Before I begin, let me thank those of you who responded to my whiny post about the “Visit” icon inexplicably disappearing from the WordPress Reader on the iPhone app. Thanks to you, I learned how to get to a post from the Reader and read it the way the blogger intended it to be read.
But my question is why did the folks at WordPress take what was a one tap (or one click) process and turn it into a two step process? Before the “enhancement,” I would just tap the icon at the bottom left of the Reader notification and it would take me to the post. Easy peasy — one tap and I’m there.
But with the latest update to the app, that “visit” icon disappeared from the Reader. Now I have to go to the three dots in the upper right corner.I have to tap on that (tap number one). That then opens a click box.And then I have to then tap on “Visit” (tap number two) in order to get to the actual post.
I know what you’re thinking. With all of the crap that going on in the world these days, Fandango, why are you making a big deal out of this?
Well, I’ll tell you. I spent about an hour last night trying to figure out how to do something that used to be a no-brainer. It was simple, intuitive, and straightforward. So of course, the brilliant minds at WordPress decided to complicate it by hiding the link and making it a two-step process. I checked the release notes and all it said was, “And finally, we updated the card design in the Reader.” Yeah, that helped a lot.
I don’t mind change when change makes things better or easier. But I do get pissed at change for the sake of change, especially when it makes thing more difficult.
And now please accept my apology for posting back-to-back whiny posts.