WP 2.5 interface is slower: new mouse-keyboard combos, more page loads :-(

  1. gadlen


    WordPress 2.5 introduces several new enhancements that need some work.
    In their current incarnation, there are some steps backwards here.

    Two big themes of the interface issues I see in WP2.5 are:
    - An increase in the number of keyboard -> mouse -> keyboard hand movements
    - An increase in the number of page loads needed, causing the user to wait

    Here are some specific issued (I have labeled the issues in case you want to refer to them)

    LS1 - In post-new.php, Categories and Tags were moved to below the post-input window. After writing a post, I now have to scroll the window down before clicking on them. Since I use non-default Categories on the majority of my posts, the amount of scrolling I need to do has increased.

    LS2 - Adding an image is now a (dare I use the word? yes, I will) byzantine multi-step process where I must now open modal windows, scroll, click, scroll more and click more for each image. Forcing a modal window increases the time spent on placing images dramatically.

    LS3 - In the interface, there is no easy way to tell what images are in a post's Gallery. But this is -essential- information if I am to use the Gallery feature.

    LS4 - The functions behind the Add media buttons (Add an image, Add video, Add audio, Add media) are not documented at all.

    LS5 - The functions of the Add media buttons (Add an image, Add video, Add audio, Add media) are dubious. Don't they all do the same thing?

    LS6 - It now takes 2 clicks instead of 1 to preview a draft post. And since it doesn't open in a new window, it is impossible to go back and forth between the two views easily.

    LS7 - Add Image now adds all kinds of cruft to the image tag. Why?

    LS8 - Changing image alignment (left, right, not assigned) doesn't always work. This may be related to the useless cruft the new Add image tool adds to an image tag.

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  2. Matt Hill


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    Posted: 9 years ago #
  3. jeremyduffy


    Voted for the complaint about categories and tags

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  4. chrisdoth


    Agree. 2.5 is much slower to use than 2.3 and seems a step backward if anything.

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  5. stfalx

    There should be an option to chose from the current 2.5 admin interface and the old interface from < 2.3. I personally miss the old admin interface. And i hate this ugly 2.5 admin. The elements have been placed random, the one who designed the admin had no notices about USABILITY.

    I WANT THE OLD ADMIN BACK... and i think most users think this also.

    You should create a poll on the wordpress site and ask the users. Or you can take over the shuttle project and make that one the standard admin.

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  6. simonsleeper


    2.5 admin interface looks better but really not as convenient as 2.3's.

    Is there a way to customize the blocks on the writing interface?

    I don't understand why they changed the position of categories to the bottom. That's so inconvenient scrolling up and down when using large text box.

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  7. Jen
    Key Master

    These things were all addressed in version 2.7.

    Posted: 7 years ago #

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