A community of chaos and doubt WPs new format riles many users

               Town Hall Meeting is in session .

                      Voice your opinions and concerns
“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

I have been blogging with Word Press for many years now and as such feel myself to be an unoffical tribal elder and perhaps spokeman for the majority of those users who would rather suffer in silence than question the system.

I do not know if you have noticed the unorthodox manoeuver but the login format has changed drastically the way a user can navigate his/her way through the enhanced site.

You now have to thoroughly – and I do mean thoroughly – scrutinize the choices you make and the site destinations you want to visit or else you will end up in a state of utter confusion and site chaos.

Many find this recently adopted approach confusing, intimidating , uncalled for and at times downright unprecedented. It is a managerial decision that has definitely raised the hackles on many longtime users who have probably grown comfortable with the familiar way of doing things around here.

One person I recently received a comment from felt it was an act of “unmitigated gall”.  She had purchased  a premuim layout from Word Press and is now discovering that her financial investment and creative effort to present a professionally credible image of herself and business is in jeopardy.

She added that she has a “set it and forget it” attitude towards her site. She is a professional business woman who does not have the time to overly invest in the chaotic maintenance of the Word Press blogging site. Her customers are now experiencing difficulties in linking up with her site.

I am sure that she is not the only person feeling this way about the recent changes to the site. For that reason I have included a brief survey lightly touching on the number of issues you might be feeling towards this radical restructuring of the site.

Feel free to add your comments and suggestions. Hopefully someone on the WP staff will listen. A silent majority needs to voice their opinions.

Town council is now in session and the floor is open to your comments and ideas.




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There will be an update on this vote in one week’s time. Be sure to set the public record straight with your input on the matter.


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4 Comments on A community of chaos and doubt WPs new format riles many users

  1. I didn’t understand the problem here. What has changed and where is the problem?

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    • If you have been using Word Press for any length of time you would notice that after the sign in procedure you are presented with a revamped welcome page to your site. The older scenario allowed you to choose which “landing page” you wanted to be sent to and the choice of choosing whther or not to use the traditional or updated version of the word processor. The new style has its moments of frame freezing and collapsing. This is a point of contention for many users of the site. The new page layout was foisted abruptly upon the site’s many users and this has caused moments of frustration for those people who are not tech savvy. This is the way I feel about the issue. As one woman stated “I am here to publish articles and share ideas and devote a great deal of my time to figuring out technical shematics.”


  2. I used Word Press a few years back. I agree there have been some changes. I have been taking more time trying to figure out what and how I can do what I want to do. The one thing that grates me and could be why I left WP vs Gravatar. It lost a fluid component and I never know what my profile picture will be.

    I could be wrong about the Gravatar thing, but I know it got me to working on different sites for blogging. I am not really sure why I am back with WP. I think it is the ease of Live Writer.

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    • There are a number of benefits using WP. I enjoy the site. The changes they throw a users way at times is frustrating but time and patience usually helps me figure outthe new game plan. Live Writer is a useful app. Thank you for your thoughts. Enjoy the day.

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