Friday 90


I am aware of the news from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Honestly, I have no reaction.


I am EXTREMELY angry that WordPress, without any warning, has forced me into using their new editor. Have they ever heard of the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?”

I don’t want to use “blocks” and I don’t want to see a stupid plus sign in a box after every hard return. I am so discombobulated that I’m not sure I can even finish this post.


After today, 2020 has just 90 days remaining. OK, Captain Obvious, why are you mentioning that? Well, something about a period of 90 days seems formal. “You have 90 days to vacate the premises.” “We have 90 days to exercise the option.”

I…just can’t finish this post. The change to the new editor is simply too much for me to handle today.


6 thoughts on “Friday 90

    1. Wish I could, but the platform has all the power and the users have none, except to stop using the platform.

      WordPress developers and executives are tone-deaf and temporally arrogant, like the majority of people 40 and under in this country.


  1. I shall comment briefly: The “new and improved” scam has been going on since the beginning of advertising especially in software. Some “engineers” do not know when to stop messing with their design. Follow the design adage of “Keep It Simple, Stupid!” I shall end my rant and step down from my soap box.


    1. Amen and amen, sir. I will repeat: WordPress developers and executives are tone-deaf and temporally arrogant, like the majority of people 40 and under in this country.

      Even if WordPress later claims this is all just a glitch and things revert to the status quo ante, I smell an attempt to force change on WordPress users. Microsoft did the same thing with Windows 10 actually downloading the new operating system on PCs without your consent. You could decline after the download. That’s why I am still using a Windows 7 PC.


  2. At the moment I am on my iPhone, using the WordPress app. If I go into one of my recent posts, I find when I go to edit, I can switch to the classic editor. I’m not home so I can’t check, but I believe there’s also a way to go back to the classic editor in the browser-based WordPress.
    I’ve become accustomed to this kind of thing, the forced update. I understand the frustration but I can’t spend a lot of time on it. From Adobe to Microsoft to Apple, new and improved happens regularly. If I’m lucky it’s just the interface and figuring out where stuff when. If I’m not, it’s more like “this program no longer works in this new environment, please upgrade.” It’s an unfortunate and necessary evil of the graphic design (and many other) industries.
    As I said, annoying as it might be I think you can still access the classic editor. Good luck.


    1. Thanks, sir. I am a big believer in K.I.S.S. (the axiom, not the rock group) and “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” I know developers think they can only earn their keep by adding features and changing the interface to “keep it fresh,” but like EVERYTHING in life, that paradigm has limits.

      I will probably mention this in tomorrow’s post, but when the day comes that WordPress completely eliminates the classic editor, then I will stop blogging.


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