How To Force A Redirect To The Classic WordPress.com Editor Interface

Carrie of A Write Transition told me about this website that shows you how to get [back] into WP Classic mode. I hadn’t been able to do this for about a week. Now I can!

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The Solution To Use The Classic Editor

If you are blogger at wordpress.com, this post here will help you to solve a big problem. As you have noticed, the decision makers at WordPress want to force you to use the recent new editor interface that is purely designed for mobile devices and for users who only create short-form content. This is of course a pain if you are desktop user and if you like to create long-form content as well. In this post you will learn how to get back to the classic editor permanently.

In the new editor form, we had a link back to the classic editor but that link is now gone too. WordPress does not have the intention to give us the link back as you can read here in the forums. If you go through this huge forum thread, you will find out…

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20 responses to “How To Force A Redirect To The Classic WordPress.com Editor Interface

  1. I hate change, especially computer-involved change, because it makes me feel stupid. I’m definitely going to check this out.

    I forgot that commercial – it’s a classic!

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  2. I’m going to bookmark this post and come back to it when I have time to follow the thread all the way through. I’m not a fan of the new editor format, and have never attempted to post via my mobile device. Heck, I don’t even READ blogs through my mobile device (except on very rare occasions), so having a format geared towards mobile device usage just doesn’t work for me. I get tired of other folks telling me what I should want, so thanks for doing your civic duty and pointing us in the right direction so that our personal choice can be exercised again. 🙂

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    • I agree. I did one post on my phone, and couldn’t figure out how to do pictures. Plus, the spell-checker on my phone is, ummm, awful. So it’s just not for me. But I was irritated last week when I could no longer use the classic editor — because I can’t get to my tags and categories — at least not the ones that start with a letter that comes after “C”!

      Feel free to ask me should you forget this. This is a public service!

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  3. Worst Press takes choices, they remind me of the GOP. Thanks for this one.

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  4. What is this “writing blog posts” of which you speak? =D

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  5. Umm….when I could find the damn link, I clicked on my blog’s WP admin, then to Posts, Add New and got the classic version. I put it on my favorite’s bar (yes I use the old Internet Explorer that no one else likes). I miss the old stats page too. Yesterday I found it and I should have bookmarked it. Why do they do this? I couldn’t write a long post on my cell phone or my fancy Kindle. Why can’t there be two ways? Is that too much to keep up?

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  6. So glad it helped you, Elyse. I think Dennis did a real service by posting that article. Like I said, I never tried the new editor, so I still can easily access the old one. But if that isn’t the case later on, I know where to go for the info.

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    • But a week or two ago, I got no option. I opened a new post and there it was. I was too busy to do anything about it.

      Now, I have done something. I listened to one of my favorite doctors’ advice!

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      • Ha, glad someone did. 😉

        I suspect that will happen to me soon, too. I’ll go to start a new post, and the new editor will pop open. If you feel the earth moving, that will be me having a hissy fit.

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        • Just keep this bookmarked!

          I added it to my office computer (where I rarely post) so I still have to do it from my home one …

          I didn’t think it was going to be a problem using the new one. But unbeknownst to me, it posted the post about my mother with no pargraph breaks. People who write like that make me nuts. Paragraphs are good. Paragraphs are important. Long live the paragraph divide!

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