Discussion: WordPress Upgrade and What I Think So Far Of These Blocks

Hello Everyone,

I’m going to be honest here-I am so far not a fan of the new update. It’s challenging in figuring out how to use it, and I’m struggling with updating my blog for the new year. I’m sure a few of you have tested it out so far as well. Let me know your thoughts in the comments. Approve? Disapprove? Most seem to be violently against it. I’m trying to remain neutral so far, but I admit.

This is hard.

Writing posts appears to be easy enough. I’ve figured that out mostly so my content can keep coming. But the widgets area? Yeah. That’s a pain. I’m still struggling on updating a lot of those widgets on my sidebar. Fyi, please click “desktop site” to view that and you can follow my blog easier that way too (shameless plug, I know, I know lol).

There’s also these group images. See I’m going to do in examples of what I’ve been doing. I click on the little blue plus symbol for the things I need. Then I click group, and I can do a double shot at once of pictures. Make sure you unclick the “crop image” and voila! Or you can just do a single imagine at a time. This bit? Easy enough to understand.

Then there’s the columns. How on earth do you do those? I’ve been struggling with that a lot so here’s a little test run:

Ignore the mess!

Yeah not really showing up as columns like others have it are they? 🤔 I’m struggling in figuring all this out and that’s been primarily on why my posts have slowed way down. I still do WWW Wednesday, and wrap ups and tbrs. But otherwise? I’m behind on a lot that I want to post and share.

So.

I’m asking others that read this-what’s your experience so far with blogging on the new platform? Is there any advice or articles that helps explain some of these “blocks”? I’m really wanting all of you to chime in and tell me your honest opinion-good, bad whatever. I’m curious to see people’s reaction.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book