I’m not sure what WordPress was thinking when they launched the new Edit window because, quite frankly, I can’t find any benefit. There’s only pain.
Let me count the ways:
- When you choose a category, “Uncategorized” now stays checked also, until you manually fix this. Doesn’t this seem wrong, by definition.
- You can no longer see when the post will be published unless you open the Publish submenu, which promptly disappears when you go back to typing.
- I can no longer drag & drop images from other folders on the computer. I actually have to look them up.
- Speaking of images, now you have to open the boxes that allow you to label the images separately. They used to be right there.
- Similarly, it used to offer a list of past posts when you used the Link function. Now you have to paste in the URL, which seems to require opening a separate tab.
Now, I hope I am wrong on some of these things. Or, maybe they’re still working on the interface and some of the functionality will return. In the meantime, while I admit its prettier, I’d like the old functionality back.