Say Hello to the WordPress Block Editor – by Dave Martin…

on WordPress Blog:

On June 1 we’ll be retiring our older editor and transitioning to the more recent (and more powerful) WordPress block editor. Want to know how this may affect your site and what you can expect? Read on.

If you’ve launched your site in the past year and a half you may have never seen our older editor and are likely already using the more recent WordPress editor. Those of you who have an older site, though, might recognize this editing experience:

We know it can be frustrating to get used to an online tool only to see it change or go away. Retiring an entire editor — the place where you publish posts and pages on — is not something we would ever do on a whim. What inspired us to take this decision is the positive experience site owners have had with the newer WordPress editor.

Continue reading HERE


You will still also have the choice to switch to the Classic editor.

 If you are sight impaired and use reader software like JAWS,

( Job Access With Speech) cannot be used

and you might need to contact WordPress

to reinstate your default editor to Classic


13 thoughts on “Say Hello to the WordPress Block Editor – by Dave Martin…

  1. I see I’m not alone in my dislike for the new block editor. SO happy to hear we can opt for the Classic option! Thanks for sharing this. I’ve saved it in case I find myself stuck, but hopefully, opting for Classic will go smoothly. Fingers crossed. 🙂

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  2. Thanks for sharing this post Chris. As a user of screen reading software (Job Access with Speech or JAWS), which converts text into speech and braille, I find the Block Editor unusable. I have, once or twice accidentally clicked on the new editor and had to contact WordPress to have the Classic Editor restored as my default. I do feel that in their post WordPress should have included a line saying that the new Editor does not work with screen readers. I wouldn’t want other users of access software to experience the problems I’ve had with the Block Editor. Kevin

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