January 13, 2009
Matt Mullenweg‘s presentation at WC Las Vegas 2009 in which he discusses the future of WordPress
Video by John Hawkins
WordCamp Las Vegas 2009 15
Matt Mullenweg 75
Las Vegas 2
The focus of 2.8 should be design of the front end with a theme installer, one click updates, theme admin features like thesis or one-theme built into core and widgetized themes all around. Why should widgets only reside in the sidebar. How about the header, footer and body.
Thanks for sharing your ideas
when I submit a comment the video restarts, maybe make the comments ajaxy so the video keeps rolling…
Thanks for the feedback!
I agree the focus should be admin tools, but not just style / presentation (themes) and functional (widgets / plug-ins), but also admin of actual content. Global DB functions made easier for the Admin user who is not a PHP or MySQL programmer.
2.7 focussed on consolidating and streamlining the front end admin, 2.8 should focus on the back end admin. IMHO natch … comments gone into the questionnaire already. When can we expect feedback ?
I agree with everything said here but there is one more thing I would like to add in my personal opinion the way you edit the layout feels like web 1.5 it would be cool if you had a pallet of widget blogs which you could drag and drop onto a interactive preview of the site where you could also redo the menus and stuff.
I made a typo I meant widget blocks not widget blogs.
I agree. I’m a graphic designer. ‘making anything’ user friendly has mass appeal.
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