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Suggestion for WP 1.3 Admin Interface (11 posts)

  1. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    OK, Being labeled a troll 2 times a day can be a little to irritating for me. So, as per michel_v's suggestion, decided to add more junk to this very nice forum.
    The admin interface of the new 1.3 panel seems to have one of those getfirefox thingies at the bottom. Not that it really matters to me (I did blogged abt it but that’s a personal opinion), I had suggest make a new section on standard compliant browsers on the WP site and link to it with something more reasonable like "get a standard compliant browser" or "open the web". Agreed Opera has a bug that makes WP's admin interface look like crap, and that is known to the Opera developers... but it is a darn good browser and in spite of what people around here believe, many people do like and use Opera full time. So, having all the good browsers on that page which is linked from the WP pages would get me a fairly decent deal as a WP and Opera user.

  2. mike3k
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I'd love to have something like MT's power editing mode, where I can easily change the category of multiple posts.

  3. StopWPCensorship
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Why do you expect WP to support Opera when you admitted yourself that Opera doesn't support WP properly? I've seen the admin page in Opera and it's a mess. Maybe when they fix the bug WP will help them promote their product but in the meantime I don't see why they should. Firefox is better anyway ;)

  4. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    So, Mozilla do not have issues? WP happens to have that 1 rare opera issue which can be fixed from guidelines here:
    http://www.literarymoose.info/-/item/opera-fix-for-wordpress
    And, well you also seems to ignore Mozilla, Camino, Safari, Konqueror...
    Need I provide you examples where Opera kick Firefox's ass?
    This post is not about a browser war. You need to promote standard compliant browsers, promote all of them. Don't be biased towards 1.

  5. StopWPCensorship
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Yes but from what I can see that Literary Moose guy hates WordPress so they are hardly likely to take *his* ideas on board to make it work with Opera. You have a good point about the other browsers though, as long as they work properly with the product they have just as much right to be promoted as Firefox.

  6. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Some guys do not take technical dislike for a software to personal levels. What he gave is a perfectly legitimate code as a favor that I asked him to. Because no one around here is as well versed with the capabilities of Opera than he is. If he likes the capabilities of Blog:CMS over WordPress that does not mean, he does not have anything worthwhile to contribute to the community.
    Or maybe you might be suggesting that since I myself switched to Blog:CMS yesteraday (with catastrophic results though)... So, I am no longer invited to be a part of the WP community? Because even I may have something bad to do to WP around here becasue of my dislike for WP!
    Hmm... That would also mean, if I found a bug in Firefox, I should not inform the Firefox community about it just because I dislike Firefox (compared to Opera that is).
    Not good enough...

  7. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Why don't you guys take this offlist? :\

  8. serendipity
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Sushubh, I am totally unclear why you'd even consider the utterings of someone who constantly takes cheap shots at WP and its developers as having any bearing on whether you'd be considered "part of the WP community" or not.
    (And could you all please stop the browser fanaticism? I used Opera for years and loved it. Now, on a different OS, I use Firefox and love it.
    Every piece of software has bugs and weaknesses. Getting frustrated with IE is difficult to avoid given that company's policies and the sheer number of glitches and inconsistencies. But underhand swipes between people who use reasonably well constructed browsers, whatever their name, is just childish.)

  9. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 11 years ago #

    The problem in Opera has always been because we couldn't find away around the bug, not because there is any dislike for the Opera browser. Now that a fix is available I'll check it out and ask if it's alright to use the code if it works out.
    As for "endorsing" browsers like Opera or Safari like we endorse Firefox, I think that's a good question. They both have excellent standards support and are great browsing platforms. However a major criteria for linking to Firefox is the promotion of another Free Open Source project (like WordPress) that is available for a number of platforms. Safari has open-source bits, but is only for OS X. Opera is multi-platform and is a good browser, but it's a commercial closed-source project. Opera can always buy Google ads on wordpress.org though. ;) That's for the footer, you suggested a page on the wiki highlighting standards compliant browsers and I think that's an excellent idea. Go for it.

  10. StopWPCensorship
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    @Sushubh: chill out. I wasn't implying anything about you not being 'part of the community' just because you use Opera and Blog:CMS, and I think you should ignore whoever said that to you because you have a right to use whatever browser and blogging software you want without being accused of trolling. I was talking strictly about Literary Moose who has made his dislike for WP very clear, and saying that might discourage the developer from including his code. But it now sounds like that might be resolved so your problem is solved. And if it isn't then you could always make a 'WP for Opera' version including the fix and advertising Opera in the footer :)

  11. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Now that a fix is available I'll check it out and ask if it's alright to use the code if it works out.
    Now that was the kind of reply that really makes asking questions on this forum worthwhile. If adding 10 lines of code make WP more friendly for even 1% of the users, I guess it won't harm the initiative. :)

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