Welcome! There are lots of different approaches (see the sticky corretto thread) but most people just rewire to mix only. I've only just done that to mine when the touchpad died - for about 18 months I've just been using the dough cycle, which worked fine. I removed the element ages ago, so that I could fit the insulated pan in.
Maybe you could give the dough cycle a go first? Despite the constant mixing convenience, I am missing being able to use the countdown timer for measuring the time… :-)