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Quit the short codes please (2 posts)

  1. petervb
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    Posted 2 years ago #

    In the past few weeks I encountered several clients who are getting confused by the (often badly executed) shortcodes. Theme-builders are running wild using those stupid codes to make pages 'more attractive', and forget ease of use in the process. Lately in the 'imago' template someone coded slider content in posts, where the title is dysfunctional and the content has to be formatted. CSS of some themes are hundreds of items. Theme documentation is fattening, WordPress is going Joomla.
    Wordpress is quickly losing its best asset: ease of use for the user and for those who want to adapt themes just a bit. I want to make a strong plea to cut the big mound of crap which has emerged in the last year.
    Code is poetry to some, but wordpress still is made for users. This last thing is being forgotten big time.

  2. Shortcodes have a point, but yes, many themes over use them. The problem is ... that's not WP, per say, it's the themes.

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