For those like myself, who have been railing against some of the changes in format here on WordPress, you might be very happy to learn you do NOT (yet) have to switch to the “improved posting experience.” There is a quick and easy way around it that doesn’t involve trying to find things online that will let you code it differently. Thanks from the bottom of my heart to Sue Vincent who said in an earlier conversation that you can still find the “classic” form for posting via the Dashboard. All you do is Click on WP Admin in your drop down menu, which will bring up your Dashboard. Click on Post/Add New from THERE, instead of from that first menu, and you will get your old favorite format again! I’ve tried it like 100 times tonight, to be sure I wasn’t dreaming. If I click on Posts/Add New from the first drop down, I get the “new” and “totally screwed up” format. If I click on WP Admin first, and then click on Post/Add New from that Dashboard menu, I get the old one! VOILA! Problem solved, for now at least, and I am one happy camper!
Thank you a million times over, Sue. I had been growing increasingly angry at that stupid new format. It reminds me of a poem I wrote a couple of years ago:
Things I Have Learned #1
TV ads we all endure
Proclaim loudly “We have the cure!”
You try it out, and find it’s good,
Why can’t they leave it as they should?
Beware the label “New and Improved,”
It really means you’ve just been scrooved.