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  • With the imminent launch of 3.0 I had hoped to see a more logical presentation of plugins emerge so that 3.0 users, for example, might be able to only see plugins tested with 3.0, and not have to wade through endless dross dating back to the Neolithic.

    I imagine I cannot be the only one that looks at the sea of outdated, defunct, deprecated and therefore virtually useless plugin information every time I try to find something useful and current on the plugin pages. Which is there in abundance, I might add, if you have the stamina to wade through all the crap.

    Would a new user to WordPress find this mess helpful and an encouragement to learn and expand their use of WordPress, or would they likely be frustrated by errors of the past, most of which we could have protected them from? I think you know the answer.

    What is happening here Guys? I don’t mean to be provocative, but I think it begs the question – is the number of plugins compatible and tested with the current and latest version of WordPress so small, that we have to hide them in all those that are not? I hope not, but I can’t see.

    Or has it become such a mammoth task to reorganize and re-index, now that it has become so large and swamped with irrelevant and no-longer supported plugins for antique version of WordPress, that its beyond the realms of what is possible to sort out?

    I don’t think so. But who is going to do it?

    My personal view is that, in all likelihood, this wonderful resource is being squandered through the lack of anyone with enough time, knowledge, determination and resolve to turn it back into the well organized and useful resource it should always have been.

    So, if the powers that be want someone willing to belly up to the bar, they need look no further than me (please PM me). I’d love to do it, or rather, I cannot put up with the mess any longer.

    I’d happily pull a team of volunteers together, create a logical index and even devise an interoperability strategy for authors to follow, but leaving this resource as it is, in the mess it is today, is simply not an option guys.

    By the way, I don’t mean to diminish the gallant evolutionary attempts of the few to revise the way information is presented here. But the time for revisionism is past. It’s time for revolution!

    Anyone else see it the same way, or is it just me?

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