[EventCalendar] Plans the future
alex at firetree.net
Tue Oct 16 16:21:17 UTC 2007
> You are probably putting the project at risk if you want to break it
> up with more onus on the user to customize it.
No no no! I want to keep the core plug-in fully functional and easy to
Right now I'm reluctant to accept most "new feature" patches because
they address minority requirements and add to the UI complexity for
everyone. I want to try to accommodate the ceaseless requests for more
features by enabling interested people to add their own customisations
on top of the core.
> WordPress is nice because it has a lot of "black box" functionality.
> Just look around at all the sites that are only slight mods of the
> Kubrick theme. People don't want to open the hood of their car if they
> can help it. I'm an unusual case, because I want to make a radical
> change in the presentation. I tore the guts out and rebuilt from the
> ground up.
People with your level of interest and ability may be in the minority,
but there are still many, many "power" WP users. *They* are the ones
who write the plug-ins. Most plug-ins are poorly tested and
ill-designed - but that's OK because the good ones make up for the
Wordpress comes workable and complete. You also get a couple of
(useful?) example plug-ins in the basic download. I'd like EC to be
much the same.
Many EC users don't actually want a calendar - the event list is the
most popular feature. Even fewer want full-page calendars. Fewer still
want even more esoteric features... it's ideal plug-in territory.
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