aside Change Happens

So as I was reading through the posts in my Reader this morning there was more about the latest WordPress changes. At this point I had not been affected, or maybe that should be infected, with their “new improved dashboard”

I followed a link to another post “Navigating The Waves” on “Weekly Prompts” where there was a fix to allow people to keep on using the old page. As I’ve mentioned before I like to write via the WP Admin page and apparently the new version has eliminated this, forcing people to use the new sidebar on the right hand side of the page. I don’t like it because when I’ve used it before I have been unable to save my post to drafts and come back to it later.

I bookmarked the old page for both of our blogs and then went on to write an RDP post. When I finished I found that change had come to my blog, literally within the hour of my learning about the problem WP admin was gone.

Luckily I can continue to use it, at least until WordPress get rid of it forever like they do every other feature we like but I am writing this post via the new improved version to see if it will let me save and come back.

Well, I went out and came back again. You can save your draft while working on it and there is autosave but if you don’t publish right away you just exit the post and it is there in drafts.

I did like the old sidebar better though so I will be using Sue’s links even though it will probably involve keeping two windows open while I’m writing. Thanks to Weekly Prompts for providing a page of “How To” fixes for blogging related issues. If you are having issues you might like to pay a visit.



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

One comment

  1. I’ve been intermittently using the “new” one and I still don’t like it. Text works, but photos don’t and so much of my work is photography these days I don’t know what I’ll do if they don’t fix it.

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