[wp-hackers] Easytags template system

Matt Mullenweg m at mullenweg.com
Thu May 11 10:49:31 GMT 2006

Andy Staines wrote:
> This is a great piece of documentation and yes - get it in the Codex. 
> But it is still a blank as far as most users will be concerned and a 
> long way from being the 'WordPress Templates for Dummies' that they 
> really need. I would wager that a good 70%-80% don't want to learn php, 
> html or css - or - actually don't have the capacity to learn - they just 
> want simple building blocks and very simple, short, explanatory 
> documentation.

Yep, and this is the space I see widgets and advanced web customizable 
themes filling.

[ ryan boren ..... wp-hacker subscriber ..... hack and paste designer 
..... light template editor, for text and such ...... person who 
downloads and uploads themes and plugins ...... person who stays with 
default but uses the header color editor ...... person stays with 
kubrick blue ...... person to intimidated by WP to use it ]

Anyone remember how a big chunk of template compliants went down when we 
took internationalization out of the default theme? It was the exact 
same functionality, but the <?php _e(); ?> stuff around all the text 
scared the living daylight out of people.

Matt Mullenweg
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