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This morning I installed a major upgrade of WordPress

This morning, instead of going to the gym — which probably would have been much healthier for me — I decided to install a major upgrade of WordPress, the open-source software that makes this blog run. So far, the upgrade itself appears to have gone off without a hitch. I made backups just in case, of course.

From the reader’s perspective, there shouldn’t appear to be any significant changes. I’m continuing to use the same parent theme, although it did receive a minor upgrade. The child theme I created — just a few slight modifications of the parent theme — hasn’t changed at all.

That said, it you find anything broken that shouldn’t be, please let me know.

As for the backend, the major change appears to be the new browser-based editor. It’s supposed to be a major improvement, but right now I hate it. Maybe someday I’ll learn to love it, but not today. I write the majority of my posts from my phone, so it’s going to take me a while to get used to it. The block concept is a rather striking departure from the document approach I’ve been using in WordPress for more than a dozen years now.

I guess it’s a sign I’m getting older that I gripe about something just because it’s new.

I know some of this blog’s followers are also WordPress users. Would any of you be willing to share your first impressions of the new editor? Were you able to get the hang of it relatively quickly? Is it better — or worse — than I realize?