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Beep beep boop – Create a New Post

We have all now been pretty much badgered into using WordPress’ ‘new’ New Post page. I like some others resisted for a while, while they got it polished. I have talked before how WordPress have these two ways for us to do things, the old ‘classic way, or the new ‘tablet-friendly’ way, and that my main gripes were that the tablet-friendly way was too restrictive for those of us that are using a proper computer and like all the options we’re used to to still be at our finger-tips.

WordPress gradually made it more and more difficult to get to the Classic page, and even the Classic Dashboard which I still prefer to use it increasingly hard to get to – the best way is to plonk http://%5Byour blog].wordpress.com/wp-admin in your browser’s address bar.

Two key things I still have particular issues with regards to the New Post page alone is 1# the lack of ‘amend the URL/get short URL option’ and 2# the scroll bar bug, oh and 3# the edit image bug, that’s three things, sorry.

The scroll bar bug:

This issue has been posted on the “help” forums but has been ignored, or perhaps has been seen and is just on someone’s To Do list, so I’m writing it up here to get it off my chest – who knows, other’s of you may be sharing my frustration!

The issue is that sometimes the content I’m putting together which is at the bottom of my post ends up further down than the scroll bar allows me to get to. When it occurs, the only solution is to either publish the post and then edit it (which pleasingly lands me on the Classic post creating/editing page), or save the post as a Draft and then find it (ideally via the Classic Dashboard, and click to Edit it from there.

The Edit Image bug:

Part of the new New Post screen’s arsenal of features includes a menu that appears over a picture you have inserted when you click on it. From here you can alter the alignment or delve in further and change things like borders. Occasionally a bug prevents this menu from displaying, and just like the Scroll Bar bug mentioned above, the only solution I have found is to either publish the post and then edit it (which pleasingly lands me on the Classic post creating/editing page), or save the post as a Draft and then find it (ideally via the Classic Dashboard, and click to Edit it from there, and the bug (initially at least) has usually vanished again.

edit_image

Ironically, this bug occurred while I was first creating this post and prevented me from screen capturing the menu!

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3 comments on “Beep beep boop – Create a New Post

  1. bribikes
    11 May, 2015

    Yeah, I have been bitten by both of these bugs.
    For the scrolling issue I hit enter several times at the end of the post to bring it up. For the edit image thing I just open a new tab and transfer my stuff over, publishing it and then editing is probably the best way to go, I will remember that for next time!

    • Brian
      12 May, 2015

      At least I’m not the only one being plagued by these things 😀 but I hope they iron them out soon.

      • bribikes
        12 May, 2015

        That would be very kind of them indeed!

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