on WordPress Blog:
On June 1 we’ll be retiring our older WordPress.com 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 WordPress.com 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 WordPress.com — 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.
BEFORE YOU PANIC, PLEASE NOTE:
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