[wp-hackers] Easytags template system

Tom Armitage tom.armitage at gmail.com
Wed May 10 16:01:43 GMT 2006

And apologies if that came across in any way as _ad hominem_; I
honestly didn't mean it as an attack on you. I just find it
frustrating that there aren't so much two sides to this discussion, as
two threads flowing in entirely perpendicular directions.

So sorry, I shouldn't have thrown in the last line. But you can see my
frustration, right?

On 10/05/06, Tom Armitage <tom.armitage at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I can spot an MT powered site easier than some using WP.
> > Tags or not I find the look of their blogs to be no better, no more
> > innovative so why compete with something that performs no better?
> >
> > P.
> This isn't about "look". Again, another gross misunderstanding of the
> core issue from someone close to the heart of Wordpress. There have
> been lots of good, valid, sensible opinions expressed here (including
> some in that vast tome of mine that appears to have been ignored,
> alas).
> It's not about competing with MT. It's not just about new users. It's
> not just about <?php foo(); ?>. It's about the fundamentals of how the
> app should template itself, and the various philosophies wrestling
> within.
> Much of HOW WP has developed over the past n years is down to the fact
> its templates have all been inline PHP. Look at the plugin
> architecture! Look at the Loop, the single most incomprehensible thing
> to anyone coming from any other system! These things are MAJOR and
> shouldn't be flippantly dismissed, as usual, as "we're fine as we
> are/why change?" (cf the whole documentation issue).
> Seriously, Podz, get a grip of the conversation thread.

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