What You Should Do Now That WordPress Have Officially Retired The Classic Editor

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If you’re a WordPress.Com user and use the WordPress.Com Classic editor, WordPress recently made an important announcement which will affect you and which you may have missed.

The Classic Editor Is Moving

Well over a year ago, WordPress announced that the WordPress.com Classic editor was being set for retirement. Since the beginning of 2019, I’ve also mentioned this in several of my own blog posts.

On August 13, 2020, WordPress finally announced that their Classic editor was now officially retired. However, it’s not entirely disappearing.

To continue using the Classic editor, users will have to access it via the Classic block on the Gutenberg Block Editor.

The Classic block provides an editing experience that mimics the Classic editor with some added benefits.

When are the changes taking place?

The changes are happening in phases. WordPress will email users informing them when to expect the change.

For full details and how…

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14 thoughts on “What You Should Do Now That WordPress Have Officially Retired The Classic Editor

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Robert. I should reread Hugh’s post. I’ve been putting this off until WP forces me into it. I’ll have to take a day and just play with it sometime. Not looking forward to it!

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    1. I want the tools of blogging to be the kind of tools I don’t have to think about. A hammer is a hammer. A program that works does not necessarily need to be completely rewritten every six months. Some people like the novelty, but I don’t see why we have to learn a new client every six months.

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      1. Oh, well that’s great progress! I’ve heard some complain about problems with the new editor. I just rather not if I don’t have to, lol 🙂

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