WordPress Adds The Tackiest Ads

Here are two views of the end of a recent article about a holly tree that I wrote. The first view is what I see when I am logged in to my WordPress account. The second is what visitors see and what I see when I am not logged in to my account.

Look at the header of this blog. Look at the layout. This is a photography blog. It is image conscious.

So why, WordPress, have you added this tacky, childish-looking ad in my posts?

I know the terms of service say you can insert ads, and I have no quibble with that – it’s the name of the game – but why this tacky ad? Why not something with a little bit of verve and panache? How about something related to photography??

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    1. Thank you for this back and forth. It has helped clarify what I think, which is this:

      WP designs these lovely themes and encourages designers to make lovely themes and then – of all the slick, delightful advertisements there are in the world – WPress accept something as gaudy and tacky as Zumo and his coloured dancing balls.


  1. Exactly. At least you got a positive response. When I put this topic into the forums, I got some sarcastic input – and ended up dropping the subject.

    I chose WordPress for its class and sophistication.

    I was surprised, too.


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