[wp-hackers] WordPress in the Enterprise

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Mon Oct 31 20:02:12 UTC 2011

On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 2:52 PM, Robert Lusby <nanogwp at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 31/10/2011 19:29, Otto wrote:
>> I don't believe I said that or anything of the sort. Might want double
>> check your quotes here.
> It was cleary stated by a number of people, including yourself, that
> enterprise users are too small a use-case to consider making changes for.

I never said anything of the sort, nor even implied it, nor do I agree
with that statement in any way whatsoever. Bottom-line: You are simply
mistaken, sir.

> Is WordPress working on improvements for Enterprise users? Or not?

The WordPress core team is always working on various improvements for
all users. I know of no specific "enterprise" changes, but than I
don't know everything being worked on. I don't know of anybody
specifically against enterprise changes.

Your question needs clarification before a good answer can be formulated.
- What is an "enterprise" user? Define it.
- How is their use-case fundamentally different from anybody else's
who creates websites?

The notion that there are two kinds of users in the first place is one
that I kinda don't agree with. WordPress is geared towards people
making websites and publishing content, regardless of where, why, and
how they're doing it. When you start subdividing that set of users and
creating features targeted at some specific subset, then you're kinda
leaving other subsets out in the cold. I don't know if that's being
done or not, but I don't think it's particularly a good idea if it
were to be done.

If there's specific improvements or changes you want to discuss, then
I'm happy to talk about them. But when you start categorizing whole
sets of ideas together and then arguing about that, then I can't
really give specific details anymore. Some ideas are good, some are
bad, and both of those might be tagged with "enterprise" in your mind.
I have no way to know what you're thinking. So I'm not going to talk
about "enterprise features" because I don't have that label on any
particular feature or idea.


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