|WordPress Improvements - monday 2007-08-13 1031||last modified 2007-08-13 1031|
For all my past complaints about WordPress, my latest experience from a developer's standpoint was actually rather pleasant. The documentation has expanded substantially so that niche aspects are at the least covered if not outright explained in extreme detail. The API has not, as far as I can tell, been changed between minor versions, which is a good sign. Best of all, recent expansion in in-code hooks now allow for a total separation between the core and my own modifications. Whereas before there were random changes scattered throughout, now almost all of the functionality in PT's customization has been pulled into a WordPress plugin and theme, all except some changes to the administrative portal to disable unwanted feed loading (which, honestly, should be an in-core option).
The biggest challenge was tracking changes in Subversion. I neglected to make good use of svn copy in the past, so what would have been useful and simple-to-access logs and diffs had to be dug out of deleted directories. I ended up checking out an early revision and svn up'ing by one to figure out everything I had changed on the first release.
So, kudos to the WordPress team and community for making life a bit easier for a developer.
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