I am sure the majority of us have noticed the recent, updated look that WordPress has, well shoved in our faces. As someone who has a hard time adjusting to changes, at. first glance I hated the new WordPress updates. I was not on board with the new look. I always thought the old “classic” look was really cool. For someone who is slightly colourblind this new one confuses my eyes a little.
However, over time I was able to get more used to the changes and think about them rationally. I noticed some changes I liked and some I disliked. That made me think I should write a post about the WordPress updates and discuss them with you guys.
For the most part, my stats have been better after the updates. I feel like this update undid whatever the last update did that made my stats go south.
There are some new themes that WordPress is offering that I like. My theme is no longer offered which means they don’t update it anymore which again means I need to change my theme. I hate that because I feel like my theme is perfect for me right now. But I’m glad at least some good new themes are available.
That’s pretty much it for the good…
First of all, I have to start by mentioning the glitches. I always know when WordPress is going to update something because my site starts glitching. And with each update comes more glitches. Some bloggers are complaining about sudden drops in their stats. Others are losing followers. Some people are being automatically unfollowed. I haven’t dealt with too many glitches *knock on wood.* I have dealt with some minor ones but luckily they went away on their own.
What I hate most about these updates is that they have not actually done anything to improve our experience as content creators on WordPress. When I first noticed the WordPress updates I thought there would finally be some positive changes. However, most of what they seem to have done is change the look but keep everything else exactly the same.
I find that really annoying because there are some genuine changes that WordPress needs to make to improve our experience on this platform. For, example, the number of themes offered are absolutely ridiculous. There need to be at least a hundred, especially for those with a paid plan. And talking of paid plans, they need to offer more affordable options with better features. And they need to offer more memory.
I would also love features like being able to edit comments. Being able to tag people in the comments of specific posts. A feature to see who unfollowed you. Those are just some off the top of my head.
I feel very ignored as a content creator on this platform. There are so many changes we could suggest to WordPress but they never really take us seriously. And when their needless updates cause glitches they just ignore them or gaslight us into believing there is nothing wrong.
Kudos to WordPress for making changes. However, it sucks that most of these changes were not needed and the changes that are needed have been ignored for years.
What do you think of the new WordPress updates? How do you think WordPress can improve our experience as content creators on this platform? Are you a fan of the new look? Did you prefer WordPress as it was? Let me know in the comments below because I would love to hear your thoughts. Or simply stop by and say hi!
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