Why "The WordPress bookmarklet was deprecated. Please delete it…"

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  • #3043060

    daisymae2017
    Member

    I use Chrome or internet explorer sometimes edge but rarely. The regular WordPress button seems to work for now but it’s when I press the more button(+) that says WordPress that it won’t work-Why?

    #3043061

    timethief
    Member

    @daisymae2017

    Did you try doing what darnelldibbles (Staff) said above at https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/why-the-wordpress-bookmarklet-was-deprecated-please-delete-it?replies=22#post-3042237?

    Did you also note what kokkieh (Staff) said at https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/why-the-wordpress-bookmarklet-was-deprecated-please-delete-it?replies=22#post-3042576?

    The Calypso version of the bookmarklet still works, as that is not part of Core WordPress.

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/press-this/

    #3043064

    daisymae2017
    Member

    Either I’m not doing doing something right or something is wrong because I’ve tried both ways and neither work.

    #3043065

    daisymae2017
    Member

    I’ve got the press this in my bookmark now what?

    #3043067

    ismailimail
    Member

    @kokkieh, can you please look into fixing the php solution, so it would detect line breaks all the time?

    If there’s an alternate solution here for the classic dashboard, it should at least work properly.

    #3043069

    kokkieh
    Staff

    @msb69

    2) It is very slow, sometimes taking over a minute to load
    3) Saving does not always work, usually need 2-3 tries

    It loads within seconds for me, and autosave works instantly. So this points to an issue with either your connection or your browser. Please try resetting your router or modem to reset it. Also please clear your browser cache and cookies and try disabling all extensions to see if that makes any difference.

    Note that if the editor in My Sites/Calypso is generally slow to load for you as well, as can happen on weaker internet connections like 3G connections, then I’d expect the editor triggered via the bookmarklet to do the same.

    4) The title is populated way after the body of the post, if at all

    This is expected, as the Press This bookmarklet doesn’t add a title. The editor does that on autosave if it detects you did not manually add a title yourself. In that case it generates a title from the first few words of highlighted text from the page where you clicked the bookmarklet to use as a title.

    #3043070

    kokkieh
    Staff

    @daisymae2017

    The regular WordPress button seems to work for now but it’s when I press the more button(+) that says WordPress that it won’t work-Why?

    What button are you referring to exactly? The Press This button in your sharing section in both your sites work for me. I don’t see the “more button(+)” that you’re referring to.

    #3043071

    kokkieh
    Staff

    @ismailimail

    The php link is not really a bookmarklet, and it isn’t functioning well. The text it copies, does not retain line breaks and such, and we have to open it in a new tab first.

    It is not a bookmarklet, no. It’s a link to the Press This editor in the dashboard, so yes, you do need to open it in a new tab and manually paste in the URL.

    On self-hosted WordPress the bookmarklet is being replaced with a plugin that will be available once WordPress 4.9 is released, but it is unlikely we’ll add that plugin’s functionality to WordPress.com as we still have the bookmarklet in Calypso.

    Regarding the line breaks, if you paste and scan a URL with the Press This editor, the text it quotes is pulled from the meta description set in the head-section of the page’s HTML. This is the same meta description that search engines use for previews in search results, for example, and can be controlled on WordPress sites by setting a post or page excerpt.

    It’s not possible to add any type of styling or formatting to a meta description, as that text is inside an HTML tag, not between tags like a paragraph or a link target text. So the editor is displaying what it’s getting from the website there. In the unlikely event a page does not have a meta description set the first few lines of text are used, but again the Press This editor will only pull in the plain text, not any formatting or styling as it doesn’t expect that.

    I realise this is different from how the bookmarklet functioned, but that’s because the bookmarklet was designed to copy in any highlighted text instead of the meta description when clicked. As there’s no possible way for the editor to “see” what text you’ve highlighted in a completely separate browser tab, it’s simply cannot function in the same way.

    If there’s an alternate solution here for the classic dashboard, it should at least work properly.

    I wouldn’t call the Press This editor an alternate solution. Just the only alternative that’s left if you don’t want to use the Calypso version.

    #3043072

    msb69
    Member

    My connection is quite fast. After clearing the browser cache it has gotten better though it is still flaky. Every so often when the window opens it will not allow me to paste anything into it.

    Disabling browser extensions seems not to help.

    Overall, this was a great feature with the old bookmarklet, but the user experience is just not good with the Calypso version. It is noticeably slower and unreliable.

    It would be nice to have a better version that allowed at least some degree of user customization.

    #3043073

    kokkieh
    Staff

    Every so often when the window opens it will not allow me to paste anything into it.

    It definitely shouldn’t behave that inconsistently. Just to confirm, you do have third party cookies and JavaScript enabled in your browser, correct? If that checks out and it’s not a browser extension messing things up I don’t know what else to try, though.

    Can you also check if it perhaps makes any difference if you use another browser?

    It would be nice to have a better version that allowed at least some degree of user customization.

    Can you please give me more details what you mean by customization? The Calypso version of the bookmarklet opens a complete Calypso instance in a new pop-up window, so you should be able to do anything there that is possible in that editor, including saving a draft and continuing with it in the WP-Admin editor if you prefer.

    #3043076

    craiglock
    Member

    Att Darnell Dibbles NEW THREAD/question re my blog at https://brainheadinjury.wordpress.com

    Hi Darnell
    I set this blog up under a “pseudonym”
    I want to post on this blog without my profile being seen as craig lock.. .
    .to keep it seperate from my other blogs on the subject head/brain injury
    So I can post quite personal but helpful info anonymously (not craig lock). Just put up a post at
    https://brainheadinjury.wordpress.com/2017/11/05/in-our-experience-we-have-found-that-it-is-extremely-detrimental-psychologically-for-people-to-place-themselves-in-positions-where-they-are-continuously-faced-with-failure-on-account-of-spec/,but
    it shows links to craig lock profile
    I used log in as (email redacted) on thisc blog, but also have (email redacted) as administrators under people, so I can reblog on my other sites on this subject.

    Please advise how to hide links to my craig lock profile. Do I have to delete craig lock as administrator?

    Thanks a lot and have a great day “over there”
    craig

    #3043078

    kokkieh
    Staff

    @craiglock

    There is a way you can have no mentions of the craiglock username on the site without removing that user as an admin, provided you’re careful:

    1) Make sure to never comment there while logged in as the craiglock account

    2) When publishing a post or page, make sure to select the other username as the author before publishing the post or page.

    At the moment your craiglock username appears there because that username is set as the author for the majority of posts. You can use the bulk-edit feature in WP-Admin ->Posts to change that to the other admin on the blog:

    https://brainheadinjury.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit.php

    If you have more questions about this, please start a new thread and tag it modlook, as this issue is not related to the topic of this thread at all.

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/?new=1

    #3043079

    daisymae2017
    Member

    The plus sign is only on certain sites. Are they WordPress? Don’t know for sure. I accidently hit go premium but don’t want to go premium how do I cancel it?

    #3043080

    daisymae2017
    Member

    What’s Calypso bookmark/plugin? This is Greek to me.

    #3043081

    daisymae2017
    Member

    Please explain about about Calyspo more and better.

    #3043083

    ismailimail
    Member

    @kokkieh, if you were to be removing the classic dashboard/editor, and if you were to be removing its related bookmarklet, then it would have made sense.

    Forcing people to use Clypso bookmarklet when we are not even using the clypso dashboard/editor, makes no sense.

    This decision to arbitrarily remove a working solution, has caused a real discomfort to a long standing workflow.

    #3043084

    daisymae2017
    Member

    I agree why take away a working solution. To many steps and you have to type the Title and link you want to share. Before all yo had to do is press a button of the link you wanted to share. I most likely won’t be sharing as much which to bad because I come across a lot of cool posts.

    #3043085

    daisymae2017
    Member

    I agree why take away a working solution. To many steps and you have to type the Title and link you want to share. Before all yo had to do is press a button of the link you wanted to share. I most likely won’t be sharing as much which to bad because I come across a lot of cool posts.

    #3043086

    msb69
    Member

    Agreed. The bookmarlet worked well, the new solution is painful.

    #3043088

    daisymae2017
    Member

    If I type the URL in the address bar then hit Press This that I installed in my bookmarks bar, all I get is search. I find that if I find a cool post then hit Press This I notice you have to type the title of the post and most of the time you have to type the link yourself. When I say most of the time I mean practically all the time because it’s rare the link goes in by itself like it did before. Is there an easier way?

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