WordPress users not yet visited by the son of beep beep boop have something to look forward to … not.
I became a victim today — of the new WP stats page. And it’s just as awful as the beep beep boop version of our post editor. Except it loads faster.
Oh yes, there’s a forum thread about it, already up to 11 pages and counting. I read a page or three and it sounded like everything I was thinking said a dozen different ways. So I just skipped to the end, dropped in my two cents’ worth, and left:
I’m not going to read all the previous posts, but specifically here are my complaints about the new stats page (so far):
– Put back the search terms, even though they were severely crippled a while back. They’re interesting!
– Return the bar graph to 30 days, so that recent trends can be seen. And put back the mouseover names of posts published on each day so we can quickly see why readership might have spiked on a given day.
– Put back the option for a two-column page and modules that can be rearranged to suit our preferences. I’m on a laptop. Why should I have to scroll down forever when I’ve got two columns of width available?
– Get rid of all the excess explanations and wasted space. Don’t make me scroll down and/or read around filler to find what I want.
– Stop changing everything to suit only mobile devices!! Serious bloggers want and need a full keyboard and screen.
– And lastly but most important: Put in a default for the old stats page so I don’t have to go through the new one first.
The forum thread started on December 8, so obviously WordPress is introducing the new stats page on a rolling basis. If it hasn’t gotten to you yet, stay tuned.
All I want for Christmas is a sophisticated blogging platform that doesn’t keep shifting beneath my feet.