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10 Things That People Think About WordPress.com

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People have different types of views about WordPress.com; some of them are good and some of them are bad.

If you are a blogger on WordPress.com, there is a high chance of you being aware of what some of your fellow bloggers think of it.

However, if you are someone who has never used WordPress.com before, you are probably wondering what its users think of the blogging platform that they are on and if WordPress.com is any good.

So, without further ado, it is time to explore this interesting topic.

1.) Some People Think That WordPress.com Is User-Friendly

Some of the newcomers to WordPress.com have managed to set up their accounts with ease.

Those people figured out how to use the Block Editor to write and publish blog posts.

Some of those people who think that WordPress.com is easy to use are most likely highly intelligent people.

And, let us not forget about those experienced bloggers ― the folks who have been using WordPress.com for several years.

Guess what?

There are some of them who think that WordPress.com is also user-friendly.

They are the ones who adapt well to changes.

2.) Some People Think That WordPress.com Is Difficult To Use

There are some people who are trying their best to wrap their minds around how WordPress.com works. They may take a bit longer to find their way around the WordPress.com dashboard than the average WordPress.com user.

Many of those people hate the Block Editor; they dread using it each time that they have to create a blog post.

Putting a blog post together in the Block Editor is an extremely tedious task for them.

As a matter of fact, there are those who abandoned WordPress.com because they thought that using the Block Editor was too much of a hassle.

A lot of them tend to lose their minds whenever Automattic decides to make new technological changes to WordPress.com.

They are the ones who do not adapt well to change.

3.) Almost Everyone On WordPress.com Believes That WordPress.com Can Be Glitchy At Times

If you are one of those WordPress.com users who have never experienced any sort of technological glitch, you should consider yourself lucky (With your type of luck, you should go out and buy yourself a lottery ticket).

Why?

Because glitches surface themselves from time to time on WordPress.com.

These annoying glitches can range from:

  • All the comments on your blog that were made by others being sent to the designated spam area.
  • All of your commenters showing up as being anonymous.
  • Not being able to leave comments in the comments section of the blogs of your fellow bloggers.
  • Not being able to press the Like button on blog posts.
  • All of your scheduled blog posts are published simultaneously.
  • Not being able to log into your WordPress.com account.
  • Your blog posts not showing up in the WordPress.com Reader.
  • Having technical issues with the Block Editor.

Yes, at times, WordPress.com can be glitchy as hell.

Most of the glitches tend to appear whenever the Happiness Engineers are upgrading WordPress.com.

4.) Some People Think That They Are Being Censored On WordPress.com

Yes, my friend, it is true that there are people who truly believe that they are being censored on WordPress.com.

These people’s blog posts are of a highly controversial nature; for example, blog posts that highlight the wrongdoings of politicians.

Despite their blog posts not showing up in the WordPress.com Reader under the respective tags, their followers can still see them in the feeds of their WordPress.com Reader (It is just that those who are not following them will be unable to see those posts of theirs showing up in the WordPress.com Reader).

WordPress.com has stated on numerous occasions, that it does not censor its users (One is free to believe or disbelieve that).

5.) Some People Think That The WordPress Mobile App Is The Best Blogging App That Was Ever Made

In all honesty, the WordPress Mobile App is light years ahead of the Blogger Mobile App.

The WordPress Mobile App allows users to:

  • Read the blog posts from their fellow bloggers.
  • Press the Like button on blog posts.
  • Comment on blog posts.
  • Publish their own blog posts.
  • Search and discover new blog posts via the WordPress.com Reader.

On the other hand, the Blogger Mobile App only allows the user to publish blog posts.

The Blogger Mobile App does not do the rest of things that the WordPress Mobile App does.

The biggest irony is that Google has the finances to transform the Blogger Mobile App into something that is modern and feature-rich, but they chose to leave it the way that it is; which is bland and old-fashioned.

Also, there are a lot of bloggers on WordPress.com who enjoy blogging on the go.

The developers certainly knew what they were doing when they created the WordPress Mobile App.

6.) Some People Believe That The WordPress Mobile App Is A Waste Of Time

Those people who think that the WordPress Mobile App is a waste of time, are the ones who do all of their blogging on their laptop computers or their desktop computers.

They often wonder how the hell a person can actually type a blog post via the virtual keyboard of their smartphone.

They also find the thought of using the WordPress Mobile App to be repulsive.

7.) Some People Think That WordPress.com Should Do Away With The Reblog Button Once And For All

There are people who do not want their blog posts reblogged; they even took the steps to remove the Reblog button from their blog.

Those people with photography blogs on WordPress.com hate it when people Reblog their blog posts.

And, what is the reason behind their hatred?

They hate having their blog posts reblogged because their copyrighted images end up on the blogs of people who reblogged their blog posts (That, my friend, is a lawsuit waiting to happen).

8.) Most People That Blog On WordPress.com Believes That It Has A Wonderful Community Of Bloggers

Most of my fellow bloggers would agree that WordPress.com has a wonderful community of bloggers ― the types of people who support each other.

Bloggers on WordPress.com support each other by:

  • Reading the blog posts of their fellow bloggers.
  • Participating in the prompts that were created by some of their fellow bloggers.
  • Leaving valuable comments in the comments section of the blogs of their fellow bloggers.
  • Pressing the Like button on those blog posts that they thought were pretty cool.

And, the best part of all is that the WordPress.com reader helps to keep them all connected.

The type of comrade that takes place on WordPress.com is beyond words.

9.) Some People Think That The Happiness Engineers Are Great At Solving Their Technical Issues

If you want your technical issue to be resolved in a timely manner on WordPress.com, you will have to forward your technical issue to a Happiness Engineer.

The Happiness Engineer will ask you to try out a few suggestions in order for you to get your technical issue rectified; if for some reason that does not work, the Happiness Engineer will attempt to fix things from their end.

In most instances, the Happiness Engineer usually gets the job done and both parties are contented.

10.) Some People Think That The Happiness Engineers Are Useless Bastards

There are WordPress.com users who think the Happiness Engineers are useless bastards.

And, why is it that they think so poorly of the Happiness Engineers?

They think poorly of the Happiness Engineers because:

  • They felt as though the Happiness Engineer was talking down to them when they presented them with their technical issue.
  • They hated explaining themselves all over again to a different Happiness Engineer.
  • The Happiness Engineer was unable to resolve their technical issue.

The Happiness Engineers are often referred to as, “The Unhappiness Engineers,” by those WordPress.com bloggers who have had negative experiences with them.

Final Thoughts

Despite people’s different opinions on WordPress.com, they all tend to make the best of what they have.

WordPress.com might have its flaws but that does not stop most people from using it.

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46 thoughts on “10 Things That People Think About WordPress.com

  1. Absolutely, interesting blog post.
    It actually reveals exactly what we the wordpress.com feels while using it. Really love your thoughts and points been put down.

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  2. Very interesting post. For me WP is really easy to use you can find out everything easily. Yeh but i hate when WP sends my comment to Spam. But luckily people check it so they gets my comment. I blog from my phone so, it’s pretty easy and simple to use than any other app.

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  3. Another excellent post, Renard. WordPress had made some mistakes but then don’t we all? All in all, I think WordPress is great. I opted for their new Pro plan a few months ago which turned out to be a bummer. The new plan was very short-lived, and myself and a few other fellow bloggers saw the handwriting on the wall. I decided it best not to procrastinate and move my blog back to the Premium plan. Well, the Happiness Engineers were fabulous because they had to restore my blog from April to the present. It took quite some time for the process to complete plus they resolved my domain issues, as well. They furnished emails along the way with their progress. I feel if one is nice to the WP’s support team, they are more willing to help. With that said, it may also have to do with which Happiness Engineer one encounters.

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  4. I had a easy time setting up my blog and also posting content on here. Getting the right theme with my favorite color scheme took some time, but after that, it’s been smooth sailing from here. And, yes, it is user-friendly and I was able to find what I need.

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  5. It wouldn’t bother me, I already use a foreign IP address, an unregistered voip number, with an extraterrestrial email identity. YOUR RUBBING THE JINX ON WORDPRESS!!! …(joking)

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  6. #2….what can I say?? I do NOT adapt well to change Renard.
    I have managed to find my way around the BLOCK editor issue~~
    I REALLY like WP; always have.
    All I ask of them is to let us older bloggers who have been here many years to keep our Classic Editor.
    I do have 2 questions: If & when I wanted to change the look of our blog could I do it if I paid for a blog domain/site? You know what I mean.
    And is there a way for me to stop people reblogging our posts on their blog?
    Thanks for your input in advance Renard!
    Sherri-Ellen aka BellaSita Mum an **purrss** BellaDharma

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      1. Yes, they do. I have all my posts on their LetterPile Site which really inspired me to keep writing. But after awhile, I wanted to be more natural in my writing and not feel so constrained to write β€œperfectly”.

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  7. Great information for all of us even us old uses. There is always things to learn. Your blog is a gold mine of great information. Thank you. 🌼🌼

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