Okay, this is just going to be a post where I reveal my complete and utter confusion over something technological in regards to the blog. Can you all please enlighten me—what the heck is the deal with the WordPress Gutenberg Block Editor? Will my editor eventually change?
A couple of years ago, people started talking about the block editor (lots of people saying that they hated it, but some people do seem to love it), and everyone seemed to be under the impression that WordPress would be switching to the new editor completely soon. I was curious at first, but nothing seemed to change in my WordPress editor, so I just did what I do best … I ignored the problem, knowing that I would inevitably be confused at some point when my editor magically changed.
Except, it hasn’t. My WordPress still looks the same as it always has. Honestly, I kind of forgot about it. Then Chana and Malka @ Paper Procrastinators linked to a post over at Moonraker about the new editor that said everyone would be automatically switched over on June 1st. It’s July 7th and my WordPress editor looks the same as it always has.
I don’t get it. Is it because I’m self-hosted? (A quick internet search seemed to indicate that self-hosted WordPress sites were still going to be switched). Is it because of the theme I’m using? (I use Nosegraze’s Tweak Me theme. That’s an affiliate link, by the way.) Did I somehow opt out of the block editor forever at some point without realizing it? Or is this change just still lurking for me?
I tried to do some searching on my own, but honestly, I just got myself more confused. Everyone seems to imply that this change already happened. But my blog editor is the same as ever. Have the rest of you all switched over?
I know some of you are way more technology-savvy than I am. Help a girl out!