Three on Thursday.

I always enjoy reading others’ ToT posts, but I have seldom remembered to write one myself. There is now a reminder on my calendar every Wednesday about writing a ToT post. Now to find three things to write about

Three things that are annoying to me about the latest WordPress *update*.

Thing the first.
They took away the icons that I use all the time, like the onces for underline and text color, thereby forcing me to google “How to underline in HTML”. Such a drag, particularly for someone like me who likes the shortcut ways.

Thing the second.
It took me at least a week to figure out how to (reliably) get to the list of post categories — those things in the word cloud in the right sidebar. (Click on “Document” at upper right in the editing window; all the old things like categories, tags, etc., magically appear.)

Thing the third.
The whole block thing. I don’t want every paragraph to be its own little entity that I can save and reuse, and I don’t need a new shortcut icon to insert a new paragraph; I am perfectly capable of moving the cursor to where I want the new para and hitting Enter. Really, I just want all the shortcut icons that used to be available to come back for me, like, say, the one to change the text color of a particular word or words (as opposed to an entire para)? And would it have been so hard to include a paintbrush icon so I don’t have to look up HTML commands every damned time?

[/whining]

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8 Responses to Three on Thursday.

  1. Carole Julius says:

    Hmmm. I use WordPress and haven’t noticed any of these changes. It stinks that it’s gotten frustrating for you, though, because it’s just another barrier to posting frequently when it becomes difficult. (Thanks for joining in this week!)

  2. Kat says:

    I am thinking that you updated to the latest version of WP and I have the fix for you. It will all go back to what you used to have if you install the “Classic Editor” plugin.

  3. gayle says:

    I feel your grrrr. I’ve often been frustrated by sudden updates to things which introduce a bunch of perfectly useless “exciting new features” and take away all the features that made me pick the program in the first place. (I always hunt for a “Revert to Classic” option)
    Good luck!

  4. Kym says:

    Sorry for your frustrations. . . but it sounds like you Kat has provided the Golden Ticket! XO

  5. =Tamar says:

    It must be that time again. Yahoo and Earthlink are both trying to force an “update” on their webmail users, and the new version is almost useless. It makes it almost impossible to write an email because the screen keeps popping up to the top again, so it takes significant effort to get to the bottom where the ‘send’ button is. Thank goodness for the “classic” option (hidden under “preferences” but still there). I wish for a LART to get it into their heads “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

  6. Nicole says:

    I so agree with your complaints! I switched to the new editor when they announced it as an option, realized I HATED it, and immediately switched back. Ugh. Hopefully they won’t force me to switch to the new editor again until after they’ve fixed the glaring problems with it.

  7. Kat, I have to agree with all of that. I liked WORDPRESS as it was. However, since it is free I hesitate to complain. I’ll get used to it!

  8. k says:

    I haven’t changed. I am a curmudgeon. And I still hate the new look of gmail, and how it takes longer to load.
    I suspect I don’t amount to a hill of beans, though…

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