Trying again . . . or not

Back at the very end of 2019, I took the decision to start using the WordPress Block Editor. I had previously been using some open source software called “Open Live Writer” or OLW for short. I had been quite happy with this but had been told (by one of the so called “Happiness Engineers”) that the OLW software was out of date and would no longer work with future versions of WordPress. So I stopped. It hadn’t been updated since 2017 so I believed they could be correct. There also seemed to be some issue with images being duplicated in the gallery.

I struggled on with the Block Editor for a while and then found that I could use Microsoft Word as a blog editor. As I had experience with Word, I gave that a go. Worked reasonably well, so I began using that. However it soon became clear that some of the posts were not formatted correctly, so I went back to the Classic editor. It’s not a very exciting editor and is no longer being developed by WordPress. I flirted with an application called “Net Writer 2” but that was not successful so I returned to the Block Editor and that has been my editor since.

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After a few tests, the issue with the duplication of images remains, and the only way around this is to save draft posts locally before posting them as a final draft on my blog. So at the end of the day, the Block Editor lives to ride again.

One thought on “Trying again . . . or not

  1. I also use the MS Word Bogging template, but I gave up on inserting images because they’re often in the wrong place.
    I usually resize my images and upload to the media file and then I use the Block editor for the final insertion of my images. I tend to use the tiled gallery because it makes an excellent job of showcasing my images and enlarges them more than the Classic does.

    I don’t think the so-called bells and whistles it offers are much to shout about, well, not for bloggers anyway, and it’s still slower than using the Classic.

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