Seriously. WTF? I wrote today’s blog entry – a rundown of last night’s Fan Fuel Dinner, Round Two – clicked onto my dashboard, and was greeted by an ugly and counterintuitive jumble. Where was the concise, easy to navigate dashboard page I‘d grown to know and love? I assumed there was a problem with wordpress and set today’s entry aside, deciding I’d come back to it after dinner by which point the problem would be fixed.
Well, the problem was not fixed – because the problem is WordPress has decided to change the dashboard design. Whereas once it was a neatly arranged page in-easy-to-read type, it is now a hodgepodge of sections presented in a miniscule font-size crowned by a garish orange border.
Whatever. I’ll find a way to live without the convenient access to my blog stats and comments moderation, but I have to draw the line when this “new and improved” system prevents me from posting. I click on the New Media button to add an image and have the pop-up box flash up onscreen. I upload an image from my computer, select the alignment and size, click on Insert into Post and….nothing. The pop-up box goes white and just sits there. Tough luck, sucker!
So, I’m presented with a bit of a dilemma. The whole point of doing this blog is to include pics and vids of tasty meals, crazed canines and, occasionally, behind-the-scenes snippets from the show. If I’m no longer able to do this on wordpress, then I have to look elsewhere.
I have the option of going back to blogspot – which would be a bit of a pain as it would necessitate my playing catch-up.
Or I have the option of going somewhere else – though I‘m not sure exactly where “somewhere else“ would be.