July 18, 2007
12 Things WordPress can Improve for its Bloggers
12 things that I think WordPress can improve for its bloggers. Details after the jump.
12. Unique visitor tracking Stats
Adding a more specific unique visitor would be good to check how many visitor has been to your site exactly. It tracks visitors by IP address so only visitors with different IP will be counted.
11. Multiple File Uploader
Uploading single individual files takes too much loading time. What if you need to upload 50 files?
10. WordPress Polls
Poll adds more interactive to your site. A good feature if available.
9. Template Category
Create a new post with similar category list as older post. You do not have to check all related tags all over again for post that is related. This provides more consistency and saves time.
8. Recent Edits/Updates Widget
Just like recent posts and recent comments widget, this widget only shows post have major edits.
7. Add New Category Placement
Add new category should be place at the top instead of bottom-most. If you have over 200 categories, to add new category, you have to scroll down extensively. Although there is an archor link to it.
6. Presentation > Widgets
Under Presentation section, Themes are showed first by default. How many times do you actually change your site theme, not in few days right? Changes made to Widgets is more frequently made than Themes. Widgets should be showed first by default. This saves WordPress bandwidth without loading the themes thumbnails as well.
5. Browsing/Manage Uploads Results
Searching for wanted images/files can be a pain when there is 10 result per page. What if there is 100+ pages? If number of result per page can be set in Options, files are more accessible and it saves user time to search for the exact image/file.
4. Draft Post Placement
Draft post should appear at the top irregardless of Timestamp, by default. Currently, you have to select “Draft” from Status drop down list and click filter. Three steps can be skipped when Draft posts are showed at the top by default. Again it’s more time saving and less hassle.
3. Publish Button
When you have already written a draft and want to publish it, you have to edit and wait for the WYSIWYG Editor and your content to load before you can publish. Already published post, can have “Status” button in place of “Publish” button instead, which can change the status of the published post to private, pending review, or draft once again.
2. Tag Surfer
I don’t know if this is a bug or an intended purpose. When subscribing tags, the tags will be added as Category without the means of the user. Would be great if user’s own post with specific subscribed tag can be showed in Tag Surfer as well, user can visual and edit layout of post to make it more suitable for viewing in Tag Surfer. One more thing, when there are many results on Tag Surfer, it only shows first 10 or 15 post depending on the setting of WordPress itself, the rest is cut off. This can be solved by result per page just like Managing images/files.
1. WYSIWYG Editor
There is no button for insertion or handling of tables. It must be done in html code.
If you can think of few more features WordPress can add, feel free to comment.