Plugin news: classic editor is back, WPtouch is dying

Today network23 has had some routine updates and there are a couple of changes to our plugins that writers should know about.

Firstly, by popular demand, the classic editor is back. So if you don’t get along with the newer “block editor” (a.k.a. Gutenberg) you can enable the classic editor plugin, and things will be back like they were in the good old days.

Secondly, the once-popular “WPtouch” plugin seems to have been abandoned by its authors, and is beginning to cause minor problems with the other parts of our software because it’s not being updated. If your site uses WPtouch you should deactivate it and start using a modern theme instead – most themes from the last ten years or so are “responsive”, i.e. they automatically adapt to browsers on smaller-screened devices, which is what WPtouch did for us back in the day when smartphones were a new thing.

You can still use wp-touch now, but at some point in the near future it’s likely to become unusable, so you’d better make your changes soon if this affects you.

Finally we’ve updated our wordpress core software to version 5.4, which you can read about here if you like.