If you use WordPress, you know that a while ago they pushed upon us a new way of viewing and editing our posts, called the “Gutenberg Block Editor.” I always resist changes in my computerized life, having usually just gotten used to the last innovation by the time the next one appears. So I stuck with the “Classic Editor” until changing over to my new blog. At that point I thought I would bow to the inevitable, since even Classic plugins are not going to work forever.
I hated it at first, but now I’ve gotten used to it. I prefer having things like formatting options and general site navigation always visible, as they were with the old editor — with blocks you have to hunt around for these or hover somewhere until they appear. But I’ve figured out how to do the rather basic things I need, and in some ways the “block” system makes things easier when it comes to quickly selecting various formats and moving them around.
One thing that I used to use a LOT, and that I miss, was the capacity to highlight linked text and then select from a list of recent posts, which was super convenient when I wanted to cross-link to my own posts without always copying and pasting the URLs (or even remembering what I had titled them). This functionality has gone away and I don’t understand why they could not have kept it. Maybe I should complain somewhere, if I could figure out how to do that.
How about you? What would you complain about with the block editor? Or are you blissfully happy with it? Or using another blog platform and glad you don’t have to deal with this hassle?