James Dalton

James is a freelance writer, blogger and content strategist with a love for all things digital marketing and tech related. He particularly enjoys writing about WordPress and SEO and honing his email outreach skills.


  1. Kiearn
    November 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

    Nice article James.

    I was very curious as to how the new editor was being perceived by people and came to this page.
    I am currently in the process of rewriting my own themes and plugins for the new editor and having used it on and off for the past few months, one thing is really apparent: It is simply difficult and it proves impossible to achieve the most basic modern layouts within the columns block. The new group block is also incredible limited so that has not improved things in the least. I was waiting on the arrival of the group block and it made me smile for the naive simplicity. Basically groups need background images, colours and paddings to be of any use whatsoever to a design.

    It is also obvious the new editor only exists only as a reaction to SquareSpace etc which is aimed at the younger user. A lot of my clients would be in their 50s and the learning curve involved with the new editor would simply be too great for quite a few of them.

    so we are staying with the Classic editor and the vain hope that like Brexit maybe this whole thing is just a fad 🙂

    Now back to moving my paragraphs up and down the page, what a joy !



  2. N. P. Ryan
    August 20, 2020 @ 2:25 pm

    It’s a terrible ‘improvement’ that doesn’t even work as I pointed out to wordpress yesterday and they have acknowledged in email. Precisely with respects to the fact the classic editor no longer works as it did despite all the promises. One can no longer simply add an image and caption. Even when finally working out how to do it (a convoluted undertaking that even wordpress staff aren’t aware of if the email of y/day is anything to go by) it looks so messy in editor and undermines one’s confidence in the platform as a whole.

    When I pointed out y/day that the chart shown above reflects poorly, the agent condescendingly told me that only unhappy people tend to leave reviews, and yet looking at the positive reviews in this piece, even they find fault after fault.

    They seem to have forgotten that some of us pay to use the site.

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