I love WordPress, I really do but I’m sure many of my fellow bloggers will have to agree with me that there are quite a few annoying things about the site.
1. Limited Media Storage Space
WordPress is advertised as a place to run a FREE blog so WHY do I need to pay to expand my storage space? I must admit, I ran out of space super quickly because I was a major newb when I decided to create this blog. I never resized photos and I would add the same photos over and over again– not knowing you only had to add it once to use it in more than one post. I mistakenly assumed I could upload as much as I wanted. The worst part? I ended up paying for the personal plan and it’s still not unlimited storage.
2. Comments Expiring
If I accidentally let my notifications and comments get backed up without checking/replying to them soon enough, the older ones start disappearing from the ‘Comments’ tab under the bell button (notifications). Don’t even tell me to press ‘Comments’ under ‘My Site’ because those are organized so confusingly– I don’t get it.
3. Spam Comments
I’m not talking about receiving spam comments… those are definitely annoying (especially the one that says “What ?” to everyone, right?) but, what’s even more annoying is when real comments from real people are sent into my spam folder! Or even more so, when I know a comment I just left has been sent there.
4. The ‘Read More’ Tag
I hate this so much and almost want to unfollow people for doing it to their posts. Just freakin’ let me read your post in the ‘Reader’!!! I understand that the ‘Reader’ messes up your formatting… but umm… if I cared, I know how to get to your blog on my own.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about… it’s when you press on a post to read it in your reader but, only the first few sentences are there, the rest of the post is cut off with a link to their blog’s website that you now have to go to if you’re interested in reading the rest.
5. Non-Existent Block Button
Where is it? Why is there NO block button around here?! Make this possible, please.
6. The App
Need I say more? The app is a piece of shit on the Android. If I try to edit a post on there, it will screw the whole thing up by adding huge spaces between paragraphs and photos… sometimes it will cut off my writing and add these weirdo signs ‘>>>’ in place of them. It also ALWAYS signs me out of my account!!
7. Same Post, Same Person, Different Time
When I do my blog reading, I like to start from the last post I marked with a ‘like’ so when I have already read a post and see it at the top of my ‘Reader’ I get extremely confused. Like, waaaiit… how did I read that one already but, not the ones that were posted before it?! Triiiicky, triiicky.
8. Everyone Posts On Mondays
Don’t get me wrong, I wake up and get excited to see so many new posts go up that I can’t wait to read but, never never never am I able to read every single post on my ‘Reader’ on Mondays. There are just too many. Every other day of the week (after catching up with the Monday posts) I easily run out of content to read. Why is this?!
9. “Please Follow Me” Comments
If you want me to check out your blog, all you have to do is leave me a sincere and genuine comment on one of my posts. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT add the words: “please follow me” at the end of it.
10. Extremely Limited Theme Options
If you don’t want to pay for a theme (who does?!), you only get to choose from a tiny collection. I wish it was like MySpace where you could just figure out all the coding by yourself and change your theme for free, whenever you pleased. I especially hate the themes that don’t allow you the ‘content option’ of only displaying an excerpt of each post instead of the whole thing on your main page.
Ah, I hope I wasn’t too harsh. Do you think I was? What are some of your WordPress annoyances? Let us bitch and moan together. 😉
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