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Oh, that’s nice

It turns out the Classic Editor is a plugin. Download it, install it and…screen goes blank and error message above appears.


It’s funny – nothing actually seemed to be broken. I did get an email, and it said the WordPress Automatic Updater was the culprit. Weird this flaw presented itself the exact moment I enabled Classic Editor.

Eh. I disabled Automatic Updater on spec. I’m not in a huge hurry to update anything else. And I got my Classic Editor back! Thank you, commenters.

I ain’t touching anything else today. Enjoy the vintage comments in the sidebar and have a good weekend, all!


Comment from QuasiModo
Time: August 5, 2022, 8:50 pm

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it 🙂

Have a nice weekend!

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: August 5, 2022, 11:53 pm

This is what happens when you have the White House Press Secretary Muppet plug-in select “recent comments” for the sidebar.

It’s been trained to Psaki-Circle back to yesteryear.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 6, 2022, 1:39 am

WordPress. Hmm. I do believe there’s a kind of clothes press called a Mangle. Just sayin’.

Comment from BJM
Time: August 6, 2022, 3:40 am

Yea…it’s not entirely FUBAR. One must take victories where one finds them.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 6, 2022, 6:51 am

So sorry, Uncle B.

One of your relatives has been captured while minding his own Badger Business.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 6, 2022, 3:18 pm

@ExpressoBold — Bad bucket boy’s a beastly badger badgerer.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 6, 2022, 5:06 pm

Okay, now recent comments are just…gone. I didn’t touch anything, I swear.

Comment from Pupster
Time: August 6, 2022, 6:51 pm

Oh dear. We had to transition to the block editor over on the free wordpress.com sites, first it was an option, then a suggestion, then a feature and then mandatory.

It does suck and we are just using the templates, I can only imagine your customized pain.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 6, 2022, 8:38 pm

Not that I ever paid much attention to them but, yeah, the right side of the page looks kinda barren…

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 6, 2022, 11:21 pm

Congrats, dissent555

William Martin “Clu” Gulager (November 16, 1928 – August 5, 2022)

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