What in the WordPress is Going on?

[edited to add:] A huge thank you to Candy and Victor C. for your help! I’ve got Classic Editor back. Apparently I wasn’t the only one who hated it 😆 [/edit]

Jorge, John and the boys were doing a great job of ignoring me earlier because they were all playing PubG in the living room. It drives me nuts to hear them all yelling about “That was my kill, dude!” and “We’re dropping!” so I came to the bedroom to FINALLY update this thing–only to find that the latest update to WordPress: WordPress 5.2.2 is completely different! It’s great that I can add my own HTML (because with the other interface it would turn HTML to regular text) but how the hell am I supposed to insert an image from my media library!?! 😡 😥 ❓

Anyway. I’m just going to update from my phone or iPad–even though Jorge stole my iPad Air (which, ok, fine–it was HIS iPad Air but he gave it to me because I had an awesome rose gold keyboard!) so now I’m charging my iPad Mini (that’s probably too old to even use WordPress and I have to locate my other Bluetooth keyboard. FML.).

Anyway. Being *this* bored and not being allowed to blog caused me to start nit-picking at my desk and I finally cleaned my drawers out and organized piles of papers and the girls’ art. I still have one more section to do, but I’m pretty sure my nostrils are coated in dust bunnies and I’m thirsty. And I kinda don’t wanna do it. Not gonna lie that that last pile of crap will probably stay there till 2020. (I found junk on my desk from 2018 😯 !) But, I’ve been in a tidying mood lately (FINALLY!) that I may actually tackle it!

VICTORY!!!


It took me DAYS, but I FINALLY FIXED MY DASHBOARD!! I’ve never been SO HAPPY to see this damn page!! The few updates I’ve gotten a chance to do have been through the WordPress app on my phone (and I *always* forget my Bluetooth keyboard :/ !) It only took a lot of enabling and disabling themes and plugins and installing WordPress MANUALLY and praying to Jesus that I didn’t screw anything up to fix it. Now, if I could just get those stupid ad banners to stop showing up!! Who the fk did that!?! It’s so infuriating!! 😡 When I inspect the code it highlights something called Cloudflare, which is apparently some plugin used to HELP with these type of situations, but it also says something about redirecting. I wish I had the time and energy to decipher these types of things myself, but look how long making my Dashboard work took me?? 😥 Anyway. One day at a time. And I managed to figure this out so I’m not, in fact, old, or dumb!! Woohoo!

[And now the darn banner isn’t even showing up. I feel crazy.]