Melanie, I use a laptop and desktop. Select one of the color schemed dashboards. Once doing that, your classic WP Admin should be back, along with editing for classic or block editor choices.

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  3. I’m sure glad I found you through Derrick’s blog. I was confronted with the latest horror this morning. At the moment, I seem to have sent it packing (although I’m not sure quite how) but if it comes back, I may come back here. At least I figured out that both of my blogs are on the same account! You have to start somewhere, I guess.

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    1. Hello Linda, nice to see you.

      I will add the instructions to our Weekly Prompts How-To section
      I have a vague recollection of seeing the WordPress notice about the change to the sidebar and ignoring it!
      Thank you, Linda 🙂

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  4. Thank you for this post! When I saw it earlier I thought it didn’t apply to me since I use the Block Editor. But this morning when I logged into my Dashboard, clicked on All Posts and no longer had the list view I prefer, I came back and tried what you suggested! Hooray! Success! I only hope they don’t eliminate this option anytime soon.

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  5. Reblogged this on Cats and Trails and Garden Tales and commented:
    When I saw this post earlier I thought it didn’t apply to me since I use the Block Editor. But this morning when I logged into my Dashboard, clicked on All Posts and no longer had the list view I prefer. I made the change to Account Settings as suggested and got my preferred view back. I only hope they don’t eliminate this option anytime soon.

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    1. I’m so glad it helped you. I have a feeling we will be able to keep this option.

      To make the instructions easier to access I’m just in the process of adding them to our Weekly Prompts How To pages. All our How To instructions are downloadable and printable.

      Thank you so much for your comments, I appreciate them. 🙂

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  6. My “All Post” page has been changed a long time ago. It used to look like your print screen, but now each title is a link, the three dots at the end of the link are for edit, view, comment… trash. I have a premium account for the primary blog but also have two private blogs and they all are switched to Block at the same time when the primary blog was switched. I do have an option to use classic as one of the blocks.

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    1. Miriam, it sounds like you are referring to the desktop App as shown below in my screenshots. We were referring to the online navigation sidebar, the dashboard.

      When you click the WP Admin link it takes you to the online sidebar and this is the one that has been switched.

      The update instructions ‘How to revert to the usual sidebar’ are now available on the Weekly Prompts How-To files. The instructions also explain how to gain access to Admin Classic Editor, and although this classic editor looks similar to the Blocks Classic it has more flexibility. But if you’re happy with the way you’re working, you won’t need them.
      Hope this clarifies. Thank you, Miriam 😊


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    1. Hi Chris,

      Thank you for for the reblog of my post and I’m pleased you’ve got the sidebar back.

      I found that some bloggers didn’t read my instructions properly and went straight to their General Settings instead of clicking my link to the account settings. So if you get feedback saying they’re unable to see the account page, this could be why! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for telling me this, I am delighted that I was able help.
      I think it was unfair of WordPress to inflict the blocks on bloggers – One size does not fit all. They should have publicised the option of two editors from the start. 🙂

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