Posting articles

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  • #1928742

    majbuzzcut
    Member

    What happened to the new post format? I used to click (in the right-hand corner) the “New Post.” box. Then, a screen would come up that had a place to put the title of the article, a field to put the URL, and then a box to make comments. THEN I’d click on “publish,” and voila! Now, it doesn’t give me the same thing. It does some dumb “beep beep bop” nonsense, and then I get a screen with a place to put the title, BUT NO PLACE TO PUT THE URL… Please advise.

    The blog I need help with is majbuzzcut.wordpress.com.

    #1928813

    timethief
    Member

    I’m not clear about what you are referring,k as there have not been any recent changes. Are you referring to creating your posts on the dashboard of your own blog at
    Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New
    http://majbuzzcut.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php

    For creating a post see here http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/#publish-a-new-post
    For creating a page see here
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/#create-a-new-page

    For editing see:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/edit-posts-screen/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/edit-pages-screen/

    On the bottom of your Admin page you will find a link to the step by step Learn WordPress.com blogging Tutorial prepared by Staff. http://learn.wordpress.com/

    The support documentation is all found at the Support link http://en.support.wordpress.com which is also on the bottom of your Admin page.

    #1928819

    majbuzzcut
    Member

    Thanks for your reply. However, I think my inquiry is pretty straightforward. Prior to today (and I don’t need a tutorial, as I’ve been doing this every day for the last 3 months), if, from the home page of my blog, I clicked in the upper right hand corner on “New Post”… a screen would come up with three fields: 1 for posting the title of the post 2 to put a URL in and 3 to put comments. NOW, effective today, when I click on that “New Post” link in the upper right hand corner of the home page, a screen says, “Beep Beep Bop” and goes to a very different screen with only TWO fields, and NO place to put the URL. Please advise WHY the change, and WHAT the new process is. Thanks!

    #1928835

    backspacer77
    Member

    i have the same problem……can´t post normally…..i get the beep beep boop thing two…..can´t post anything until its fixed…..

    #1928838

    majbuzzcut
    Member

    Thanks!! Yeah, the tech-support copy/paste response didn’t address the question. Guess we’re all on hold til its fixed. Thanks again!

    #1928840

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for your update on the fact you have been here 3 months.I’ve been here for over 8 years answering questions and that’s years longer than almost every Staff member has even been on Staff.

    The changes you see are made by Staff as part of the ongoing process of creating a mobile friendly site https://wordpress.com/ The long term plan appears to be replacement of the dashboard area we have now on our own blogs with that area only. There is no announcement yet made here http://en.blog.wordpress.com/ but you can subscribe to the posts and have the latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community emailed to you.

    #1928842

    timethief
    Member

    @majbuzzcut
    I did not copy and paste what I wrote above. I’m not wasting my time watching any beep bop boop spinning. I went to my site’s dashboard and created a new post and published it the way I described above. I suggest you do the same while waiting for a Staff response, which I tagged this thread for. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

    #1928843

    timethief
    Member

    @backspacer77
    Belive it or not normal posting is done on own blog’s dashboard Posts > All Posts > Add New and here’s the relevant link for you http://benswinelist.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php

    #1928848

    majbuzzcut
    Member

    Hi again:

    This isn’t a competition of who has been here the longest, “Timethief.” That’s sophomoric, and childish…and not relevant. My stating that I’ve been doing this for 3 months was to let you know that this isn’t my first time trying to post an article, because you gave me a copy/paste response the first go around that didn’t apply. Given all the years you’ve been here, I’m sure you can tell me how to post an article with these NEW changes. The copy/paste link you gave me, initially, applied to the way the “New Post” feature was set up all up until today. I knew how to do that, and made that clear (hence the 3 month every day comment). But, that’s not how it is NOW; effective today. Hope that helps…and would appreciate a straightforward/polite customer-service friendly response devoid of the childish “I’ve been here longer than you, and know what I’m talking about” nonsense. And, from what I’m hearing.. I’m not the only one who is having trouble with this. Thanks.

    #1928852

    timethief
    Member

    @majbuzzcut
    If you are a solution orientated pragmatist, like I am, you will go ahead and publish your post from your own blog’s dashboard at http://majbuzzcut.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php knowing that it will take Staff some time to work their way forward to this thread.

    #1928857

    majbuzzcut
    Member

    Oh, I’m all about being pragmatic, and “solution oriented.” Give me a flow-chart that actually works and applies, and I’m there! I may not be the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree…but I ain’t the dimmest. Unfortunately, even using that Dashboard link isn’t helping, as there isn’t a place I can see to post a link that I can see. Still, only two fields on the dashboard; not three. And, its not addressing my initial inquiry. All you’ve done is provide a more user UN-friendly workaround, that isn’t addressing my problem. Again, this is all about my initial request about clicking on that “New Post” link on the home page. It USED to go to a screen where there were THREE FIELDS (including one to put a URL in). Now, when you click it, it says “Beep Beep Boop” and goes to a screen with TWO FIELDS (NONE of which are for putting a URL in). And, from what I’m hearing, I’m NOT the only one who is experiencing this! So, clearly I’m not entirely crazy. But, hey, as you’ve made clear, I’m comparatively very new to this…and think I’ll wait for someone else who can walk me through this (or at the very least explain it) without talking down to me….and still not answering my question. Thanks anyway, Timethief.

    Chris B.
    Aurora, CO

    #1928859

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Having just looked at the “new” Post Box in our New Dash, all I can add is that WordPress.com is an ever-changing environment. What may have worked or behaved in a certain way yesterday (especially in the New Dash area), may be changed today.

    If you want stability, use the link that timethief provided you above and create your new post directly in your site’s dashboard.

    #1928860

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Here’s more info about your site’s Post Editor screen

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/new-post-screen/

    #1928867

    palden2013
    Member

    OK…adding another voice here. There is definitely a change to the “add a new post” option. I went the “dashboard” > “new posts” > “add post” route and ended up with a familiar interface. Good luck!

    #1928891

    majbuzzcut
    Member

    Thanks both (i.e. JustJennifer and Palden)! I had a friend come over and we figured it out. There IS a work around, but it involves several more user UN-friendly steps. Hopefully WordPress will go back to the more simple format it had up til today! Thanks again!!

    #1928892

    pgr070856
    Member

    Excuse me, Timethief, but this change took place today, most likely. Yesterday I could post, no issues, and now it SUCKS. It is in no way “user-friendly”. As soon as I clicked on “New Post”, it gave me this new format and it seems to not allow me to do ANYTHING I was formerly able to do.

    Did I say that this SUCKS?

    #1928893

    majbuzzcut
    Member

    Exactly. Thanks pgr! :-)

    #1928894

    timethief
    Member

    @pgr070856
    I think I may have forgot to I say above that I don’t create new posts here on the new dash https://wordpress.com/post/ at all, ever. I went there to witness what the OP above and others complained about earlier today. I posted my new post here Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New today without any issues. May be you would like to try that or maybe not.

    #1928895

    Thanks for suggesting the back way to get into the blog posts. I usually post through the “Add a new post” links, so today’s “Beep-beep-boop” redesign threw me through a loop. I don’t mind change at all, but it didn’t have an obvious way to upload images. I’m sure that will be worked out soon. Cheers!

    #1928898

    The changes to “New Post” are baffling and clumsy. If this is supposed to be an improvement, it’s not. Am I stuck with this or is there a way to default to the former template?

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