My favourite blogging software, WordPress, and my favourite blogging site, WordPress.com, by far the best in the world, seemed like they could simply do nothing wrong. The WordPress team are the most capable folks out there, design the best sofware, keep improving it with each passing day and always listen to their users though most of us are free users!
As most of us bloggers would agree, WordPress is simply the best blogging software available on the planet!
Now for the first time, unfortunately, they have put a wrong foot forward. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m talking about the new WordPress smilies. One fine day, WP decided to replace the fantastic old smilies with an ordinary bunch of emoticons that can be called as frownies. In my humble opinion, these new smilies are not half as good as the old ones. The old bunch were a set of simple, cute, emotive faces that were extremely expressive!
Unfortunately, WP has decided to completely replace the old ones with the new bunch. Take a look at the two and decide for yourselves:
This is the lovely old set of smilies (animation doesn’t work since this is a screenshot) taken from this page…
…and these are the ones that have replaced them…
Since most commenters here use WordPress or comment on WP blogs, let’s have a poll on WP smilies:
Thanks in advance for voting! Please let me know your opinion on WP smilies by leaving a comment below.