New Reader Look
I don’t like it. Put the other look back. Please.
That’s not going to happen. I’ve been here for over 10 years and I can count the number of times on two fingers that anything was rolled back. My advice is: Do not hold your breath.
Oh okay. But I don’t like it. Thanks for answering.
You’re welcome and not to worry as Staff are accustomed to many of us disliking every change made. Staff will read your feedback, however, few post their displeasure here and majority don’t bother.
I couldn’t agree more… it’s AWFUL and hideous!
It completely ruins our photos and it’s so tiresome because you can’t see the whole image and have to click on each post to see it… Nobody has the time to this! It’s surreal… wp did again… How much more can we bear?
Okay take a deep breath when you read my preference. I prefer to see only a permalinked title to a published post in the Reader and nothing else. That would compel everyone to click into the actual site where the post is published to read the full post and view any images. As the Reader has never operated the way I prefer I don’t use it except to follow Staff blogs.
Howdy Everyone –
We will be reviewing your feedback and opinions about the update.
Please note the updates outlined in this announcement post:
I love the look of it – much better than the old one. However, it seems to be showing the entire post when the title is clicked, whereas I have my posts set up only to show a summary. Can this please be changed? Otherwise there will be very little reason for people to click through to visit sites, which will make all our beautiful themes and widgets rather pointless. Thanks.
However, it seems to be showing the entire post when the title is clicked, whereas I have my posts set up only to show a summary. Can this please be changed? Otherwise there will be very little reason for people to click through to visit sites, which will make all our beautiful themes and widgets rather pointless. Thanks.
You and I are on the same page. The PITA is that the mobile Reader itself does override individual blog settings by its very nature. It’s not something a user has control over. What that means is logged in wordpress.com members can read full posts in the wordpress.COM Reader now, so there is no incentive for them to click into your site.
Hi Timethief. But didn’t it used to just show a summary and a link to click through for ‘more’? Admittedly it’s a while since I checked how my own posts show up, but I still have it set up that way in my settings.
Thanks for the reply
@timethief and @ lizkarkoski
I on the other hand always use the Reader and quite enjoyed it; please note the past tense… It was very easy for me to explore and find new blogs to follow and as a photographer, I always checked the photos from the “view image” button and if I liked what I saw THEN I clicked to see the post. Saved me a lot of time. Now I won’t be doing it, it’s super tiresome. Plus I checked my page on the Reader and it looks dreadfull! I myself don’t recognize which photo I use in the post… and can’t see how many photos belong to that post
I have already seen the post and commented (my comment awaits moderation…), thanks
Yes but that was the display when using a desktop. Using a mobile meant the whole post could be read.
Oh, and I’m actually viewing at the moment on Firefox on a laptop, rather than on a mobile platform.
The more I explore the new Reader the more ugly it gets. When the title is clicked some of my photos appear distorted. Also the main photo is pretty small, like a thumbnail. And in some cases, although there are more than one photo featured, I see only one.
Additionally, as the whole post appears there, who would bother to visit the actual blog??
By the way since the Reader changed, I didn’t get one like or view, although just before my post had 82 views and 30 likes
Before when you clicked on an attached pictures, the image zoomed in so the reader could see better the details. Why this is not possible anymore and what should I do to get that function back?
hate it…. been trying to ‘fix’ mine for half an hour… at least I know I can’t and I’m also HATING IT…
please change it back
Staff will not have anything to work with if you just post hating it.
Hating what exactly?
Itemize exactly what you do not appreciate and state clearly why you do not appreciate it please.
The blogs they are a changing.
And it’s a new, and it’s a new, it’s a new, and it’s a new
And it’s a new reader a-gonna fall
You made me LOL :D but the bottom line is that you need to state what you dislike and why you dislike it, if you want Staff to pay any attention to you at all.
Actually I like this layout. Well done WP.
I am very pleased to see that the videos have been removed from the Reader feed. Thank you.
My complaint is the same one I’ve had before and that is when the post title is clicked it goes to a bland page with the full post, like others have also complained about.
I agree with Timethief that my preferred layout would be having only a title and some tags like it used to be before the Reader existed. That’s when I used to receive a lot of traffic from new readers.
You can read more about that on a previous thread I started 2 months ago: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/why-are-videos-showing-up-instead-of-photos-in-the-reader?replies=26#post-2770079
Just noticed that no tags are listed in the Reader feed, but if one clicks the post title to go to the bland page, a few tags are listed. Interesting. Will have to see if this brings in new readers.
I’m curious, does anyone use the Reader? I have lots of “followers” but very few (single digit) views from the Reader each day.
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