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Jan 19

Frustrating User Experiences: Remember what I say Wordpress!

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Wordpress 2.7 is such a breath of fresh air. The admin interface feels great and they fixed so many small things that used to drive me nuts.

One of these items was the file uploader. Here is Wordpress 2.6:

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My use case is that I use the full size image 99.99% of the time. I never want to link to the image itself in the hyperlink. However, the admin interface tries to force me down that path EVERY darn time. I would find myself hacking up the Wordpress code to give me what I want, and then when I upgrade I had to do it all over again. Grr.

Then I upgraded to Wordpress 2.7 and got:

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It remembers. Imagine that! Kudos to the Wordpress team.

4 Responses to “Frustrating User Experiences: Remember what I say Wordpress!”

  1. Jay Says:

    I noticed that as well. I don’t like the new interface of 2.7, had some buggy problem with the category selection. But the improvement of what you said is pretty useful and saved some efforts for me too.

  2. Jim Says:

    They still have the “Save All Changes” button there – just in case right in the middle of writing a post I decide to upload something completely unrelated.

    BUT, unlike before: now I can actually figure out how to retrieve it from my “Media Library” in under 15 minutes when I make the mistake!

  3. Jordan Says:

    Um, it looks from the screenshots that the first one is a “browser uploader” and the second one in a “flash uploader.” Maybe you switched? Or they changed the default?

  4. rap dinle Says:

    the improvement of what you said is pretty useful and saved some efforts for me too.

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