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Beep Beep Boop screen is a joke. Is this a glitch?

  1. behindthewillows
    Member

    I have gone back to the classic editor as well. The new one is far to small and what was perhaps designed to be a "streamlined" look took away many of the very useful features of the old editor. In addition I hate not having the links to navigate on the left hand side. I often open media library and change widgets from my post editor. The classic editor is great- there may be ways to make it better, but this isn't it!

  2. I completely lost a post in the new editor when the screen refreshed for no reason. The old editor autosaved every few moments. The new one doesn't at all. This new posts editor is horrible.

  3. @twindaddy44
    Go to Dashboard > Posts > All Posts and there you ought to be able to recover a lost post or page from revisions if needs be.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-revisions/
    See also if applicable > restoring from trash http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/#restoring-from-trash

    (If you are referring to a Page then see here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/page-revisions/)

    If you cannot locate a revision or restore from Trash the content has been lost and cannot be recovered.

    I recommend:
    Always create your posts on the dashboard of your own blog at
    Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New
    Immediately after creating a post and entering a title click the save draft link. Thereafter, "click save draft" frequently.
    Always allow pages to fully load before clicking any other links.
    Never leave a post or page open for content creation or editing and walk away from it, or open another tab in the same blog and work on something else while it is still open. Save it properly and return to edit it later.
    Use an offline blog editor so you have backups on your own computer http://en.support.wordpress.com/xml-rpc/

  4. longshotsblues
    Member

    24 pages later and WordPress does not care that they have wiped out any joy of blogging here anymore. They totally disregard the fact that they have implemented a new editor that is BROKEN.

    Why Fix Something That Wasn't Broke To Begin With???

    As another has stated make THE OLD EDITOR the DEFAULT one that you get instantly, with a button that allows people who adore difficulty to pick new dysfunctional new editor.

    This is all absurd and a total waste of our time and insults our intelligence.

    Infuriating.

  5. Thank you WordPress.com!! You brought the old editor back!
    Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!

  6. longshotsblues
    Member

    No they haven't.

  7. So, after only a few minutes of frustration trying to use the new editor, I reverted to the classic one.

    The classic one does everything that I need and does it well; the new one simply didn't.

    Including an image full size did not work - it was still resized. Trying to add tags was fiddly and cumbersome (where has autocomplete gone, for instance?). Trying to preview a post simply did not work properly. The screen layout and usability are poor - why all the extra clicks to access items on the right-hand bar for example?

    All in all, the new offering was pretty rubbish.

    Please, WordPress, keep the classic editor available and DO NOT sunset it in the future.

  8. But it seems they HAVE brought the old one back.

  9. brickiesknasher5
    Member

    @davidderrick
    Strictly speaking the old classic editor never went away. If you choose to use the old editor, your preference is remembered in a cookie and the next time you edit/create a post you will automatically get the old editor.

    But if you use new post in the admin bar, or if you clear cookies, you'll get beep Boop (with the option to switch).

    Still bonkers though, but make the most of it.

  10. @brickiesknasher5

    Thanks, but my point, and I think andyliving's, is that I am now getting the old editor no matter what.

  11. OK, I guess it's a matter of cookies and remembering.

  12. Strictly speaking the old classic editor never went away. If you choose to use the old editor, your preference is remembered in a cookie and the next time you edit/create a post you will automatically get the old editor.

    With edit, doesn't work
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/beep-beep-boop-screen-is-a-joke-is-this-a-glitch/page/23?replies=701#post-1999706

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/beep-beep-boop-screen-is-a-joke-is-this-a-glitch/page/23?replies=701#post-1999493

  13. Did the forum topic "Removing the scrollbar from the post editor one of the worst "improvements" yet" disappear? It's no longer listed in the forum topics and even Search doesn't bring it up. Is it because I posted and people could click through to my blog to see my loud complaints?

    The thread went dead after my post:
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/removing-the-scrollbar-from-the-post-editor-one-of-the-worst-improvements-yet/page/14?replies=394

    Maybe this one will disappear now too?

    The Beep Beep Boop "editor" is atrocious, an abomination. If anyone wants something like that, there's another platform that specializes in it. It's called Tumblr.

  14. Please ignore my above post. That thread was not removed. I just didn't see that it is now eight pages into the list of forum topics. If I could have deleted the above post from the forum, I would have.

  15. @brickiesknasher5 and others
    Count your blessings if the cookie works and takes you directly to the old editor. It doesn't work for me. But don't get too excited. The "classic" editor WILL go away as soon as the devs think they have the new one working well enough. I say that based on 7 years of experience using WP.

  16. Help. I now click on 'Dashboard' and I don't get any reaction whatsoever!
    When I click on my previous Log-in tab in Firefox nothing happens.

    If I click on 'New Post' I just get the beep beep boop cr*p and the option to create a new post but no access to all my other posts.
    If I click on the 'Switch to Classic Mode' button absolutely nothing happens!

    Can anyone help?
    My site is 3songsbonn.com

  17. wattsupwiththat
    Member

    I have generally been supportive of most wordpress.com upgrades, for example the recent upgrade to allow the top editor bar to float with scrolling is a HUGE timesaver.

    Unfortunately, the Beep Beep Boop "upgrade" is a crash and burn moment in user interface design.

    Top 10 reasons the new WordPress Beep Boob editor is a stunning failure.

    1. It turns a process that used to take 1-2 seconds into something that takes several seconds, sometimes as long as 30 seconds. My timing this morning was 17 seconds to get the create a new post dialog. A second attempt took 32 seconds after I cleared the crash dialog (see below).

    2. It is visually annoying. It makes me want to scream at the screen.

    3. It makes wordpress.com seem juvenilized.

    4. It is inconsistent with the rest of the wp.com user experience. For example, no "beep boop" appears when you try to create a new page.

    5. It presents a smaller editor than we used to get, which isn't fully representative of the CSS settings for width of your theme.

    6. It was foisted on us with no warning. And this is the thing I hate the most, many of these "upgrades" just appear overnight. Microsoft learned this lesson of just foisting unwanted upgrades on end users without notice and allows you to opt-out. You should learn this lesson too. New is not always better.

    7. It crashes:

    A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if the script will complete.

    Script: resource://gre/modules/addons/XPIProvider.jsm -> jar:file:///C:/Program%20Files/Mozilla%20Firefox/browser/extensions/%7B82AF8DCA-6DE9-405D-BD5E-43525BDAD38A%7D.xpi!/bootstrap.js -> resource://gre/modules/commonjs/toolkit/loader.js -> resource://gre/modules/commonjs/sdk/loader/sandbox.js -> resource://skype_ff_extension-at-jetpack/skype_ff_extension/data/jquery-2.1.0.min.js:26

    8. The "Welcome to an easier way to create on WordPress.com! Missing the old editor? No worries, just switch to classic mode. " feature doesn't seem to "stick".

    9. It comes up in text editor mode, more work, more wait to switch to visual editor mode.

    10. When ever I accidentally stumble on it now, I realize my mistake and back out of it, and find the correct link to bring up the real editor. When users actively work to avoid using a new piece of software, because it wastes time, annoys them, and crashes, you know you have a MEGAFAIL on your hands.

    Whoever came up with this idea, along with the person who approved implementing it deserves a virtual 2x4 upside the head to knock some sense in them.

    For me, it may be the tipping point to abandon wordpress.com and go to a paid service where I at least can control my own user experience by choosing not to install inane upgrades.

  18. wattsupwiththat
    Member

    Using the real editor, I decided to blog about this disaster.

    http://wp.me/p7y4l-tNB

  19. To those who have to click back to the old 'classic' Dashboard. You're lucky - clicking on the link to the old dashboard leads to no reaction whatsoever. Clicking on Dashboard anywhere goes nowhere!

    I left Photobucket when it moved to a 'user friendly' interphase that enabled people to more quickly download and edit pics of their dog/dinner to facebook and became unusable as a serious gallery link to my WordPress.com site. Now I feel like abandoning that site too before I get a 'one touch to Twitter' button.

    I mean, 'Beep, Beep, Boop'! Is this being programmed by three year olds?

  20. rebekkastarfish
    Member

    Excuse me, but are the whole "beep beep bop" editor and these weird "yay, you just wrote a new post, looks good!" messages supposed to be cute? Because they aren't. All they are is a bad mix of nuisance, slow performance, and being downright unprofessional. I don't want a machine to tell me "so and and so many people find your blog awesome", because, can't people say that for themselves? This whole editor-makeover gives me the feeling we bloggers are perceived as a little dumb and only here only for the attention. Please, give us the old editor back, and by that I don't meant the back route of clicking around to get there. Sometimes the new editor doesn't load at all, or makes it impossible to save new posts. It's also a real problem for smaller screens slower devices - welcome to the mobile age. You call it enhancement or progress? Cause it surely isn't. There is a perfectly fitting German word for what you did - "verschlimmbessern", which means "making something a thousand times worse by trying to make it better".

  21. sensuouscurmudgeon
    Member

    For those who may not know, there's a way to restore the recently vanished inner scroll bar next to the text window that used to be in the "classic" editor. But it's tricky to do.

    First, after you're in the "classic" editor, you have to look at the top of the screen and click on "Screen Options." When the drop-down stuff appears, you need to un-check the box next to "Expand the editor to match the window height." That makes no sense, because it doesn't mention the text-area scroll bar, but that's how to do it. After you un-check the box, the inner scroll bar will function as it used to, before the programmers removed it.

    However, the software won't remember your choice, and that box will not stay unchecked. As soon as you save what you've written, the box becomes checked again and the inner scroll bar vanishes. If you want to continue editing with the inner scroll bar, each time you save your draft you'll need to go back to "Screen Options" and un-check the box next to "Expand the editor to match the window height."

    It's clumsy, time-consuming, and non-intuitive, but it works. So while we're still allowed to use the "classic" editor, you might as well use use all its features.

  22. @windwhistle-

    The "classic" editor WILL go away as soon as the devs think they have the new one working well enough. I say that based on 7 years of experience using WP.

    This is the second time (that I've seen) someone has mentioned that in this thread. Could you please point to the Staff reply that mentions that this change is coming?

  23. For those who may not know, there's a way to restore the recently vanished inner scroll bar next to the text window that used to be in the "classic" editor.

    As explained in the original thread
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/removing-the-scrollbar-from-the-post-editor-one-of-the-worst-improvements-yet/page/13?replies=394#post-1998035

    But it's tricky to do.

    It's very easy, really.

    However, the software won't remember your choice, and that box will not stay unchecked.

    I have done several tests and in my case the software remember my choice.

    At least so far. ;)

  24. @justjennifer As I said, I base my comment on 7 years' experience on WP, not on anything said in this thread. I recall only one time when WP rolled back a change, and that was simply a change in the default setting for something. Very minor.

  25. @sensuouscurmudgeon

    Thanks for the scrollbar fix!

    However like you the checkbox is ticked whenever I return to the editor so galois must be lucky! ;-)

    Still, it's a big help! :-)

  26. @galois

    >>>I have done several tests and in my case the software remember my choice.

    Good for you. Just moments ago was my third test today of seeing if it would "stick" after I hit Save Draft. Nope. And I don't think I'm alone.

    If WordPress intends to torment us by not making this permanent, just tell us. I'll stop using the damn service, period.

  27. sensuouscurmudgeon
    Member

    leeinblack, as galois said, the fix was briefly mentioned in the scroll-bar thread, but many may have missed it. I thought it should be mentioned here because this thread is far more active.

  28. @galois, The internal scrollbar "fix" does not stay after I've saved/updated a post. So, it's not useful for either making minor changes/edits to previous posts, or when writing a new longer piece that one needs to save frequently. Who wants to add 3 additional clicks every time after saving?

    The internal scrollbar needs to be a saved option.

    This is on the old, "classic", mostly functional editor.

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