New Interface is Confusing
The new layout obliges me to write and finish my draft off-line, because the “save” button is hidden in the “publish” drop-down menu which covers up my toolbar, so that saving while writing becomes very elaborate, each time meaning three or four clicks — or how many?
However, this may be just my own little issue, because I write in two or three languages, can never say anything spontaneously, need to check the dictionary and Google and rewrite the same sentence about ten times.
Stare at it for a couple of hours. Click every button a dozen or so times. It will then eventually start making sense.
quote: @graceystinson: Where exactly is “there, where it should have been”? Didn’t you also have to “look” for some things in the old dashboard when you first started blogging?
Only long enough to get it set up – after that I used an off-line blogger to write and publish which meant little or no interaction with the actual dashboard.
That no longer works with the new update, hence the need to use the (ugh) dashboard.
@cantueso: I’m afraid I don’t understand your post. The “Publish” module is not a drop-down, “Save Draft” only takes ONE click, and you don’t need it anyway because there’s a minute by minute autosave function. And what do you mean by “publish menu covers up toolbar”?
@gracey: Isn’t that a bit unfair? You’re judging 2.7 with Live Writer being your sole criterion? (Unfortunately I can’t try finding out what’s wrong with WLW, as I’m on a Mac, but maybe it is that WLW hasn’t been updated yet. It’s not WP’s job to make its new version compatible with assisting applications: it’s the other way round.)
Gracey and Cantueso. I can tell you’re frustated. I don’t have an answer for ya. But having a volunteer tell you that your frustrations and views are ‘unfair’ rather than helping ya. I’d contact support and have them address the problem directly. No reason for anyone to be harped just cuz there not as ecstatic with the changes as some others. The bottom line is you’re trying to ‘fix’ things in your own way. I’d contact support directly.
There we go again (and again)… Very flattered by your fervent interest in my posts.
Hey, pagag – we’re not going again. This has NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU although you seem to think it does. Has the person’s question been resolved? NO. They should contact support rather than be barraged by another volunteer’s opinion.
Let’s hope that Raincoaster’s request for PM comes through. Cuz I’m tired of you tracking me down and arguing with me Panang. The staff said to cool it. I think they should contact support. Their problem hasn’t been resolved, and you’re still hijacking threads; trying to prove G_d knows what with me. Like I said yesterday, Let me go, I’ve already done that with you. Peace
In a false quarrel there is no true valor.
1tess, pack behavior is not a pretty thing; nor is it something that I would’ve ever expected from you. But you seem to be doing it. The people’s questions have NOT BEEN ANSWERED, take personal allegiances out of the forums. Thanks
It’s not pack behavior: it’s time you each ignore the other!
The new layout obliges me to write and finish my draft off-line, because the "save" button is hidden in the "publish" drop-down menu which covers up my toolbar,
I don’t understand how the publish menu is covering a toolbar? In both Safari and Firefox, it’s on the right, level with the post title. When the Publish Module is open, “Save” and “Preview” are easily accessible right on top. I’m wondering if this is an issue with Explorer?
There have been problems with Windows Live Writer, and some of the Mac versions of off-line software. Posters should contact the support related to the authors/companies of that software.
1tess, thanks for addressing people’s concerns.
quote: @gracey: Isn’t that a bit unfair? You’re judging 2.7 with Live Writer being your sole criterion? (Unfortunately I can’t try finding out what’s wrong with WLW, as I’m on a Mac, but maybe it is that WLW hasn’t been updated yet. It’s not WP’s job to make its new version compatible with assisting applications: it’s the other way round.)
I suppose it might be a little unfair – I don’t like things that mess up other apps tho, and in this case it’s apparently the update to 2.7 that messed up my journal writer. WLW still works with everything else, and I suppose it may be their job (the developers) to update the journal writer. Regardless of that, my blog is done in spare time, which I don’t have a lot of. <shrug> I guess I’ll just give away less photos until I get myself sorted out a little better.
I have (previously) looked at other journal writers, and this one just happened to be the one I could get working with my various sites – some of the others wouldn’t. It’s possible by now there’s something better out there that will work.
@diamondfistwerny: Go check “projection” in a psychology dictionary.
@tess: I will gladly ignore him, provided he quits imagining things and making false accusations.
@gracey: As I told you, I can’t check the WLR problem myself, as I’m not a PC user. Among experienced forum volunteers, Vivianpaige has been using it and praising it in this forum. If she doesn’t notice your post, I’ll bring it to her attention.
hmmmm, I thought we were gonna ignore each other panag. And I’m not projecting. I was referring to this thread when it appeared as though there was attacking going on. If you should ever desire to visit my blog, you’d find my email at the very bottom of my sidebar. Perhaps a private conversation would be better than always trying to come across as if you’ve got to have the last word.
BTW, I stated yesterday that this needed to stop that you were working on my last nerve. I would’ve emailed ya myself…..but….um….u don’t have a link to your blog :)
But, children, you should never let
Such angry passions rise;
Your little hands were never made
To tear each other’s eyes.
– Isaac Watts,
Divine Songs for Children–Against Quarreling and Fighting
Let’s come back to this thread in a couple of weeks. By then we’ll all have had a chance to work with the new layout a little more and things will seem so much easier.
There have been improvements, but it’s not all going to fall into place from day one. That’s an unrealistic expectation.
1Tess, I offered my email. I stated that I’d like to contact but doesn’t have a link. Not sure what to think of your little adages sprinkled here and there?
I think the new interface is wonderful. It is a step forward. The design is aesthetically pleasing. And it just makes it easier to find things.
Great work wordpress.
If you have problem with the design, I am willing to offer help if needed. I understand the system pretty well. And other people may know about it better too..
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