I’ve been resisting going over to the Gutenberg editor. I tried the blocks and couldn’t get my head around them so reverted to the good old Classic WordPress editor.
I log in to my blog after many months of inactivity and…am greeted with WordPress’s love notes: “You need to update your .php version because it is insecure and out of date” and “The version of WordPress your site is out of date…”
…and so on and so forth.
I though I had an auto job going but evidently not. The .php baffles me because I updated it in September…when WordPress asked me to…and research I did said it only needs updating every few years not every few months…so another mystery to be solved.
After updating WordPress, which I normally do with bated breath and fingers in my mouth – I mean I do have backups but it is such a mission to have to restore the site – I was pleasantly surprised to find the new WordPress Twenty Twenty theme came with it.
Let me put this out there – I LOVE the WordPress Twenty XX themes. I’m running Twenty Fourteen – still – because it is the only one that so far meets all of my needs. I’ve tried a dozen others on live preview and it quickly becomes clear that they doesn’t have what I want. So I continue looking. After many hours of exploration, I decide to just continue with the Twenty Fourteen.
Twenty Twenty is no different, although it meets most of my needs. I watched a YouTube video (link at the bottom) on how to customise it because perhaps I’m missing something (I’m not), and was led to another theme that the YouTuber loves and recommends – the Chaplin theme. It’s free and feature-rich. I love feature-rich themes.
All of this exploration has caused me to rethink my stance on the Gutenberg editor. I learned (YouTube is awesome!) that I can create and customise my own static home page with a lot more flexibility than before. I’ve been thinking of how I can incorporate my professional blog into this one – the url is after all my name, so it makes sense that I consolidate my online presence – don’t you think…? Ok, I’m not so sure about this so I’m going to give it more thought.
In the meantime I’ll keep the Twenty Fourteen going – I admit to being emotionally attached to it. And probably try the Chaplin on my professional site which is where I’ll try the Gutenberg editor.
Baby steps small steps…
So now that that is decided, let me know – Are you still using the Classic editor?
~ Regina ~
YouTube link mentioned above: https://youtu.be/lm7ibkJpCss