I LOVE WordPress. I experimented with all the big blog sites when I first started blogging and this is the platform with the most polished and professional blog themes on the web… I kid you not! That DOES NOT mean though that WP is perfect… far from it. These are my top 5 frustrations that I need WordPress to fix ASAP!
#1 – Linky Lists
I LOVE the idea of giving readers a place to link up posts… so that we can share common topic posts. Can you imagine the MAJOR blog hopping that could happen?! (If you’ve ever done a Top 10 Tuesday meme then you know what this is!)
WORDPRESS! You are killing me here… why can’t we use this?! Come up with your own version! It causes readers to skip around wordpress finding new blogs on your platform to follow and read!! That is good for you…
#2 – Rafflecopter Giveaway Widgets
With book tours bloggers are asked to share giveaways all the time with their readers. It’s fun to do and I love being able to be a part of sharing the swag! The only problem is that I AM NOT ALLOWED to post a widget on my free wordpress site!
Bloggers SHARE these giveaways on social media and yet instead of driving readers TO THEIR OWN PLATFORM they send them away… Let us help draw readers ONTO wordpress by hosting the rafflecopter widget on free sites!
#3 – More Comment Notifications
I do the MAJORITY of my comment reply in my wordpress app. I DO love my wordpress app very much! It’s just that the notifications part needs some overhaul… There is only a limited number of notifications that we are allowed to see and I want those spots ALL for comments!
You don’t really DO anything with a like notification anyway. You SEE it and that’s it. A comment notification though provides a place to reply as well as a way to return a comment to the person who visited you! It gives you a list of bloggers who you interacted with recently… It’s helpful!
Make it easier for us to SURF wordpress by giving us access to MORE comment notifications! That keeps bloggers around and that is ONLY GOOD for your blog platform…
#4 – HTML “Formatting Tips”
On Goodreads when you post a review there is a nifty drop down that tells you some codes you can use to add pictures and gifs, make style changes and add links! I would LOVE the same things for more complex HTML formatting on wordpress.
One that EVERY blogger wants are the codes to SIZE UP within paragraphs! I DO appreciate the set headers for consistency’s sake. Sometimes though I want to highlight a phrase in a paragraph by making it bigger… Or be able to have subscripts by making lines smaller.
There are other formatting tips though that would be useful! Drop window text to hide spoilers… or even a similar spoiler link like is on Goodreads. I’d like to share spoilers within the text but at this point that is NOT easy… and changing the color of text doesn’t work with mobile devices many times…
Blogs are easier to read when there is something to focus on except blocks of text. Let’s keep readers coming back by being about to “format fancy” quickly!
I LOVE WordPress. It is a pretty nifty platform. While there aren’t tons of free themes I have been able to work with what they have to great success. And best of all their themes are pretty, professional and polished! We only lack a few things that would help us, help you, be the BEST blogging platform out there.
It’s time to make your New Year’s resolutions WordPress!!
What problems do YOU have with wordpress?
This is not meant as a negative Nelly post AT ALL… I have enjoyed my time on this platform and still find it the easiest to use besides the best looking (which is important for a graphic designer). It’s just these are my most frustrating wants for my blog experience!
Thanks for Reading XOXO
I LOVE WordPress. It is a pretty nifty platform. While there aren't tons of free themes I have been able to work with what they have to great success. And best of all their themes are pretty, professional and polished! We only lack a few things that would help us, help you, be the BEST blogging platform out there.