Why? I Mean, Really Why?

I was quite happy, y’know? Go to Reader, scroll though posts, it was enjoyable. I could click on ‘Visit’ and it took me to your site, easy peasy, lemon squeezy 😍

Then suddenly this week the ‘Visit’ button has been replaced by a ‘Save’ button (is it called a button?) WTF? This afternoon after about three days of the new (It’s a rubbish idea WordPress) idea I think I’ve ‘Saved’ and then ‘Unsaved’ about 25 posts!

So, now I have to click on the post, click on your Site name and even then it doesn’t take me to your site. A very angry little Yorkshireman! 😤

About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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34 Responses to Why? I Mean, Really Why?

  1. Yes, another improvement from WP to make our experience “better” Really????

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  2. I often get the feeling that the folks who design “upgrades” for WP don’t actually ever use the platform.

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  3. I still have the Visit buttons. But I usually don’t click on Visit. Instead, I tap on the articles in Reader, and for the most part they are fully displayed. Anyway, WP definitely can be a pain. Good luck!

    Neil S.

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  4. Invisibly Me says:

    Ooooh, there’s going to be a lot of people displeased with WP, this might just be the straw on the proverbial camel’s back for some. I can’t say I’ve noticed this one though. I do use the reader, but via Chrome on laptop, not app. For most blogs I go directly to the website URL in browser, such as yours, when I comment, therefore avoid at least some of the reader frustrations. They probably should start asking users what works and what doesn’t before making all of these ‘helpful’ changes… xx

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    • Yes, Caz, I don’t feel I am getting the full affect from the Reader and I don’t understand why they’ve done it. I do a lot of my WordPress on my phone when Gillian’s watching crap (it’s alright she doesn’t read the comments 😂)

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  5. The Hinoeuma says:

    I went round and round with WP when some functions showed up that shouldn’t have. There was a time a month ago when they made another blogger’s functions visible to readers. I could get into other people’s comments. It, literally, took a team of people and flying emails to finally get them to understand what was happening.

    Every time they update one thing, something else breaks. That’s what happens when you have too many fingers in the code, be it PHP, Javascript or Java (Android phone code). They keep trying to act like FakeBook.

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  6. Ana Daksina says:

    You’re not the only one having trouble. Been six weeks since I could sign in to my app or forward anything from either inside or outside WP.

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  7. ChecheWinnie says:

    The outcome of trying to beat the competitors 😢, and somehow forget the users preference

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  8. Definitely not doing enough yoga.. Breath deep, count to 10.. 😉

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  9. Carolyn Page says:

    Sorry to hear about your ‘frustrations’, Charlie – and I do mean on WP!!!
    Can’t say I’m having the same probs, but then, I only use my PC for ‘reader’. The visit button is still there, thank goodness; and the experience hasn’t changed.
    So, hey! I’m happy…
    You’re not – that’s sad…

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    • Yeah it’s strange that it’s still on PC but not on phone or Ipad but I have now saved and unsaved over a hundred post lol.

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      • Carolyn Page says:

        I use my phone and Ipad very seldom for any WP-ing. I find them, especially the phone, way too small. I love my PC’s regular sized qwerty board. I’m a typist from teenage years; my fingers know and luv the ease of use.
        But, I know how convenient the phone is, and we all love convenience. Hopefully, WP management will listen to the complaints and create something better (or return to the original status quo)!

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      • Interesting, I find the PC a bit clunky but there again I type with one finger (sometimes two) lol. I also write on PC (yes slowly) so maybe out of my awareness I consider it a work tool only haha.

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      • Carolyn Page says:

        Being a touch typist it pains me to see Keith going like the clappers on his PC beside me. He types quite fast, but, has to look at the keyboard. I’ve suggested he learn to touch type, but, says it’s not worth the effort.
        Guess you’d say the same!!!

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      • Haha, I don’t look at the keyboard, I study it. But I’ve created a great corrective speller now, so I guess I could type anything 😂

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  10. Shanyu says:

    Hey Charlie. I love the way you write. Here’s something to a wonderful WordPress friend of mine;):
    https://shanyu.blog/2020/06/28/sunshine-blogger-award/

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  11. I just realised that I mainly visit people by clicking on their names when they comment on my blog, or by clicking through from comments they make on blogs I read. I’m still recovering from WP’s attempt to force me onto the new editor. More changes will just be more trauma. Sigh.

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  12. Laleh Chini says:

    There are many problem’s they need to fix in WP, lol

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