Have you made the switch to the new WordPress Editor? I’ve seen and ignored the prompt for a long time. I’d heard it was hard to use and that once you switched you couldn’t go back to the Classic Editor. But after my blogging friend Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies told me that her new star ratings graphic was an option with the WordPress Editor, I think I’m going to make the switch.
The Learn More link provides a lot of good information about the new block editing feature.
Here are a few facts:
- Each section of your post is a separate block, for headings, text, quotes, images and more. It lets you move things around more easily. And you can customize the format of each block.
- If you switch, your existing content will not change. Your previous posts will all be put in what they call a Classic Block.
- If you use the Business Plan version, you will have more customizing options with plugins than with the free version.
- You can switch back to the Classic Editor if you don’t like the block editing. This wording makes me think that eventually all sites will need to use the new WordPress Editor, though, so don’t count on this always being an option: “At this time, as we’re introducing the WordPress Editor you’ll be able to switch between the WordPress Editor and the Classic Editor for posts and pages…”
- The new WordPress Editor works with all themes, but only some may support certain layout features.
Now that I know more about it, and since I’m planning a blog overhaul in 2020, I think I’ll make the switch. Also, it sounds a lot like Constant Contact, a website/program I use at work to create our email newsletter. So I don’t think it will be a big adjustment.
Do you use the new WordPress Editor? Leave a comment and tell me what you think of it!
Thanks for visiting – come back soon!