What did I do?


Now what can I say
Did we all get given Gutenberg today
Or have I pressed a little button
And lost my classic of a sudden.

So here I am struggling blind
With no idea how to rewind.
Every post is a new challenge
With new things coming at me like a phallenge!

Luckily I read articles by uncle Hugh
And aunty Colleen on what to do.
Oh! I should of taken their advice
To practice, this struggling is not nice.

Well I only have my self to blame
For being stuck in this catch up game.
I will have to perceiver
Hopefully all soon will be perfect here.

I know I can switch back from here
But to be unready for the change I fear
So I shall give this Gutenberg a try
And hope my posts grow wings and fly.

49 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ghostmmnc
    Oct 27, 2019 @ 19:07:37

    Oh my word! That would sure throw me for a loop, too. So far I’m still on the classic, and don’t want it to change. Good luck! πŸ™‚


  2. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Oct 27, 2019 @ 19:08:27

    Oh, that would be pretty funny! I think you can switch back, Willow. Act like you are going to write a new post. It should give you the option to use the old editor. ❀


  3. justmuddlingthroughlife
    Oct 27, 2019 @ 19:37:38

    Oh wow, this sounds scary! I haven’t attempted Gutenburg yet.. X


  4. Sue Vincent
    Oct 27, 2019 @ 20:32:01

    I’m dreading having to change…good luck, Willow!


  5. Ritu
    Oct 27, 2019 @ 20:34:00

    You got this sis!!


  6. Anne Copeland
    Oct 27, 2019 @ 21:50:36

    I really love this. Way too funnie and way too true for me too!!!


  7. thoughtsnlifeblog
    Oct 27, 2019 @ 22:15:29

    Lol. When I read hugh’s article on the block editor, I converted there and then so I would be more comfortable with it. I am still learning and kinda like it, I think it offers more to us.

    Love your poem..

    I love your art work it fabulous.


  8. Dorinda Duclos
    Oct 27, 2019 @ 22:33:41

    I’m still hanging on to the classic!! I know it’ll disappear soon enough, and I should get going with Guttenberg. You’re doing fine, Willow!! Keep going. ❀️


  9. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Oct 28, 2019 @ 05:31:12

    Oh dear this sounds ominous! Eek.


  10. robbiesinspiration
    Oct 28, 2019 @ 15:08:34

    I am sure you will get on top of it, Willow. Mine hasn’t changed so I think you did switch over somehow.


  11. samfiftysomething
    Oct 28, 2019 @ 16:03:59

    Oh brave you to just ‘Go In’! I haven’t made the change yet, ‘I don’t want to!’ I suppose I’ll have to sooner or later though – Eek! It doesn’t sound too easy!


  12. Betty Hayes Albright
    Oct 31, 2019 @ 04:21:16

    From all your posts after this one it sounds like you have mastered the new editor. Guess I should jump in too but the one time I tried it I hated it. Have been hoping there’ll always be a choice. Any idea when they’ll thrust the change on all of us?
    Thanks for being the brave one, Willow. 😊❀️❀️


    • willowdot21
      Oct 31, 2019 @ 07:11:03

      I have not yet mastered the Gutenberg Betty, I am still floundering around but I am trying πŸ’œ. The final cross over is in December 2021 just over 2 years away. At the moment you can easily switch back to classic editor it’s the top option in the three dot drop down when doing post settings. The three dots are top right hand side of your screen. Apparently you can download load a plug in for the classic editor if you don’t like the Gutenberg but that can be complicated! I really wish they would just leave the editors alone. That said the Gutenberg is not too bad , you just have to take your time with it πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ


      • Betty Hayes Albright
        Nov 01, 2019 @ 03:27:19

        Thanks for the information, Willow. I’m relieved the changeover isn’t in the immediate future! I might quit blogging when we reach that point, as my ability to sit at the computer is limited (cause of pain issues). Need to be able to work quickly when posting.
        BTW, I noticed you’re using Bitmoji now in your posts! So fun…. I just created my own yesterday and thinking of ways to use it. Too bad we can’t use them in our comments. (Or can we somehow?)
        Thanks again for WP editor info! ❀️❀️😊

  13. You Can Always Start Now
    Oct 31, 2019 @ 09:27:49

    Keep us posted. I’m not there yet but I feel it will be inevitable.


    • willowdot21
      Oct 31, 2019 @ 09:52:50

      Yes it is unfortunately, the final change over date is December 2021 but it would be wise not to leave it to the last knockings. Will keep everyone posted no doubt I shall be ranting on and off. But I am determined to get to grips with it! πŸ˜€πŸ’œ


  14. Annika Perry
    Nov 04, 2019 @ 20:36:49

    You’re flying perfectly … even if you found yourself here accidentally. I’ve been using Gutenberg a while, a few hitches and frustrations along the way but getting there. Hugh’s post is invaluable. I’m impressed you’ve got the poetry formatting so well. A lovely post! πŸ˜€


    • willowdot21
      Nov 04, 2019 @ 20:40:48

      Thank you Annika that so kind of you. I got here by accident but I am going to stay. Thank goodness for Hugh and Colleen. I am beginning to like the Gutenberg, touch wood. Thank you for your support and encouragement.πŸ’œπŸ’œ


  15. Hugh's Views and News
    Nov 12, 2019 @ 15:26:18

    Well done, Willow. I know you got to the new editor by mistake but well done for giving it a try. There are too many people still blaming the Gutenberg editor for faults affecting the Classic editor. They are not related and are only taking a long time to resolve because WordPress is moving more support over to ensuring Guthenebrg works correctly. When I’ve reported bugs on the Gutenberg editor, WordPress have fixed them within days (sometimes hours).
    I’m still learning lots about the new Gutenberg editor, but it’s all good fun. It’s great to know that you won’t be left behind when the classic editor is no more.
    As Colleen says, Gutenberg is not hard to use, just different.


    • willowdot21
      Nov 12, 2019 @ 14:51:43

      Yes indeed Hugh I am so glad I stuck with it as it does make a huge difference. I meant what I said about you and Colleen luckily I took in what you both wrote and you both really helped me. πŸ’œ


      • Hugh's Views and News
        Nov 13, 2019 @ 09:42:56

        That’s great to hear, Willow. I think too many people gave up on Gutenberg far too early when trying it out (I was one of them). For me, reading a blog post that’s been written with the classic editor is like moving back from a colour TV to a black & white TV. We all have to move with the times. Change is good. I’m glad you’ve joined us.

      • willowdot21
        Nov 13, 2019 @ 10:12:04

        Thank you Hugh I am glad too, I tell everyone who asks that all you need is patience . I am not a computer wizz but two of my lads who work in IT have always said if there is something new , “just give it a go” perceiver it all works out in the end πŸ’œπŸ’œ

      • Hugh's Views and News
        Nov 13, 2019 @ 10:22:25

        Wise words from your lads, Willow. I’m glad you followed their advice.

      • willowdot21
        Nov 13, 2019 @ 11:12:18

        God help me I always do 😜

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