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Back in October 2020, wordpress removed the classic editor. People raised hell and the classic editor feature was put back in place. That worked well until this morning. The classic editor has again been removed. Many people probably renewed their $99 per year subscription to use the service since October because it was working really well. I did.

Good News:

Install a plugin and use it to get the classic editor back.

Bad news:

You must upgrade to a Business account for $300 a year in order to install plugins.

I went ahead and did this.

The service is now super slow and clunky. Like using dial-up internet.

Something to follow and see what others are saying as the weeks go by.


Leaving WordPress


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Leaving WordPress

Also maintaining our companion blog for now: Old Man Blog

Still active on Twitter


In the weeks ahead, I am planning to leave WordPress. I am not sure where I will go to start a new blog/continue this one.

Loss of the classic editor/forcing the new and complex block editor is the reason for the move.

WordPress will say that you may still use the classic editor by installing a plugin. Your Premium Account will not allow the use of plugins. You must upgrade to a Business account for $300 a year in order to install plugins.

No thanks.


From comments:

“…if WordPress was like this from the start I would never have started using it.”

Excellent post here from J. ERIC SMITH:

Dear WordPress: Your New Editor is Terrible


I am still active on Twitter






Looking towards the Ebey’s Landing Bluff Trail


Turned off the likes button after collecting too many likes from spammers/scammers or whatever they are.

WordPress does not seem to offer any way to mark these as spam/report them/block them, etc.

It’s been going on for a long time:

Nov 2, 2012

WordPress Likes Spammers

Jul 22, 2013

+1 for the suggestion to have the ability to moderate likes.”

Jun 19, 2018

Just as there now is a way to remove unwanted followers there should be a way to delete unwanted ‘Likes’ and whatever ‘they’ link too.”

Another issue:

Reblog button has disappeared from blogs


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Photo- Waiting on a wave at Fort Ebey


DSC_0003 We’ve been here for three years now. When we first moved in- we cleaned melted phone books out of the ditch because they were delivered to people who did not want them.


Send an opt in postcard to postal customers. Those who want a new phone book can check the box and have one delivered with their mail or to their home. Please do not dump phone books on and around mailboxes.




Possibly of interest: Opt out of getting a telephone directory

More here:

Appeals court rules against Seattle’s curbs on yellow pages

“As a result, for every household in the country, the default setting is still to get the yellow pages each year. You can opt out, but few people are aware of the option, and some critics say the lack of accountability makes the system pretty noneffective. My brother, for instance, who lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, opted out online and still had the yellow pages delivered from Hibu last month.”

Rant over.