Jack Baty

Director of Unspecified Services

A simple WordPress edit?

Sorry to keep talking about WordPress, but using WordPress continues to irritate me, so I keep talking about it.

All I wanted to do was add a new item to the list on the Changelog page. I happened to be using MarsEdit, but when I loaded the page there I could tell I was still using Gutenberg…

Gross, right? So I dropped into the WordPress control panel and switched it to use the Classic editor. Then I reloaded it in MarsEdit and saw that it was marked up as an HTML unordered list. That sucks, because Markdown exists, so I changed it back to the block editor, and replaced the Gutenberg list with a Markdown block and pasted the existing list as Markdown.

Then, I reloaded the page in MarsEdit and saw this:

I don’t think I can deal with knowing this is what’s going on out there.

It’s possible that the next Changelog entry will start with “Changed blog back to…”1. It’s either that or I need to just give in and use Gutenberg all the time, in the control panel. Going with the flow might be the only viable option short of changing platforms again.

  1. I was right. We're back on Kirby at baty.net