My Turn [rant]

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Soooo, I have tried to avoid bitching too much about WordPress, as imperfect as it is. Not to mention that I don’t hate the block editor (heresy!), though of course I have empathy for anyone experiencing difficulties getting their writing to publish. The thing is, blogging is my favorite form of social media by far, and I’m super grateful it’s surviving when almost everyone else just twitters and faceplops. I blame a short attention span… I remember when some of my writer friends kept interesting blogs, but now they just quote boring political crap on FB, or repost dumb memes. I guess it’s easier. 🙄

H O W E V E R!

I had the damndest time getting my last post to publish properly. And this has nothing to do with the cursed BE because I was using the app in classic mode. Ooh, maybe they’re screwing with the CE to get us to switch over entirely (I use the BE on my laptop). I had to keep fixing it and republishing it to get all the links to “take.” They would disappear in the process and I’d view the post only to find them poofed. So maddening!

Bitmoji fire flames angry rage

I understand that the outcome of writing to WP for help is zippo, nada, crickets. So why bother? Instead I’m venting here, especially because this wasn’t a one-off. I’ve had to repost other pieces of writing due to formatting glitches. Sometimes my video links don’t show up with previews, and it looks stupid when the html link sits there alone instead of a nice music image. Btw, I’m in the process of labeling all my saved images, since the WP search function is crap. Not talking about their library, but trying to find something I’ve used before and saved in mine. Yes, that’s a different issue, but why not throw everything into the Big Casserole of Doom?

Must chillax somehow…

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24 responses to “My Turn [rant]

  1. It is good to get stuff off of your chest.

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  2. I noticed today I was assigned the other editor and when it comes to images, not good! I noticed when I hit the upper right for preview I still get the choice to use the classic, which is much easier if you want to add images. I don’t see a way to edit them in the new one.

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  3. I’m also good with the block editor, but WordPress has been even buggier than usual lately. I’ve been getting a lot of randomly getting signed out, and then signed out again 5 minutes later, and then it refuses to load the post I was editing. They really need to pay someone a few bucks to just blog like a normal person and let them know everything that goes haywire.

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  4. WP has been so unreliable last few weeks. A nightmare to edit. When I approached WP they just said it was my iPad and Apple to blame.

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  5. I also dislike the new block system. But once I found the colors, I felt better. You can make each block a different color and have it stand out on your post. Clouds have silver linings. It’s sometimes hard to find.

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  6. Yep! WP is buggy! I also use BE without issue. I edit my pics in wherever they’re saved then send em to my WP.
    I have had trouble linking though. The link box is on meth and jumping every where. I’ve had to just put the whole link in the text.
    I dont pay, so I dont bother with contacting the Happiness Dudes🤷🏼‍♀️

    Deep breaths are great, but you may need emergency cupcakes or cookies🧁🍪 I can offer virtual ones💕

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  7. I think things have gotten worse at WP because they’ve been overwhelmed by issues plaguing that damn block editor, not to mention by complaints from pissed off bloggers like me.

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  8. For what it’s worth, blogger.com also has a new layout and compose window and it is similarly Hoover-like in its implementation. It is now seemingly impossible to fine tune things like text size and font, and more. I seriously don’t understand why features are being removed, or even if it is on purpose, or just not yet complete. There was a warning a little while back with some sort of date about when the “classic” edit will be eliminated. What can I say. Mongo just pawn in game of life.

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  9. Casserole um don’t make me hungry😀
    Well I’m trying to come back slowly and haven’t been on enough to know jack. Lately block has worked on phone SO far. I miss good positive blogging

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  10. This is exactly what I experienced. I would sit for hours trying to publish a piece in vain. So annoying. Still learning.

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  11. Haven’t blogged in a while. Now I’m afraid to.
    …Wait, you can tag photos? How’z that work?

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