Major Glitch With Gutenberg Editor


I little while back I sat down to write a blog post and was faced with the chance to switch to the new WordPress.com editor. Thinking erroneously that I could take it for a test drive then switch back if I wanted, I went ahead and agreed to give it a try.

At first I thought it was the biggest blogging mistake I had made, and wanted to go back to the old version. Alas, I have yet to be able to figure out how to do that. Then I thought perhaps it’s just a bit of a learning curve. I can figure this out.

Changing my theme was helpful.

So there I was cruising along, getting used to the new editor and its quirks and differences when wouldn’t you know it, it went seriously strange on me. 

For reasons not known to me the new editor often refuses to use the title I give my post, opting instead for a number. No matter how many times I edit the post to include a title, the editor refuses to cooperate.

I have tried using the WordPress help boards before – and will again regarding this matter – but have never really received a satisfactory reply. 

So if anyone reading this knows the solution please let me know.

Thanks.

Published by DCMontreal

DCMontreal - Deegan Charles Stubbs - is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

7 thoughts on “Major Glitch With Gutenberg Editor

  1. Join the rest of us. My last post (using a business blog) was a disaster that I have not yet been able to rectify. I’m told by those in the know that we will have no choice after a few months but to deal with it. WordPress plans to remove all other options.

  2. A fellow blogger just sent this to me:
    Regarding the 2d issue, my version of WordPress is the .org version versus the .doc which you use. There are some definite differences between the two. One point of commonality is the new way of doing things. I also experienced this change and also found it confusing. I was able to locate a plug in which brought back the old way of doing things. Supposedly this will work till about 2020 and then everyone will be forced on to the new system. Hopefully something changes between then and now. You can read about the change here: https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/

    Possible ways to go back to what you had:

    https://kinsta.com/blog/disable-gutenberg-wordpress-editor/
    Brad

  3. Hi DC. Try this: Click on to My Site, WP Admin, and on your Dashboard, At a Glance, you’ll see you your Posts next to a pushpin. I think you can get into the old editor that way… ? (This is on PC, and the free version.)
    PS: Thank you, your post saved me from giving it a test run myself! : )

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