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  • I’ve been using WordPress now for a year, maybe, and am very, very pleased with it. So, I don’t want this post to be “negative”… even though it is.

    Like everyone, I get the “nag tag” on my dashboard saying I need to upgrade. So, I do and have never had a problem until now with 2.5.x. Of course the interface changed and I do not like it at all. MUCH less intuitive (and uuuuuuuugly colors).

    But, what’s bugging me most of all right now is that my “bolds” and “italics” don’t show up in the wysiwyg post/page write screen. When I do a preview, there they are. But, not in Press itself as I write. It used to be. Why not now that I “UP”-graded?


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  • I find it very slow as well.
    As for the admin interface, I installed a plugin called Lighter Menus 2.6.9 – It Creates Drop Down Menus for WordPress Admin Panels By corpodibacco. (

    2.5.1 is a major step back in functionality and resource requirements as far as I can see. The posting and deleting routines are pigs, hogging huge amounts of resources and taking forever to complete on larger blogs (which means the code wasn’t written to scale up, the results should be similar regardless of the number of posts in a DB at least until you reach the limits of MySQL).

    The new admin interface is significantly less informative than the old one (but certainly does encourage you to visit more wordpress owned sites, blogs, and to add plugins to slow your blog down further). Losing the ability to quickly at a glance (without loading another page or two) to see current and scheduled posts is a real pain, adding work. More of the admin interface is about outside stuff and less is about my blog(s).

    I have already found at least one and possibly two situations where queries are made against fields in databases that are not indexed, which slows them down tremendously.

    The WYS ain’t WYG editor still outputs it’s posting in a different character set than the raw editor, which is a pain in the butt, as most sources that read the RSS feeds after see the UTF-8 characters twice and mess up the posts.

    More features, more design, more garbled code… against the basics still not working right or consistantly from version to verion.

    With some changes – the movement of the category-field for example – I’m not very happy too. But I must express my admiration, that this great software is for free and the tempo of developpment is really amazing!
    I’m delighted of the new gallery-feature combined with the Cleaner Gallery-Plugin and the thickbox-support. I love it!

    The bit that grates a little with me (aside from a link categories problem that I’ve posted elsewhere) is the display of scheduled posts.

    I use scheduled posts a lot and with my earlier version of WordPress, I could just see them – in the order that they were about to appear – from my dashboard.

    Now I have to hunt for them a little, and they’re displayed in reverse order which I personally find unhelpful.

    Sorry to winge and moan! It’s great otherwise!

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