How To Force A Redirect To The Classic WordPress.com Editor Interface

I -hate- the new editor in WP. Thanks to dairyofdennis we can force a redirect to the old one. Thanks diaryofdennis!

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The Solution To Use The Classic Editor

If you are blogger at wordpress.com, this post here will help you to solve a big problem. As you have noticed, the decision makers at WordPress want to force you to use the recent new editor interface that is purely designed for mobile devices and for users who only create short-form content. This is of course a pain if you are desktop user and if you like to create long-form content as well. In this post you will learn how to get back to the classic editor permanently.

In the new editor form, we had a link back to the classic editor but that link is now gone too. WordPress does not have the intention to give us the link back as you can read here in the forums. If you go through this huge forum thread, you will find out…

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14 thoughts on “How To Force A Redirect To The Classic WordPress.com Editor Interface

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      No, a lot of people don’t like the newer changes. And the last few days it seems like a lot of things have been going wrong – parts of my page disappearing, etc. I guess there’s another “upgrade” in the works.

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          1. M-R

            Oh gawd. If it weren’t for all that life you have to live, you might stop blogging because of their nefarious activities, Trent ! :/

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                1. trentpmcd Post author

                  I’m sure you’re not the only paying customer who has these types of problems and complaints. There once was a time people listened to their customers…
                  I actually do pay a little because I want to play music on my site.

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                  1. M-R

                    Ah yes, of course ! Well, I’ll be paying a lot less when the current various things run down; as maintaining just the one blog means they’ll get only half.

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