When I first started working with WordPress 8+ years ago, this was the only editor that was available. You could use it in WYSIWYG mode (“Visual”) or HTML (“Text”) mode. Despite all the noise that WordPress has made about “getting rid of the WordPress.com editor,” this isn’t going anywhere. See, the WordPress.com editor that goes away as of midnight (whatever that means: Eastern? Pacific? UTC?) is the one that looks like this:
This is the “old” editor, the one that they tried to get us to abandon the Classic editor for starting in 2015. Here is its replacement, the block editor:
Tomorrow, if you find the block editor where you don’t want it, it’s a simple matter to go to the upper-right hand corner of the screen where you’ll see the “three dots” (it looks like a colon with an extra dot), click on the three dots, which will give you a drop-down menu. Scroll to the bottom of the menu to where it says “Switch to Classic Editor,” and the Classic editor should appear.
I say should because there are a couple of different ways to get to things. if you’re accustomed to starting your session by typing in the URL http://wordpress.com, you come to a screen that looks like this first:
If you click on “Write blog post” on this screen, it’ll take you to the block editor. I don’t know what’s going to happen when you click on the three dots and go to the bottom. It might say “Switch to Classic Editor” or it might not. If it’s not there, close the window to go back to the screen above, scroll to the bottom of the left-hand column, and click “WP Admin.”
It’ll launch another window (or tab) with the Admin screen.
I think you know how to get around from here. If not, let me know.