New post editor: PLEASE make it show categories in a tree and not a huge list.

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  • #2019593

    perjonsson
    Member

    I write posts in several different topics and I have a lot of categories structured in a tree. The new post editor just shows a flat LONG list which makes it pretty useless for me.

    The blog I need help with is pgsramblings.wordpress.com.

    #2019727

    kokkieh
    Staff

    Hi there. This issue was reported in the main thread on the new editor which has since been closed. You can subscribe to this thread to be updates on fixes as they take place: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/new-post-editor-improvements?replies=5

    The old editor with its regular features still exists, but you have to go to the dashboard to find it. Click on Posts ->All Posts to edit existing ones. Click on Posts ->Add New to create a new one. If you click on the option to use the Classic Editor at the top of the New Editor and have cookies enabled, your browser should remember your preference and take you there automatically next time you create a new post form the drop-down menu in the black admin bar. However, it appears the pencil icon in the blue Reader menu bar will take you to the new editor regardless of your selected preference.

    #2019729

    perjonsson
    Member

    I read that post before posting my own and I do not see it mentioning anything else than some generic “make it easier to search long tag lists…”

    I am specifically asking to get the hierarchical structure back.

    #2019730

    I agree with you, perjonsson.

    I will not use the “new, too-blue, BBB” editor until they fix the categories, among a few other issues, including the too-blue screen.

    We need the hierarchy of parent-child(ren) categories not one too long list of categories like it is now.

    #2019731

    kokkieh
    Staff

    It was mentioned several times in the 950-post main feedback thread. Not all the suggestions and feedback are listed in the sticky thread, or it would have been five pages long itself, but I assure you it has been reported and staff did reply that they’re looking into it.

    #2019858

    mghcoach4add
    Member

    I really appreciate the “start with/stick with” option you provide by not FORCING this “new and improved posting experience” on us. Depending on how our brains function and how we use the platform, it is truly not “easier” for some of us.

    Please-please-please don’t do away with the old once you get the new interface working sans glitches.

    What would be REALLY great would be to be able to set the preference “back stage” and never have to see “beep beep boop” again (or have to click through screens to edit in the format we prefer. Please put it “on the list.” Thanks.

    #2019859

    davidderrick
    Member

    PLEASE make it show categories in a tree and not a huge list. Seconded.

    #2019871

    amightywp
    Member

    Hi there,

    I can indeed confirm that getting an option for categories into a hierarchical format is indeed on the to-do list for our developers.

    We also still do not have any plans to remove the original editor.

    Thanks!

    #2019872

    Very good news, indeed. Thanks for the update, amightywp.

    #2019873

    perjonsson
    Member

    Indeed, good news amightywp :-)

    #2019874

    amightywp
    Member

    My pleasure. I hope you all have a great week!

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