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An Open Letter To WordPress

I wasn’t going to do this but now that I’ve read the comments for this post, I feel that it MUST be reblogged. ‘Strength is in numbers’ and all that. Please reblog this if you feel the same and please tweet it or put it out there on the media site of your choice.

Fish Of Gold

Dear WordPress.com,

I am loath to write yet another letter to you, since I typically prefer to spend my time writing actual blog posts, but I’ve been bitching on Twitter and in your forums to no avail, so maybe you’ll pay attention to a blog post. It’s not likely, but hey, you never know.

Please, stop. Just put down whatever you’re working on and stop with the futzing. You have been tinkering under my hood long enough and you know what? None of the “improvements” you’ve made are actually improvements.

Below, you will find explanations as to why your improvements aren’t improvements sorted conveniently by feature.

Post Editor

Let’s talk about this “Beep beep boop” post editor nightmare with less than half the functionality of the old editor. Thankfully, you haven’t taken away the old editor yet. However, I fully expect that one day, I will go to write a…

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11 comments on “An Open Letter To WordPress

  1. peakperspective
    2015/02/02

    And here I was thinking I was just getting too old to sort through all the updates and needed to ask a teenager. Misery loves company. Although finding the door to let the company come in and sit down is getting to be a tad challenging.

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    • Glynis Jolly
      2015/02/02

      It don’t think that’s a sign of aging. However, it is a sign of the times.

      I’m hoping this letter makes it all around the blogosphere. Maybe, just maybe the staff of WordPress.Com will then pay attention.

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  2. Jacqui Murray
    2015/01/29

    Love the article. You got quite a bit of feedback on it. Apparently, you’re not the only one exercised about it!

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    • Glynis Jolly
      2015/01/29

      When Fish of Gold posted this on his blog, it immediately went viral. Now, if we can just get WordPress.Com to pay attention. :/

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  3. Elizabeth Potter, c.p.c.
    2015/01/29

    Nice. WordPress was hacked a month or so ago, since then I’ve been eyeing new avenues for writing. Actually, that’s a fib, I was looking for other hosting sites because WordPress is simply too limited for what I want to achieve. When they got hacked my decision was just that much easier.

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    • Let's CUT the Crap!
      2015/01/29

      What does that mean? WP got hacked? In what way does that affect their blogging members? Why haven’t we heard anything about it? Is the hacking hush hush?

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      • Glynis Jolly
        2015/01/29

        Tess, the article doesn’t have anything to do with the site being hacked. Elizabeth was just pointing that out as one of several reasons she’s looking for another place to put her blog. The article is stating that WordPress.Com is ruining themselves with their so-called ‘improvements’, which are actually drawbacks. Most of us like the way WordPress.Com has worked in the past. Now that they’re trying to change things that don’t need change, a few of us are enraged and are thinking about switching over to Blogger even though we’ve preferred WordPress in the past.

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        • Let's CUT the Crap!
          2015/01/30

          Blogger doesn’t make changes as well? Just being devil’s advocate…

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          • Glynis Jolly
            2015/01/30

            I’m sure they do, but they have a lot to lose if their customers don’t like it. With them being part of Google, they could lose more than the bloggers. Also, because they are part of Google, I would think they’re a little smarter about what is wanted.

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    • Glynis Jolly
      2015/01/29

      I have an account at Bloggers. But I prefer the old editor here and I’ve made so many friends here. Going over to Bloggers would be a hassle but I’ll do it if WordPress.Com continues on this way.

      Blogger has paid accounts too so if you’re willing to fork out a small bit, you might want to go check them out. https://www.blogger.com/

      ❤ ❤ BTW, how are you?

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