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An Open Letter To WordPress

Apropos of my earlier complaint, here’s a much more detailed and righteous broadside. Let’s hope WordPress is listening!

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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3 comments on “An Open Letter To WordPress

  1. 1WriteWay
    January 28, 2015

    I’m getting feedback from some people saying they haven’t noticed any problems. They aren’t saying they like the changes. Just that it hasn’t been a problem for them. I know there’s the free version of WP which I use and various paid versions that other people use. And then the self-hosting (.org) … so I wonder if WP is rolling out changes differently depending on user type?

    • Kevin Brennan
      January 28, 2015

      Well, to each his own, I guess. But it does seem like there’s a strong thumbs-down consensus out there.

      • 1WriteWay
        January 28, 2015

        Yup, the post we reblogged attests to that. Just this morning I started fuming all over again at the loss of the notification archive.

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