[wp-hackers] Which version runs on Wordpress.com?

Rafael Ehlers rafaehlers at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 21:44:48 UTC 2012

On the subject, I wanna ask you Nacin, is there any idea on the future, to
enable us to create new admin themes/interfaces, and be completely
independent from wp-admin at all?

2012/12/2 Andrew Nacin <wp at andrewnacin.com>

> On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 4:04 PM, Rafael Ehlers <rafaehlers at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Several is you been generous, I think more to thousands... what about
> that
> > new admin?!?!
> This answer is coming from someone who has zero access to and almost no
> knowledge of the WP.com codebase (I don't work for Automattic), but
> learning how companies use (and abuse) core is very important to my job, so
> I ask lots of questions:
> Let's face it, MU on the whole was just one giant nasty core hack. After
> 3.0 when MU was merged in, the number of hacks they had dropped
> precipitously. They also used customized (read: hacked-to-hell) super admin
> panels until core did a network admin in 3.1. Hacks for things like adding
> hooks, fixing bugs, etc., do happen, but at the end of the day they
> typically get submitted back to core and processed like any other bug
> report or enhancement request. (When you host tens of millions of sites on
> thousands of servers and you have to submit code back to core the same way
> everyone else does, a hack here and there is just gonna happen, even though
> kittens everywhere run.[1])
> As Beau said, pretty much everything is just plugins, including the new
> front-end dashboard.
> [1] http://codex.wordpress.org/images/b/b3/donthack.jpg
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