[wp-hackers] Proposing WP Flavours (various WordPress forks) (Jean-Patrick Smith)

Dave R dave69 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 18 23:21:30 UTC 2009

Indeed interesting, as those plugins add functionality that is one of the
glaring ommissions from WP truly being a CMS rather than a blog platform,
plus you've dismissed them without offering an alternative solution. Custom
Fields in my opinion while part of the core architecture are more of a
"hack" functionality wise for aiming to provide true CMS capabilities.

So what's better: Core architecture but inadequate functionality for a true

Or "breaking" core architecture but delivering true CMS capabilities?

Worthy of discussion me thinks.

Plus, do plugins by their very nature "break" the core architecture on most


2009/12/19 Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel at newclarity.net>

> On Dec 18, 2009, at 4:36 PM, Eric Marden wrote:
> > On Dec 17, 2009, at 8:08 PM, Dave R wrote:
> >> Tell me, would you rate PodsCMS above Flutter? Used Flutter recently for
> the
> >> first time, found good and bad, so curious for next major project.
> >
> > I wouldn't personally recommend either plugin, for a variety of reasons,
> but specifically because they break with the WP Core architecture in
> significant ways.
> Interesting. In your opinion how would a plugin have to implement the
> functionality of Pods/Flutter while still maintaining the WP Core
> architecture? (this is an honest question, not a baited one.)
> -Mike
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