Thinking back… The latest Post Editor might be too slow, true…
*This is not a support question*
Just a small rant and the expression of a concern regarding the future of Worpdress, without meaning harm 🙂
On desktops, a bit of additional RAM and its specs can make all the difference in the world in terms of comfort. A very practical example I’ve lived hundreds of times : you do a right-click. Depending on the machine and the way it is used, the right-click menu will load immediately, or there will be a one-second delay. If there’s this simple one-second delay, annoyance will gradually accumulate, till the moment we just HATE this bloody outdated machine.
I’m afraid this is the case for the WordPress Post Editor. I must confess I’m not using Chrome on a freshly installed computer with top-notch RAM, only using Firefox on a 2-years old Windows7 installed on a SSD disk while the rest of the hardware was a bit above the fold five years ago.
I’ve read here and there complaints that the post editor was getting damn too slow, that there was this little “n-th” of a second delay when we were hitting backspace repeatidly, and the like.
I reckoned all of this was true, but I disagreed, I didn’t find this really annoying.
And now… A bit more than a month later…
I realize that, as much as I can, I’m writing my posts in advance in notepad++, writing the html by hand, only pasting my almost entirely done html code into the editor when there’s no other choice but to go the wordpress way.
Last year, I was doing absolutely everything in the visual editor with keyboard shortcuts.
Remember what I first wrote, about the one second delay when we make a right click ? Spot on.
I’m afraid the same is happening with the post editor. I didn’t notice me gradually straying away from this core Worpress component, but, yes, I’m straying away from this.
I don’t call for a revolution in the code, with the WordPress team DDOSing the TinyMCE homepage, barricades around their homes, and their drunken younger teenage student parties posted by force on their facebook profile, OK ?
But, well… What I’m trying to say is that, maybe, it might be a good idea not to overdo things with the Editor, Simpler And Functional is better than Awesomer, don’t you think ? 🙂
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