What do you think of the new posting UI?

Since many of you post on every day, you likely noticed we changed what happens when you hit the publish button.

It now looks something like this:

You can read more about the specific changes we made, and why, in the announcement post.

However, I’m posting here on DailyPost as this feature was, in part, designed with you in mind. We wanted to give frequent posters a better sense of their possible goals, and give feedback on how you’re doing. We also want people who post less often than you do, to be motivated and inspired to be more like you.

Currently the progress bar simply resets every 5 posts. But we’d like to make this more interesting and are already exploring design ideas. We’d like to give you more data about how you have blogged in the past, and help you use that to be more successful in the future.

If you have suggestions for how this feature can better track your progress, or motivate you to come back and post again soon, leave a comment.

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  1. I have it turned on but it’s not working for me… have seen no change… I unchecked the option and closed out, opened back up and rechecked and saved, closed out and created a new post and still nothing…


  2. I liked the way it used to be, but I’m always in the minority so I will just deal with it since I’m sure the majority of the super bloggers love every change made.


  3. I prefer the previous version personally, although had WordPress made Instant Post Feedback a default, I could adjust to it. Fortunately, WordPress allowed me the option of turning it on or off at my discretion – thank you for giving me the choice. Very thoughtful. Which is why I always recommend WordPress to my friends.


  4. Before you changed it I had over 1440 posts, now I show just over 1400 posts since the change..
    It is no biggie either way, but I just wonder what happened to cause the real number to be replaced.


  5. This is FANTASTIC! For me, it’s the best feature WordPress has offered us bloggers in a long time. Great Job.


  6. I agree with flamidwyfe, it’s clean and easy to read. I am new to blogging, so I’m the new UI ‘native’. Honestly, I didn’t really take much notice of the other UI.


  7. I turned back to the previous version. My internet is not high speed and the new stuff took way too long to load.


  8. I like that it auto-populates my post on the right, and allows me to do quick edits on the left – eliminates some of the back-and-forth I used to do when I would notice a typo or what not in my posts.

    I don’t like the goal bar. To me, blogging is about doing something I genuinely enjoy – and now attaching overt, arbitrary “goals” to it makes it feel more like work, less like pleasure/my hobby.

    I really like the inspiring quotes under the goal bar, though. They provide nice, gentle encouragement (and sometimes wisdom), too. :)


  9. Really like the new format! Putting together a new algorithm for posting goals is fascinating to me. It could take the WPer’s present rate of posting (say 1.0 posts/week) add a given percentage increase (say 25%) and then make a date by which that must be achieved (say one month). So, instead of writing 4 posts this month, the goal would be 5. The 10-posts-a-week person would be challenged to do 50 instead of 40 in a month.

    This would be refined on the basis of the actual posting stats-which, of course, ONLY WORDPRESS KNOWS!

    Or, I could be overthinking this. Good luck!


  10. I like the sidebar thingie – it moves from looking at the post to allowing for an edit very quickly, which is nice, as well as adding tags in situ, as it were. I have no problems with that.

    The post goal doesn’t do much for me, mainly because it’s rather tautological. “Your goal is 250 posts! When you reach your goal, you’ll have… 250 posts!” If there were something else to “win,” then it might be more encouraging. A badge on the profile, perhaps – maybe tied to a set of tags, so someone looking at a profile can tell at a glance what kind of topics that blogger covers and how prolific they are in those topics?

    Reaching a certain number just for the purpose of reaching that number doesn’t do much for me. I suppose I’m lucky – I have my own motivations for posting every day that aren’t tied to a numerical goal, so I pretty much ignore it.


  11. I love it because it is a reminder that WP stays innovative and makes tons of effort to help us stay fresh and interested. Change is good. TY! :-)
    “To improve is to change. To be perfect is to have changed a lot.” Winston Churchill


  12. I liked the old way better, and I did use the suggestions for blog topics. I miss that feature. Maybe I don’t take the suggestions every day, but I do post every day. I liked the suggestions a lot and hope you will go back to doing them.

    Thanks so much.