Tag: Community

Iterating on Feature Plugins

This important post by WordPress core committer Helen Hou-Sandí reflects on the difficulties faced by WordPress’s feature plugin model, and suggests a transition to feature projects. This shift is meant to encourage a more thorough process of design and user engagement, and to discourage simply diving into hacking on code to “get the plugin working” while potentially losing sight of the larger need.

Five WordPress Features We’re Thankful For

It’s the week of Thanksgiving here in the USA, and that got us thinking about gratitude, and the things we’re thankful for. One of them is WordPress. It’s easy to take the software for granted, and skip straight to wishing that your social sharing plugin had a way to turn the Twitter bird upside down—or that TinyMCE didn’t eat your HTML markup when you switched to “Visual”—but gratitude for what you do have is a really healthy thing. We thought we’d take a moment to remember what makes WordPress such an amazing tool in the first place.