Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no-one thinks of changing himself.
– Leo Tolstoy
In view of my recent grumblings about computing, word.press and the internet in general, I think I need to take a step back and implement the above.
After all, people are going to continue to change the world. All I can do is try to keep up!
“Perhaps I can write a comment about the reasoning behind the changes to WordPress at WordPress.com. The Dashboard area of WordPress – what we call WP Admin – hasn’t changed for years and it has some limitations. For instance, customisation isn’t that great and if you have lots of sites then you have a separate WP Admin area for each one. The people at WordPress.com have wanted to improve these things for some time but were limited by the old technology of WP Admin. So starting about a year ago we started to build a whole new Dashboard while retaining WP Admin alongside. The new Dashboard is still a work in progress and indeed it doesn’t yet have all the features of the old one but eventually we want something that is a one-stop shop for site management as well as offering superior customisation options for users – I’m talking about drag and drop type design options here too. There are many more changes yet to come as the system evolves – in part thanks to all the feedback we get from users.
We know that lots of users prefer WP Admin and that’s absolutely fine and people are free to continue using it for as long as they like. There are no plans to phase it out. But we’d also love people to try the new system and report feedback to us that we can pass onto our designers and developers so that we can make it better. But the feedback needs to be specific and not simply, “I hate the new admin area”. Explain what it is you don’t like about the new Dashboard and suggestions for improvement are even better.
How to contact us? The support forums is a good place to discuss the changes and there have been quite a few threads there about it already but feel free to start another if you have something to say – http://en.forums.wordpress.com
For bugs and things that just aren’t working right you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org “