How to save or publish changes to a previous post
I’m a wp-admin kinda guy. That’s where I started and I know basically how to work with it. But wordpress.com (or automattic?) seems to be always want to direct me to an “easier way to edit,” a totally different editor screen. I have just tried twice to use it to make some changes to existing posts and… there’s no place to “save” or “publish” what I’ve just done! For example, an old post was inadvertently published without categories, and I wanted to go in and add them. I saw the “edit” link at the bottom of the post (I’m logged in to my account), clicked it, and it brought me to this new-fangled editor. I checked off the desired categories in the appropriate section in the sidebar, and then… what? There’s nothing else I can do. All I can do is close the page, and it then tells me that I have unsaved content. How do I save it? How do I publish it?
What’s wrong with good old wp-admin? There are no mysteries there!
The blog I need help with is imprtntephemera.wordpress.com.
But wordpress.com (or automattic?) seems to be always want to direct me to an “easier way to edit,” a totally different editor screen
The new dashboard offered by WordPress.com is called the WordPress.com Calypso dashboard. You can read more about it here: https://ma.tt/2015/11/dance-to-calypso/
It’s perfectly normal and possible to use the wp-admin dashboard over the WordPress.com Calypso dashboard. You just have to ignore the “Easier way to edit” alert shown. You can also, login at https://imprtntephemera.wordpress.com/wp-admin to continue using the wp-admin dashboard instead of using WordPress.com Calypso dashboard.
I checked off the desired categories in the appropriate section in the sidebar, and then… what? There’s nothing else I can do.
When you are done editing the post on the new WordPress.com Calypso dashboard, you should see a button called Update at the top right, which when clicked will save all the changes that you made to your post.
Note that I explained this for a WordPress.com site (https://imprtntephemera.wordpress.com/)
If you are referring to a different site (a self-hosted WordPress (WordPress.org) site), you will have to ensure that your Jetpack connection is stable and working fine. You can check your Jetpack connectivity status and debug issues on this page https://jetpack.com/support/debug/
If you are not aware of what Jetpack is, you can learn about it here https://en.support.wordpress.com/jetpack-add-ons/
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have questions.
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