UNCHAINED Update – April 1

I’m writing slowly but diligently. Also slowly. ;)

That’s my only news. Here’s a picture of my pretty new pot with some spring flowers. It’s mostly about the pot, though, ’cause … oh, that color!



Progress of UNCHAINED
First draft: In progress (26,917 words, about 27% complete)
My revisions: Not started
Editing: Not started
Proofreading: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: Not started

5 thoughts on “UNCHAINED Update – April 1

  1. Re your comment on Digital Citizen (where moderation isn’t too fast), a fix we were looking for that works.

    “After a little hacking, AKA informed guessing, I found this way to display the list of pages in the classic form, which both you and I were looking for. Paste the following into your URL box –



    Replace YOURSITENAME with your blog name before hitting enter. eg thepointman

    Bookmark the result and use it from then on rather than the WP link. I’m still fiddling with trying to guess the classic URL for the stats page. The new one is a complete mess.”


  2. Since comments seem to take 24 hours to escape moderation over at DC, an early copy of the next hack. Possibly not of much use to you, but handy to know anyway.

    “A hack I worked out to get back to the classic widgets page. I make a lot of use of HTML custom widgets on the RHS column of my blog and the new editor simply stops most of what I want to do. Same procedure as before.

    In the URL box paste – https://YOURSITENAME.wordpress.com/wp-admin/widgets.php


    Replace YOURSITENAME with your blog name before hitting enter. eg thepointman

    I’m afraid they’re determined to monetise their unpaid content creators by slowly forcing us to pay to get back to using a decent editing system. That being the case, they’ll soon close down these hacks, so our choices come down to :-

    a) Get used to block editing …

    b) Pay them for your hitherto free site to get back the old editor via a plugin, which they’ll also sell you. You can’t add plugins to a free site.

    c) Move to another hosting firm. They don’t don’t make migration easy BTW. Far from it.

    d) Self-host. WordPress software is open source (free), as is Linux, Apache and PHP. A big technical mountain to climb for most content creators, but it’s barely a half-day’s work for even an amateur bit twiddle. If you know someone who likes playing with computers, tell them you want a LAMP server stack with WordPress installed on it. It makes you totally free of being slowly pressured into paying them for supplying free content they can sell advertising off the back of. If you’ve concerns about being deplatformed or censored, it’s the only solution.

    As I said, it’s only a matter of time …”


    • Very handy to have the widgets one too. Thanks again. And yeah, at some point I’m going to have to surrender and use the code editor side of the block editor (I prefer to write in html than use the visual editor, but I still find the new code editor so limited and a big waste of screen real estate). Until then I’m going to use the heck out of these links!

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