New Format for Reader/WordPress Website
@ameliespp – here’s what to do if it’s a whole post:
Hm, it was a brief post so 80% of it is ther plus the photo, but you’re right, it’s not every word.
There another thread for reblogging and now the two issues are getting mixed > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/is-there-a-way-to-turn-off-reblogging?replies=26#post-1116496
Sorry TT. I’ve just come to the forum for the first time in quite a while to voice some thoughts on the changes and I didn’t see the other thread, otherwise I’d have give a link to it. Thanks for doing that in my stead. :)
Hey there .. we are always cool and I hope you know that. Both threads were posted by ameliespp and it was she who brought up the reblogging issue in this thread. I was attempting to gently and politely separate the two issues that were being mixed here in this thread.
Yes, I do know that, TT. :) (My brain is a little… er… in UK night-time mode. I shall remove myself from here shortly!)
It seems to us that as WordPress is a multimedia publishing format (text, photo, photos, photo(s) and text, video, video and text) etc., in the reader there ought to be a way to tell whether the post contains just the one photo or several photos, a photo and text, or just a photo, a few words of text or a longer article, and so on and so forth… just as the reader used to do. Our traffic went down significantly coinciding with this change. Could be coincidence… or not. In our own use of the reader, it’s worthless (yes, really, a waste of time) to aimlessly click on posts not knowing whether there is a full article, a single photo, etc. Thanks for thinking about this.
The reader has gone from bad to worse. I can see why they cut out the forums so we bloggers couldn’t get togther and compare notes. I keep losing people in the reader and they lose me. Now the reader has changed yet again and all I do is scroll and scroll over the same posts over and over again.
I realise this is free but we the free users have ads we cannot control. I like changes but this is too much, everytime there is a change many of us lose people. The bugs are overrunning us and the nuts have taken over the nuthouse…
This is so ironic! We bloggers are losing our voice!
I get no help. I am ignored. I know I’m not the only one. The only people who help are volunteers and are doing it out of kindness but they are powerless too.
This is frustrating! I have been patient. I am not a complainer but this is getting out of hand.
So what am I to do? Complain to empty-nothingness and be ignored…Maybe I should write a special post to Matt M.???
Good evening and I don’t mean in a rubbing salt into the wound way.
Hey TiTi: I am a mild mannered person. You are helpful. I have no qualms with you. Don’t worry about salt…. Just frustrated but I see I am not the only one…
It seems as though someone at WP is determined to make these awful changes. Last time they reverted back to the old format – let’s hope they see sense and do so again. It is now like a child’s version with huge fonts and silly graphics – please reconsider!
Nah … you aren’t alone my friend, but please don’t get your hopes up as no matter how many vent here Staff can always refer to the “silent majority” (oxymoron) and state millions of others haven’t complained at all.
@titi: Thanks for your response. I see you are very busy tonight and I really appreciate all that you do. I hope the WP people do… Try to have a good night. I will go have some chocolate and write a bit. Thanks for being there my friend! :)
The stats page is terrible. What happened to the useful comments drop down box. Now it loads a new page which cannot be backed out of – really awful!
What bothers me most is the blue toolbar at the top of the reader. It is useless. With the old black toolbar I could reach my blog, my dashboard, and my stats. Now I cannot do that, and have to click on “My Blogs,” then click on my blog whereupon the useful old black toolbar appears. I do not mind the other changes to the reader that much. I do not like the larger pictures and larger fonts, but they do not bother me near as much as the toolbar change.
Some of the new posts just doesn’t appear on my Reader! I have to search the blog to see if there’s something new from the blogger :(
Hurrah – the useful comments drop-down box is suddenly back! – What are they doing?
I am subscribed to several photography topics. On IOS apps the photos do not even appear until you go to the website, before you had a preview. On the full sized website version of wordpress, you get huge text, maybe a huge photo and no indication of what is going on until you visit the website. Makes surfing reader in the photography topics very slow and tedious, if not pointless.
In short we the change yesterday has resulted in less rather than more functionality.
So it is not just me… I adore WP but this is horrible for people like me that mostly view photography sites. I am new (started Sept 2012) but this is the first time I have been frustrated enough to comment on a forum. Everything worked so well together before. I didn’t even have to think about it. Now using the reader I get frustrated after a few minutes – it is ugly, glitchy and hard to use. I beg of the ‘decision makers’ PLEASE CHANGE IT BACK!!!
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