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  1. renscreativity
    Member

    The mobile version was fine for me. It was probably a little bit harder to embed videos because that's a lot of switching but i dont see why they have to mess with the site to make the mobile better.

  2. If you want to post, you can do so from your own site's Dashboard>Posts>New Post.

    In otherwords - edit - where one STILL has to load pictures from point A to point B. Not nice, not nice at all. Tooo Time Consuming for someone who puts a lot of pictures in their posts like me. (And apparently, I'm not the only one.)

    wow, what a horridly unprofessional response from the staff.

    Shocking, isn't it. When a company truly messes up a product, they should EXPECT frustrated and irate consumers. Instead of calming, we get people who feed the beast. I had one tell me my comment made 'no sense' forcing me - The Ultimate Bitch - to repeat what I said in short, easy to read sentences designed for the illiterate.

    I let you guys work out the problem and change it and come back in 6 month time.

    You are more patient than I am. I'm posting a redirect on my mine and leaving it.

    Staff saying words like "we are so sorry" won't bring about a reversion 99.9% of the time, so with kindness I suggest-

    -finding another blog spot. Obviously the staff here are the same people who Effed up Yahoo!

    Beep Beep Boop

    most annoying change ever!

  3. countrygirlcityfashion
    Member

    I'd love to get a final answer - is there no possible way for me to post pictures which are the normal size, the same size that I used to post? A.K.A. - are my blogging days over?

  4. @countrygirl-- once you've added the photos via the dashboard, just click on the image in your visual editor. A pencil icon and an "x" will appear. You can adjust the size of the image via the pencil.

  5. countrygirlcityfashion
    Member

    Ahh, the first helpful answer I've gotten! Thank you so much, lizthefair.

  6. This reminds me of the way it felt posting on WordPress years ago -- when I found it tedious and lost interest. I came back to WordPress this year, dreading that style of interface, but then it surprised me! The new format was so simple and refreshing, I felt energized by it and started posting more prolifically. This morning, I ran into the new new -- please, darling WordPress, rethink this rethink!

    Thank you to everyone who has shared practical advice in this forum -- you're all so generous! I'm glad to know I can work through the Dashboard, just sorry we all had to meet this way :)

  7. @laurieperez

    Thank you to everyone who has shared practical advice in this forum -- you're all so generous! I'm glad to know I can work through the Dashboard, just sorry we all had to meet this way :)

    Thank you so much for your thanks. It's appreciated.

  8. ketchemandfleezem
    Member

    you can resize the picts like like many said ,it just takes too long

  9. @ketchemandfleezem
    What is the URL of the blog your refer to please? It doesn't appear to be the one linked to your username?

    I don't have any issues with resizing images. I create my posts here > Dashboard > Posts > Add New

    I consult my detailed theme description page to locate the required image sizes for the theme. Then I optimize every image for the web and pre-size it to fit exactly where I want it to appear in my blog prior to uploading it. The result is:
    I get the best image quality possible;
    I don't waste my free media storage space; and
    I don't waste any time on image troubleshooting.
    If you would like to do that too then see this post of mine
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/03/26/cropper-or-proper-image-preparation/

  10. Part of the problem is that people who are complaining that inserting pix via the proper dashboard doesn't "work" have never done it before. It works fine, they're just used to the way the New Post button works. When inserting via the dashboard you have MORE options than you used to. If you don't select the options you want, though, WP.com guesses what to give you, so some of you are getting thumbnails inserted where you want full-size images. It's a re-learning process, but it is not "broken." It's just more complicated.

  11. @raincoaster
    Agreed. People are creatures of habit who resist change. It's ironic that those using Add New here https://wordpress.com/post/ aren't getting what you said:

    Part of the problem is that people who are complaining that inserting pix via the proper dashboard doesn't "work" have never done it before. It works fine

    By analogy, I believe they think the Add New here https://wordpress.com/post/ is full meal deal when it comes to post creation. To me using that post creation option is like going to kindergarten and never leaving it.

  12. ketchemandfleezem
    Member

    timethief Yes that can be done but can you post an image to be seen in 30 seconds like were were able to do before?

    http://ketchemandfleezem.wordpress.com/

  13. It's just more complicated.

    Which is why it's a stupid change. Making it more complicated doesn't win you brownie points and quite frankly, it doesn't make it 'better' - it just makes it complicated and it pisses the people who use the msot off. I hate to tell you people this, but most of us have a LIFE and better things to do than fiddle with something that's more complicated. WHy should I spend precious time uploading something that take 22 steps when it used to do the same things just as well in 2? You are wasting my time! Where I work, time wasters get FIRED! At some point, we peons are going to say - this isn't worth having. I've reached that point. And I"m not alone.

    So don't consider it a 'complaint' - consider it a wake up call. I ordered a computer back in the day with Windows XP. We clarified 3 times I order XP and they sent me Vista. It was returned to them in pieces and they got to start all over again, because I showed proof that I ordered XP and made it very clear Vista is a piece of crap. Same thing with Windows 8. Many of us do not need all these pings and whistles. Many of us don't want them. They slow us down, they impede us. And we don't like being talked down to. That won't win you gold stars either.

    I see me (and many others) deleting our blogs here if you do NOT get off your high horses and unfix what you broke. All the complicated things is simply not worth the other.

    I mean, really people. I still have a livejournal and trust me - it works better than this.

  14. @ketchemandfleezem
    To link your username to that blog see here http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2007/10/06/link-your-username-to-your-blog/

    To answer your question I'm in the know when it comes to exactly what dimensions my theme requires for images and my answer is yes. That being said I'm not into speed posting.

    I have never ever been the kind of blogger, who slaps up cat picture, or a video, or a link, or a quote and then refers to that as blogging ... lol :D.

    My approach to creating a post is found here Writing a Blog Post

    So I guess I'm a slow blogger.

  15. Again, we are not here to assist you with your emotions around this change. We don't care how it makes you feel. We don't care what you think of it. We don't care why WordPress made the change. We are only here to help you work around it and continue blogging.

    If you want to vent to staff directly, the email is Support at WordPress dot Com.

  16. This maybe goes without saying, (and actually probably has been said several times) but @timetheif and @raincoaster are incredibly knowledgeable long-term volunteers, not staff. There have been no staff comments in this particular thread. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion about the style or tone volunteers use (or should use) to help each other, but the argument that they should be nicer because it's their job doesn't really hold water.

  17. @zeesmuse

    You are wasting my time! Where I work, time wasters get FIRED! At some point, we peons are going to say - this isn't worth having. I've reached that point. And I"m not alone. ... I see me (and many others) deleting our blogs here if you do NOT get off your high horses and unfix what you broke. All the complicated things is simply not worth the other.

    I am wondering who exactly you think are you addressing when typing your repetitive emotional outbursts into multiple threads.

    Maybe you don't know that this is a peer support forum where Staff and Volunteers work together cooperatively to provide technical (not emotional) WordPress.com support.

  18. I say we invoice him, TT!

  19. @lizthefair
    Thanks for your appreciation and understanding of the situation.

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion about the style or tone volunteers use (or should use) to help each other,

    Volunteers are members too and we also have the right to freedom of speech with regard to the style and tone of the responses we receive from other members.

    In general I choose not to share my opinions of the style and tone of those who are into drama. It's my experience that some bloggers are never happy with any changes and don't comprehend that software is not frozen in time. What I have seen is that some are capable of freaking out andthen doing a flounce bingo right out the door, without any provocation. Whether or not that happens it suits me fine because the right to be remembered is cool thing. Threads here are instantly indexed by Google and are never deleted at this end. And, my memory rivals that of an elephant.

  20. @raincoaster

    I say we invoice him, TT!

    Hilarious! :D

  21. Hello,
    I've the same problem with my theme when I wanted to add a new entry today 'timethief' suggested I could post it here, too. Don't know exactly why.
    My 'solution' was to enter my images as gallery - the only option given - publish th wrong thing, then edit it, (WHEN YOU EDIT YOU GET THE WELLKNOWN INTERFACE!) that is, deleting and adding anew and then, after two false entries, I finally got it as I wanted. Three times the time I'd have needed yesterday.
    I hope this gets solved, because if not, I don't see how I possibly can continue my blog.
    As english is not my language - I apologize - I'm not sure if I've understood all that I've read in this thread. It doesn't seem very friendly, does it?
    Wish you all a good time and that it gets changing to better - even if it means to go a step back: if it ain't broke, dont fix it!
    Arturo

  22. to fudgeandpoppy:
    I totally agree, and I can tell that the spanish version is similar in rude tone. The answer to my first of all question contained a 'you can do so or not' - that is, to me at least, just arrogant and presumptuous.

    That was one of the reasons to change to the english forum, hoping for a more polite exchange of informations, giving it a second try. Now I see, this is not a personal rudeness of one.
    I hope it gets solved, for this is not my life, just a forum related to a blog. I don't need to go through this!
    Just for those who want to know: I love change!
    Will be reading here, but not posting more.
    Have a good time
    Artuor

  23. There's not much more to say than: it worked like that before, and it doesn't now, and there is nothing whatsoever you can do about it. Because those are the facts.

    We are just here to tell you how to post on your blogs. If you want to know that, read the forum. If you want an apology or explanation from staff, contact them via email: Support at WordPress dot Com.

  24. ketchemandfleezem
    Member

    POSTING HERE TAKES 10 SECS i JUST DO NOT LIKE FORMAT BUT SOME STUFF I POST PEOPLE WANT TO SEE IN A MINUTE
    http://gyazo.com/ae5f0b4346c665203d50587583c2b642

  25. To @artjardines: this is the rude tone, arrogant & presumptuous?
    http://es.forums.wordpress.com/topic/subrayado-aparece-en-el-texto-publicado?replies=5#post-67877

    I rest my case ;)

  26. ketchemandfleezem
    Member

    @timethief On the primary blog that has done a few months ago. Guess it just is not working.

  27. to galois,
    I would never have given your name here, and no, this obviously is not the post I am speaking about. I dont know how to find and link a post as quick as you can, but obviously you know what I am talking about. I did thank you for that advice, didn't I? Well, it seems you have a lot of spare time.

    It seems clear to me, that the advisors at this forum are bound to be 'distant'. (nice euphemism, isn't it?!)
    It shouldn't need to be this way.

    Back to the question, for those you still need solution to adding pics:
    I don't know if this applies to other themes as well - I work with twentyfourteen - and there are three possibilities to make a new entry. Two of them end in the new beep ...; the third is (still?) leading to the well functioning and known interface with all options. Just play with the 'buttons' and hopefully you find your way in your theme.
    Bye
    Arturo

  28. themadmusicasylum
    Member

    I also am having problems with the "new" interface. It sucks! The only way I have been able to post pics within the post is to input the text, create the gallery, then save the post and go back to my dashboard, then edit the post and use the "add Media" button from there. Also, the spacing is wigging out on me all of a sudden. I have been posting here daily for almost a year and now suddenly, posting has become a time consuming nightmare of ridiculous proportion. Unless it gets fixed very soon, I am going to migrate to another blog platform.

  29. @themadmusicasylum
    Why go back and forth between the two post editors?
    Why not do as Staff advised and go to > Dashboard > Posts > Add New and do it all there in the post editor that has the full features?

  30. For those who enter this thread please note what follows.

    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 one, 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 post editor there in favor of posting directly on our own blog's dashboard 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

    Add New at https://wordpress.com/post/ is undergoing changes as part of an ongoing project to make the site multi-device mobile friendly. That is why the advice is to go to Dashboard > Post > Add New to create posts.

    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/

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