Hating the “Block” at WordPress

If I could go back in time, I’d never have clicked on the “try our new, improved block” format. I absolutely hate, hate, hate it. Those of us who garden barely have time to take photos and write a blog post anyway. And having to learn a new, cumbersome, ugly format is NOT helpful! I want to go back to the old style, but seemingly that is impossible. I’m going to look at other hosts, and see if I like them better.

Maybe everyone else loves it? If so, can you tell me how to get “Categories” back? How to do text in a post, other than just a caption on a photo, or doing it plain “paragraph” like this post? I just can’t get a post to look like I want it to anymore. Totally frustrated.

About carolee

A former professional herb and lavender grower, now just growing for joy in my new potager. When I'm not in the garden, I'm in the kitchen, writing, or traveling to great gardens.
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10 Responses to Hating the “Block” at WordPress

  1. bcparkison says:

    Afraid I am at a total loss which is why I don’t blog myself too often. tech and I just don’t get along ….but I can re-post good suff.


  2. Lauren says:

    I was able to go back to the older version, because I HATED it too! Let me see if I can remember how I did that for you

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  3. Hi- This is Clif Graves – The WP Block editor is totally not ready for prime time. If you have the free hosting on WordPress.com there is little you can do. If you upgrade your account to their Business account it lets you install a plugin to return to the classic editor. If your WP allows adding plugins look for the classic editor plugin.


  4. Jo Shafer says:

    I never chose the option after reading all the earlier complaints. However, I do find that WordPress is hyphenating words at the end of a line and carrying the second syllable to the next line when there was plenty of space for the entire word. Even newspapers no longer do that; in fact, they no justify the margins at all. I want my format to appear the way I actually post it.


  5. Lauren says:

    I just have the cheapest paying plan on WordPress (something like $25) – just because I hated the ads that would show up on my site, and it let me go back to the other format


  6. I accidentally clicked on the block and I don’t like it either.


  7. Kit Miracle says:

    Did you write the help people on WP?


    • carolee says:

      No, but that’s a good suggestion. I did search for a “tutorial” or something that explained how to use it, but came up empty, so I’m just experimenting as I go!


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