Bad-tenberg Publisher

Methinks this new system of blocks
Is packed with the most awful shocks;
Who ‘fixed’ it, pray tell,
What worked really well?
He really deserves some hard knocks.

For when you just want to revert,
The system will then do you dirt;
You try and you try,
Till you want to cry,
But blocks it still wants to insert.

© October 2019 Colonialist

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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20 Responses to Bad-tenberg Publisher

  1. Desdi says:

    I share your dislike of anything that is not the Classic Editor.

    Don’t know if you have tried this fix… it has worked for me:


  2. Widdershins says:

    Gutenberg is yet another example of WordPress having a fit of the ‘Unnecessaries’.


  3. disperser says:

    I have one post that is a permanent draft. (it has things I include in each post) It’s scheduled to publish in December of some years from now. It’s my seed post for all my posts (meaning, that’s the post I copy to create new posts).

    My process for editing in Classic:

    1) I go to the Dashboard.
    2) I click on Posts; the system will show all my posts (or I click “All Posts” if I’m in a hurry). The draft that’s scheduled for a few years from now is always listed first.
    3) I hover the pointer on the title of that post and the submenu appears. Click “Copy” on that submenu.
    3a) a copy of that post will open in the block editor.
    3b) I change the title to whatever I want and save the new post.
    4) go back to the Dashboard and click on Posts again. The system will show all your posts; the one you just copied should be the second (if you don’t have other scheduled).
    5) I then hover the pointer over the title of the post I just created and when the submenu appears, I click on “Edit”. For me, that opens up the classic editor.
    6) I compose my post without worries about blocks and stuff.

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  4. I did the same as Sue – gave it a really good try and gave up. I wonder whether any actual person at WP reads what has been written on posts like yours.

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  5. SueW says:

    I tried Gutenberg, in fact, I gave it a good go. In the end I decided there were no advantages for me, and it came with Blips I didn’t need so I reverted back to Classic.

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  6. colonialist says:

    Der new Gutenberg publishing system on der WordPress ist not goot, ja? I liked the old system, it worked for me, and it infuriates me that the option of reverting to ‘classic’ seems to have been withdrawn without adding a plug-in I can’t get to plug in.

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  7. disperser says:

    ?? not sure how to reconcile the title with the narrative . . . or what either means. Again, dense be I.

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