Dear developers of WordPress.
I love WP. I thank you for making it.
The first CMS that I learned about 5 years ago, was Drupal, because it had what I needed at the time:
1) Custom content
2) Custom fields
3) A menu driven query builder called Views
You may of course already be aware that these are part of Drupal :-)
Views is an incredible piece of software. IMHO it sets Drupal apart from many other CMS's. Views is complex and elegant. Without Views, Drupal would be a much less significant cms.
Drupal Gardens (Drupal SAAS) did not get much interest until Acquia added a basics Views.
Views is going into core of Drupal 8 it seems.
Then I started to dislike Drupal in many other ways.
And I noticed a while back that WP has custom content and custom fields, either thru code or plugins. Wonderful.
I did not see a Views equivalent, but again I disliked Drupal so much that I taught myself how to use wp_query. I can now make simple custom queries no problemo.
It was wonderful to move away from Drupal. It is wonderful to use WP in so many ways.
But it would be more wonderful if WP had a good Views equivalent.
So this is my feature request:
Could you develop a Views equivalent?
Or could you please help the development of a plugin, if you are not already doing so?
Much like Views was developed by a third party developer and not the Drupal core team, there are developers building a Views equivalent plugin (as you may be aware already of course):
I really applaud the work that these developers are doing. IMHO they are making something that does or will make a huge contribution to WP.
Maybe you could consider helping the integration of this plugin with WP?
I have not tried the plugin recently and it may already be really good. But building a Views equivalent is a grand goal, it is not trivial software.
Thank you for your consideration.