[wp-hackers] WP 2.5 Demo Site

Alex Andrews awgandrews at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 23:05:12 GMT 2008

I think considering the level of user interest in Wordpress, and
specifically the changes to the administration interface which come
with 2.5, having a demo site is actually entirely necessary. It
creates a far better interaction between end users and developers for

Providing people are aware that this is pre-beta, which they are, I
don't see any problem with it. No one in their right mind would think
it production ready. Even if they asked, it would be simple to say no,
and no one monitoring this list would ask as they know the state of

As for every member of wp-hackers can, well, I could. I can use svn
and my home server as much as the next guy. Can I be bothered to mess
around setting it up when I all I am interested in is seeing what
changes have been been made, partially at a purely aesthetic level?
No, even when it would take only about 20 minutes. I just want to be
able to log on and have a quick look, and this demo site amply
provides for this.



On 13/02/2008, Lloyd Budd <lloydomattic at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 13, 2008 8:50 AM, Alex Günsche <ag.ml2008 at zirona.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-02-13 at 08:40 -0800, Lloyd Budd wrote:
> > > Because WAMP/LAMP and therefore WordPress are so easy to setup (there
> > > are also prepackaged virtual machines), I wonder as to the usefulness
> > > and appropriateness of demo sites, specifically for a release still in
> > > development.
> >
> > You're kidding, aren't you? Not everybody is able to setup a LAMP/WAMP
> > server and install WordPress. Not everyone wants to install a VM engine.
> > And not everybody is able to use SVN to always run the latest version.
> Of course, everyone is not, wants not. But every member of wp-hackers can.
> I shudder the same way when people throws out the general question on
> wp-hackers or wp-testers if it is safe to run on their site. Feelings
> like setting themselves up for disaster.
> General demos and demo sites of pre-beta software has always seemed
> like a good way for people to get their feelings hurt -- specifically,
> people getting expectations that aren't met.
> Cheers,
> Lloyd
> PS. I really don't see any benefit to your starting your argument
> "You're kidding, aren't you?"
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