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  1. peggyatthemovies
    Member

    why do I not have an ADD MEDIA button any longer - I cannot add pictures to my blog..it keeps saying to add them to a 'gallery' at the bottom but then they are all clustered in one spot at the top in a SLIDESHOW type deal.. This has never happened before and the whole blog posting page is different..
    I want to add pictures all thru the posting like I used to!! AAAHHHHH this is sooooo frustrating as I have been working on this for hours..searching you 'help' to no avail and have two postings that need to be done!!!

    The blog I need help with is peggyatthemovies.com.

  2. jeremeylduvall
    Staff

    Hi there,

    We recently rolled out a new post editor for WordPress.com. Currently, there isn't an Add Media button on the new editor. The gallery function works if you're just adding a single image to a new post. However, if you're adding multiple images or would like more control when adding images to your blog, your best bet is to edit your posts via your Dashboard here:

    https://peggyatthemovies.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=post

    When you navigate to an Edit Post screen like the one below from your Dashboard, you will be presented with Add Media options that will allow you to upload and insert single images into your blog:

    https://peggyatthemovies.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1515&action=edit

  3. peggyatthemovies
    Member

    ok..so wait..now I have to post it first.. which by the way..all of sudden I can't even figure out how to do that as there is no easy 'publish' button any longer.. i had to cut & paste like 10x to a new page and FINALLY got it to post..it no longer posts automatically to my twitter even though I clicked that button..
    Why make things soooooo difficult for a basic user like me..I don't get it..why can't I just make a new simple posting as before and have it post to twitter.. please help me to do this once again.. I was ready to cry it was so frustrating for HOURS of my life for 2 days...I'm scared to even try to make another posting it was so difficult..

  4. jeremeylduvall
    Staff

    Hi there,

    I'm sorry you experienced such frustration! It looks like your Twitter connection is still connected correctly so new blog posts should go out to Twitter when you publish to your blog. For your next post, can you try adding it from your main Dashboard here?

    https://peggyatthemovies.wordpress.com/wp-admin/

    The process is broken down with descriptions here:

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

    Please give that a try on your next blog post and let me know if you run into the same kind of errors!

  5. peggyatthemovies
    Member

    Oh god..I don't even understand what that 1st link you gave is taking me to.. why did wordpress change this to make it so much harder and so much less convenient..I don't get it..and I have to figure out how to post before I can add any pics now..this is CRAZY SHIT!! I am not a blog wiz and yet you make this so hard..and so soon after I just paid for an upgrade...I would have never done it and looked elsewhere to make a blog as this is crazy hard now.. uuuuggghhhh I am trying to make a new posting now and can't even figure it out anymore.. it was so simple at first. now I just want to cry..

  6. peggyatthemovies
    Member

    I'm trying to send you pictures of screens that don't exist but your link says they do..and trying to ask you what a screen means.. but it doesn't let me do this ... Can you please switch my blog back to normal postings please.. PLEASE!!!

  7. peggyatthemovies
    Member

    oh..and I frustratingly finally got thru another posting. and once again..did not post to twitter.. but the box is checked and it used to do it just fine..until you all changed it up and made everything difficult and unable for a human being to understand.. #frustratedbeyondbelief

  8. jeremeylduvall
    Staff

    Hi!

    I'm very sorry you're feeling frustrated! Let me address each of your concerns individually.

    Why did wordpress change this to make it so much harder and so much less convenient

    The changes are actually part of some improvements we're making to the post editor. We definitely realize there are some kinks in the new editor (adding images being one of them), and we're working on sorting these out as soon as possible!

    I'm trying to send you pictures of screens that don't exist but your link says they do

    I'm not exactly sure what screen you're referring to. Could you potentially copy and paste the URL (where you type your web address) into this thread? That will help me to find out what screen you're talking about. Also, if you would like to take a screenshot, you can do that following the instructions here:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/make-a-screenshot/

    The following instructions clarify how to add the image to your Media Library so I can take a look:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/media/media-add-new/

    I frustratingly finally got thru another posting. and once again..did not post to twitter

    Can you try disconnecting and reconnecting your Twitter service following the instructions here?

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/publicize/#reconnecting-services

    I don't even understand what that 1st link you gave is taking me to

    I apologize for not explaining that a bit more. Your blog has a "Dashboard", which can be thought of as a mission control of sorts. It's where you can modify the appearance of your blog, adjust your settings, upload images, add posts/pages, etc. It can be found here:

    https://peggyatthemovies.wordpress.com/wp-admin/

    There are two ways of adding posts:

    1. Through the main WordPress.com page, which you're currently experiencing frustration with
    2. Directly through your blog Dashboard

    I was offering up the latter as a workaround until we get some of the kinks worked out of the editor you're currently using. To add a new post from your Dashboard, follow these steps:

    1. Navigate to your Dashboard found here:

      https://peggyatthemovies.wordpress.com/wp-admin/

      Your Dashboard can always be found at yoursitename.wordpress.com/wp-admin

    2. On the left-hand side of the screen, click "Posts". Then, from the expanded menu, click "Add New".
    3. Here, you have all of the options for adding a new post including a title, content, images, etc.

    The screen is broken down section by section here:

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

    Can you give those instructions a try and let me know where you run into trouble?

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