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What features do you really, really want to see added or fixed in future versions of WordPress?

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Brian Matis2014-11-20 01:12 PMID: 135006
Jason, thanks so much for the plugin links and the warm welcome! I've considered looking into getting a plugin to better deal with it, but hadn't taken the time to research it. The blog's still new enough that it hasn't become a major problem yet but it's certainly getting there. I'll have to try one of those out :-)
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Brandon Lyon2014-11-20 01:34 PMID: 135009
Here are a few of the things I usually remove from Wordpress:

* Set server rules for allowed file types
* Disable commenting
* Disable user registration
* Install a minimalist theme with only required functions
* Disable theme customization
* Disable RSS feeds
* Disable pingback
* Disable revision history
* Disable post formats
* Remove things from the backend so clients won't get confused
* Change the version of jQuery from the one built-in to the edge version and move it's load order
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Jason C. Levine2014-11-20 01:39 PMID: 135011
Some of that I agree with, some I don't.

I, for one, tend to need commenting, registration, customizations, feeds and formats so having to opt those in each time would get wearisome.

I would think that instead of one package that forces people to opt-in or out of specific core functions the WordPress folks could release two versions...standard and "white-label."  You could download the white-label version that is just a vanilla CMS and I would get the standard version because that's what I would need.
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Brandon Lyon2014-11-20 01:45 PMID: 135012
Yeah I think that would be good. Lots of server appliances come in multiple versions, one that's core and others which have extra bells and whistles.
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Brandon Lyon2014-11-20 01:47 PMID: 135013
I can see the counterpoint that while I have to disable everything you would have to enable everything. Multiple versions would be a good idea.
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Jason C. Levine2014-11-20 05:50 PMID: 135078
Ultimately, this is WordPress's "problem"

It's flexibility has made it super-popular but that popularity cuts across multiple dimensions of users. So it's bloggers vs. CMS'ers; power users vs. Plugin Pollys; and PHP developers vs. just about everybody.
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