Are there format, or Administrator Drop down changes taking place right now?

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  • #712727

    smilingsun08
    Member

    5 and Half years and only 30.3 MB ??? Hahahaha…Wow !!
    You trying for a Guiness Book of World Records or something ??

    But, thanks for telling me that …. I think then probably, I should also get started with what’s left :)
    Thank you so much !!

    #712728

    timethief
    Member

    @lornakismet

    Dashboard > Settings > Reading > Email, but that leads only and exclusively to the “Follow” button.

    On that page I see this:
    Follow button __ Hide follow button to logged for logged out users
    “Save Changes”.

    Can you please explain where this “UNFOLLOW” is appearing to visitors on your blog? I’m not able to locate it.

    #712729

    timethief
    Member

    @smilingsun08
    You’re welcome.

    #712730

    gringitack
    Member

    – Sweeping changes to layout need to be announced more prominently. Consider FRESH PRESSing them, for the benefit of all users. I administer a blog for a bunch of non-technical people and they’re all horribly confused now, and unfortunately I didn’t know this was coming to prepare them. (Or myself.) [And yes, as others have pointed out, this is bad timing in light of FB’s recent changes and annoying “we really don’t care what the users think” approach in general. (I think better of WordPress; I also expect better.)]

    – Right-hand menus are NOT easier. They are *especially* problematic if windows are not maximized; it’s possible for the crucial menu to vanish right off the visible screen.

    – Hover-over menu expansions are a pain, and I find they do not work at all in a mobile (in my case, meaning “blackberry” browser) environment. Moving EVERYTHING under them means I can’t even monitor activity remotely on my (admittedly sucky, not-my-choice) mobile technology.

    #712731

    timethief
    Member

    @smilingsun08
    I just thought of something I ought to share with you. The best image quality and best use of space techniques to employ are to compress all image files and presize all images prior to uploading them. Many bloggers upload HUGE files that are space wasters. Moreover when you do not presize images the cropper comes into play and that results in a loss of image quality. In the future will you please not post unrelated issues into existing forum threads like this one? Please start new threads as this off-topic exchange in threads becomes very confusing.

    #712732

    katemckinnon
    Member

    TimeThief, the “Unfollow” is HUGELY prominent, and replaces the “Follow” button once you have clicked it. Oddly, the button appears on the bar even for your own blog- try it. Click “Follow,” to follow yourself, and you will see the “Unfollow” replace it.

    It is, perhaps, not what we would all wish to have at the top of our blogs.

    I echo the other commenters about the oddness of having menus on the right- it’s a very inconvenient location, especially since we do have that entire useful admin bar now being badly underused. Bank of America stubbornly keeps their “Log Out” button at the upper right. It’s lame for we laptop users with many windows open at once- the upper right is where things tend to fall of the edge of the hard-window earth.

    #712733

    timethief
    Member

    @katemckinnon
    I will log out of WordPress.com and visit your blog to witness what you mean.

    #712734

    timethief
    Member

    @katemckinnon
    I deactivated the “follow” button at the bottom right of my blogs and when I visited your blog I did not see it at the bottom right hand corner. I clicked ‘follow” and then”unfollow” on the gray Admin bar on your blog, but I must be thick or looking in the wrong place because I cannot find m “Unfollow” that is HUGELY prominent.

    When I clicked your link in your email widget this is what I got:
    “The Blog In Your Email
    Please check your email to confirm following this blog.”

    I’m puzzled. :S

    #712735

    5700words
    Member

    @timethief

    Thank you for responding!!

    Here is the URL with a post that shows a picture of the “unfollow” link in the blog control panel.

    -Peregrine

    #712736

    timethief
    Member

    @katemckinnon
    I forgot to state prior to my second sentence above about the gray Admin bar “Follow” and “unfollow” links that I logged in again to WordPress.com.

    #712737

    5700words
    Member
    #712738

    timethief
    Member

    @lornakismet
    Oops! You forgot to post the URL above.

    #712739

    katemckinnon
    Member

    Yes, that is where I am seeing it too, from the admin bar. How odd is that? I’d post a screenshot here, if that was an option.

    This is why I recommend trying it from your own personal blog. Click to follow yourself, and then you will see the Unfollow pop up.

    It is counterintuitive that we would only see this administratively for our own blogs (who needs to follow and unfollow themselves?) so my natural assumption was that this was visible in some way to readers.

    #712740

    katemckinnon
    Member

    Ah, I see that you did find it in the admin bar. I consider that “hugely prominent”, as it is in the top left where we all naturally look for instructions.

    Why would we want to display a prominent link that invites people to Unfollow us?

    #712741

    nickmomrik
    Staff

    @lornakismet and @gringitack you should subscribe to email updates on en.blog. ;-)

    #712742

    nickmomrik
    Staff

    @katemckinnon, while you may have a single author blog, many blogs have multiple authors where following is very useful. I’m the only author on my blog and I still follow it so I can see how other people will see the notifications.

    #712743

    timethief
    Member

    @lornakismiet and @katemckinnon

    Ah … I do see that -follow now.

    #712744

    nickmomrik
    Staff

    @timethief

    We never get back space when we delete images.

    This isn’t true. If you are experiencing this it’s a bug.

    #712745

    katemckinnon
    Member

    Timethief, I’m glad you see it now.

    It is what everyone sees as soon as they follow a blog, the constant invitation to unfollow. In fact, I think I recall seeing posts about this before… it must not be new, just newly re-noticed.

    It is a choice that WP is making, but from a marketing standpoint, perhaps not the best one for the blog owners. Ideally (however manipulative it feels) you want to make it easier to arrive than depart.

    #712746

    timethief
    Member

    @nickmomrik
    Now that we have some duplicated links in the new right-hand drop-down that can already be found in our left hand column on our Admin page. Consequently, I’m not clear about what was “simplified”. I’m not experiencing “simplicity”. I’m experiencing redundancy (duplicated links) and added complexity when it comes to switching blogs, as well as, slower page loading times in my Admin section.

    I’m also looking at an Admin bar that has sparklines which I can live without given I now had two links I can click to access site Stat. What’s confusing to me is that this gray Admin bar is for us users. That Admin bar stretches all the way across the top of the page so the question that arises is why is that space now empty and what plans may be in the works for filling it?

    I’m an honest person and my loyalty to WordPress.com is unquestionable. However, I can’t focus on “the big picture” and that’s not surprising as Staff have not shared their “vision” for the development of Admin bar and dashboard changes with us users.

    Mood: sad :( and somehat annoyed by the “shiny, new” marketing speak as well.

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