When I published my last couple of blog posts, I noticed that WordPress had made a HUGE change. For anyone who currently has a WordPress blog, I’m sure you already know what I’m talking about. But for those of you who don’t use WordPress, here’s what changed:
THE TEXT EDITOR!
Here’s a snapshot of the good, old “Classic Editor.” It was so similar to Word, I hardly had any learning curve at all when I first started blogging on WordPress. I took for granted that I hardly had to think about it as I used it.
According to WordPress, the Gutenberg Editor is new and improved. Oh. . . and more intuitive for WordPress users. Not.
Also, can anyone explain why, if it’s new and improved, they decided to call it “Gutenberg?” Here’s what it looks like. You tell me if it looks intuitive.
My internal old person starting screaming:
- Why’d they have to go and mess with something that was working just fine the way it was?
- I’ll show them. I’ll just Google “How do I go back to the Classic Editor?”
- Damn Millennials.
Then, I took a deep breath. “You can do this,” I told myself, as I furiously typed “how to use gutenberg editor wordpress,” on YouTube.
Amazing what one can learn from YouTube!
(Come to think of it, is that something an old person would say?)