Every Monday, Paula Light, with her The Monday Peeve prompt, gives us an opportunity to vent or rant about something that pisses us off.
WordPress is pissing me off today. Or maybe it’s Apple. Or maybe it’s WordPress and Apple. I don’t know.
I blog on my iPhone. I use the WordPress app for iOS. And, of course, the Apple iOS for iPhones. Most of the time, especially now that I’ve gotten used to and have actually embraced the block editor, the WordPress app works fine. But twice in the past two weeks, right in the middle of saving a draft post, the app froze up. I hit “Update” and got the icon showing that it’s updating. But then it doesn’t stop “updating.” I can’t do anything, including closing the app. The screen, except for the that little circle going round and round in the black Updating box, is frozen.
I can move to a different app on my iPhone, but when I return to the WordPress app, it’s still updating and I can do nothing within the app. So then I go back to my iPhone’s home screen and delete the WordPress app. I then reinstall it from the App Store and it’s working again. Except the updates to the draft post I was working on were never saved.
I just got notified that Apple iOS 15.0 is available to install. I think I’ll wait and give the WordPress happiness engineers a few weeks to figure out how to make sure the WordPress iOS app and iOS 15.0 can live together in harmony before I install that update.
And that’s what’s pissing me off today.