Unsurprisingly, the future of WordPress is important to us and we care about it a lot. We actively worked with it for almost six years now and thought it would probably be good to share our vision for it. Below is a list of our recommendations, followed by a list of things we want WordPress to be stripped off in this spring cleanup.
1. Embrace Mobile-first Approach
Mobile-first doesn’t mean showing and hiding elements on different screen sizes. It means you build the design from phablet-sized screen and scale it further.
2. Fix Community Ideas Faster
Just follow the top rated Ideas and fix them faster. So many users can’t be wrong.
3. Stop Recommending Framework Libraries
4. Make Child Themes Disposable
Design changes over years and so should your website. Child themes should thus be disposable and horror like grandchild themes should never exist.
5. Flatter Modern Design
WordPress looks OK as is, but it should step a bit further and embrace a flat, modern design with no borders and as little shadows as possible. A bit more white space couldn’t hurt.
6. User-selected Archive Pages for All Post Types
There should be a way for selecting static archive pages for all post types, not just Front page and Posts page. This would make WordPress even more CMS-friendly and intuitive to use.
4 Spring Cleanups:
WordPress is not a social network, it is a CMS system, evolved from blogging platform. Get rid of Buddypress.
2. Press This
Stop the madness. WordPress shouldn’t sponsor content spamming and copyright theft.
3. Post Formats
Tumblr is great, but WordPress is now a CMS system, not just a blogging platform anymore. Stop limiting and forcing post formats and make post formats the same way as custom post types are built or scrap them altogether.
4. Widgets, Menus, Header, Background
Move widgets, menus, header and background control from Appearance to Customizer.
Our recommendations probably don’t reflect the desires of every WordPress power user and I’m sure you have your own suggestions as well, so please share in the comments below.