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[resolved] Potential WordPress.org Improvement Projects (76 posts)

  1. bigpicturerick
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am absolutely willing to help.

    Being a tech phobic who can still fumble my way through as lot of wordpress, I'd sacrifice myself to benefit the cause overall.

    It might save actual save someones life (okay over dramatic) or at
    least someones (maybe my) sanity in the long run.

    Just say the word and I'm in WORDPRESS ROCKS !

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Now, I can appreciate these rules. My problem is, I'd rather have my small ad-paragraph removed so the thread could stay open, but there's no way to communicate that directly to any moderator, is there?

    Try the wp-forums mailing list. All the forum admins and mods read that.

  3. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Now, I can appreciate these rules. My problem is, I'd rather have my small ad-paragraph removed so the thread could stay open, but there's no way to communicate that directly to any moderator, is there?

    To be frank, I'd probably have closed it anyway. It reads more like an advert than a request for critique (Which is, incidentally, the supposed purpose of the Your WordPress forum).

    You are of course free to start a new thread.

    I do, though, agree with your point about their being no particulalry obvious way to contact moderators with a specific question. (Though I personally am available on IRC a fair bit, and through the Codex mail option, or a note on my user talk page.)

  4. Abid Omar
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I started WordPress development lately this week. I was shocked to see a terrible abuse of the Global Variable in PHP. PHP global namespace is quite polluted, so why pollute more the global variable.

    I mean, come on, I put "var_dump($GLOBALS);" and yet that's 16K lines in my Chrome show source. That's sick! Why not use some kind of variable retrieval. (get_var($var);) instead of loading that huge amount of data with PHP.

    Please, we really need a fix for this, better to start early.

  5. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 3 years ago #

    omarabid, this topic is really for improvements of the WordPress.org site as opposed to WordPress itself, but feel free to report a bug or provide a fix:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Reporting_Bugs

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Contributing_to_WordPress#WordPress_Development

  6. Abid Omar
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @James

    It's not really a bug, it's just an enhancement. And I think it's an improvement for the WordPress Blogging system; I'm not sure what CMS WordPress.org use (but obviously it should be WordPress).

    May be I'm missing something here

  7. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm not sure what CMS WordPress.org use (but obviously it should be WordPress).

    May be I'm missing something here

    Check the source.

  8. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 3 years ago #

    May be I'm missing something here

    Yes, what I meant earlier is that this particular thread, the one that you proposed your enhancement on, deals with improvements to the WordPress.org website, not the software.

    To propose your enhancement to the developers, file it as a bug, or contribute a patch.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Reporting_Bugs

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Contributing_to_WordPress#WordPress_Development

  9. Abid Omar
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @James

    Ah, sorry, I understand now

  10. carmellom
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    More customization settings for the Admin, Profile Page, and Login's please. There is no real easy way to do this without a plugin and the problem I always run into is that plugins are built to do exactly what the developer wants done, not what I want to be done.

    THANKS!

  11. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Carmellom, this topic is really for improvements of the WordPress.org site as opposed to the WordPress software itself.

    To propose your enhancement to the developers, file it as a bug, or contribute a patch.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Reporting_Bugs

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Contributing_to_WordPress#WordPress_Development

  12. Edified
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It is tragic that theme, plugin and forum search are still mostly useless. It was a good idea to work on that stuff.

  13. Michael Daly
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    WordPress is great, but User-UnFriendly.
    An Improvement Project is something I would like to participate in.

    BUT FIRST:
    Before I provide consultation and potential intellectual value to WordPress I want to be sure that the organization is reputable. I guess it is a non-profit since it's .ORG
    But where can members find the organization's ByLaws? Who is running WP? What degree of transparency does the Board promote? What financial accountability do they have? Who or what owns the intellectual property?
    If it is all reasonably good and beneficial for the member then, one more question: How is this being protected into the future?

  14. elfin
    Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @Michael - have a look here: http://wordpressfoundation.org/

  15. gobigreenwood
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    YEA! I'll volunteer some time as a software crash-test dummy for plugins and themes.

  16. chipmeister
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry for being rubbish and asking a totally stoopid question, but does any of the above relate to when WordPress will release their API for self-hosted blogs? HottSuite tell me they can't help me until this is completed. Any news when it will happen?

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