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  • I have looked at 2.5 and I don’t like it. I would prefer to stick with 2.3.3 – I have a version of that running which is stable and all the plugins work. What happens if I want to do that?

    Frankly I think you have taken this upgrade many steps in the wrong direction and I am not the only one, so are you going to support those users who do not like what you have done? Or is it just too bad, so sad for us?

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  • Les Bessant


    keeper of the Tiggers

    I don’t think there are any plans to maintain previous versions. Those of us either not ready[1] or unwilling to upgrade to 2.5 can stay on 2.3.3 until someone discovers a new security issue which needs a patch.

    There’s nothing to stop anyone else providing security patches to 2.3.3, but you’d have to be sure that you trusted whoever was doing it…

    [1] At least one plugin I depend on is not 2.5 ready, so I can’t upgrade yet…

    I could not agree more with vanillatree, the new backend is a desaster.

    If it stays that way I will change to another blogging solution, there are more than enough out there that match WordPress. Until now I prefered WP, but with the awful decisions in the backend, other may be more suitable to my needs and wants.

    A blogging software should help me posting, not hindering me, as WP 2.5 now does.

    What’s wrong with the backend?

    too much scrolling?

    i updated knowing that i have no other option. i can wait but i would have to upgrade sometime in the future.

    wordpress guys could have given the option to retain the old styled backend… 🙂

    but i guess admin panel now support skins and someone would come up with the older post page 😀

    Desaster? What more do we need to know? I guess there is one in every crowd. I think the new backend is multitudes better than the old one.

    Meh. I’m not a huge fan of the new look and backend, but it works well enough. There have been some improvements, and it’s way better than the trunk version was. But it’s not a deal breaker or anything at this point. The minor issues with it can be fixed.

    I am totally prepared to take “the pain of change” and learn to understand , through time, that this is really a much better admin UI and I just have to get used to it.

    But by counting clicks and getting feedback from many of my writers I am afraid that unfunded happy-feel-good posts won’t change my mind that this new admin UI is a step back in terms of usability (compared to 2.33). Two simple reasons:

    – Too much scrolling / clicks;
    – Too much additional screens and loss of contextual info.

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