I’m sure I must be imagining it. After all, it seems like everything these days annoys me and I have indeed become just another crabby old woman. So I ask you: Is WordPress deluging us with newsletters full of helpful blogging tips? And is it all just a ploy to show us how “helpful” they are in order to distract us from what they did to our image editor? Maybe I’m imagining that those helpful tips are coming in almost daily. Beginner tips, too. Not the kind that help advanced users (that would be those of us complaining about the image editor).
The image editor remains crippled and it’s obvious WP has no intention of returning it to its former configuration. Which annoys me no end. Nay, infuriates me. (I recently spent 45 minutes figuring out how to put a green border on something; previously it would have taken about a minute.) Complaints in the forum — okay, to be fair, “comments” — have reached 15 pages and are still being posted.
Interestingly, the bloggers over at WordPress.org who’ve just been introduced to the “new and improved” image editor don’t seem to like it either. One thread of complaints that started there just yesterday garnered 30 entries before being shut down. As in, door slammed. Apparently WP is tired of listening to complaints. There’s an easy way to fix that …
No, WP, I haven’t forgotten what you did. And yes, I’m still angry. Given the uproar, the very least you could do is offer an explanation of sorts. Eg: “We’re sorry, but the change was necessary to make WordPress compatible with all available platforms.” See how easy that is? And it wouldn’t cost you a dime.
(For the record, though, I still don’t believe serious bloggers blog on mobile devices.)