• WordPress 5.0.1, Classic editor 1.3 and No Gutenberg

    Here we go then. I’m in the pub and have just updated to Wordpress 5.0.1.

    I started writing this post on my iphone.

    My own blocks didn’t seem to work properly. I investigated later.  After I’d upgraded oik-blocks to the latest version, everything was fine on my laptop.

    With Classic Editor v1.3 per post switching between editors can be done using the Default editor current user Meta Box.

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    Last updated:

    December 18, 2018
  • WordPress 5.0, Gutenberg and the Classic Editor – what did you expect?

    Well that was a fuck up! 

    I’ve heard reports that the Classic Editor plugin was updated just a few hours before WordPress 5.0 was released and now there’s a completely different user experience. 

    The ability to easily choose the editor to create your content has disappeared.  For me, that was the whole reason for having the plugin. Some things don’t work in Gutenberg / 5.0 so I need the ability to use both.  

    I don’t think the use cases for the Classic Editor and Gutenberg and WordPress version combinations have been thought through.   I know that I am going to continue to want to use both Gutenberg and the Classic editor under WordPress 5.0. And I need the ability to easily select my preferred editor.  That’s how it was with 0.5. It’s how I tested my sites’ compatibility. 

    You don’t bugger about with something hours before a release. You give people a chance to test it.

    Lessons need to be learned. WordPress 5.0 release should have been delayed until:

    • v1.0 of the Classic Editor had been tested with Gutenberg 4.6.1 and WordPress 4.9.8 & 5.0-RC3.
    • User documentation was ready.
    • The host of issues starting with #4855 had been addressed.

    Fortunately, I haven’t yet upgraded anything yet. I will be testing Classic Editor v1.1 very carefully.

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    Last updated:

    December 7, 2018
  • oik v3.2.8 now available

    I bit the bullet and published, on wordpress.org, the latest version of oik a couple of days before WordPress 5.0 is due to be released. 

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    Last updated:

    December 5, 2018


Tide times from tidetimes.co.uk

Tide Times & Heights for Langstone Harbour on
Monday, 17 January 2022
Low Tide:04:19 ( 1.50m )
High Tide:11:20 ( 4.40m )
Low Tide:16:39 ( 1.20m )
High Tide:23:50 ( 4.40m )

Tide times from tidetimes.org.uk

Tide Times & Heights for Northney on
17th January 2022
04:27 Low Tide ( 1.31m )
11:23 High Tide ( 4.37m )
16:48 Low Tide ( 1.01m )
23:57 High Tide ( 4.33m )