WordCamp US 2019 fire, forage and treasure exercise

During WordCamp US there was a fire, forage and treasure exercise for WordPress. During this, we decided things to:

  • 🔥Fire: That we wanted to get rid of.
  • 🍄Forage: Wanted to borrow from somewhere else.
  • 👑Treasure: What we wanted to keep.

🔥 Fire

  • Images: replacing, organising
  • Media library
  • WP Admin menu page
  • Non-Gutenberg baked building blocks
  • Notification (alert UI spam)
  • Badly formed notifications
  • Page edit button going to the wrong page
  • Changing color on the backend and it not showing up on the front
  • !working
  • Importer UI and experience
  • Hidden settings
  • Gutenberg gradient panel
  • Menu inflexibility and mobile issues
  • Mobile fonts whacky
  • Structure
  • Bloated (unorganised) admin menu
  • Finding stuff in admin issues
  • Access to dashboard issues
  • Plugins that don’t play well
  • Messy dashboard
  • WP way
  • Customizer > WP Admin > Gutenberg journey
  • Themes being everything
  • Inconsistency with CSS classes

🍄 Forage

  • Spotify buttons
  • Shopify dashboard consistency
  • Super cool proudly made with WordPress badges
  • Elementor type theme building in Gutenberg
  • Design system – Bootstrap, Polaris
  • Design creative ambassador program
  • Role manager
  • Mailchimp media image styles
  • Shopify ease of payment
  • Forms and lists of entries
  • Newsletter signup
  • Mobile layout visual editor
  • Image sorts
  • Easily organized files
  • Easier file management
  • Bear markdown
  • Development version control built in

👑 Treasure

  • Flexibility
  • Open to customization
  • Plugin updating experience
  • WP-CLI
  • API
  • Blocks
  • Cover block
  • Block templates
  • Writing drafts in Gutenberg
  • Social aspect of post
  • Meta boxes
  • Page buttons
  • One-click install
  • Gutenberg
  • Child themes

What would you fire, forage or treasure?

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