Update 14Oct2020: Oh, dear. My environment has been reverted from ‘classic’ to ‘block’ again. I guess what the ‘Happiness Engineer’ did back in August didn’t stick. *sigh*
Update 21Aug2020: Something’s broken. The advice I give below no longer works. I got in touch with a Happiness Engineer via https://wordpress.com/help/contact and they say that the classic editor is now ‘deprecated’. But: they’ve fixed it for me. You can try contacting them yourself, and ask that they fix it for you, too — quote reference #23512102-hc. Good luck!
Good morning, everyone, and a pinch and a punch for the first of the month! Today’s the day, according to WordPress, that we’re all going to be presented with the new Block Editor to use.
I’ve been in touch with WordPress Support, and they’ve explained to me how to switch back to the Classic Editor, should you wish to do this. The good news is that this is a one-time action: once you’ve switched back, you stay on the Classic Editor unless you choose to then switch to the Block Editor.
This is how you do it:
In the Block Editor, look for the ‘More tools & options’ button (looks like three dots in a vertical row just to the right of the green ‘Jetpack’ symbol). Click that, then, at the bottom, click on ‘Switch to Classic Editor’.
You may then be presented with a dialog that says ‘The new WordPress editor is coming’ — click on the ‘Not now’ link.
And that’s all there is to it! The next time you start a new post, you will be presented with the Classic Editor.
Have a great day!