Offensive Ads Continue

Dear Word Press,

Just last week, you promised to remove the ads I find offensive and condemn from my website. Now they’re back.

This is the fourth time I’ve written about this. You continue to post offensive, mature audience ads on my site. Your promises to fix the problem are empty.

Have you no respect for your customers? I should not have to be held hostage and pay more to avoid supporting an organization that I deeply disagree with. Why not put a check box so people can opt in to supporting controversial group that despite its name offers NO support for parents whatsoever?

There are plenty of people who will want those ads. I do not. I had to write you about this last week.

You can do better.

Since WP Advertised for PP on My Site

I just saw that WordPress placed an ad for Planned Parenthood on my site. I’m not a fan of Planned Parenthood and I would prefer a different organization get all this government funding for such services. Planned Parenthood just isn’t straightforward or transparent.

Wait, I’ll change that. I wish the government not fund PP’s primary service, abortion. I probably should speak up more about this. Usually, I’m rather timid on this controversy. I’ve got friends who are on all sides of this issue.

I do wish we’d defund this particular organization. I think we can help women in better ways.

WordPress, you should allow bloggers to filter what services and products they don’t want promoted on their sites.

New Theme

I’m not sure what I think of this new theme, but I did want something with easy to read text and I agreed with people who commented that the light gray font wasn’t.

I miss the whimsical themes WordPress once offered. This is more stark than I like, but I can’t find anything better. So many themes offer gray text, which is a poor choice.

I’ll keep looking, but for now I’m going with the yellow header and white background. Not necessarily representative of my personality, but it will do.

I can’t help but wonder whether a new regime is at the helm of WordPress’ design team.

Retired Themes

I see that WordPress has retired my usual Koi theme and this Spirit theme that I use for the holidays. It looks like they’re offering a lot fewer themes. I sent them a question about this yesterday, but haven’t gotten an answer. I hope on Monday someone explains.

I get emails from them every time there’s a new feature or theme, but never when they take something away.

Why would they be so controlling? Just let us continue with what makes us happy.

Problem with WordPress

Ugh!

For a week I’ve been having problems with WordPress. On Sunday I reached my limit for stored images so I upgraded from 3GB to 6GB. Afterwards there was no change in my storage space. I figured I should wait a day or two. On Tuesday and Wednesday there was no change.

I tweeted @WordPress and was first told that the website was up. I knew that.

After my second tweet I was asked for an image of the message. Then I was told to clear my cache. I did and now the problem it is is that my new message says that I’ve used 100% of 6GB’s which would be impossible since zero new images were uploaded.

Now I’ve posted my problem to the support page of WordPress. Funny that there isn’t a menu button prominently presented for help.

Fingers crossed that this problem, which has gone on too long, is resolved.

New Look

While I still love my Koi theme, I’ve been told that some readers got a malware warning when they tried to visit my blog. I would love to know what the cause is. I did look around in the WordPress support forum and learned that one solution is to change themes. So now I’ve adopted this theme. I like it, but it seems rather dark. I can change colors and might. First I want to find out if I’ve solved the main problem.

Do you still get a malware message?