When all these changes started happening, I went to the news section, which I have to say isn't easy to find, but more on that later. I wanted to find out what the changes were and how they would affect me. I couldn't believe that there was nothing there.
I did notice after a week that there was something there for the changes made to how you follow comments on each blog. It would have been great if that had been there when the change happened.
WordPress have made many changes to how blogs are used and read by other users, and it has created major panic, and confusion in the WordPress community. I can't help thinking that if WordPress had used the news section to notify users of what they were doing, why they were doing it, and what to do with the new changes, then a lot more people would have been less confused. For example the tags/categories limit.
The news section should be there to advise and help people, make it the first place that people go to to find out about the changes. It should be kept up to date, treat it like news, tell users what is going to happen and how it will affect them.
The other problem I find is that it is hard to find. I have a bookmark for it, but if I try to find it once I'm in my blog then I can't seem to get it anywhere, maybe that is me, but I do think it should be one of those items that is highly visible. I would suggest putting it as one of the tabs that we go to find our readers, stats, topics, etc.
I know if I had read about changes and knew what to do, I would not have needed to come to the forums, get really confused etc. Communication is the key, after all isn't that what blogging is all about?
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