Well, without any warning whatsoever, on attempting to edit a post this morning I was propelled directly into WP’s new Block Editor. Have to say it came as something of a shock, and an unpleasant shock at that. I’ve spent time looking at this new editor and can see that its far too complex for my fairly basic needs, its certainly not for me.
But >>> good news! While in the Block Editor, I went the the “three dots” options icon on the extreme right of the toolbar and pressed it, and right at the bottom of the options displayed is an option to use the Classic Editor, WordPress’s original post editor, and I clicked onto this, apparently to no effect.
However, when I take my usual path into post creating/editing – which is My Sites >>> WP Admin >>> Posts >>> All Posts – each post in this list now has a Classic Editor editing option, which takes me straight into the really very simple, efficient and fast Classic Editor that we all know and love so well. In particular, I’m very happy to still have the ability to get into and edit the code underlying the posts. Now, I have no idea whether my seeing the Classic Editor option on my All Posts screen is due to my having made the selection described in the previous paragraph or not but >>> I can use the Classic Editor, easily, now.
So, to add a new post, I go to the All Posts option mentioned above and select Add New. This opens a new post in the Block Editor and I give this post some sort of title, however interim, and I then save a draft. I access this saved draft in the All Posts list and select the Classic Editor editing option – and I’m back on track!
Now, I have no idea if this is what I’m “supposed” to do but – it works (or at least appears to) and that’s all that matters >>> I can get back to creating posts in a very simple to use editor.
I say again that I’m by no means ANY sort of expert here, but if anyone is having problems accessing the Classic Editor, I’m very happy to try and help out.