The new fancy editor UI has landed for free WordPress users. Yes, they’ve given it a radical makeover, again. Thankfully I haven’t even needed to look at it, nor the one it replaces, as the trusty old editor is still chugging away — if you know how to get to it. To use the very old ‘original’ one, you simply install the vital UserScript WordPress.com edit post redirects. Every time you press ‘Write’ to start a new post, you go to the lightweight interface you’re familiar with.
It is a little too lightweight in just one respect. You will not get a button to add a ‘center’ code on the old editor UI, which you do on the fancy one. This can be replaced by a right-click browser addon such as ‘Paste email‘ which you set up to paste…
No need to add the end p tag. Here there are also Italics tags. I’m assuming you want a centred picture-title, in italics to clearly distinguish it from the body text.
Note that you will need to switch to the new UI in order to successfully download a .ZIP backup of your blog. You can go through the motions on the old UI, but you’ll not get the .ZIP file.