We’re excited to unveil a faster, more streamlined way to create, share, and manage your content.
Introducing: Our New, High-Speed Editor
From parents and poets to journalists and politicians, WordPress.com’s publishing tools allow people to make their voices heard.
We have heard your excellent feedback on our interim editor and today, we’re excited to introduce our new editor: a faster, cleaner, and more streamlined way to create posts and pages, and share, promote, and manage content across all your WordPress sites.
Highlights: instant saving, quick sharing
- It’s fast, responsive, and allows you to create posts and pages quickly on desktop and mobile devices.
- Easily manage your posts, whether you run an individual blog or wrangle multiple sites, authors, and posts.
- Access draft posts with one click so that you can iterate and revise quickly when inspiration strikes.
- Content is automatically saved, allowing you to focus and write — free of distraction.
- Drag and drop photos, music files, documents, and videos right into your post or page.
- Tags, categories, and sharing tools are at your fingertips, so you can make your content easier to find in the WordPress.com Reader and across your social networks.
- Scheduling is a breeze with the revamped post calendar.
- It’s available for self-hosted WordPress.org sites, too! Just install the Jetpack plugin and activate Manage.
A big thank you
We love that you’re passionate about WordPress.com, and most importantly, that you share that passion with us. If you’ve got feedback about the latest editor updates, we’d be grateful if you’d take a moment to share it with us in our support forum.
It looks cool. Very speedy.
Thank you, super 🙂 🙂
This is great! Thank you!
It works much worse for me than the previous version as after a while I can’t insert an image and then get the cursor to appear underneath it. I can’t give titles to my pictures as I enter them. The media library takes an age to appear when I click on the button. I daresay that I will get used to it and us old fashioned people working with desktop computers will just have to bow the knee to phone posters.
I use my blog to post hi-res scans of pictures for my readers. In the past, when I post a picture “full size”, it has appeared smaller in the body of my post but my readers can then click on it, it opens in a new window and the can click on the picture again to blow it up to the full, huge size. That option appears to be gone as is my ability to state what size I want pictures to be. All of my previous posts still work the way they are supposed to. I am hoping there’s a way around this, as this is one of the main features of my blog—-please help, and thank you so much! 🙂
Ah! now that I finally had learned how to get around 😉
Hope this Turtle head can learn fast enough and that my oldish laptop will not find the new editor too “high-speed” for its capacities. But I can see how it might be easier and better for posting from phones 🙂 And no spell check ? ups… just sent out a post 😉
I confess to being horrified when I spotted the changes to the WP Admin version of the editor (with only one editing mode) as I never enjoyed using the interim editor. The new version seemed much better from a first look, and coped well with editing a draft post I’m mid way through.
It seems to provide a live preview of the post. My biggest reason to celebrate is that it made it easy to spot and remove the weird spurious spaces that often creep into my posts and force some lines to break too early when I’ve spent too much time editing the text.
I can see from comments above that it is still WIP and I am sure there will be a few features I’ll miss in the short term (link search etc), but I just wanted to say ‘thanks’.
I liked the new way of writing. It’s easier to navigate with. Great job! Thanks!
Looks good, but could you also please add the undo button?
Missing edit option on images [media] to select what they point to [how do I make an image clickable now??]
Dear Mrs. Sheri,
Can you please tell me where I can find the word count on my page or blog? I really appreciated it when I had to save a draft, and it would tell me how many words I have wrote but now I can’t. Overall, I really do like the new updated WordPress, 10/10! I would recommend to anyone one needs to get a website publish or a blog.
Santhi Paruchuri [author of ilovelittlelibraries.wordpress.com]
Honest, it was just easier to me, to us the wp-admin edit with the Visual Editor add on toolbar.
I’ve been blogging with wp.com for last 5 years.
I tried the Fast new Editor and found I was wasting too time with ie. left justify photos and getting the text to wrap around. Frustrating since it didn’t seem intuitive to me. A videoclip would be useful.
But back to the Visual Editor in the previous wp.com administration, will it come back?
Where is the button to change colour of font text? I don’t use html code and hope not to be forced for something like that.
Yay! As someone who really struggled with the interim editor and kept using the old one, I’m very pleased to say I tried the new one and am very impressed! Though I’d like to add my voice to those crying out for the ability to search for old posts and easily link to them – this is a feature I’ve used often and I do hope it will be added soon. Otherwise – it’s looking good!
One important feature I submit every year or so is: Establish categories in the Media Library so that often used (repeats) images can be more easily accessed. Otherwise we have to search back through pages of prior images, or re-copy images from our files — this takes up more storage space on WordPress.
The whole photo/media thing is kind of freaking me out. If I have to “upload” my photos to WordPress will that affect the space I use more than before? I’m really confused about that part of the new editor.
Overall, I like the new editor. Is there a way to preview in a separate tab like the old editor so I can toggle back and forth without closing the preview? Also, I miss the word count.
I like this update, everything seems to look cleaner. I like that the category list is back, the auto saving, and the ease of editing the post URL, but most of all is the improved calendar as most of my posts are scheduled. What I’m badly missing though is the list of old post when invoking the Add URL. It was a great time-saver to linking previous posts and now we’d have to go elsewhere just to get that URL.
How can I link to previous posts?
Very good editor, intuitive and smooth. Thank you!
I’ve hated the last load of changes esp the beep beep boop, the strange way of adding categories etc, so have stuck to the old way, even though it is infuriating when it cuts line spaces so that sometimes it takes 3 or 4 attempts to get it laid out as I wanted it. Poetry is the main content of my blog and the inability to indent without going through the hotmail rigmarole drives me demented! Why can’t spaces I put in stay where they’re put?
What happened to password protected private posting??!! And what happened to saving as a draft only??!! I need those things!!
I can’t wait to try out the new editor. It sounds great! 🙂
The new editor is slooooowww. The typing box isn’s as wide as before, this makes it difficult to edit my work and sort out images in the text. Also there’s no spell check or word count. I used to be able to see the word count, now it’s gone. Please if you can’t restore the old version, at least give us the option to choose between the two. We understand you worked hard on this, but no point fixing what wasn’t broken. please. I’m really frustrated right now trying to use this editor. I had to copy my work into Microsoft word and arrange it there which is taking double time now.
Nice to know that wordpress.com is still interested in updates.
I link to my Flickr images by pasting their URL in the URL image load field – that is working.
What ISNT WORKING as far as I can find, is I used to be able to add in a second link to a larger size of the file and post a caption to ask readers to click on the image to view a big size – as a photographer and digital artist its important that the fine detail be made available to viewers.
That functionality to add the link to the larger size appears to be gone completely – its not there when add the image and its not an option when you go in to edit once its in your post
BRING THIS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really like the new design but I have one complaint. I noticed the toolbar for the editor disappears when you are typing a long post. It would be nice if it could float to allow you to access options like inserting media even at the bottom of your post. At the moment have to scroll up to the top before I can access these.
Thanks for the nice interface. 🙂
Seems decent enough, we’ll see how it works in the long run. Thanks.
Could you please re-add some sort of indicator to the editor confirming the post has been saved/published/edited? That’s another thing I really enjoyed with the old editor but can’t now.
Really sucks. Can not longer “copy and paste” I am canceling WordPess
No, no, no! Can I please use the old editor?
I just tried using the new one for the first time. After choosing some categories, I can’t add more, but I also can’t see which ones are chose. It just says “3 categories”, but not which ones and the list doesn’t appear anymore.
I had to abort and start the whole process from scratch.
I am a paying user and a journalist. I would really appreciate if you don’t change working and functioning features every few months, without asking and without any warning even.
It worked very well before.
Is there no ‘proof read writing’ option???
The HTML Toolbar needs to come back. With this update, you have basically “removed” previously available features with no roll-back capability. I know that the WYSIWYG editor is the preferred way for the larger audience, but for some of us, control freaks, a way to insert an image and/or URL using the toolbar is an important part of our workflow.
Also, how come this didn’t go through a UAT and was just dropped on us, unlike the previous “Beep Beep Boop” editor which was optional. Would have been nice to have an RFC period for a few months before the roll out.
Not trying to be critical here – but I would think this is the type of feedback you would have received during the beta stage.
I love it, once I got used to it. The automatic save is a great feature. I had to get used to the paragraph feature. It seems hitting the enter button doesn’t create a paragraph. The media portion is a lot easier as you can size the over all look of your saved media. I miss word count and spell check. I have to copy and paste in Word to check. Other than that, I think it is great.
My biggest peeve about the new editor – there is no inside text scroller…I now have to STOP typing go to the window scroller and manually set the text window back into view. The old scroller would move text as you typed so you can keep typing…this getting stuck at the bottom of the page is annoying!!!
I’m so glad someone mentioned here that you can still get classic editor! I’ve struggled with new editor ever since it first changed – I don’t want to write HTML but like the amount of control you get with classic editor. The new editor took away even more of the features I was still using – permanently back to classic for me.
…and the world continues to ‘speed’ up…Great job!
Oh I loved it!