[wp-hackers] Ideas Forum (Voting)

Harish Narayanan harish.mlists at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 17:39:03 UTC 2009

On 31/12/2009 00:07, Mike Schinkel wrote:
> Yep, that's how all projects look at the outset, especially ones where elaborate UI is required. Then when the project gets on it's feet things start to look different.
> But more importantly, based on Janeforshort's blog post[4] there are over 50 significant new features that have been requested and are being considered for Wordpress. Which of these should new features should we decide to put on hold while we take the time to improve Wordpress' idea forum?

You seem to be assuming that in order to work on one idea, others need
to be put on hold. But that's the wonderful thing about Free Software
projects isn't it? Different people can focus on the different bits
they're passionate or curious about.

For instance, I haven't a clue as to what "SVN awareness" (which shows
up on the following list) is, but I like the sound of it and will be
willing to find out more and contribute. It's quite likely others care
about other features on this list, and still others care about a
fully-functional ideas forum. (And are willing and able to contribute
their time, code etc.)

> -- Easy blog menu management
> -- dynamic image resize/crop
> -- media upload UI redesign (begun in 2.9 but postponed for implementation due to technical issues)
> -- photo albums
> -- custom content type UI and API
> -- supercharging queries (cross-taxonomies)
> -- categories/tags for pages
> -- auto-taxonomy UI
> -- custom fields UI (possibly to be registered by themes or plugins for something to be displayed)
> -- settings UI redesign
> -- improve the upgrade process (inc. distros for specific use types)
> -- SVN awareness
> -- canonical plugins and a UI for displaying them
> -- plugin page redesign
> -- themes UI redesign
> -- comments UI touchup
> -- decouple language updates and files
> -- new default theme
> -- choose your own start page
> -- caps lock detection
> -- accessibility admin theme
> -- mobile admin theme
> -- synching custom fields > taxonomies
> -- exif refresh
> -- role management simplification
> -- credits page in app
> -- default custom types (microblog, galleries, asides)
> -- admin bar
> -- front end comment moderation
> -- front end posting (a la P2)
> -- better importers
> -- widget installer
> -- importer installer
> -- more inline documentation
> -- built-in "Welcome to WordPress" guide for 1st time admin use/checklist (set settings, add profiles, set up comment options, dashboard modules, add widgets, pick a theme, etc) with ability to dismiss as you move through 
> -- better help tab
> -- more template tags
> -- better zone selector
> -- new code editor
> -- XSL for RSS feeds (pretty feeds)
> -- bulk user creation (lazy load importer?)
> -- below post widgets
> -- image importing
> -- HTML validation
> -- customizable comment form
> -- Twitter and Flickr importers
> -- WordPress capitalization catcher
> -- configurable QuickPress configurable (add categories)
> -- more dashboard modules
> -- easy linking to internal content when writing new content in editor
> -- audit of error messages and updating them to be clearer revisions for custom fields and taxonomies... 


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