WordPress … change their interface

beep beep boopGreat isn’t it… you get used to using an excellent editor that is provided in your Dashboard to create posts and then bang WordPress change their interface.

Over the last few weeks they have given us a new media gallery look in our dashboards, and being able to type posts without having to scroll and lose the icons at the top of your blog post which give you all the options to style and format your post, and then what do they do change the friggin interface.

Where you could just go to your Admin bar on the left, select New, and then Post to get to your original Dashboard post Editor… Now it takes you to the new Post Editor, which has so many glitches on it.

But there is a workaround if you don’t want to use the New Interface:

Go to Admin Bar, and click on NEW, it will take you immediately to the Old Post Editor which everyone loves.

The support forums of WordPress.com are abuzz with WordPress.Com users who are hating this new interface and wish they could still access the old editor from their Admin Bar.

And if trying to post wasn’t enough to contend with…. Try editing a post.  You you click Edit on a Post and it takes you to the New Interface.

Again, there is a workaround to get to the Old Editor.

Go to your Admin Bar, Click on Dashboard and then All Posts and it will bring up all your posts.  Then underneath the post you want to click select EDIT.

It is obvious from the various threads being started that users of WordPress.com Blogs are not happy with these changes… Will WordPress listen and Give us back easy access to the old interface to create a new post or edit an existing post.  We can only hope they do.

And where they have been messing about… If you select a Post Format other than the standard option, the sharing buttons no longer show on your posts and neither does the reblog button… great isn’t it?  No it bloody well isn’t.

Just another frustrated WordPress.Com user here….


There is another way to get to your post editor by installing a piece of Javascript as a bookmark. @ztrewq wrote:

The code below is untested and you should use it on your own responsibility

There is actually quite an easy piece of javascript code that you can add as a bookmark. You click the bookmark, and all your new-editor links convert in your old-editor links. You may start with the following code:

var m = /wordpress.com\/post\/YourBlogID\/([0-9]*)/ ;
var r = 'yourblogname.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=$1&action=edit';
var links = window.document.getElementsByTagName('a');
for(var i = 0, l; l = links[i]; i++) {
if (l.href)
l.href = l.href.replace(m,r);}})


Replace “yourblogname” by your blog name; replace “YourBlogID” by your blog ID. Add a bookmark that contains, as reference, the above code. Clicking on the bookmark should replace all “new style links” by “old style links”.

An easy way to find your blog ID is to go to the new post interface, look at the URL


And the number in that URL is your Blog ID, or you can find it via your page source.  And hey presto by clicking on the bookmark and then the edit button it will take you to your old style editor…  What a hero that person is… I am using it and it works.  Just a couple of things though:

  • Every time you refresh your page you need to click the bookmark first.
  • And if you have multiple blogs you need to set up a bookmark for each blog.




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