Many MANY people are unhappy with the new “improved” WordPress.com editor, nicknamed “Beep beep boop”. Here’s a simple solution.
I’ve seen some of the methods for restoring the classic editor, all of which I felt a bit overly involved and cumbersome. Within that they may well be superior solutions, I’m offering this one for simplicity, not to be “the best”. KISS, right ?
So, how ? Well create a (private) page on your blog called wpadmin. You can then access the page (provided you’re logged in) via yourblogname.wordpress.com/wpadmin.
This is what the page will look like :
Although it’ll be different on your site, because you probably have a different theme to me.
Create you own “Simple Classic Editor Admin Links” page
- Create a new post, select “Text” rather than “Visual”, and copy and paste the HTML code I’ve included below into the text box.
- Title the post simply “wpadmin” (without the quotation marks).
- Set the Visibility to “private”, this means only you can see the page.
- Then hit “Publish”.
To access your new page
This is me creating the page (I’ve highlighted the relevant areas) :
So all that remains is the code.
The only condition is that this is for private use, and you don’t remove the copyright information or links to DonCharisma.org. Basically don’t plagiarise it, and have some respect for the time I spent on it. It is also provided AS IS, and I make no warranty at all – basically if you’re not comfortable using then don’t use it. If you are, then it’s at your own risk. I’m also unlikely to maintain it or make changes to it.
Bottom line – I’m simply trying to do something to help you with your WordPress site 🙂
The HTML code to paste into the “Text” area :
<!--(c) 2015 DonCharisma.org, permission granted for personal use, solely for the purpose of accessing the classic editor instead of the beep beep boop editor on WordPress.com--> <h2>Simple Classic Editor Admin Links</h2> <img class="alignleft wp-image-14195 size-thumbnail" src="https://doncharisma.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/wordpress-new-editor-crossed-660x.png?w=150" alt="wordpress-new-editor-crossed-660x" width="150" height="103" />Use links here to navigate to your WordPress.com dashboard, and links to classic editor for posts and pages : <div style="clear: both;"></div> <big> <a href="/wp-admin">My Dashboard</a></big> <big>Posts :</big> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><a href="/wp-admin/post-new.php">Add New</a> (Add a new post)</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><a href="/wp-admin/edit.php">All posts</a> (List all posts)</p> <big>Pages :</big> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><a href="/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page">Add New</a> (Add a new page)</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><a href="/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=page">All Pages</a> (List all pages)</p> <hr /> This page's HTML (c) 2015 <a href="http://DonCharisma.org">DonCharisma.org</a> - "Built with Charisma" <hr /> <hr />
I’ve provided here a method to access your classic editor, that’s fairly straightforward and doesn’t involve hacking your browser or complicated workarounds.
TIP – Bookmark the page once you’ve created it, then you won’t need to type the URL each time.
TIP 2 – To edit posts, go to “All Posts” and either search for the post you want to edit, or select “Published” which will bring up the latest published posts. The “edit” link underneath the title of the post will let you edit the post in the classic editor.
TIP 3 – The page created could be used on *ANY* WordPress.com or WordPress.org (self-hosted) blog to provide a method to access admin pages (dashboard) or posts/pages.
Lastly, if you don’t like the page I’ve shown you how to create or want to use a different method, you can simply delete the page … so no commitment …
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