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Help with WordPress Changes

DuckSorry to redirect you but there have been developments that makes this easier at WordPress Navigation Links – Improved. 

However, additional Links can be found here for those who might find them useful.  🙂


Now only relevant for additional Links that you might wish to use:-

Links included. – For more about the changes and what we can do about it, please click here.  Bloggers are discovering that the inconvenience of the new user interface pages can be bypassed by Bookmarking/Favourite the desired pages.  Then open a tab for the required log-in page and then open other bookmarked pages in additional tabs (you are automatically logged into each) .

This is not only more convenient but signals to WP that their intention to continue with their present approach is undesirable.

Here are some links to start with.  You will only need to do this once, Bookmark/Favourite it and can then open each in a new tab when required.

WP Admin.

You can also use this for sign-out purposes.

https:// {YourBlogName} .com/wp-admin/

The Classic Stats page (most commonly used prior to the new one). From the main Admin page use the “View All” button or bookmark:-

https://wordpress.com/my-stats/

At present, you can also get to your Admin page, from these stats,  by clicking on the small blue house at the top right.

The Old Stats page (copy to the address bar of a new tab and put your Blog name where indicated, without spaces).

          https:// {YourBlogName} .wordpress.com/wp-admin/index.php?page=stats

The Reader

https://wordpress.com/

On the Reader, one can go directly to a post by clicking on the lower left time-stamp.

A New Post using the desktop editor which, at present,  can still be found at the left menu bar of the Admin Page.   Here is the link anyway (copy to the address bar of a new tab and put your Blog name where indicated, without spaces) .

         https:// {YourBlogNme} .wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php

All Posts which, at present,  can still be found at the left menu bar of the Admin Page.   Here is the link anyway (copy to the address bar of a new tab and put your Blog name where indicated, without spaces).

        https:// {YourBlogName} .wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit.php

Notifications

https://wordpress.com/notifications

This opens your Notifications Archive which isn’t perfect but better than the New Notifications.  That is. the unread items have a blue dot on the left and there is the usual bent arrow to indicate what you replied to.  When the bell icon lights up, on any page, you only need to go to your Notifications tab and refresh the screen.

Further, avoiding the New Notifications is a clear message that they are not liked.

Other UI Pages

Can still be found using the left side bar of the WP Admin page.  Bookmarking the most used is a quick way to navigate.

More About the Recent WordPress Changes, which need our attention if we are to rescue WordPress from the current managers of these endevours, which in there present form, can only the damage any pursuit of the mobile market whilst unnecessarily alienating existing desktop clients.

Please do re-blog or link if you wish. The more viewers the better.  :-).

34 responses

  1. As requested on your other post regarding this subject may we also reblog this? This assumes that you gave permission to do so on the other post.

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    January 27, 2015 at 19:17

    • Please do so it is the intention. I will be modifying the post to make that clear. Thank you so much for your interest and being so polite as to inquire.

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      January 27, 2015 at 21:10

  2. What a shame we’ve been driven to workarounds and bookmarks to access information that was once so easy to get to. Somebody at WP needs to be flogged. Meantime, love your illustration. I feel exactly like that duck.

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    January 27, 2015 at 23:11

    • We might still fix it. I wonder if you had time to look at the allied post:-

      https://freedfromtime.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/about-wordpress-changes-and-what-we-can-do/

      and, thanks for the visit/comment.

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      January 28, 2015 at 00:43

      • Just looked at your link. You should know I’ve been blogging on WP for 7 years. I’ve seen them introduce unwelcome changes many, many times. Most did not make sense to WP users, most were objected to in the forums. Many useful suggestions were made. Once — only once — they relented reverted to what had come before. And all that involved was which of two options was the default setting. The complaints are nothing more than a source for them to milk for suggestions and fine tuning. WP.com users are and always have been beta testers for WP.org users. I still get drawn into discussions, but I harbor absolutely no expectations that our input will change what they do.

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        January 28, 2015 at 02:17

        • Thanks for your comment. Your past experience is enlightening.

          On the other hand pushing the matter outside the forums may help. I’ve often found that several stratagems may work. The one that does work is the one that people get behind and make it work.

          I’m gratified to find that there is already interest in the the links to WP seniors and are already 3 reblogs and if 3 become 6 become 12 become 24 etc . 🙂

          Thanks again for dropping by and for all your efforts past and present. I’m sure that was not entirely in vein. Past experience and being a known voice surely does add a vital ingredient. Thanks again. 🙂

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          January 28, 2015 at 09:06

  3. Jen

    Reblogged this on Blog It or Lose It! and commented:
    So many HELPFUL links here. Worth a read — worth bookmarking these links for future use. He’s right — avoiding the new links / new notifications is a good way to play their game.

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    January 28, 2015 at 03:04

  4. Jen

    Awesome, awesome, awesome — THANK YOU putting these links all in one place – it allowed me to quickly and easily bookmark them for use this evening. {Did I say ‘thank you’? If not … THANK YOU.} 😉

    You’re right — best way to play their game is to avoid the new …. ahem … “improvements”. There are two WordPress-oriented reblogs on my own blog, too — one is “An Open Letter to WordPress” from Fish of Gold — and another explains how to get around yet ANOTHER WordPress glitch — they’ve made it so that MisterLinky (a widget allowing people at prompt sites to link up) no longer works. There’s a work around — but it’s a royal pain in the arse.

    Anyway — found your blog via the Notifications forum. So glad you shared all of this with us.
    All the best —
    Jen

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    January 28, 2015 at 03:07

    • Thank you for your voice and I’m glad this has cheered you up. Brick walls are very depressing and I’m sure they are meant to be, but if 2 reblogs becomes 4 become 8 etc then we stand a chance.

      Thanks once again for your interest, every little bit helps and encourages the swell. 🙂

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      January 28, 2015 at 09:09

      • Jen

        Never give up, right?

        A friend of mine is having such horrible problems due to WP now … I’m afraid they might move on …. which would be sad.

        But yes — your post DID cheer me up — immensely — so I thank you again. 😀

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        January 28, 2015 at 09:15

  5. Reblogged this on Bastet and Sekhmet's Library and commented:
    How to work around the “changes” that annoy you … interesting read.

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    January 28, 2015 at 07:34

    • Thank you for making the effort. One never know what may tip the balance. 🙂

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      January 29, 2015 at 17:39

      • That’s certainly true ….and thank you for YOUR efforts!

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        January 30, 2015 at 05:34

        • You are most welcome. Stay tune, the next few day will be interesting.

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          January 30, 2015 at 10:57

  6. Not sure what all the hype is about. I am certainly not the most computer literate but have found the changes helpful….in particular the new style editor page (in fact at times I used Word Live Writer as the old WP editor page was so unfriendly). O.K. I use a free pre-set layout so admittedly what I can with layout is restricted by that…..but for me it does what it is suppose to.

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    January 28, 2015 at 10:45

    • Thank you for your comment. It does leave me curious.

      I wonder; have you noticed that the new editor omits “Add Poll, omits “Add Contact Form”, does not have an Autosave to the servers (people have lost work in progress), manual saves of drafts can only be retrieved via the old editor, that there is no means of changing the size of the editor frame and it is slower to load.

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      January 28, 2015 at 11:02

      • So if it is not to your liking then press the switch to Classic Button….I will stick with the new.

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        January 28, 2015 at 11:50

        • You didn’t answer the question and now I am more curious. In your first comment you have written “but have found the changes helpful” but earlier on Goldfish Open Letter

          http://fishofgold.net/2015/01/23/an-open-letter-to-wordpress/

          you wrote “What I don’t like is the GIANT notifications column….that is just over kill”

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          January 28, 2015 at 11:58

          • Sorry I didn’t know you had posted a compulsory questionnaire! But to answer those comments….I haven’t found them an issue. As to the earlier comment you highlight above I would have thought that straightforward. I just think the new notification panel id too big…… I didn’t say that I didn’t like it just that it is too big. That is my opinion and you are equally entitled to yours. After 5 years of WP I am still pleased and amazed that WP offer such a great free service. Sorry if my views don’t fit with yours

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            January 28, 2015 at 13:55

            • Answering a question is simple politeness.

              I am sorry if your views don’t fit with the hundreds who think differently.

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              January 28, 2015 at 14:27

              • Sorry did I hit a sore spot….until you mentioned it I hadn’t thought that you had posed a question and expect an answer from anyone other than WP. And yes I am entitled to my view which may not meet your standards but perhaps would be reflected by the possible thousands of silent and satisfied WP users.

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                January 28, 2015 at 16:35

                • I think you just want an argument. Won’t work on me, I have more important things to do. Therefore, you may have one last word, there will not be any more replies, not now not ever.

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                  January 28, 2015 at 17:19

                • I expressed a view…that is all

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                  January 28, 2015 at 17:43

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  8. Thanks for the links Graham. I have reverted to the old notifications page which is so much more user friendly 😀

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    January 28, 2015 at 15:39

  9. Thank you — visited and commented on all suggestions on this and your other post (unless I already had done so.)

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    January 28, 2015 at 18:14

    • Thank you and for the follow and the reblog. It’s good of you to make the effort after all the frustrations of the runaround. It will be interesting o see what happens when we get outside the forums and get known to those who could lose money. 🙂

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      January 28, 2015 at 18:19

  10. Reblogged this on ilghepardo and commented:
    My blog has been silent while I work my way thru some current health issues, but, like many others, I am not happy about the changes that WP is pushing on us. I find this post interesting and especially helpful with practical suggestions. Thank you Graham!

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    January 29, 2015 at 02:50

    • Thank you for making the effort and do hope that your health improves. 🙂

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      January 29, 2015 at 17:38

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