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What’s New with WP Smith? (aka WordPress 3.9)

Consumed => “What’s New in WordPress 3.9” by Craig Buckler on SitePoint.

=> My value add (i.e., left a comment)…

Hey. Thanks Craig. Two thoughts, if you don’t mind.

re: “Theme Browser”

Pardon my bluntness but why is this baked into WP in the first place? Doesn’t this feel like a plugin to you? Does anyone really use their local / personal WP admin CP to “shop” for themes? In the end, this is just code bloat, and a distraction.

re: Developer Updates – “Several new features have been added for theme and plugin developers. At the time of writing, documentation is fairly minimal — if not non-existent — but the most interesting new functions are…”

Oh! Now you hit a nerve :) This happens with EVERY release. It’s hard to take a product – in this case WP as a framework / dev tool – seriously when a critical part of the experience with the product is left blank. Put another way, when was the last time you bought a new car and the gas tank was empty? Or the sales person says, “Take it for a spin” but then refuses to give you the keys. Really?

I love WordPress in many ways. But I can’t help but thinking that they could have skipped the theme browser updates and instead completed the product (i.e., documentation) before releasing it.

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