Reader changed?

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  • #1505678

    timethief
    Member

    I am seeing images. If you aren’t then maybe you have a browser related issue. Please work through what follows and report back.

    1. If you are not running one of the browsers and versions listed at http://browsehappy.com/ please try upgrading or switching first.

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    3. If you are running one of the browsers and versions listed at http://browsehappy.com/

    (a) Try clearing your browser’s cache http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=32050

    If applicable see here for instructions on how to clear the cache for Chrome and Safari on the iPad:
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    (b) Make sure that you have both third-party cookies enabled and JavaScript enabled
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/third-party-cookies/
    http://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=12654

    (c) Disable all browser extensions or add-ons temporarily.

    (d) Try enabling HTTPS: http://en.support.wordpress.com/https/

    Add both *.wordpress.com and *.wp.com to your list of trusted sites under the Security tab. Make sure to uncheck the box for “Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone.” http://en.support.wordpress.com/https/#frequently-asked-questions

    4. Try using another browser.

    5. If you are not successful let us know:
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    #1505681

    Sorry if I failed to make it clear. Since the changes not all blogs display an image n the reader. Some do and now some don’t. the blogs I follow haven’t changed but the Reader has. Fail to see that it is a browser issue when till now no problems……has to be Reader related

    #1505684

    Yes, some blog posts have pictures, yet the image doesn’t show in the Reader. It may have something to do with the size of the picture. It used to be that if the post had any images, one of the images would show in the reader.

    Just to be clear, the images do show in the Reader for some posts. The problem isn’t with images being displayed. The problem is that for selected posts that do have images, no image is displayed, while for others the image is displayed in the Reader.

    Regarding changing the font size in the browser, sometimes that creates chaos of its own (in terms of layout and design) when viewing a website (depending on the website, device, and platform). There are advantages of not needing to do this manually. (And then our current settings are probably optimized for most of the websites that we visit.)

    #1505693

    michael56j
    Member

    Yes. I agree. Bring back the word count, please.

    #1505696

    lindaghill
    Member

    I can get used to the new font, the fact that the author’s name is at the top and the likes in the bottom left corner, but I want the wordcount back!!!
    Please and thank you.

    #1505713

    So do the problems get fixed? Who is happy with the new changes? My pictures don’t show in the Reader. Did they get hacked or something?

    #1505717

    saintlysages
    Member

    Including more tags gives the reader a better idea what the post is about.

    #1505718

    shawn747
    Member

    Changing font size in my IE browser does nothing significant. Before / after picture going from “normal” to “smallest” text size.
    http://i43.tinypic.com/9pw64h.jpg

    So the text in the “you may like” box on the right is now tiny but the amount of scrolling down and the size of the posts in the reader are only changed 6 pixels.

    I can see pictures and I don’t really need full monitor size pics like the example above or 3 monitor screens tall;
    http://i42.tinypic.com/2m2icdt.jpg
    …a 200x200px thumbnail would be fine. At this point it is just more chaff to scroll down past. If I want to see a picture up close I can click the headline link and visit the article.

    I also have to scroll 3 monitor screens back up to see who posted it and when.

    I hadn’t noticed that the tags were missing till another poster here mentioned it.

    I am missing the “additional word count” though. I’m quickly losing patience with articles that are just a link to 6 more words.

    I suppose this thread could be marked “resolved” since the reader is supposed to act like that.

    As a WP blogger with a vested interest in how well wordpress works and ease of use, I do not see anything positive about the changes and it is now harder to use.

    thx

    #1505720

    I agree with the comments made by others. The word count and tags were important for knowing whether it was worth clicking through. Pictures are only appearing sometimes. And if a poster doesn’t put on a heading it’s sometimes impossible to click through – especially a problem if following non-Wordpress blogs via the Reader. I also like to see how many comments have been made on a post.

    I vote to change back at least until all these issues have been addressed.

    #1505722

    I agree with many of the comments made by others above…but my main grip is the random removal of an image to accompany the blog summary. I may not have as any blogs as many of you to follow but it is enough to enjoy the benefit of the Reader page. It is not always necessary to open each blog (sometimes when it is a single image and few words it is all there), longer ones you get the flavour and either open for the full content or bookmark for later….The Reader was a practical review tool. The changes for me are very retrograde.

    But tell me – when WP make changes to they consult first and if changes are not popular do they change back or modify?

    #1505723

    Sorry can I add a Post Script to the above…… Just opened Reader this morning and it does appear as if an image have been restored to each blog that has an image(s). That is my main grip out of the way, but it would be nice if WP communicated such actions and changes.

    #1505725

    seedbud
    Member

    Hate the new reader. Larger text and image but visually unattractive – a real problem for artists and photographers who spend a lot of time on the visual composition of their blogs. Also don’t like that you no longer see the word count nor can you block a blog from your reader or report spam. Seems like WordPress “improves” the reader like this at least once a year and then when they hear enough complaints it returns to the old style. Hope they’ve heard enough complaining.

    #1505726

    lexsborgia
    Member

    I hadn’t noticed there was already a thread on this subject; I just started one. However, I do agree with most of the sentiments made: I hate the font and there is no word count or tags. Who comes up with these ideas? Terrible changes, which are here to stay if someones ego is again at stake, but please please please, at least include the word count.

    #1505729

    shawn747
    Member

    @seebud , the “block blog” has been moved to the chevron, top right side of a post.

    #1505730

    danafdays
    Member

    more changes – why ?
    doesnt improve my experience

    #1505731

    I don’t mind most of the changes, but the loss of the word count is a huge negative point. I want to see if there’s more behind a blog entry worth a click on the link, not guess it!

    #1505733

    I am glad that the images have re-appeared….NOW please address the other concerns listed by other above

    #1505734

    mud4fun
    Member

    Another pointless (verging on thoughtless) update.

    The new larger font is childlike and the loss of word count is a ridiculous change. I often do posts of hundreds of words and many pictures split into multiple paragraphs. I put the more tag in after the first paragraph. The loss of word count now makes the reader entry look like the entire post with no indicator for people to click into the post to read more. I just don’t understand why anybody at wordpress would consider these changes an improvement.

    #1505735

    Please make the blog title (not post title) more prominent again and bring back the word count.

    These are the two most important pieces of data that I use to decide whether or not to click through.

    The blog title is now so small that I have to look hard to see it, which I don’t think to do until after I’ve read the snippet, which means I generally have to scroll back up, because it no longer appears on the bottom as well like it used to.

    #1505736

    gaurab27
    Member

    I (again) second the above mentioned points…please help!!!

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