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  1. #51
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    Don't really have much to hate about it, but here's the reason why i love it :

    1) It's free and open source
    2) lots and lots of plugins
    3) good community
    4) lots of free and paid themes as well
    5) pretty good documentation.

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    Likes:

    1. Good theme selection.
    2. Easy to do basic modifications to themes.
    3. Large user base.
    4. Cheap to host.
    5. Easiest platform on which to build a decent, but not terribly original, site for musicians and artists, who are always broke.
    Dislikes:
    1. Too much screwing around with mod_rewrite and .htaccess.
    2. PHP functions are ugly.
    3. Default TinyMCE install keeps changing between versions, and majorly screws with HTML: a huge failing.
    4. No document management.
    5. Poor drafting capabilities.
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    Likes:
    1. Extensibility through plugins
    2. Ever improving documentation through the Codex
    3. Free and Open Source
    4. Makes use of the LAMP architechure
    5. Short learning curve


    Dislikes:
    1. Too focused on blogarama (i.e. Blogroll rather than Links)
    2. Inability to remove some admin areas with major hacking (of plugins)
    3. Transitional doc-type (Strict isn't THAT hard)
    4. Ancient and gaudy admin interface
    5. Poor native image handling (with positioning/thumbnailing etc)


    Once development starts to appreciate that it's not about 'blogging', it will make it easier for me to create sites like http://hukavillage.co.nz without over-reliance on plugins. Still I am a die-hard-tshirt-wearing WP fan...

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    Actually the Strict DOCTYPE is a theme issue, unless you're referring to the admin panel again.

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    things I like about wp:

    - its so simple that I guess even my dog can use it.

    things I don't like:

    - i don't like the procedural coding style and the lack of a design pattern.

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    What I like about WordPress:
    • The fact that it's free and open source
    • The huge amount of free plugins and themes there are available
    • The super-easy installation process
    • The flexibility of it, it can be used as a CMS, video site script, basically everything when you use the right plugins
    • The community, it's great how much support you can get from other WP-users
    What I dislike about WordPress:
    • The default theme 'Kubrick' is ugly, it needs a redesign, ASAP
    • The code is a mess. The PHP code lacks inconsistency and could be improved a lot. Also the structure of the code (PHP as well as HTML) can be a lot better.
    That's actually all what I dislike about WP. I find it a very great blogging platform and is definitely the best free, open source PHP script/CMS available on the web. Much respect to Matt Mullenweg and the many other developers and contributers of WordPress.

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    i m pretty sure if WP developers read this ,
    they will resolve that problems

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    4 Thinks I Like:
    • Huge amounts of high quality plugins
    • The Codex
    • Login and CP looks good and is easy to use
    • Can be used as both blog and simple CMS


    5 Thinks I Dislike
    • Messy backend code. A nightmare to try and modify.
    • The backend produces XHTML that you have no control over (unless you modify the files manually. See above.)
    • No good way to modify admin CP. Makes it a ***** to use as CMS on client's websites as you'd want to have a bit of your own branding.
    • Limited control over users, user groups and their rights (the Roles plugin comes in handy here, but why the hell do more or less everyone have access to changing their own, and others (admins included), rights? I actually have to hack it so only admins can change roles and rights.
    • It won't let me write pure, 100% unmodified HTML in posts and pages. Not only when using the TinyMCE code view, but also when I'm not using TinyMCE at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joebert View Post
    [SIZE="4"]It began silently collecting server information in a recent release.
    I must've missed something...


    Things I hate: 1. Not quite flexible
    Interesting. I guess it depends on how one uses it because I have a massive/complicated site & it does the job just perfect.


    It won't let me write pure, 100% unmodified HTML in posts and pages. Not only when using the TinyMCE code view, but also when I'm not using TinyMCE at all.

    I've never liked using the editor for ANYTHING, but I've seen quite a few people mention the inability to have unmodified HTML in posts/pages. The only problem I have there is that it seems to automatically give paragraphs in one area & no correct paragraphs in another, but I'll have this solved soon.

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    I like the fact that its pretty easy to use. The open source is nice, and the free themes/etc are great. Some of the stuff just seems stuffy and sometimes I wish I could use less plugins and have more included options.
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    thanks for the info helped me tons

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    I like the fact that it's free and has masses of plug-ins. Very user-friendly as well.

    However, my biggest gripe is that it doesn't implement HTML correctly. And whenever I go back to edit a post and re-post it, youtube videos, scripts etc. don't work the second time.

    Is there any superior way to write posts within Wordpress, via a plug-in or something? Otherwise I'll just have to use my HTML editor.
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    Is there any superior way to write posts within Wordpress, via a plug-in or something? Otherwise I'll just have to use my HTML editor.
    There is a plugin for almost everything - maybe there even is one to post...

    I have a love/hate relationship with WP really:

    Hated/Loved things:
    1. the vast amount of plug-ins
    2. the huge amount of templates

    How can a poor girl choose from all of these and stay sane? And what is the best plugins to use when they are so many. I'm stuck in plugin swamp...
    Last edited by fontgarden; Jan 6, 2008 at 10:08. Reason: forgot to quote azam

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    Well fontgarden, what kind of blog/site are you running? The purpose of the blog/site will often determine which plugins you use, though I have found Akismet, All In One SEO Pack, Category Base Killer, Enforce .www Preference, Search Everything (won't be needed anymore once the next WordPress version comes out in March, since 2.4 has now been skipped) and the Secure and Accessible PHP Contact Form to be standard fare as for most WordPress installations I use.

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    I have started a photoblog, a regular blog and news blog and have a humor/science blog - the standards (will they be included as standards in the next SP release?) akismet, all-in-one SEO pack, and some more advanced tag management is a must IMO. Then there are several photoblog platforms, where I find myself testing one after the other and also smaller plugins which are mostly cosmetic like ajax inline editing and the administrator area plugin (is it tiger admin?). And all the smaller plugins can eventually trap the whole construction so it won't work and I have to start over again. But I hope some of the necessary plugins become included in the base installation of WP in the future Until then I'll just keep on testing. Doesn't anyone have a WP blog with what plugins you can best use for what kind of site? That would be a great idea! *hint* *hint*

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    Actually, I've thought about doing something like that with one of the sites I've been working on, but I really can't say more due to the no-self promo rule here.

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    + Dislike the Arrangement of heavy Loading Files.

    + The Admin panel setup, & user panel setup layout.

    + The Admin panel setup, & user panel setup functions.

    + The Lack of forum like posting, to have users have profiles, avatars, and ranks stock.

    Sorry that's all I can think of guys.
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    Talking

    Five things to Like:

    * The ability of a noob, that'd be me :-) to set up the files on a server fairly easily.

    * The search for help section in the WP site.

    * The ability to use sidebar widgets.

    * The available widgets. User community is huge and talented.

    * The SEO pack.

    Five things to Hate:

    * The search for help section in the WP site. Sometimes you can get lost for days looking for what you really need

    * The ability to use sidebar widgets. If they break something, you may never find out all the dependencies to be able to fix it... Easier to just restore from backup and try again.

    * The available widgets. User community is huge and talented. Unfortunately, comparing apples to apples to apples can be tedious and time consuming.

    * The SEO pack. Works but is just obfuscated enough for a noob that it can drive you around the bend trying to figure out what is really helping your site.

    * Lack of theme standards, plus the default is bloated and ugly as crap. :-)

    But, head and shoulders above the first blog software that I ran...

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    I like that it's php, css, html. So it's agonizingly easy for someone with minimal skills to customize. It's free and easy.
    Dislike: It's just SO SLOW! And I think the default category tree/heirarchy thing is a bit counterintuitive. And cleanurls ought to be a default setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cereal_girl View Post
    Dislike: It's just SO SLOW!
    My Wordpress blog has 25 posts on the main page and it loads in 2 seconds. I'll agree that the admin panel is slow, but it is importing data from numerous sources, like the incoming links section.

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    I love everything about wordpress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigodines View Post
    things I like about wp:

    - its so simple that I guess even my dog can use it.
    Was that hard to train, cause I would have a much simpler life if my dog could write his own blog entries for once.
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    I agree with you some what!
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    I tried a bridge between wordpress and smf before, and i wasnt happy with it, in SMF usernames can have capital letters, but at the time worpess only allowed lower case letters, so it duplicated all the members to have lowercase letters

    Not sure if this has changed though, that was a slightly older version of wordpress i tried with smf.

    But wordpress on its own, is by far the best! so many plugins available saves you a lot of time trying to code your own wee snippets.

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    No matter love or hate, but I am fond of it.
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