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WordPress should be illegal for anyone except certified & licensed geeks (42 posts)

  1. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    As for WP support, that's a different kettle of fish, one that I've complained about. Search my profile posts. I rate it a solid "meh". It's not bad, but it's not great. Could be better.

    wordpress support is only as good as the people that reply. If youre not pitching in, you cant really complain.

    Thats not me pointing fingers at anyone, i'm just saying..its kinda like people that dont vote, ya know?

    way too many people come here and assume, incorrectly:

    1. that moderators have special powers, or are being compensated to provide support

    2. that wordpress guarantees some level of support that is provided on these forums.

    Neither of the above is true.

    As it stands now, and of course, things could change next week, support around here is user driven, like nearly every other opensource project.

  2. Matt
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    A mod deleted my post because it mentioned the millions $ that WordPress' parent company got?

    Seriously?

  3. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The month old post where you previously mentioned it ...a couple of times.. still exists. So what. Venture fund-raising happens every day. That subject is pretty much common knowledge and old news. You can find it anywhere. Must have been deleted for some other reason, maybe. Strange.

  4. Matt
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Old news to geeks like us, but probably not to the OP and newbies. Whatever the case, my point is that support can be bought... for cheap. Now that they have money, why not? IMHO the squeaky wheel at this point is tech support, not features or (the very nice) how-to's at wordpress.tv. Will this post survive the day?

  5. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Now that they have money, why not?

    Heres a better question. Why?

    Support for WP can be bought NOW. And is, ALL of the time. Its just not bought, here.

    What hundred people are you going to put on the payroll to answer the 3000+ posts that this forum sees in a 8-hour day? What hundred people get to work the next shift? Shift after? What about time off for those 300. Oops, we need more people.

    Do some math, and figure out the simple payroll costs... not withstanding everything else.

    Its really simple to say, "get tech-support". Its harder to implement. If your about page on your site is any indication, you dont work in the tech field, and so obviously dont provide tech support. As someone who does both -- I can tell you that it would be no simple or cheap task.

    Totally unreasonable, sorry.

    And seriously, who the hell would want that job? A large portion of posters here continue to be whiny, all consuming, and ungrateful. They treat the free help like crap -- one can only imagine the entitlement complex were they paying for something.

  6. Matt
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I work in tech and have since 1996 (Quark). I know support, QA, web scripting and several related fields. Big deal. What isn't harder to implement than talk about?

    whooami, what do you think WP should concentrate on?

  7. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    whooami, what do you think WP should concentrate on?

    who's WP?

    if you are talking about the development team that works on the downloadable thing that is wordpress, i think they need to work on that.

    theyre developers, that's what they're supposed to do. Right?

    --

    I dont have any expectation of getting anything more than what i download.

    why that's so incredibly difficult for others to swallow is beyond me.

  8. tacomamama
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I know I have defended Geekery (and would continue to do so) earlier in this thread, but I do have to say that there are some things WordPress could stand to improve. For example, the 2.8 upgrade is causing some serious widespread damage and there are some pretty simple fixes for some of the common problems, but the official blog on this site has said not a word about this. People are complaining on these forums, over and over again, the same issues with their admin/editor breaking and with no centralized place to go for an explanation they'll just keep posting new threads.

    I'm hanging out with an old version on my site for now until the dust settles, and fixing the bugs for my client who upgraded. Drupal has a smaller community but their "issues" system is easier for me to navigate when I have a support problem.

    That having been said, some basic knowledge of file systems and editing files (even if it's just copying and pasting from instructions) is necessary if you're going to mess around with self hosted solutions.

  9. php4ever
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Well look WordPress is so simple it was the number one reason I decided NOT to publish video tutorials on it. Maybe I'm wrong and need to reconsider.

    Jared

  10. theplastickid
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I agree with the poster of this article. I am not an expert but I am ok when it comes to the web. I got to grips with Joomla over night and could build and customise Joomla templates all day long. I have read 3 wordpress books, follow countless online video tutorials and read an untold amount of blogs, but still can barely do a single thing without coming up against 100 different problems, especially when theming.

    WordPress should not market itself as easy it should however state if you want to use and theme wordpress LEARN CSS, XHTML AND PHP FIST!

  11. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    WordPress should not market itself as easy it should however state if you want to use and theme wordpress LEARN CSS, XHTML AND PHP FIST!

    I love this thread! I can't believe it got resurrected!

    I firmly believe in your right to your opinion. You have my respect for speaking the truth as you interpret it. Even though you're wrong. I should know, because I have a degree in wrong. I earned it. So I know that you are. Wrong, that is...

    :P

  12. ghostofanonion
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have to make a point hat WordPress in it's simplicity can get very complicated, in the same way that Drupal in it's complexity can make things very simple.

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