Well, this is a blow.
I’ve been using this same WordPress editing interface for the past decade, and it works fine. I’ve just found out that it’s apparently being withdrawn, and we’re all being forced to move to the new system as of 01Jun2020.
More information here.
Q: Why do people keep insisting on fixing things that aren’t broken?
A: New brooms, I guess. They think that they have to do something to justify their salaries.
Oh, well, it hasn’t happened yet. Maybe they’re talking about something different, and I’ll be able to continue using the interface that I’ve been perfectly happy using all along. From what I’ve seen of the ‘block‘ editor, it’s clunky, unresponsive, and doesn’t make effective use of screen real estate. I really hope that I won’t have to use that.
I’ve been here before (many times). Sometimes an ‘upgrade’ is indeed actually better, once one gets used to it. And sometimes, it’s not.