This is from the script’s originator and contains everything for all the browsers that will work with the fix, for PC and Mac.

The Penguin has done a bang-up job. He explains everything clearly and anyone can follow the directions, even those of us who are somewhat technically challenged.

Click on this link, then follow the directions for whichever browser you use.

tPenguin has included workarounds for Safari (native to Mac) and Internet Explorer (native to PC), as well as all versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.


If you are still battling to keep blogging despite the incomprehensible determination of WordPress to make it impossible, you need to use whichever of these scripts will fix your problem so you never need face “BEEP BEEP BOOP” again.

And ever would be far too soon for me.


May the Force be with you. And thank you again, Penguin. You have saved us from the WordPress soul and blog destroyer. We will be forever in your debt.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Opinionated writer with hopes for a better future for all of us!


  1. Penguin is good, I now have my Apple equiped with the anti new Worpress editor and it works. I am a bit of an amateur, although I have done a couple of web sites myself, but swim a little bit. I now have faith again in what I can achieve.


    1. I’ve been using his scripts since last March and I don’t have to struggle with their “new improved” disasters. I think I use more energy battling wordpress than blogging. It’s not supposed to BE this way.


  2. Will this affect those of us who merely visit or is this just for the bloggers that live here? I have always wanted to join WordPress, I love the layouts and the choices (although there may just be too many) but my skills and patience are severely limited and I LIKE it that way.

    I did find that if I keep my elbows inside the car and dont try to look at the spinning pinwheels I can make it all the way to each blog that I visit without trauma. Most of the time.

    I’ll watch, and I’ll applaud, but I won’t dance.


      1. I am not a rocket scientist. I am now using the free WordPress it is limited to 3 GB. What I am wondering is how long will it be free? Every blog that I click on to follow is in my 3 GB as far as I can tell. This includes everything that these other sites have written plus all of their pictures,3 GB is a lot of space. What is your idea on how long it will be free. I hate to unfollow
        all of the ones that I get an email notice for when they post something. Could we delete the info? If you un- follow the info is gone but if you follow again it all comes back. I better start cleaning house, delete old posts and pictures to help the cause, right?


        1. I believe the three gigs ONLY includes YOUR posts. If you reblog something, only the piece you write is counted. I have been told that actually, only the graphics count so if you don’t use a lot of pictures, you’ll probably have enough space forever. I buy extra space because I’m graphics heavy. All the photographs take up a lot of storage space. And I have almost 4,000 posts … It’s a lot of stuff.


                  1. Let’s start working on the lyrics, Marilyn. – WordPress, oh wordpress,
                    you drive me so nuts! You keep changing the menu and it’s – your turn.


  3. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Many of my most regular and loyal readers have blogs of their own (which I read too), and most of them are on WordPress. This article is specifically for them. You may have noticed that in the past few days WordPress released an unannounced, untested and badly thought-out “redesign” of their basic interface for editing articles. If you’re as frustrated as I was at the horrible new interface–which eliminates, hides, or makes more difficult all of the basic features that have previously made WordPress so good to work with–then you NEED to read this article by Marilyn Armstrong on the Serendipity blog, which gives you a nice meaty link to an extremely easy browser add-on plus script which will enable you to banish the terrible new editor forever. What will happen is it will force your browser to open only the old “classic” interface, and if you click by mistake on a link that WordPress wants to trick you into taking you to the new editor, the script will redirect to the old editor automatically. I can’t stress how useful this is. Super big thanks to Marilyn for posting it, and the Penguin for creating the script that is literally saving WordPress for those of us who find the new editor impossible to work with. Please reblog this on your own blogs to spread the word!


    1. And thank YOU for passing the word around. WordPress is trying very hard to prevent these scripts from working. I’m baffled why they want to bully their own customers. Why do they care what interface we use? I don’t get it.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. The question is “why?” when nobody is happy. Can’t they see the pile of complains and resentment among the users? Thank you for the help you have provided by publishing this post.


    1. Frankly, I don’t understand why they care that we prefer a different interface. What difference does it make to them? Why not just let us use whatever format we prefer? It’s as if they are trying to alienate us. It’s really bad business … aside from being terribly annoying.

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