Just when I think WordPress can’t possibly make their service any worse, they find a way to make it worse.
Not content with forcing us to use their crappy block editor or with trashing their media library so that those of us who have a lot of photographs can’t access them, now they have decided to have the block editor “manage” widgets on your template.
What it actually did was destroy every graphic in my sidebars effectively making them useless. I ultimately realized I couldn’t fix it, so I deleted anything that contained a graphic. I’ll bet they’ve decided my theme is “obsolete.” This won’t be the first time this has happened, but honestly, I’m so tired of WordPress and their bullshit.
There’s a workaround, but you can’t use it unless you buy their business plan. I don’t have a business and I don’t need their plan. In the end, I deleted a lot of sections from my template. I will never buy their business plan and would never recommend WordPress to anyone who has a blog OR a business. Unless I really hated them and this was some form of punishment.
I should not have to upgrade so I can dodge WordPress’s bullets. Tomorrow — or probably the next day — I’ll see if there’s any other template I like. I don’t want to change from this one, but my guess is I don’t have a choice.
I feel as if they are trying as hard as possible to make me quit. It’s just one horror after another. At first I thought my computer was broken, but eventually realized it was WordPress. Again. They’ve probably decided my template has passed its “use by” date. Personally, I think WordPress has passed its use-by date. I think they passed it long ago. I would never recommend them to anyone.
If I didn’t have a 12-year investment in this blog, I’d be gone tomorrow.
They’ve totally trashed the media library. I can no longer access most of my stored photographs and I pay them for that storage.
I have a huge investment in this blog. I can’t move it somewhere else but I’m really, unhappy about this. It’s galling that there IS a workaround, but you have to pay them a lot more money for the privilege of NOT using their software. What is wrong with this picture?
I wish I could close up shop and leave, but I can’t quit without losing everything I’ve written here — and it is a lot to lose.
Just to warn you — if all your widget graphics are pixelated and unreadable? It’s not you. It’s WordPress. Again.