[wp-hackers] Developing 1.6
podz at tamba2.org.uk
Thu Jun 23 12:17:04 GMT 2005
I come at this from only 2 angles:
- being a blogger
- helping in the support forums.
From what I read, there are going to be significant changes in 1.6
which while no doubt welcome to some, will move WP away from being a
blogging tool and more toward a CMS. If you want a CMS, great. If you
want to just blog, not so great.
1.2 was a blogging program and the nature of the forum posts reflected that.
1.5 is already a large step toward being a CMS and the forum posts have
changed dramatically. There are more questions about images, about user
levels, about podcasting, hiding categories and while there were the odd
few with 1.2 there are now many many more.
What there is NOT is any difficulties with anything on the admin
screens. Sure some people may want things a bit different, but there are
no problems. Wysiwyg and the drag/drop stuff will change that.
When 1.6 comes out I'm sure there will be words like 'secure' mentioned
to promote the masses to upgrade and I just know that someone will post
very quickly indeed yelling that they want their admin screen back as it
was. When the Dashboards recently went down it was bad enough in the
forums with the multiple posts - a release coupled with these
significant changes would be a nightmare to support.
Please make as much as possible optional. The 'options are bad' isn't a
good response to this. Hey - make the entire /wp-admin section in two
I actually support the promotion of 1.5 as the blogging program and
marketing anything above as a different product. But I know that won't
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