Can't insert existing content into pages/posts anymore?

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    I’ve done some research and this issue happened in 2014 for some people after an update to WordPress, so I’m wondering if this is the case again.

    About 3 days ago I was updated my WordPress.COM blog and realized not only did the Edit screen look different, I could no longer link back to existing content already written by me. The option to just isn’t there anymore, and replaced by a simple box instead. Here is a link to some screenshots to show you what I mean (I put it as a post on my blog for convenience).

    Go here for screenshots

    Thanks to anyone who can help me solve this.

    The blog I need help with is



    For specific feedback regarding the new editor changes post here

    You cannot deactivate the new Beep Beep Boop editor but you do not have to use it. For locating the ways and means of accessing the legacy or classic pages for creating posts, editing posts, and for viewing stats see here > Navigating the Classic WordPress.COM interface

    On the dashboard of your own blog at
    Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New
    To create posts in the classic editor for you that link is

    On the dashboard of your own blog at
    Dashboard > Posts > All Posts one can hover over any post title and click the Edit link. and proceed with editing.

    If you have cookies enabled on your browser your preference will be saved unless or until your clear your cookies, and it will take you to the classic editor automatically every time you create a new post via the drop-down menu in the black admin bar or edit a post via the edit button on the blog itself.


    Fantastic! It worked for me. Thank you so very much for your well-thought out and informative response!!



    Hooray! I ❤️ happy endings. Thanks for the compliment re: my answer and best wishes with your blog.

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