Cutline is Gone!?@(!(!(

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  • #507011

    blogowitz
    Member

    WordPress: you should have alerted users to this issue before “wriggling out” of using the Cutlines theme. This would have been the appropriate way to give Cutlines users a heads up instead of surprising us all with the update. We could have planned ahead and made appropriate changes in advance, instead of spending the last 24 hours scrambling to figure out what happened. My blog changed themes right in the middle of teaching a class about online journalism, which, suffice to say, is just straight up not cool.

    #507023

    madisonjazz
    Member

    I agree with all the complaints above. I guess we just have to suck it up and deal with it. But if you could just add the possibility of more sidebar widgets it certainly would ease the pain. Nobody sees widgets at the bottom of the page. And now the sidebar is just a huge area of wasted white space. What do you say, can you give us at least 2 more sidebar widgets?

    #507026

    mvwphoto
    Member

    Ditto.

    I am now urgently looking for a better blogging platform than wordpress.com… any suggestions? Canadian-based?

    Don’t these people get it – this is how some people (like me) make a living. Having it ruined by the imposition of a vastly \ inferior theme, losing my entire widget layout; intolerable, and I suspect there’s a bunch of Californian teenagers at an offiste somewhere who have no idea what the real world is like. You just don’t DO this.

    #507041

    Hi again, everybody. Again, we’re sorry if you’ve experienced any interruptions with your blog layout (you can read more about the switch from Cutline to Coraline here and here). Custom CSS users were notified in advance that Cutline would be replaced with Coraline and we’ve been working with them since that announcement to make sure the transition between themes is as smooth as possible.

    If any Sidebar Widgets disappeared after the theme switch they should be available at Appearance → Widgets in the Inactive Widgets pane. If they’re not, or if you need help setting up any of your widgets again, let us know and we’ll do what we can to help you out.

    @cristovaoverstraeten If do you have a list of suggestions on how to make Coraline better let us know and we’ll take them under consideration.

    @cristovaoverstraeten @julieshapiro I’ll be looking at the tag cloud today and seeing if we can’t tighten it up a little.

    @ontheliner @julieshapiro The text for the Home button is customizable using our menus feature. You can set the Navigation Label to “Front Page” with a custom link.

    Let us know if you run into other issues. We’re happy to help.

    #507053

    ludusnaturae
    Member

    This was really a big gaffe of the staff. Many experienced bloggers will leave WordPress.com because this stormy brained idea, and seems WP will stay just for amateurs and silly.

    #507054

    madisonjazz
    Member

    I had 5 sidebar widgets with Cutline but Coraline only allows 3, this means 2 have disappeared. Sure, I can put them at the bottom where no one will see them, but can you help me get them on the sidebar where they were before?

    #507058

    Lotta drama queens today. Look, I’ve been a heavy-duty user of Cutline for more than two years. My blog has over 1,700 posts, good traffic, and a decent page-rank. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with Coraline. It uses the same font as Cutline, the same white background (if that’s what you like), and more or less the same header. Widgets can be configured in the same sidebar.

    I’ve had a couple of very minor formatting issues, but they’ve been resolved (well, most of them). I’m quite happy with Coraline. In my always humble opinion, there’s no reason for anryone to collapse on the fainting couch.

    #507062

    lance
    Staff

    @madisonjazz Coraline doesn’t limit the amount of widgets you can add. Did you try adding more and get an error (or they didn’t show up)? If so, let us know so we can help you troubleshoot the issue.

    #507063

    All my stuff is gone – pictures – widgets – everything is in a different order! Drama queens says DISLIKE. Is anything lost forever?????

    #507064

    ludusnaturae
    Member

    @ sensuouscurmudgeon
    I’m not concerned about this change, I’d never used Cutline, I just have read the many topics about this. But I’m worried with new changes like this that may come.
    I spent a short time for changing a blog from Connections to MistyLook, they are very similar (I changed it because connections isn’t really “translations ready”, after nearly a year waiting for translations deploy). But I hope that when staff want to delete MistyLook, they notify all users previously. And also INove, as far as it affects me. And any theme, of course.
    I’m glad the migration being easy, and I thank the support from staff for any problem. But it would be preferable a previous notice.

    #507066

    cristovaov
    Member

    @Sensuous: true -been a bit of a drama queen but I had a an awfull rough day yesterday. I already apologized above and doing it again to all and WP for my over reaction on the forum.

    @themeshaper: ontheliner has made a thread with suggestions where I added my penny: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/three-things-to-change-in-cora-line-now?replies=2 -at the moment I must say that I’m cooled down at 12%. I’ll be at 5% if you change the background color for the sticky to a shade of grey I’ll post the idea i have in ontheliners thread :)
    thanks for looking out and keeping cool. not an easy task -speaking from experience in customer service ;)

    let’s be one happy family again -it’s a frustrating experience for all ole Cutline users/lovers but we’ll get over it at some point … or half for some :p

    happy blogging,

    -Cris.

    #507076

    mhovorka
    Member

    Just want to chime in and say it would have been great to have advance notice of the change. Several things were changed in addition to the theme: my tab order changed and some widgets were added that I didn’t have before (Flickr, blog roll). I took care of the widgets, but how do I change the tab order back to how I had it? Thanks!

    #507088

    ericperrier
    Member

    Well…actually coraline is as good as cutline.

    #507100

    madisonjazz
    Member

    Left a reply on another thread. Yes, I see now that each widget area accepts more than one widget so I’ve been able to get all my sidebar widgets back. It wasn’t obvious to me to drag a widget into an area that had no apparent place for it and that suddenly a box would appear to accept it. Anyway, it’s all better now. I can deal with it.

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