I’ve been making some extensive hacks to WordPress 1.02–too many to package for non-programmers. My plan is to wait until 1.2, see what’s there, make my changes and then provide replacements for whatever files are hacked. At that point if the WordPress teams wants to incorporate the changes into the next release of the product, cool. If not, cool.
Question though is when do we think 1.2 will be released? Should I document what I’ve done somewhere for now? Or because I’m making changes to basic WP functions, should I hold off? Some of these are split off hacks, such as new functions. Most, though, don’t fit either a hacks or a plugin arch.
I’m just not sure of the procedure to follow, and am not interested in spending a lot of time doing something that will not be value added in the long run.
Changes I’ve made:
I’ve added a ‘moderated’ enum to the comment_status field in the database, tweaked edit to add this as option, and incorporated this into comment management. This gives per post moderation.
Once that was done, I turned all posts over 30 days old into moderated posts. I then added a throttle to prevent comments in excess of a certain number from being posted in an hour–to prevent crapfloods.
I used the WP blacklist, but I had a friend get blacklisted right off the start, so have commented it out for now until I can see why he ended up blacklisted.
I also did the post preview hack, which I documented elsewhere. Again, had to make hacks to existing functions to get this to work.
I’ve also created functions to test if a comment is a comment, or a trackback. I’m really pleased to see type of comment split out in 1.2. That was a really good decision.
I’m also creating some new editing pages for bulk comment and post management, as well as providing psuedo-multi blog management. But if 1.2 is going to be out releatively soon, it makes no sense to make these hacks to the older version.
I couldn’t find any timelines for projected 1.2 release, or even a listing of features planned for 1.2. I looked at the wiki and searched the forums, but couldn’t find anything more than “that’s planned for 1.2” annotated to specific requests and bug fixes.
I saw in March that the plan is to release 1.2 real soon, and I’ve seen reference to the “to-do” list, but I can’t find this anywhere.
Can someone point me to where this to-do list is?
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