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New set up sucks. How to change it back

  1. I can no longer directly upload pictures from my computer. Instead, I have to load them into my photobucket and then pick and choose which extension to use (and I choose WRONG 3 times) I just spent 45 minutes trying to post something and gave up.

    Gallery is NO use to me.

    Whose bright idea was it to make it more complicated? This site was hard enough to navigate to begin with - it's the most DIFFICULT site I"m on to navigate and this new set up makes it harder.

    I would like the old version back or at least a way to insert pictures directly from our harddrives so we can see them like we used to be able to. This blog is fairly useless to me under the new set up.

    The blog I need help with is zeesmuse.wordpress.com.

  2. I can't help you with your emotional outbursts, but if you want a way to upload images directly so you can see them, follow the instructions in the other thread to ignore the New Post button and make your posts from the Dashboard Posts->Add New page.

  3. What other thread?

    Sorry if I"m just not positive enough! After spending 45 minutes trying to do something that used to take me 3, I"m kind of fed up. In the last several years, I have yet to see anything on the internet that was updated that was actually improved.

  4. I have not had any trouble with inserting images using the Upload files - drag and drop from my hard drive - and I am not all that good on images - I would think the browse for files would also work - just found the drag and drop to be easy for me

  5. It won't let me do that. At all. And the thread the other poster mentioned - I can't find. Leaving a link would have been nice. Actually, the site having a sticky or somesuch - sorry we screwed up your world, here's how to unscrew it up - would have been nice.

  6. That's edit - and it's still time consuming and I can't find the other thread.

    This is EXTREMELY frustrating for someone who has next to no computer skills whatsoever. Really.

  7. zeesmuse, I agree with you 100%.. the new gallery sucks and also got me upset

    I don't know what thread was mentioned, but simply what you have to do is pass through your Dashboard to post stuff, instead of simply clicking on the stupid "New post" button - forget it, it's useless. Use your blog's menu on the left to acess your dashboard. Once you're there, go on POSTS -> Add new - and you will get the old thing (which also sucks but at least works)
    :)

  8. Well, I just did that and it's basically 'edit' and you have to load pictures into the media editor and then post like you're editing.

    That's more time consuming. My most recent post took 15 minutes, when it should have taken 2 or 3.

    If I read that other forum thread correctly, basically, this site is going all mobile posting and just frick those of us who don't post via a mobile phone. That's kinda... rude. (I'm rude, but I don't care) My cell phone has a 1.5 inch x 2 inch screen and it isn't web friendly and I'm not about to buy a new cell phone JUST to roam the web - and typing on a qwerty keyboard is really over-rated, especially if you have fat thumbs!)

    There are changes that aren't good and this change isn't. The site was already a PITA to surf and this just made it not only worse, but pretty useless for those of us who don't use a mobile. Updates are supposed to make things more convenient and easier to use. This update does neither.

  9. right on zeemuse!!!

  10. Thank you.

    You know, SOME people don't need to be in the business of supposedly 'helping' people. Being rude or condescending to someone asking a simple question only makes the problem worse. I have never in my life been treated so rudely about anything than I have been here and yes, when I contacted customer service, I told them the staff or volunteers here had social skill problems and rather than help people, talked down to them and made comments that were a) unnecessary and b) not conducive to a healthy dialogue. In short, certain people were extremely unprofessional.

    I haven't heard back from customer service, but when I do, I'll let you know what they said. So far, tbh, I'm not seeing anything to make me want to stay. I'm NOT a serious blogger, so making it more complicated to me is simply a way they might be trying to take up valuable office space, if you know what I mean.

  11. OMG! You don't know how to use a fully fledged editor with all features and you are addicted to the Add New post editor which has undergone and will be undergoing more iterations. How sad. :(

    You are both so unhappy that you have posted the same unhappiness multiple times into the same thread and now into multiple threads, assuming that Staff will revert the post editor back to the last iteration, when that isn't going to happen. That's sadder still, and some might even say it's pathetic. :(

  12. lmao It looks like timethief has to get the last word in no matter what. zeemuse and i was chatting, is that so wrong?

  13. The reality of blogging at WordPress.com is that this is an ever changing blogging environment as this platform is on continuous rollout. Code changes are being made constantly and in cases like this new post editor, reversion is not going to occur.

    There has been a change to the post editor interface at https://wordpress.com/post/ and Staff are recommending that we bypass the New Dash in favor of posting directly on our sites. That can be witnessed here http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/where-did-the-add-media-button-go?replies=2#post-1927520

    For image uploading please note the Staff response here as well http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/why-is-there-now-only-small-pictures-in-the-post-can-i-get-them-big-again?replies=3#post-1927594

    That is why the advice from both Staff and Volunteers is to go to Dashboard > Post > Add New

    For inserting images see http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/adding-images-to-posts-or-pages/

    For image editing see here http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/image-editing/

    In short, certain people were extremely unprofessional.

    Ha! ha! ha! This a peer support forum and I'll wager you cannot afford my professional services, but more to the point is that I don't take on emotional basket cases as clients.

  14. She's proving my point that some people have no social skills and shouldn't be in the business of helping people.

    I haven't posted anywhere in 24 hours. And last I looked, this was MY thread that I started first. I think I've posted on one thread a few times. This cunt has repeated herself over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over the same advice - which is go to editor, which is equally time wasting and consuming.

    Someone needs a personality adjustment.

    So Ketchem! How was your July 4th? We blew up stuff over here and ate much bbq!

  15. Ha! ha! ha! This a peer support forum and I'll wager you cannot afford my professional services,

    Who says I would want to? So far, your so-called professionalism has MUCH to be desired and extremely unimpressive. (i.e. non-existent) Just because you charge 100.00 an hour, doesn't mean you're WORTH 100.00

    but more to the point is that I don't take on emotional basket cases as clients.

    Ah so you're a psychiatrist! Your practice must be slacking since you're on HERE so much talking down to people. I mean, you keep responding, obviously I"m not really the one with issues here. If you're looking for vindication, you're not going to get it from me. I don't have emotional issues, I was simply frustrated and rather than get a straight answer, I get a couple of jackwagons who think their shit don't stink.

    But I'm not frustrated anymore. This site no longer does what I want. Other sites do.

    It's pretty obvious a lot of people are unhappy with this change. I sense a great deal of frustration on your part because people aren't as gullible as you are and bottom line, my truth is so blunt, you can smoke it. So light one up sugah! It's not about if they change it back, it's about they'll get so many complaints and people will stop using the site and bad-mouth the stie, they'll change it again and perhaps, they'll put back the one-shot picture load.

  16. Good God! You need a life!!!

    5 times and I was probably responding to someone else. I'll bet donuts to dollars that you've repeated yourself a WHOOOOOLE heck of a lot more. So your argument is moot. You're gagging at gnats.

    If you actually READ them, you would see what I said...

    It's essentially EDIT and I still have to upload pictures to a secondary system and can no longer upload directly from my harddrive. I would simply like the return of the one shot upload. It's less complicated and less time consuming. This generation and technology is all about speed and getting it done and being gratified instantly and no not all of us are computer techies with all the time in the world to learn a new trick every time someone gets a wild hair.

    Too many people that I know and socialize with who have Word Press blogs have said the same thing I have. Majority of people DO NOT LIKE! Do not pass Go, do not collect 100.00! Not a whole lot of people agree with you. So sorry about that. Put your big girl panties on like I did and move on already. Go see a movie or something. You need to get away from your computer.

  17. told you she has to get the last word in.

  18. Kethem - it's a form of penis envy. This is probably the only place she feels she's an authority on something, but sadly rather than be helpful, she's pretty much a troll. Very sad.

  19. @zeesmuse & @ketchemandfleezem: A little respect, please. I'm afraid that you have broken the code of conduct repeatedly.
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/wordpresscom-forums-code-of-conduct?replies=1

    I think both should spend some of your time (2'30" approx) to read it.

  20. Pardon me, but if you look at my original post - which was NOT rude - the first response was snarky and slap-worthy.

    Rather than be helpful, I have not one, but TWO 'people' who have been rude, condescending, unhelpful. They, in fact, have broken the code repeatedly. Their own comments are similar to trolling.

    Respect is a two-way street. I give it where it is earned. Your little buddies should read the SAME link. If you would read through the threads, you will see that many people have been put off by these two.

  21. As someone who posts videos from my youtube account to a blog here, the "New Post" button is now unusable. I have to say I agree with Zeesmuse on this issue, and I hope that in their development of the site moving forward, WordPress will try and make the New Post button usable once again. I can't say how it works on mobile because I would never try and write a full blog post or anything else from the computer in my pocket - but I can say that the old system was fast and efficient. That's all, I just wanted to chime in once. I am sure there is a simple way to use the new system, but the old one was just so dang simple already.

  22. @jex8bit
    There has been a change to the post editor interface at https://wordpress.com/post/ and Staff are recommending that we bypass the New Dash in favor of posting directly on our sites at Dashboard > Posts > Add New. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/where-did-the-add-media-button-go?replies=2#post-1927520

    For image uploading please note the Staff response here http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/why-is-there-now-only-small-pictures-in-the-post-can-i-get-them-big-again?replies=3#post-1927594

    There will be further new iterations of the post editor at https://wordpress.com/post/ and that is why the advice is to go to Dashboard > Post > Add New and use the full post editor there.

    For inserting images see http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/adding-images-to-posts-or-pages/

    For image editing see here http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/image-editing/

    The video embeds that WordPress.com supports for all of our blogs - no upgrade required are found here.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/

    Video shortcodes are here http://en.support.wordpress.com/shortcodes/#video

  23. This thread is pretty well gone off the rails. I'm closing it. Feel free to make a new thread with any questions regarding the new post editor.

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