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How To Force A Redirect To The Classic Editor Interface

Change is sometimes good – sometimes not so good. I am used to posting in the classic WP fashion and when that new posting site pops up I am out of my comfort zone. I need to be in my own environment when writing or sewing and this clearly is not it. Here is a great tutorial on how to get back to your comfort zone. One thing I have learned from trial and error is if I go to WP Admin. from My Sites page > posts > add new, you will land on the classic style of posting on WordPress. Here’s Dennis’s solutions to the problem. Which ever way you decide to go you’ll be happier writing and editing your posts in your comfort zone! ~Elle

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The Solution To Use The Classic Editor

If you are blogger at, 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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About Elle Knowles

Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress. Recently published is Coffee-Drunk Or Blind - a nonfiction story of homesteading in the Alaska wilderness with her parents and four siblings, told through letters by her mother and remembered accounts from the family.

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  1. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For this gold nugget.

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  2. Perhaps, like many other situations … too many programmers?

    This month alone … Yosemite has been upgraded 3 times, Plus one fix for Safari and one for RAW … whatever that is? – Yeah I know it’s a image type. But really, don’t they have enough image types of files? … I could go on, but sigh!

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  3. Like many others, I prefer the classic editor. That newer easier way, is definitely… not! All that “beep beep, de boop nonsense, is demeaning. Cheers Jamie.

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