Following on from thoughts about the WordPress block editor and wondering whether the classic editor might be removed any time soon I found a reassuring quote from Matt Mullenweg that the plugin would be supported for many years to come.

Still, you know how these things go.

Somewhat interestingly, I also found reference to "ClassicPress" - a fork of WordPress BB, before blocks. It's based off WordPress 4.9 but, in future, intends to take a different path.

Curious, I performed a manual install, spun up a new database and copied my theme (and necessary plugins) over and created a test site.

JetPack doesn't work (or at least the current version) so I'm using a different plugin for Markdown support which seems to work okay despite being no longer supported.

I'm not sure I'd consider switching over until the platform is a bit more mature and demonstrates some longevity as there is no guarantee that it will survive long-term, despite any reassurances that the founders are in it for the long haul, but it will be fun to keep an eye on.

It may also serve as a dev playground where I can make changes without fear of killing the main blog.

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