This is a post dedicated to the data and experience I’ve had with WordPress over the last 3 weeks of posting.
Using WordPress has some growing pains. I didn’t hate that we had to use WordPress, I’ve been using WordPress since I was in 5th grade if that counts for anything. Some things that I don’t like with WordPress is that the themes aren’t always working. I initially wanted a tile homepage but the theme wasn’t compatible for some reason. I kept trying to get it to work but decided it wasn’t worth the effort for right now. For this project, I also don’t like that we were required to use Twitter. I used twitter exactly 0% before this project and I plan to use Twitter exactly 0% after this project… at least for personal use, I may have to use it for a job eventually.
I don’t like the way the photo elements are implemented, especially when trying to make a tile post or a tryptic post of photos. WordPress automatically resizes and stretches photos to be uniform instead of masking or cropping and it looks terrible sometimes. There’s also this thing where if you resize an image and then go back and add a caption it will lose all the edits to the size you made and you b have to reformat it.
I do like the delay post button. That’s a nice integration and I wish Instagram would implement that feature into its software.
I found that the only time I ever got views was from WordPress itself, not from my promotional tweets. I really saw an influx of likes when I realized I can use tags (duh!) I forgot about tags. The post that took off was my “Best Veggie burgers in San Marcos” post which got a record-breaking 10 likes in 2 days.