The new editor in WordPress.com is quite annoying. It is annoying because:
- list of categories do not show up
- edit area is smaller
- “copy a post” is missing
- “format” menu is now a drop-down
Unfortunately there is no option to switch back and forth between the annoying and the classical editor, you either have to go via the wp-admin area, or use below direct URLs. Also see Timethief‘s post Navigating the Classic WordPress.COM interface.
Here are the URLs to access the classical editor:
- edit post #123456: https://eklausmeier.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=123456&action=edit
- new post: https://eklausmeier.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php
A similar annoyance is the new statistics page. I prefer the “old” statistics page which can be found in https://wordpress.com/my-stats?blog=2434324. Every blog has a unique number, mine is 2434324.
Added 05-Nov-2017: The “old” statistics page unfortunately is no longer available.