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What the heck happened to WordPress this week? Blocks? Menu effed!

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by Karen May Jones, Dec 13, 2018.

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    I'm losing my mind. I do not like the way WP has changed the layout in the area where you write posts! There's a huge box to type the title in. UGLY. I have not even clicked the update button yet. How did it change? Also, I clicked the X on the blocks/document panel and lost my whole menu. AWFUL. It is major! :(
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    Karen May Jones, Dec 13, 2018 IP
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    Actually you're not, I too noticed a couple of technical snafus lately. I can only assume some maintenance work was being done, and all will be well soon enough.;)
     
    Spoiltdiva, Dec 13, 2018 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    There is an automatic update option in WordPress, you probably have that turned on - although I noticed a few of my sites auto updated to 4.9 not 5
    There is an option to go back to the old post editor
     
    sarahk, Dec 13, 2018 IP
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    JoeSpirit Active Member

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    Apparently this was a major upgrade and a number of problems were anticipated.
     
    JoeSpirit, Dec 14, 2018 IP
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    Suckerpunch Well-Known Member

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    I did a quick video on how to change back to the classic editor. There is a plugin that Wordpress will be supporting until 2022.



    Hope this helps!

    Cheers,
    Chris
     
    Suckerpunch, Dec 14, 2018 IP
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  6. Karen May Jones

    Karen May Jones Prominent Member

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    Thanks! I was totally caught off guard by this ............"update" I've been using wp since.... 10+ yrs
     
    Karen May Jones, Dec 15, 2018 IP
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    mmerlinn Notable Member

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    This seems to be typical any more. Spend THOUSANDS of dollars/hours getting something to work correctly, then when every thing works and the programmers have nothing else to do, have the programmers fix that is which NOT broken making it NOW broken. Better to fire the programmers once everything is working to avoid this "Woe is me, how am I going to feed my family if I cannot find some way to trash what I have already accomplished?"
     
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    This is very informative video.
     
    zainsultan, Dec 17, 2018 IP