ANGRY WOMANI’ve had just about all I can take of WordPress messing up what used to be a wonderful blogging experience. I’m trying to get blogging students started on this blogging network, and I’ve just been encouraging a fellow teacher to begin a brand new blog on here as well, and what do I find when I get on here tonight???

Not only do I have to wade through all of these stupid changes that have been made in the past year — most of which makes the whole process more complicated and more time consuming (as most of you readers have testified on here as well) — but now I can’t even change the color of my header text so that it will go with my header photo.  Where did that control go?????  It’s just a little button and a color chart. What’s the harm in keeping it?

Until today, every time I changed my header photo, the page also gave me the option to choose a new color for the header text.  Now there is no way at all to change the color. (Now, this is where the “stupid” part comes into the picture. If there is a new way to change the text color, I’m not smart enough to find it.) This particular theme — and in fact every single theme I’ve ever used on WP — has allowed me to change the header text color. Now, all of a sudden, I’m stuck with keeping the text the color it is right now, no matter what. Moreover, I have the same problem on all four of my blogs.

Frankly, I’m about ready to give up on all four. These ridiculous changes cost me excessive time and energy every time I’m on here anymore, and it’s impossible to teach other people how to use this system when it keeps changing. So I certainly can’t encourage anyone else to use WordPress at this rate.

Help!!! Does anybody out there have any information that just might help? Can the rest of you still change your header text color or not?

I followed the link to the “Ask Happiness Engineers” page, but all I can ever find on that page is a place to put a question into the forum page to try to get some help, but I don’t hold out much hope. The last time I tried to get help that way, the only person who answered was another blogger who was as fed up as I am. When I first started on WordPress, the tech people were truly helpful. They would even send us an e-mail and actually communicate with us and fix problems. Now I can’t seem to find them.

The “Help” pages say that the “Color” section of the customize panel will let us change the header text, but it will not. Nor will the “Title” section, or the “Header” section. So if anyone has anything in mind that might lead me to a solution, please don’t hesitate to pass it on. And thanks!

I can get over being mad, but I’d really, really, really hate to find out I’m stupid!

 

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