What One Feature I Wish WordPress Had

Via The Daily Post.

Ok. This is one is a bit of a cheat, as it’s kinda, sorta, my job to find ways to make WordPress.com better. But since you’ve been using WordPress all these many weeks, to make all those fine posts, every day (or week) even when you didn’t really want to, why not write a post about either: a) Your feature wishlist (what do you wish WordPress.com did?) or b) Your top complaints, especially as it regards being a frequent blogger (which all of you are).

I’m going to answer both questions.

Complaints first, since tradition calls for bad news first. (And I feel like venting).

1.) I’ve had a problem with posts being saved as drafts when I want them published. So, for example, when I finish writing a post, I hit Publish and it saves the post as a draft and does not post to the blog. I then have to go back and hit Publish again to get it to publish correctly.

This is irritating to no end. Don’t get me wrong, I love WordPress.com. I love blogging here. I even tried to get a job with Automattic, but I guess I wasn’t what the company was looking for. (Would’ve been nice to hear something back, though). This problem, I don’t know what the cause of it is, but it needs to stop.

2.) I don’t know if this is a problem with my connection or if it’s a software issue, but WordPress.com seems a bit slower than normal. Sluggish, almost. It used to be fast. Some of this can probably be attributed to Firefox 4. Since I installed it, I’ve had nothing but slowness with my browsing. These slowdowns are, more than likely, on my end, but I thought I’d mention it.

3.) The Copy a Post feature. This is a nice idea, but man, is it slow! I tried to copy a post the other day and I canceled the process after 15 minutes of waiting. Is it supposed to take that long?

Alright. I think that’s pretty much it for the complaining. Now, here’s what I want to see:

1.) Enable Zemanta for the HTML editor (if you haven’t already and I just missed it).

2.) Allow us to sell advertising space on our blogs. For the cash-strapped, like me, we could really use the revenue. (I don’t have the money to self-host).

3.) Allow us to revoke individual readers ability to post without moderation, in effect, resetting their permissions to post and treating them as a reader who is commenting for the first time.

Well, that’s about all I’ve got.

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6 Responses to What One Feature I Wish WordPress Had

  1. bloodsong says:

    heyas wondergoon; did you ever get the ‘copy a post’ thing to work? it used to work for me (and no, it didn’t take longer than one minute to copy one), but no longer does. i’m in contact with support about it, but they seem clueless as to why it won’t work. i even thought maybe it was just ME!


    • WonderGoon says:

      Hi, Bloodsong. No, I’ve not gotten it to work, as yet. I figured it was my slower connection, but maybe not. Who knows? Hope support can get it fixed for you.

      Welcome to the House and thanks for commenting.


      • bloodsong says:

        Okay, I kept hammering at it with them, and they figured it out! To whit:
        “The issue is that the copy post tool currently only works when the visual editor is enabled. This is a setting you can turn on at Users > Personal Settings.
        If you enable the visual editor the copy post feature will work properly.”

        He didn’t say if they were going to fix it to work (“again;” I swear this worked for me, and i NEVER use visual mode) with the html mode. But that’s why it’s broken.


  2. bloodsong says:

    Update: yes, they will work on it. It *should* work in all modes.


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