I subscribe to dozens of WordPress blogs, as well as blog on WordPress myself. I have been reading LOTS of complaints about the new “Block Editor” from WordPress. This was imposed on us bloggers, whether we wanted it or not. The complaints I have been hearing range from how difficult it is to work with to outright hatred & threats of bloggers leaving WordPress for other platforms.
Honestly, I don’t see the problem here. Yeah, it’s not as easy to use as the old “Classic” mode of WordPress but it’s not at all difficult. & the truth of it is, WordPress has been changing things for quite a long time & for someone like me … who has a free domain … it’s so bare-bones now that I have to do a lot of playing around with the format just to get my poems to look the way I want them to & I had to do that YEARS before the Block Editor came around. Ya know, you take the good with the bad no matter what.
I dunno. Maybe it’s because I started working with computers back in the old Fortran & DOS days, when you had to know the “language” of whatever platform you were using & it wasn’t really easy to produce anything at all … but I really don’t see the problem with this new Block Editor. Maybe it’s different with a paid subscription? Again, I don’t know. Maybe I would feel differently if I was paying for this. But honestly, I don’t have any reason to “hate” this new format or even to complain about it. There’s lots of things to complain about in this world – even to hate! WordPress’s Block Editor isn’t one of them.
Just my two cents for today.