If you’ve been using WordPress for a very long time like I have, you’ve no doubt noticed that with the installation of WP 4.7 I think it is on the self-hosted side, the Justify button has been removed from your Admin/Editor. This grinds my gears.

Irritated, I had a lengthy text chat with a WP agent late today. This person stated in so many words that the button isn’t coming back anytime soon as it has something to do with WP self-hosted? The core code is basically the same for both the dot-com side as the self-hosted side.


This shouldn’t bother me so much I suppose but then at my age I don’t appreciate change so much. I view this as a step backward because to Justify my paragraphs to have them appear as blocks of well-aligned text, I now have to keep a small file on my desktop with the HTML code to insert!

I found the person I chatted with a bit cocky too, he/she seemed very smug about this, insisting that Justification is something of the past now which had me ask him/her if this is similar to certain CSS or HTML code being depricated over the last several years? That question wasn’t answered.

Good Lord, has the time come for me after well over ten years of being with WordPress.com to move away to another platform? They do exist, WordPress isn’t the only game in town to use a cliche’….

About John

John is a native of Michigan, the Great Lakes State, he is 56 years young and retired. I've been using WordPress since 2000 with various websites both self-hosted and the WP.com side. Thanks for visiting my website!

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  1. John I posted for the first time this week and got REALLY annoyed when I realized that button was gone!! I hate sloppy looking paragraphs!! What do you mean you saved the HTML to be able to do it? I am not into coding at all and don’t know how to do it- can you share with me so I can justify too?? Thanks for your help!

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  2. WordPress…..
    But it seems to me, that nowadays it’s not only WP that doesn’t care any longer how to make text layouts look good and suit what is written. As for grammar, spelling… et cetera
    And on iPad you can only see three lines in the tiny textbox when you comment…
    Anyhow, at the moment it’s too early in the morning to even think about these matters. 😉

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      1. Me too… or…
        I’ve also been blogging for ten years now, at first at blogger/blogspot, and since 2009 on WP.

        …or maybe it is time to do something else now? My personal life has changed quite radical during the last year, so maybe I should go out in the real world a little more now. You know, meeting people and such…
        Or at least only have one blog…
        But if so, which one… ?

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          1. I wouldn’t mind meeting someone “special”, haven’t been in a real relationship for quite many years now. But I don’t intend to search for one. If it happens, it happens!
            But I’ve also been very lonely during my eleven years in the other city, so now when I’m back in my hometown again it’s wonderful to reunite with old friends (and the family ofcourse), and I’ve also met new people who have become friends. And that’s what I want to do more now. Not partying! Just be in situations where I meet people I like and enjoy being with. Talking, laughing, whatever!

            And about blogging – it is fun! I agree! And I really like making my images! But what will be, will be! I also want to start writing novels and short stories again. Not just hide behind a computor screen, watching the time pass by, feeling lonely.

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  3. John I hate to admit this but I don’t even know what the justify button is. I am on self hosted. Prior to the move a year ago I don’t recall ever using it. Perhaps I shall go with ignorance is bliss?


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