I have been blogging here since '08 and have set up 5 blogs for myself, my businesses and friends, Ive brough to the site. I've been a passionate supporter of this project.
But is it just me or is the basics being missed, and the stability of the system being compromised. I'm not an HTML or CSS expert, I'm a content guy, I leave the other stuff to the experts. I just want the platform to handle the content
1 The autosave feature supposed to take a snapshot every 2 minutes is obviously shot. I spent a hour this morning writing all the details for our fishing report http://ozarkflyfisherjournal.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/fishing-report-8-3-2011/. I scheduled the publish time, and went off on more work, when I checked back I found that nothing had published after the click through point. Wasn't the first time either. So I go to the post revisions _ only one autosave between 4.11 and 7.17am. So all that work blown. This is not the first time in recent months. I've lost stuff on update, Ive lost stuff when I'm scheduling, particularly youtube and vimeo videos, which I end up haveing to HTML post as the video posting popuff seems to be screwed too
Even better my subscribers have now received our fishing report which looks half done, so I look like an idiot.
2. The Search function is in the crapper. We have almost 1200 posts _ try searching anything, normally nothing found.
3. I'm having problems posting images. Better than 70% of the time I end up not being able to use the Image edit box, so have to resize images by mouse
4. Support hasn't been able to even provide a reasonable answer. In relation to 3 I'm supposed to take a screenshot _ handy when I click on the image editor and nothing shows up.
I've loved WordPress, but quite simply having taken over a new business and working mucho hours I can't afford the time its taking to get anything done and achieved. I have thought of going to WordPress.org if its more stable but the experiences here aren't giving me a great deal of confidence.
Is this crap happening to anyone else?
There seems to be more and more features being built in, but quite honestly its pointless if it becomes a PIA to get any of the basics like posting some text, a couple of photos and some video.
The blog I need help with is ozarkflyfisherjournal.wordpress.com.