Select a few paragraphs and set them to plain text? Nope.
@mattedgar Ahh ok, I thought you could depending on your plan you could but maybe they stopped that now.
@andybroomfield I'd resent upgrading for the privilege of using a legacy version that might not be supported after next year. As a subscriber I'd prefer WP.com to be meeting basic user needs as an on-going part of their main branch
@mattedgar you may actually still be able to access the classic editor. https://wordpress.com/support/classic-editor-guide/
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