Every Monday, Paula Light, with her The Monday Peeve prompt, gives us an opportunity to vent or rant about something that pisses us off. What pisses me off today is that The WordPress iOS app is screwing with me again.
It was almost 13 month ago, shortly after Apple introduced iOS 14 for its iPhones, that WordPress launched version 16.0 of its iOS app. Suddenly the WordPress app didn’t recognized that I was logged in to WordPress, so I could neither like nor comment on posts because the app didn’t recognize me.
Last November and December, and even three or four months into this year, I spent a whole lot of time exchanging messages with the happiness engineers trying to get them to resolve these issues. Unfortunately, to this day, while it now works most of the time for most posts, there are still some situations where I am unable to like a post or to leave a comment.
But most recently, apparently with the latest update to the WordPress iOS app, if I visit a site, either from my reader or from links in my notifications, when I go to like a post, I get a message saying “You and X other bloggers like this.” But my Gravatar doesn’t show up, as it normally does after I like a post. See below.
So then I refresh the page to find that my “Like” is no longer showing up!
Then I go to the Reader and read the post there (as oposed to visiting the actual site). On the Reader I tap “Like,” and go back and visit the site again. This time, my Gravatar shows up, but it doesn’t say “You and X other bloggers like this.” But it does show that 6 bloggers, rather than 5, liked the post.
I’m really pissed that, after more than a year, WordPress can’t seem to figure out how to get its iOS app to work correctly when it comes to liking posts and leaving comments. And it requires more steps and more time for me to try and like and comment. And even then, it doesn’t work, more often than not.