Let me start by saying, I am a WordPress fanboy, and use it more than any other CMS platform.
That being said, I’m getting a little perturbed that WordPress has come this far and still does not officially support any solution for custom content types, besides jerry-rigging post categories and custom fields (an ugly and un-intuitive solution for the end user).
I understand its a “blogging platform”, but come on, it is obvious that it is the most easy-to-use, easy-to-manage, and easy-to-theme-for CMS platform out there. It wins awards for something its not even designed to do! Acknowledge the fact that millions of people use the platform as a fully-fledged content management system and not just as a blog, and throw us a bone!
I would KILL for built in support for creating custom content types (IE: being able create separate write panels for different types of content, such as “portfolio posts” and “events”) each with their own, exclusive set of custom fields.
Joomla, Drupal, ExpressionEngine, TextPattern ALL have this feature in one shape or another, and yet they pale in comparison to the ease-of-use of WordPress.
Sure, there are some 3rd party solutions out there, but most of them are poorly maintained, poorly executed, or simply cannot keep up with the rapid releases of new versions of WordPress (and the subsequent rearrangements of WP db tables).
Will we ever see official support for something like this?
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