CHANGING FORMATS ON WORDPRESS – Marilyn Armstrong

In an attempt to somehow get the reblog button to show up in the scroll, I switched templates four times in about two hours today.

Apparently, REBLOG doesn’t work while scrolling on any template and what is more, a lot of templates have some very strange formatting I’ve never seen before. I couldn’t even recover the format I was previously using. It has vanished.

I hate to say this, but they are doing it to us again. I have no idea exactly what they are doing, but the software is changing. Without getting complicated, WordPress’s upgrades give me a migraine.

Be aware that if it changed on my blog, it’s likely to change on yours. Maybe not immediately, but eventually, so don’t be surprised when it occurs. I hoped it might be that specific template, but the same thing was true on every template I tried.

I put a note at the top of my WIDGETS column explaining that if you want to use REBLOG, you have to click on the title for that blog. You won’t find a reblog button while scrolling. Also, the bizarre spacing issues are back again and your choices for headings are large (which is the same as ‘Normal’) and small, which is too small and sets the title tight against the following paragraph making it not only hard to see but unattractive. I yearn for the day when you could indicate font size using points.

NONE of the newer templates let you use the full wide of the page. They are all scrunched into a smaller panel, probably to accommodate phone users, The problem is, for art and photography blogs, it means you can’t show off your work properly.

I have fought the good fight and lost. One of these days, I think they really ARE going to push me out.

11 thoughts on “CHANGING FORMATS ON WORDPRESS – Marilyn Armstrong

  1. I find it annoying that the writing is scrunched into the middle of the page too. It is probably as you say, for the benefit of phone users but I’d like a bit more flexibility in how I format my page too. So far I don’t seem to have lost reblog.
    No use complaining though, we’d probably just get an “OK Boomer”.

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    • For those of us who post photographs and other art stuff, it makes the quality of our work hard to see. Since I can’t do anything to fix it, I’ll deal with it as well as possible. It’s just that each year, we get less for the money we pay.

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