Feature plugins in 4.2 and beyond

Feature plugins for WordPress 4.2 and beyond need to be planned. Let’s get some suggestions together along with their status and who’s working on them.

For each feature pluginFeature Plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins. that you would like to see considered, either for 4.2 or for a future version, please leave a comment with the following details:

  • Current status (eg. idea, planning, early/late development, testing, stable)
  • Who’s responsible
  • Link to GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ repo or w.org page, if appropriate
  • Whether you’d like the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party to be considered for 4.2

It’s become apparent that feature plugins need to be at a much more mature stage before they are considered for merge into coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. After all, the point of a feature plugin is to build a feature as a plugin and if the plugin never gets merged into core then we’re still left with a fully workable standalone plugin. Any feature plugins which are to be considered for 4.2 need to be at a very mature stage already.