WordPress Woes: let’s put it another way

Yesterday’s reblog gave some constructive criticism of the WordPress failings of late.  If you understood the ire of the original blogger’s post, Grahminhats at Freed From Time, and want to continue working with the previous more robust formats then follow his link below.

“For Help with the changes please click here . “

For those who still don’t understand what we are upset about, well here is a paying blogger’s commentary in simple language which details the aspects of all the changes we are not happy with.  It bears reading.

Fish of Gold


My biggest complaint:   I have not been able to get the new Beep Beep Boop editor to work for me since it was first introduced.  I can’t scroll to see any Tags or Categories past the letter G.  The editing box can’t be resized, and they gave us back Zemanta in the old editor, but I can’t find it in the new one.  It is said they are going to scrap the old editor.  Seriously?

The whole set up is counter intuitive for the blogger who writes more than 100 words with pictures.  (That’s pictures plural)

I came to WordPress because it was so robust, it made blogging fun and easy to accomplish.  I am nearing the end of my free blogging limit and will have to start paying for this privilege in the not so distant future.  However, if it isn’t a helpful service then why would I pay?  Paying customer or Beta Test Rat customer WordPress used to listen when we complained about a really bad move.  Now they seem to have a deaf ear.

I may be beating a dead horse.

Off my soapbox.

20 thoughts on “WordPress Woes: let’s put it another way

  1. shoreacres says:

    Hmmm… just out of curiosity, why don’t you just use the classic editor? I haven’t used the new one since it was introduced. And what do you mean by reaching your “free blogging limit”? And (honestly, I am such a doofus) what is this Zemanta of which you speak?

    Maybe I’m not so upset because I use WP differently. Or something.
    Anyhow, back when the editing kerfuffle was at its height, they clearly said that they were not going to mess with the ability to access the classic editor through the admin dashboard, so I haven’t worried about it. As long as I can get to it, I’m happy.

    • Lynda says:

      Lynda, you only get a certain amount of space for uploading. When it’s gone it’s gone, and then you have to ditch the old stuff or pay for more storage space.

      The new buzz is, that they are going to eliminate the old editor in preference to the new one.

  2. Playamart - Zeebra Designs says:

    internet connection continues to all but flatline.. i was able to read the fish of gold post – great, and i have been trying to get a comment to go through for several hours.. sometimes the reply via email works, so if it does, add my comment (at the end of this epistle!) to jessee’s comment about changing the name from wp to worstpress… thanks!

    even at midnight last night the internet wasn’t strong… sigh.. there are more interesting things to do than argue with a slow connection as well as try to find old comments!     am about to go watch a shrimp harvest across the road from casa loca!  z here’s my comment for the “mr militant’ on the fishofgold link…  thanks!   “This made me chuckle;  thanks!   This ‘new word” will work with today’s daily post challenge —- dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/play-lexicographer/  You should use that term for a post!…  or get lots of people to use that term… i  aired similar frustrations a few posts ago, and i’m glad to see that many people have reached the ‘i’m mad as hell, and i’m not going to take it any more’-attitude!    which made me ponder the upcoming weekly challenge on friday..   why not prompt as many people as possible to address this issue with a creative retort, complete with the pingbacks to the daily post challenge?  My connection is too weak to pull up a compose page to hurl this idea out to the rising mass of frustrated writers… I’ll be in town in a few days where I can rant and write!  from another frustrated wp writer,z

  3. GrahamInHats says:

    One of the problems is that if one is logged-in and uses the “Edit” link on a published post it goes directly to the new editor. More load time to then go to the original.

    Another is that from the reader there is no longer a link back from the Reader to WP Admin or anywhere but the new stats page.

    Another is that many navigation links to ones other blogs are now missing, except via the new stats.


  4. tootlepedal says:

    I am creeping in very quietly here because I quite like the new editor. The beef about the notifications is very reasonable though as it is not easy to check whether you have replied to a comment but it is easier to reply and see what is going on as the old notification drop down menu was very cramped.

  5. treadlemusic says:

    I reblogged his post. I have disliked the changes from the first ones but was unaware of what was prompting it all. I, also, do not appreciate the worthlessness of the “Forum” and all the “monkeys” that are supposedly there to assist those with the resulting difficulties. All I know is I started my blog 4 years ago to share/journal my love of quilting, riding (motorcycle), baking and other interests. I certainly don’t want issues of this type to dominate in any way. Thanks for all the info…..I do really appreciate being informed. Hugs……

  6. pattisj says:

    I wondered if it was just me not being able to view all my categories. I hope they keep the old editor. I go back and forth, but still prefer the old version.

  7. Bill says:

    The new set-up is definitely a pain. I found a way to keep using the old stats page, for now at least. The search function is gone now, making it difficult for me to find things from old posts (I have to use google). Glad to know I’m not the only person who finds the changes annoying.

    • Lynda says:

      Yes, Bill, I have also bookmarked the old stats page and the old notifications pages. For the moment, you can still do a search, however, the icon is found by looking under the My Sites Tab. You can click on Dashboard, Pages, and Comments and the icon will be found in the upper right hand corner.

      What were they thinking when they buried it???
      Oh, wait…

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