This Is Not a Feature List

The below notes are a discussion point of reference for today’s chat. This is NOT a feature list AT ALL. This means you, wpcandy and wptavern! 🙂 Seriously, these are just notes so we talk about stuff, not features we are building.

“The ‘Customize Your Site’ Release (a.k.a. the one that helps you make things look the way you want them to look)

Features: a ‘configure and activate’ wizard (Code Name: Gandalf), new default theme, individual improvements within Appearance and/or that show up on the front end

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Team: Ryan Mark Westi Ozz Nacin Dion Koop Cave

54 possible volunteers”

Feature Possibilities:

Twenty Twelve theme – Matt, Lance

Framework for configure and activate (theme + associated custom headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes., background, menus, widgets) – Koop, Ocean

  • live preview of theme changes
  • activate without configure
  • drag and drop sidebars/widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. areas from old theme to new theme
  • configure a new theme, with preview, and then push that theme live
  • easier static front pageStatic Front Page A WordPress website can have a dynamic blog-like front page, or a “static front page” which is used to show customized content. Typically this is the first page you see when you visit a site url, like for example. process

Better multisitemultisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site support – Mark, Pete

  • improve UIUI User interface
  • networknetwork (versus site, blog) enable v activate (parity with plugins)
  • subdirectory installs
  • get rid of ms-files.php (performance win)
  • autocomplete usernames or site names for network adminadmin (and super admin) – Drew, japheth

Language Packs (can we find some language that makes this more understandable to the average user?) – Nacin, Dion, Sergey

Project: PinkPonyPress

  • MVC
  • Database abstraction
  • Smarty templating

Better theme finding – Helen, Mike S

  • infinite scroll on themes screen
  • multiple screenshots per theme

Better widgets – unassigned

  • widget area locations
  • widget preview, explicit save
  • clean up widgets screen, make it more streamlined

Better headers – Aaron and sabreuse

  • variable height
  • choose from media library

Better backgrounds

  • choose from media library


  • title tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.) as a setting instead of owned by theme – Cave, Boren
  • metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. description tag in general settings – Cave, Boren


  • links in captions azaozz
  • imgmagick color profiles?
  • gallery wysiwygWhat You See Is What You Get What You See Is What You Get. Most commonly used in relation to editors, where changes made in edit mode reflect exactly as they will translate to the published page. if someone works on it


  • TMCE improvements – azaozz, stas


  • Work well in iPad/Fire (responsive CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets.) Azaozz, georgestephanis
  • XML-RPC Westi, Max Cutler, Marko (APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. focus)
  • XML-RPC Joseph, Eric Mann (Bugs/features focus)

Master Gardening – Ryan, Jon Cave

#3-4, #agenda, #customize