Another WordPress Blooper…

blue-xlOK, time for another rant but shorter this time. WordPress, will you please begin listening to your users? Remember us? We who pay your bills with our purchases for upgrades? While creating a new page for my site today, I added several links into the page. Upon inserting those links I noticed that the interface had changed.

WordPress, that new interface is in no way an improvement!

Placing a link into a page and presumably a post now takes an extra step or two. And the reason for this is what, WordPress? I still believe that WordPress is the best platform on the web for blogging and business uses. But seriously, making small, useless alterations to the user Admin area like this is ridiculous, and perhaps a bit rude – where any of your millions of users consulted on the need for for this?

Apparently this is simply to give employees something to do…

What about the fact that the user Admin area seems forever stuck between the old (and very user friendly) interface, and the incredibly ridiculous “new” interface with the gray/blue color? Or whatever the color. Oh, that’s right! I already contacted WordPress on this! They basically told me too bad, sucker. It’s here to stay. if there were a better option than WordPress, I would likely leave. But Matt doesn’t listen

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    1. Hi Katherine! Some folks have said they can no longer access the older Admin panel but I think the haven’t found the link to it. If only we could grab those responsible for this nonsense by the boys and put some sense in their heads.

  1. I agree, there are several people I see here much more than on Instagram, my only other platform. Took my Mac Air to the Apple Store today regarding an occasional request by the OS for a password which has been forgotten. They usually can fix things on the spot. But the store is booked for the next two days with folks bringing in their devices/laptops. Wow. Guess I’m still on my own with this. it befuddles me how WP designers can let something that looks in every way half done, and in a state of transition just continue looking and operating so poorly. Not what we expect from a top of the line platform is it…

  2. You know it’s Matt’s fault, don’t you? šŸ™ƒ
    I hate these “enhancements”, and yes – if it wasn’t for all lovely bloggers I’ve met here, I would quit wp. That’s for sure.

    1. Oh yeah it’s allllll his fault! Kidding but why can’t a web service as popular as WP sort this stuff out? The two sides of the Admin UI and the stupid useless changing of the link thing are indications to me that someone is in need of being replaced.

      1. Oh, if only the link thing was the only thing! They have hidden things, and made it much more un-friendly to write, fix with images, post… Etc etc etc. “There is now an easier way to…” BAH!

  3. I very much got the same answer from WordPress when I politely inquired about things. It’s funny, it seems to me that all improvements these days, WordPress or elsewhere, are downgrades stripped of functionality that I was previously used to. I wonder how they are thinking, but I suspect that there is a deliberate tendency to dumb things down and prevent more advanced users from making any informed choices of their own. I’m sure I’ll be soon ranting myself on my blog about WordPress or about Windows 10, my pet peeve.

    1. Windows 10. I bought a laptop with that OS, returned it the next day. Not surprised to hear you were blown off too. While they have been helpful in some ways, they are deaf when it comes to UI things and not listening to their user base. Makes me want to go to Square Space or similar but how can you know if that would be better, right?

      1. Since Windows 10, I’m slowly becoming a professional troubleshooter. I troubleshoot on a daily basis. And sometimes I feel like just shooting someone.

        While I’m unhappy with WordPress developments, I still think it’s probably the best choice, if only for the lively community of bloggers who interact on WordPress more than on any other platform, it seems to me. That’s definitely an advantage.

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