The WordPress community sounds off on WPShout

December 30, 2009 | No Comments Yet has published answers from the most prominent members of the WordPress community to four big questions about WordPress:

Fantastic reads which couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s the end of the year which means evaluating the year that was; then, between the latest WP release and the big 3.0 dropping next year, we’re also looking forward. Whether you’re new to WordPress or a veteran, there are a fair amount of insights to be had, and it’s a great glimpse into the state of WP and its community.

(Via Weblog Tools Collection)

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15 WordPress experts on the future of WordPress themes

March 5, 2009 | 2 Comments

Ian Stewart of Theme Shaper has put up this year’s installment of the Future of WordPress Themes, which is a compilation of ideas and opinions from different WordPress theme designers, developers, and enthusiasts in general. This year, the following people have been invited to weigh in on this meaty subject:

There are a lot of things that can be done to WordPress to take its theming system to the next level, but if you’ll read the accomplishments of the designers/developers in the article, it’s staggering to see just how much they’ve already achieved! It’s been clear for a long time now that people want WordPress to be more than just a blogging system, even more than a publishing system. Themes are a large part of making that possible, because they’re the first step to changing the way a WP site presents its content, but it’ll take cooperation from other aspects of the WordPress system—plugins, widgets, and the core code—to undergo a real evolution.

That said, are you in favor of where WordPress is headed, or what these people believe WordPress should be headed, or do you wish WordPress were kept as simple as possible?

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