[wp-hackers] Wordpress 1.5 downloads

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Sun Jan 1 16:55:21 GMT 2006

David House wrote:

> Of course, that's not the real issue. No-one should prefer 1.5 to 2.0.
> If you have issues, list them and we'll fix them. 

There's one big issue that make me want to stay with 1.5: it's not 
nearly as easy or as comfortable to write a new post in 2.0 as in 1.5.

I'm not sure how serious or how deep that problem is. Some of it might 
even be customizations I made in 1.5 that I haven't yet made in 2.0. 
however, there are three specific issues:

1. The input textarea for new posts is about half the size it is in 2.0. 
Writing is what WP is all about. Give me enough space to work in.

2. The font used on this page for input is too small. It needs to be at 
least two points  larger by default.

3. The category list is hidden behind a button rather than being up 
front as it is in 1.5.2. That means what used to be a one step process 
to change the category is now a two-step process. Ditto for the Post 
status, post slug, etc.

Short version: I want the old write post page back. The new page looks 
snazzier but make sit harder to write. What I like about WordPress is 
how easy it makes it to write articles. Anything that improves the 
experience is good. Anything that detracts from it is bad.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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