Welcome to the round up of posts this week on Smorgasbord that you might have missed.
I hope everyone is doing well and not to badly impacted by the winter storms across America and Europe… we don’t tend to get snow very often in our part of the Irish coast but it looks like we may well get hit tomorrow and then a freeze next week. I took the precaution of doing the weekly shop today instead of Monday and went early. By the time I was leaving at 10.00 the built up as a lot of others had the same idea.
Virus numbers seem to be coming down although not early enough here at the moment. We shall see if the March 5th lifting of restrictions will take place.
In the meantime as one of the five million people still choosing to use the Classic Editor.. I was furious when they updated the programme two days ago which now means adding two steps instead of one to inserting images, short links, centering text, bolding text, adding colour, and italics. Thankfully there are a few keyboard shortcuts for some, but otherwise you now have to click an up arrow to the editing icons instead of them being visible whilst you format the post. Pain in the butt and another move in my opinion to drive us into using the block editor.. underhand.
Of course unless you are a paid subscriber to WordPress you cannot access help in person. The irony is that if they could guarantee that I could retain the classic editor and keep the current format, I would be happy to pay them an annual subscription. I am sure that most of the other 5 million people still using the Classic Editor would probably be happy to do so.
The latest news from the forums is that they say, if the demand is still there after December 31st 2021, they will reconsider supporting it into 2022.
Whilst it might sound like I am an entrenched luddite, it is more down to the way I blog, which is several times a day. I appreciate that for many that is breaking the rules of blogging, but my vision was of a magazine style blog with varied topics and an effective book marketing platform. I am not going to throw the baby out with the bathwater, but if they keep mucking around with the functionality of the editor then I will be looking at making some changes.
I love doing this and it is frustrating when I can’t do it the way I want. Which incidentally was their grand opening mission statement.. ‘Your blog, Your Way.’
Anyway.. enough of the rant.
Thanks very much for keeping me motivated by your visits and comments… Also to the guests this week who are participating in the Breakfast Show specials and the Posts from the Archives.
Thank you very much for dropping in this week and for your support.. enjoy the weekend and I hope you will join me again next week..