WordPress Changes – Your Poll #1 – Herded ?
Others in this series are Start – Herded ? Kept in the Dark (Why this is really happening) ? Valued Customer ? and more to come. Workarounds are here. My standby blog is http://freedfromtime.blogspot.co.uk/
This is your opportunity to vote on the recent changes to WordPress and there are two vital reasons to do so.
Firstly, the survey is unlikely to be published, so this is your opportunity to be heard.
Secondly, it is now evident that by ourselves it is unlikely that we can bring about improvement but, investors and allied businesses do not like mismanagement that alienates it’s customers and fails in new endeavours. They can make a difference and bring about the only solution available to us which is a change of management. With enough support there will opportunity to refer this matter to tech-journalists. The more who attend, the better chance we have. So please Link to here, Share, Reblog, or spread the word however you think fit.
The Reader: However one gets to the Reader, there is no way out except via the new Stats interface. The Reader lost it’s small drop-down menu late last year, which offered a link back to one’s Dashboard and a Sign Out. That loss paved the way to confinement.
The standard login (via wordpress.com) now goes directly to the Reader.
Almost every link to “Stats” goes to the new Stats interface. There is only “View All” beneath the Dashboard graph that still goes to the original statistics page. Other than this, one had to endure the nuisance of scrolling all the way down the new Statistics interface to find the only other link.
The New Editor was almost impossible to avoid until one has loaded it and then chosen “Classic Editor”. Then an opt-out cookie was placed with your browser. But, it expired after six weeks and was only useful if one was willing to keep WordPress cookies between sessions (more on those later). There is was no knowing how short it’s expiry date may be in the future. That option has been removed and one can only access the classic editor via direct links.
Taken all together, do you feel herded by nuisances, towards the new user interface and it’s editor.
How to vote: Beneath you will find two comment boxes.
One is for: Yes – I do feel herded into the new Stats interface.
The other is: No – I do not feel herded into the new Stats interface.
Please click on the small blue . ⭐ Like . in the box of your preference. You can withdraw your like at any time by clicking on it again.
Comments on this topic can be added in the usual way. And, thank you for taking the time to read. 🙂
* Automattic employees may comment but may not vote. * I have not used PollDaddy because it is owned by Automattic. * I regret the loss of Reply levels, but need to keep this simple. * Comments can be a testament to the extent (or not) of nuisance or whatever you may wish to add.