Old (wp-admin, showing Quick Edit screen)
A couple of times recently I think I have been burned by the old wp-admin interface. Can anybody explain it to me?
If you remember, about a month ago I changed the name of my blog. I noticed that my old posts still referred to the old blog, as opposed to the new one. No worries, I could make the changes myself to bring the old posts up to date. I decided to use the wp-admin console and the clasic editor, just because that was the quickest way to change the old posts.
Now, these posts had been live for years, many of them, but I noticed partway through that wp-admin was sending out new notifications as I edited the posts. As if I just published them.
I didn’t want to bug people with all these fresh notifications about old posts, so I stopped what I was doing.
The last few days, I decided to introduce a couple of new categories, I thought it’d make things clearer if anybody ever looked for posts on a particular theme, rather than lumping them in one place. Yesterday I finally had a bit of free time to do this. Part of the process was re-categorising a few posts. Again, the quickest way I knew of doing this was to use the wp-admin again, this time Quick Editing the posts. I made the chamges, and thought nothing of it.
Last night I found that these changes (I presume it was changing categy) caused a pile of notifications to be sent out again.
Now, I can guess that if I contacted WordPress, they would tell me that the wp-admin page is no longer supported, and that I should use their new console. But does anybody have any idea what their rules are? They seem to be generating a fresh round of notifications just on the least little change, even on already-live posts, which seems dumb.