Wordpress frustration - format, tagging, posting...all going wrong!

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CollectorOfCookbooks Thu 04-Oct-12 13:31:57

I'm finding Wordpress so frustrating - I can't tag, have problems with alignment, posting is hard work and takes ages - I thought the problems had been sorted! Anyone else having similar issues? I go in and sort it, but then it doesn't save the changes.

It's so frustrating, it's making my blog look horrid! See? www.applepiewithwensleydale.wordpress.com

Any advice?

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2under2blog Thu 04-Oct-12 13:40:04

I'm finding it okay myself, but then I haven't done the recommended upgrade yet. I think I'll wait just in case there are problems to be ironed out.

Have you upgraded? I just checked your post and it looks good to me.

Also, do you prepare your posts in another program? Your apostrophes look like they've been brought in from a formatted program. If so, you could try taking it through a format-free program such as Notepad then entering it into Wordpress.

Have just checked that I'm spelling 'program' correctly and now it doesn't even look like a word anymore.

p.s. Mark Foster. Phwwrrrrrgh.

CollectorOfCookbooks Thu 04-Oct-12 18:13:46

Thanks for checking it for me - it just looks wrong, but maybe that's me! I'll try using notepad first. I normally write in word and then copy it over, purely because I find it easier, but will try that.

Not upgraded either, for the same reasons as you - but am starting to think I need to just to get over these hurdles!

PS he really is hot, isn't he?!

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jemjabella Wed 10-Oct-12 12:40:29

Sorry, off-topic from OP, but... you should upgrade as soon as your dashboard advises you to do so, as not doing so can be a security risk (if security fixes have been implemented in that version). Issues will have been ironed out prior to release; WordPress is the most-used CMS worldwide, you're not going to be left cleaning up after a broken upgrade.

rainbowbrite1980 Wed 17-Oct-12 11:55:57

I am having diffiulty getting to grips with wordpress too. My blog looks all wrong to me, I am going to take some time today to try to get to grips with the site properly.


choochy Wed 17-Oct-12 18:18:48

You might already have done this, but my lifesaver was one of those 'bookazines'. If you go to a large newsagents, like WHS and go to computer section there's one all about Wordpress - about a tenner, but it's been my bible and worth every penny!
Good luck!
Choochy at www.stumblinginflats.com

ZombTEE Thu 18-Oct-12 10:21:52

I'm going to disagree with Jem here. I never upgrade the first time I'm told to because there are always updates to the upgrade within a week because of security issues.

Also, if you're using WordPress.com, I thought you didn't control your upgrades but WordPress did it for you? I don't know as I own my own domain and use Wordpress.org.

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