WordPress comments haven’t changed a lot – same interface, same functionality – for years. At some point, I decided to improve this important component and started working on the CommentsWP plugin.
This post is a brief history of the CommentsWP plugin creation: how and when I came up with the idea, my general process, and the final outcome.
You have lots of plugins, and even a theme. You are brave and adventurous – and you write (or copy-paste) lots of snippets to modify their default behavior. Now you have a custom code all over the place and even in your theme functions.php.
Is there a better way to fix that mess?
Recently Ryan (@modemlooper) posted a question on Twitter: https://twitter.com/modemlooper/status/767398974592389121 It so resonated with me, so I decided to write a more lengthy answer. The introduction to the problem WordPress is big right now, with 26+% of the web it gives ability to reach millions of customers if you create a business around it. But that… Continue reading What would you do if WordPress lost significant market share?