I don’t normally rant about WordPress. I’ve got used to the Block Editor and generally accept that there will be changes as software developers have to justify their employment.
But I am annoyed at finding just now, on preparing a new post, that I can no longer resize images within my WP account.
The ability to reduce the size of a photo (chosen from the available Pexels collection) without leaving WordPress has suddenly disappeared; the only Edit options on offer are to rotate, crop, or flip. I even went to the Help articles to see if I’m missing anything, but it’s as if the option to reduce image size never existed.
I must confess I’ve been lazy about using the built-in Pexels collection, rather than look elsewhere for a more apposite picture. It
is was a time saver when I can could reduce the picture’s size without leaving the program.
So it looks as though I’ll be using flickr more often (other media sites are available, but that’s where I most often find useful photos – when I’m not being lazy).
Software updates are something we have to live with, but actually removing a useful facility altogether is surely a step backward? No doubt WP is hoping we’ll run out of space sooner and have to pay out for more storage.