Professing itself as ‘improved’, the evil perpetrator hijacked the seamless and unbroken experience WordPress.com users had come to love. It proceeded to taunt them … “Beep Beep Bop!”
Okay, nuff with the melodrama. Let’s hijack back our improved posting experience. To get back to the traditional WordPress.com post editor, just go to your blog’s /wp-admin/ section like so:
You can then make your way to the posting options using the dashboard menu or you can get to the post sections quickly as follows:
All Posts: yourblog.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit.php
Add New Post: yourblog.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php
A little clarification
In case the above is confusing, I’m referring to the ‘improved posting experience’ here on WordPress.com.
Here’s how it used to look.
For those accustomed with the traditional editor, there’s really nothing to gain from the new editor, but there’s a new interface to come to grips with. There’s also a huge loss in that it’s not easy to navigate to other admin sections.
Requests for the traditional editor
It’s possible to access the traditional editor, using the details above. But it seems it won’t be the default anymore, at least from what I understand of this support topic:
I post a lot of WordPress code and related stuff so I figured I should take a moment to mention, the code would be strictly for the WordPress.org self-hosted platform. Different from that, WordPress.com is a blog-hosting service utilizing the platform by the same name, which they created and open-sourced.
I hope that’s not too confusing. When working at WPMU DEV, we got some requests for refunds because people purchased plugins that they couldn’t use here on WordPress.com blogs. So I’m thinking it might be helpful to have more references like this short post.