By Jeffro on November 1, 2011
-Joost de Valk Answers Questions From His Peers
By Jeffro on March 9, 2011
John Battelle who is behind BattelleMedia is in the unique position to interview Matt Mullenweg not once, but twice this week. The first interview will take place at Signal Austin while the second will be an onstage conversation at South by Southwest discussing the Future Of WordPress. John is asking for people to submit questions for both interviews.
One of the thought provoking questions I would ask is what he thinks about WordPress without him. It’s a question that is possibly impossible for him to answer but I would like to hear his thoughts on which direction he would want WordPress and the non-profit foundation to head if he were to disappear.
The second question which probably wouldn’t be of interest to anyone in the audience is whether Matt actually has any time to just think and reflect about where he’s been and where he wants to go along with the project. I would like him to describe those times of reflection and then talk about the short term and long term future of both Automattic the company as well as the non-profit foundation. While he doesn’t have a crystal ball, I imagine he has plans and goals for 2011 and possibly for 2012. I’d like to know what those are.
I’m just glad they don’t have me on stage interviewing Matt or having a conversation with him because I’d never stop asking questions. That reminds me, it’s about time I have him on the show again.
By Jeffro on July 2, 2010
WordPress core developer Mark Jaquith has started a new practice on his website where visitors will be able to use a question submission form to ask Mark anything having to do with WordPress. It could be a question regarding WordPress, usage, security, or development issues. From time to time, Mark will be publishing the chosen question or questions and answering them on his site. Considering Marks extensive knowledge in development security, it will be interesting to see how many of those questions are submitted/chosen.
By Jeffro on November 9, 2009
I’ve received a good amount of feedback from folks asking me to generate case studies on the use of WordPress when it comes to large scale use or heavy modified development. I’d love to do these case studies to find out the particulars on how WordPress is used in certain situations but the problem is, I don’t know how to go about it. This idea has been circulating around thanks to John M when he made a thread about it in the forum. Personally, I would like to create a questionnaire that can be sent to these people but I’m not sure if that is the correct way to go. Furthermore, I don’t know which questions to ask when it comes to a case study. This is where I need your help. If you have ideas, questions, or anything of that sort, please post in that forum thread or here in the comments.
By Jeffro on March 17, 2009
Andrew Rickmann over on his WP Fun WordPress centric site divvied up an interesting question today and that is, what would it take for you to use a plugin that replaced a core feature of WordPress?
My answer to this question is yes. An example I can think of off the top of my head is the new Widget Management system that is taking shape in WordPress 2.8. If this new management system provides a way for me to assign widgets to specific points on my WordPress powered site but the implementation contains a terrible user interface or works in such a way that I don’t agree with, I’m more than likely to stick with Kaspar’s Widget Context plugin.
Another example I can think of is my thoughts on how WordPress works with Post Revisions. No need to dig back into the archives to replay my thoughts on the Post Revision system in WordPress but I love the fact that I can use a plugin which reworks the default functionality into something I agree with.
So while Andrew’s initial thought is that many people would not use something because it contradicts the core, at least a few of us out there is willing to go against the grain.