Sometimes newer is not necessarily better. I have been publishing on WordPress for 10 years now and love the program. However, the new update is glitchy, not intuitive and overly time-consuming. While it may be great for developers, for the average user, it’s a step backward. It takes me twice as long to post now.
Here are the problems:
The block idea is ok even though it takes some getting used to. Initially, I thought you had to keep adding the blocks, which I didn’t dig. But it seems that by simply hitting return, you can add a new block. However, the user should be able to simply click on a block to delete it. Now you have to select and go up to the toolbar to delete, which is time-consuming.
The new toolbar is too simplistic and lacks key elements, like being able to change fonts and font colors. I searched high and low and cannot find that feature, which is key to my blog. Also, why is there no spelling and grammar check? I have Grammarly. But it would still be a nice built-in Word Press feature.
The Editing Box
For some crazy reason, the box that you actually type
Saving and Previewing
Loading a preview of my posts and saving drafts is now taking up to a minute! It is so slow, that it is reminding me of the early days of the Internet.
While I am sure that I will get used to this new update Right now, it is busting my girl balls!