You may have noticed — if you use their “block editor” — that suddenly, there’s no search box to let you locate a photograph. In their new, “better experience default view,” they think NOT being able to find existing photographs will improve your experience.
That’s like removing the steering wheel on your car so you don’t have that annoying wheel thingy in your way every time you get in your car. Never mind that without a steering wheel, you can’t drive from point A to point B. In your new “better experience” car-minus-a-steering-wheel, you’ll have so much more room. Who needs to go in particular direction when you can just floor it and keep rolling until you crash?
|Vince P. (Automattic)Jan 21, 2022, 18:56 UTCHi there,Thank you for contacting WordPress.com support.|
You’ve eliminated the search box so now I can’t find any pictures that aren’t from the past two months. I’ve been blogging for 11 years. I’m NOT out of room having used less than a third of the space I PAY FOR.
You’ve destroyed the media center. I AM A PHOTOGRAPHER. What is WRONG WITH YOU? Why are you doing this? Is is intended to drive me away because I guarantee you, this WILL drive me away — and many more besides me, too..
Apologies, we hear you! It’s possible to switch back to the old view which also has the search box. Here’s a screencast of how to switch to it:
If the screencast didn’t load, click here: https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1hZwIAx6aELDOUAxSiBysMRL3tjIdvqWxFor more information about the new redesign and switching to the old view, please refer to our WP Admin Dashboard guide.Hope this helps.
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And there you have it. They’ve fixed it again. They need to fix this of it will be the end of the road for me. This isn’t merely “different.” It’s incredibly stupid, Did anyone consider that some of their customers (we ARE customers, though you’d never know it) are photographers and artists? That for some of us, pictures and graphics MATTER?
If what they really want is to be a business platform only, why don’t they just say so already? There may not be a lot of blogging platforms, but there are many business platforms and most of them have more experience and offer better tools than WordPress.