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[resolved] WordPress.org Feedback (19 posts)

  1. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I'm interested in some feedback on the WordPress site itself. I have ideas for the site I'd like to get some feedback on, and I'm also curious what sort of resources you'd like available. Here are my plans:

    • For the front page I'd like a nicer statement that ties everything the project is about together, and points to the Dev Blog and Downloads. Should there be a blog on the front page too? I'm not sure.
    • On downloads, I'd like to set up some sort of shell script that automates downloading, unzipping, and CHMODing WordPress in one fell swoop. If you've set up more than one blog, you know what a pain it can be to go through all the steps.
    • On that note, I'd like to make a permanent URL that redirects to the latest version, so if you wget wordpress.org/latest it would send you a tar of the latest release, and /bleeding-edge would send you the latest CVS snapshot, etc.
    • I'd like a changelog and release notes for each version to live in About.
    • Development Blog, I'd like to expand this to be more "bloggy," though I am thinking about possibly cutting comments and just allowing trackbacks. The one column layout is tough to work with though.
    • This forum, I'm pretty happy with the software that's running this forum. I didn't want to go with one of the "real" forum packages like phpBB simply because there's a whole lot of cruft that really isn't needed here. It was a pain getting it XHTML complaint (and still isn't totally done) but I think it has a lot of possibility. I'm pretty familiar with the code so hacking in a feature wouldn't be too hard.
    • Download page, latest release available as zip or tar.gz, everyone should be happy.

    I'd like to add a documentation and FAQ section, but beyond that I'm drawing a blank. Any ideas?

  2. Tom
    Member
    Posted 12 years ago #

    You could use a script for the faq section, so people could submit questions alongside your FAQs.
    Cutting the comments would be better, less chance of spam.
    I dont know about doing a shell script for installing... but you could do a web based install script which does the config for you, like http://www.nucleuscms.org

  3. thomas
    Member
    Posted 12 years ago #

    What about making the readme.html in some other languages?

  4. jmesam
    Member
    Posted 12 years ago #

    What about make the post enabled/disabled (draft)?

  5. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 12 years ago #

    This is not a feature request area for WordPress the product, but wordpress.org the website.

  6. Dougal Campbell
    Member
    Posted 12 years ago #

    How about a forum area for high-priority information? E.g. a read-only section where the admins could post announcements of bug and security fixes.

  7. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I thought about that, but that's basically covered by the development blog.

  8. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 12 years ago #

    A the bottom of the dev blog, it says "valid xhtml and css" but it isn't.
    I gave up on XHTML validation after it said I couldn't have target=_blank in a link! wtf.

  9. Michael Heilemann
    Member
    Posted 12 years ago #

    taget=_blank should be BANNED! Opening new windows for me isn't your job, it's mine, the user.
    That aside :), I would love to see a more bloggy news page. I say keep the comments, I'm always interested in seeing what people have to say.
    I agree that the frontpage should be more detailed.

  10. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Uhn... trying to get my password I received this message:
    Warning: mail() [function.mail]: Could not execute mail delivery program in /home/wordpres/public_html/support/bb_functions.php on line 257

  11. Zaaba
    Member
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I think this place should also have a "how to" section in the forums for the newer WordPress users who have yet to use b2. We could always redirect them to the b2 forums if an answer can be found there.
    BTW, is the code in WordPress DRASTICALLY different than that in b20.6+? Or is the structural markup much better? IMHO, I think it will be quite daunting for php newbie to start adding functions ect ect once he/she is already used to the code in b2 and not WordPress.

  12. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 12 years ago #

    The new forum is a good idea---done.
    The code has changed from b2 in a lot of ways, but the structure is basically the same so if you're familiar with b2 you'll know your way around WP.

  13. JoshuaClinard
    Member
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I think the forum code is okay, but the fact that it has no private messages, no thread tracking, no post count, profile are big drawbacks. There are others, those are just the ones off the top of my head. I think this forum will grow if you use phpbb. It's widely used for support communities.

  14. orbert
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Could we add a "Documentation" forum to the support board for
    "Questions about, comments on, corrections to the documentation"?

  15. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 11 years ago #

  16. orbert
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    "Beta Discussion?"

  17. idiotprogrammer
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Should have a separate discussion for bugs or bug tracking?

  18. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 11 years ago #

    That should fall under either troubleshooting or beta, depending on the status of the release.

  19. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I personnally like the forum and the site, it's a bit more "accessible" than b2's old page.
    The forum is great, as it fit's into the style of the site.
    Though I think a site showcase would be welcomed :)

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