Here’s a Look at Our Favorite New Patterns — WordPress.com News

I hope to be able to check these things out at some point. Too much to do in too little time! I’d be interested in hearing about any of these things anyone has tried, good, bad, or indifferent.

There are now over 260 Patterns that can be inserted into your pages and posts in just seconds. Here’s a look at some of our favorites.

Here’s a Look at Our Favorite New Patterns — WordPress.com News

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  1. Paula Light says:

    Fun idea, but in the more detailed explanation they say that the image included with a pattern could be changed or deleted at any time, outside of our control. I’ll just stick with my media library!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      wha!?! Glad you saw that. Not worth the risk, I agree.

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  2. memadtwo says:

    I have to admit this doesn’t appeal to me at all. I prefer to read/see the work without bells and whistles, which is why I try to read things in the reader if the blog will let me. Not all will, unfortunately. I do not like being distracted by the presentation. Life is distracting enough. Give me a white ground and black text, nothing fancy, so I can see and think about the work itself. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I lean towards that myself and try to keep the writing area clean, without a bunch of links in the sidebars. It gets too busy and you’re right, distracting. I have noticed the ads are now starting to get plopped into the middle of the content, which means they will most likely be history soon.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        I really dislike especially dark or colored grounds for text. I have both cataracts and a malacular pucker which makes reading difficult enough. For instance, the dVerse site. It’s extremely difficult for me to read. I don’t get what’s wrong with black text on a white ground, or the point of disguising the text with colors.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I will make your thoughts known to the dVerse team, Kerfe.

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          1. memadtwo says:

            I’m sure it’s part of their identity. I don’t expect them to change it for me. I was just using it as an example.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              I passed the info to them and will consider my part of it done 🙂

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              1. memadtwo says:

                I really didn’t mean to single them out and I certainly don’t want them to change just for me.

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                1. msjadeli says:

                  Kerfe, I didn’t name you, just passed the info on. No worries…

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                  1. memadtwo says:

                    Ok thanks. I wonder if anyone else has ever mentioned it. I feel like they are established as they are, so they wouldn’t want to change which is why I never have.

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                    1. msjadeli says:

                      There’s some discussion going on in the host’s group. One person responded:

                      “I’m afraid I too have had difficulty with a number of sites with dark backgrounds and coloured fonts, having cataracts (recently removed) and macular degeneration. The way I usually get around it is to copy what I want to read and paste it onto a Word document.”

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                    2. memadtwo says:

                      I’ve done that on more than one occasion myself.

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  3. Frankly, I haven’t had the time to review to check out the patterns. Based on Paula’s comment, I don’t think I will do it! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I don’t blame you!

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  4. Aphoristical says:

    I can’t really be bothered doing stuff like that for individual blog posts when I have a lot of them. I like to experiment with that kind of stuff on permanent pages like the homepage, but it’s too much hassle to change if something goes wrong.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hear you, Graham.

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  5. Dale says:

    I find that since the effing block has been forced, I mean introduced (luckily, I can still use the classic editor), some people’s posts are so damn busy it’s distracting. Bright colours popping left, right and centre, using a dark background, light font, making it so difficult to read… I could go on but yanno, to each his/her own 😉 .

    However, if you want to incorporate your own images into these pattern block doohickeys, at least you won’t chance losing them (I, too, saw they can be removed). Besides, isn’t it better to be original?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dale, thanks for everything you say here. For me, it’s about convenience and readability. The writing comes first, and any of those bells and whistles can distract from the writing, exactly. If you have a blog trying to sell a product then they might be a plus?

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      1. Dale says:

        I think the whole block thing is NOT for writers; which is why so many bitched about its introduction and having it shoved down our throats.
        Bells and whistles have their place; as you say, if you are selling a product or even a service (coz if it’s product, only makes sense to have your own pics, no?)

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  6. seanatbogie says:

    I think the patterns look like worth trying because I do a lot of photography. In response to the first comment by Paula in this thread, the images can only be replaced if you stick with those provided by WordPress at the outset. If you add your own they will be retained because they are outside of the WordPress example template

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ah, good to know, Sean. I won’t consider it a write-off just yet. I can see where it might work well for photography.

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