#amblogging: WordPress Blues

Connie gets angry and finds another way to thwart the dreaded new dashboard…

For many, you can still simply hover over ‘My Sites’ top left of the screen, click WP Admin, hover over Posts then click Add New.

Life in the Realm of Fantasy

wordpress logoWordPress people…you have pissed me off.

For a year now you have been trying to shove this new, less-than-useful dashboard down my throat, and for that same year, I have refused to use it. You allowed me the option to stay with the expanded version that played to my needs, and so I didn’t complain.

Today, however, you  cut off my simple access to the old, better-for-my-purposes dashboard, and forced me to hunt for a way to get back to it. So rather than the post I had intended, we are going to discuss how a determined blogger can get around your arbitrary decision.

I do not post my blogs from a cell phone. For those people who do, I am sure the bland wall of white fog that is the new default dashboard is fine, but for me it is NOT USEFUL.

First of all, the writing is pale…

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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31 Responses to #amblogging: WordPress Blues

  1. vanderso says:

    I agreed with Connie on her site. I, too, go to WPAdmin under “My Sites” to access the old screens. Wonder how long it will take them to discover our tracks and close that option! I was promised in an email exchange that the old sites would remain available.
    Let’s hope some of these discussions get back to them.

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    • Sue Vincent says:

      There are enough complaints floating around that they cannot be unaware. Plenty of forum threads too… but they are the giants, we just the little people…who help pay their wages, incidentally…

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  2. Thank you for the reblog, Sue. I think accessibility sometimes depends on the theme you are using. I use Pilcrow, an oldie that is useful for my purposes.


  3. Well said, and thank you. ☺


  4. Thanks for the ‘fix’ – what a star you are! 😉

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  5. Yes! Thank you for putting it so eloquently! I found my favourite tools gone and left with the supposed better tool. Not nearly as good, more emperor’s new clothes 😫

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  6. cherished79 says:

    Thanks for the tip. And, I’d like to know who created or felt we needed this crappy new blog posting method in the first place, obviously, he/she is not a WordPress blogger. I hate it and always revert back to my old ways. Why change it anyways, and I was told by admin that they can’t revert back now. Why?

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  7. blosslyn says:

    Just a great big thank you, I hate the new way, when it dissipate yesterday, I nearly did think about calling it a day, but hopefully not now 🙂


  8. blosslyn says:

    That is meant to be disappeared 🙂


  9. Thanks for re-blogging this, Sue… 🙂 You know what I mean…

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  10. reocochran says:

    Well, my followers have noted my scheduled posts foe as late as January 24th all arrived within a few hours! All the time to not have double or triple stacked posts thwarted! Yikes, I have just been told by a dear frirnd, “At least they weren’t lost or deleted.” WP is a pain in the neck!”


  11. Adrian Lewis says:

    I very much agree with all this, Sue – the new dashboard is simply not an option. Adrian


  12. I’m posting from both computer and mobile phone. I still prefer computer due to speed.


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