There are SO many things wrong with 2.8 that I simply cannot list them all. Here are the highlights…
- Widget Page – I know we all wanted to be able to move widgets around, but this ‘solution’ is laughable at best. It is VERY slow. Once you have widgets in place you cannot again move them. They are stuck. You must delete them and start over. The sidebars often do not open/close. Trying to add widgets only creates new ’emply’ widget place holders at the bottom of the sidebar. This is a HUGE screw-up and it’s nearly impossible to work with. Regarding the place to put widgets removed it’s a stupid idea. Waste of page space. The ONLY postive thing is that you can now copy/paste code inside the widget.
- Editing plug-ins – This area seems to have a mind of it’s own. Sometime you can edit code, but most of the time it simply locks up and you are forced to dump the page and then pull the plug-in from the directory manually. This never happened on 2.7.1.
- The ‘claim’ that 2.8 is way faster is false. It is just the opposite. I use Atahualpa 3.3.3 by BFA WebDesign and previously had page loads of less than 1 second. Always. Now I see 6’s, 10’s, 20’s with the EXACT same content.
These items are not all, but they alone make this upgrade a horror to work with and will do nothing but drive people away from WordPress. It’s that bad!
2.8 should have never been released. It is no where near ready. I certainly hope WordPress has some MAJOR updates to 2.8 VERY soon. They have nearly put many Bloggers out of business.
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