[closed] Version 3.0 Features (186 posts)

  1. shidouhikari
    Posted 6 years ago #

    We desperately need a Menu generator feature. We can't rely on page list and category list anymore.

    We need something like Drupal menus. From inside Admin area, be able to create any number of independent menus we want, and add to each of them any post, page, category, tag, and any WordPress resource that can be accessed from a URL, together with custom HTML code with PHP and shortcode support.

    Each li element and each ul/ol nested submenu would allow custom classes and id to be inserted, propagating or not to its children. With the same great support body_class, post_class and comment_class has.

    I also suggest it to not be added to core. It should come as a plugin to be activated, and focused being an API, so that it can be expanded by other plugins, with new features and UI improvements. That's a nice suggestion for one of first canonical plugin!

    Doing so, core developers wouldn't need to develop all those features alone. They could develop really its base and a simple UI, and other developers would use API's functions, actions and filters to implement all kinds of new features above the base plugin.

  2. Bernhard Riedl
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I agree with jmccann. - Tags for pages should be included because this functionality is often needed if WordPress is used as a CMS.

    @jmccann: Two years ago I've written a post which shows how to change taxonomy.php in wp-includes to allow tags for pages in the tag-cloud.

  3. dbohea
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Usable custom content types (the likes of the Drupal CCK). It's time to really beef up the CMS features so that we don't have to keep hacking posts, pages and categories to suit our CMS needs. Yes there are plugins, but it really should be core IMO.

  4. Erlend
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Pretty much merge the functionality of posts and pages (tags, categories etc.) but keep the separation of their purposed use. This would also call for easy swapping between posts and pages (*click!* now my page is a post!).

    Don't want:
    The vast gallery functionality scares me. Would be much better suited as a canonical (or 'classic' as I wanted to suggest) plugin.

    Don't sacrifice speed for anything.

  5. detted
    Posted 6 years ago #

    How about better supports on document sharing with libraries or folders, like MS sharepoint?

  6. auconnor
    Posted 6 years ago #

    2 separate versions and I'm not finicky as to which version is first first...

    1. Shoring up the CMS
    + 1 @designodyssey - long post on page 3
    + 1 @cyrilletuzi

    "custom content type UI and API. the few things about that done in WP 2.9 have to be finished, because they are not useful as they are now. custom content type UI and API would allow to use WordPress as a real CMS, and it would open a new world for this great tool"

    +1 @tommiehansen

    "Maybe focus more on code optimization"

    +1 @Edified

    "I think it's pretty sad that realtime comments is still a theme/pluging realm thing.


    2) MU Integration

  7. raboodesign
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I do not really understand why MU should be standard build in. The success of WordPress so far was that is was lightweight and easy to use. Are you going to destroy that now?
    Why not have two separate entities as before? If I have a blog, do I want to drag the burden around of code I'm not going to use anyway? What is it with open source developers wanting to put everything into one giant, cumbersome box?
    Just a thought of an otherwise big fan of wordpress.

  8. jasontromm
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'd like to see a feature that would allow you to merge tags. Say someone has two different tags: "dog" and "dogs." I'd like a way to merge both of them as "dogs."

  9. Ajay
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm not if anyone suggested this yet, but while we're all looking for more features, I am genuinely worried that we'll end up with a software that will no longer support a shared hosting environment once you make it to 200 visitors a day.

  10. Jen
    Community Organizer
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @Ajay: I'm not sure what your question is. Many sites running WordPress on shared hosts receive more than 200 visitors a day... many receive thousands or more with no trouble.

  11. @raboodesign the extra amount of code isn't really all that much, and the download size of MU/WP is still only a quarter of the size of one of the competitors.

    Remember, over 90% of MU is WP code. They're only adding in the multiple blog specific stuff.

  12. mcmills
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'd really like to have the ability to have a live page served on the site, but then be able to have a 'working draft' version that I am gradually modifying behind the scenes and then, when ready, overwrite the live page with when I'm ready.

    A lot of CMS'es now have this as standard - and for me - whilst I love wordpress and think much of it is way better than a lot of CMS'es - this one area is lacking.

    A full description of the problem - with example - is here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/349454?replies=1

  13. lokrin2000
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @raboodesign the extra amount of code isn't really all that much, and the download size of MU/WP is still only a quarter of the size of one of the competitors.

    Remember, over 90% of MU is WP code. They're only adding in the multiple blog specific stuff.

    One thing I'd like to see in the installation script- whatever is NOT wanted is NOT installed!

    I do not want any foreign translation files. Some people do not want any multiple blogs. U.S.W.(Etc.) Go ahead and have it in the installation files, but make sure they are either not installed or deleted when the installation finishes.

    Same with other options that have a possibility of bloating the blog.

  14. stevendude
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'd like to have an easier way to find and link to previous posts in the same blog. Is there an easy way to do this that I don't know about? I have to have two browser tabs open and cut and paste the URL once I find the previous post.

    Also anything that makes mobile easier for readers and also for admin would be great.

    Lots of current plugin stuff would be nice to have in WP. "Subscribe" and "subscribe to comments" are two. "No self pings" as a feature too.



  15. Jazzvox
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Great to hear that, MU ability was the prior factor! Not only after I failed to install WP-MU on a shared server, which seems to be not possible ;-) In addition, I'd love to see wp 3.0 extended by

    • PMS, internal message system
    • Page Tagging

    Thanks! mathias

  16. scribu
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'd like to see a feature that would allow you to merge tags. Say someone has two different tags: "dog" and "dogs." I'd like a way to merge both of them as "dogs."

    See the Merge Tags plugin.

  17. Anointed
    Posted 6 years ago #

    +1 for custom post types with the ability to theme the admin gui for it so that my customers don't have to see the admin area as it is

    +1 for built in domain mapping

    +1 for more granular control of user rolls ---love Justins plugin

  18. José Luís
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It's very hard to read 167 posts at work. So, I'm sorry if this has been already suggested. What about:

    1. a tool to move comments (among posts and threads) - there are a few plugins to move comments among posts, but AFAIK, none can move comments among threads;
    2. include Viper007Bond's plugin hability to regenerate thumbnails, into core;
    3. an alternative naming convention to resized images - small, half and big, for example. To use dimensions may break links upon a thumbnail regeneration.


  19. sguzik
    Posted 6 years ago #

    One feature that WPMU has been lacking for a while is the ability to track site-wide activity in addition to the activity on one of the independent silo blogs.

    As a publisher working with WPMU now, I've found the ability to have lots of blogs running simultaneously great, but I often wish there was a way to use all that information more easily for a site-wide portal page (similar to how Lyceum, another WP derivative, allowed).

    Among the things that this would allow for is tracking site-wide most popular posts and recent comments (instead of just over a single blog).

    Just a thought.

  20. @sguzik there are plugins for that :)

  21. chimericdream
    Posted 6 years ago #

    With the integration of MU into the core, I would like to see a simple import tool to allow people with multiple WP installs across multiple domains to consolidate everything into one installation. I am currently running three domains with WP installed, and will be installing it on *at least* four more before the end of the year, so I would love the ability to seamlessly move from separate installs to one.

  22. paulmaunders
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @chimericdream - I would like this too, but I think that it could be achieved through a plugin. In fact, we will probably write a plugin to do that for a new wordpress hosting service we are working on.

  23. 610m
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Since this release is going to integrate WPMU which is more community focused, I think the other major feature should be built in Twitter, OAuth and Twitter connect login support.

  24. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    For WPMU installs upgrading to WP 3.0:

    = Requesting for List of Changes in WPMU functions and the lot when WP 3.0 comes out so it would be easier to check/revise plugins and theme customizations before upgrading.

    To start off:
    Deprecated: is_site_admin
    Replaced with: is_super_admin
    Deprecated: 'multiblog'
    Replaced with: 'multisite'


  25. chrishoward
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Blocks/regions like Drupal does. Widget sidebars are a little bit in that direction, but need to take it the next step where you can create and define all your block in the admin, and optionally define their content. Then in the theme design (via css, html) it's simply a matter of saying where each block goes and (if not defined in the backend), what each's content is.

  26. Mr. NiceGuy
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Not only image gallery but also podcast and video gallery. Every author should only see his galleries.
    Support for custom fields within registration.
    Support for international blogs. Mainblog http://www.foo.com and several blogs llike http://www.foo.uk, http://www.foo.fr etc. If you register at http://www.foo.uk you allways get the dashboard of http://www.foo.uk but you can write on all other blogs. This makes sense if you use custom fields for registration. Also it's better for SEO.
    Standard TinyMCE for comments (without upload and html buttons).
    Integration of BuddyPress as a standard option.
    Possibility to upload local avatar at user profile. If missing then display gravatar for comments.
    More CMS functionality. Better rightsmanagement/rolemanagement.
    Fix problems with sites having more than 1000 pages.
    Service to help developers to test plugins for correct behavior (performance, bad code etc.).
    AJAX included. When showing pages/post only comments should be loaded while stepping through.
    Subcribe to comments and newsletter with double-opt-in possibility.
    Better SEO/SEM support.
    Better support for big sites - using multiple machines for big blogs.
    Very important: including a shortener service.

  27. driz
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'd like to see sections (channels) where you can have say a blog section and a portfolio section and then add pages, categories, and posts to them. That way you could have more control over your content and have categories and pages relative. Example: domain.com/blog/archive or domain.com/blog/category/wordpress

    I'd also like to see a better Permalink system where you can create series of rules instead of just one rule for all areas. So if you wanted your blog to have dates like /blog/2009/01/01/post-name/ but wanted your portfolio to have just category and name like /portfolio/web-design/wordpress-org/

    Would love to hear some thoughts on these?

  28. Jason Crouse
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I admit I haven't read all 177 posts here above (let's say I read about 20). But I don't think anybody mentioned the lack of granular user management. If you really want to use WP as a large-scale CMS, used by multiple editors, publishers, reviewers etc, you need Workflow. Right now this can be implemented via a bunch of plugins, but it should be included in the Core, IMHO. I mean, something like "user X can only edit posts in category Y, or user Z cannot read posts in category W". This could be easily implemented using a Unix-like approach, where each single object (post, category, comment, etc) is associated with owner, group and rest of the world. And then have permission for each of them. For example, post X would be rwr-r- (you don't need 'executability', as far as I can see), meaning that the owner can read and write it, while his/her group can only read it, and same thing for the rest of the world. I know this could be a HUGE revolution in the source code, but I really think it's totally worth it. And if you need help, count me in :)

  29. ndrwld
    Posted 6 years ago #

    “Media” library enhancement like it is done with “Posts”
    1. Uploading
    a. Create/Select Category (like the “Categories” metabox from “Posts/Add New”);
    *Category Name = Folder Name (in wp-content/uploads);
    b. Ability to add thumbs to Media Categories;
    c. Create/Choose Tag (like a “Post Tags” metabox from “Posts/Add New”);

    2. Editing Media Categories (like in “Post/Categories”);
    a. Ability to add thumbs to Media Categories;

    3. Filters (Media/Library)
    a. Filtering by Categories;
    b. Filtering by Tags;

  30. goldeneagle
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Custom Taxonomies: a massively powerful feature which enhances WP's CMS capabilities – but they're only accessible if you can write some WP code or if you use a plugin such as Yoast. How about making the custom taxonomies as accessible as tags, so their use can be standardised eg

    • they can be accessed by other plugins (such as all-in-one-SEO, which could then include the taxonomy terms in the SEO meta data)
    • theme developers can set up taxonomy archives in the same way as tag archives
    • taxonomy terms can be updated via the “quick edit” view

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