I’m completing the 2013 WordPress survey. Got to question 20. Thought I’d check out my answer regarding using the native app. Writing this post has been pretty laborious but that’s the iPhone to blame. Tiny effing keyboard!
A short while later…
Well actually it’s not post survey as far as I’m concerned. I didn’t complete my answer to Q21: What’s the best thing about WordPress? since I pasted my link from last year’s responses into Q22: What’s the most frustrating thing and lo and behold my responses were submitted. Thanks a bunch polldaddy!
Update on last year’s responses
In H2GD Part 11: What’s the most frustrating thing about WordPress? I decided to report that, in my opinion, the best thing about WordPress was shortcodes and the most frustrating was also shortcodes. In my second response to this year’s survey I updated my responses slightly
Q21. Best? Advanced shortcodes provided by plugins.
Q22. Most frustrating? General purpose shortcodes provided by themes.
I’d also like to point out that the first 2 of my 5 other most frustrating items are still very much in evidence
- wpautop() – the bane of your life if you’re a shortcode fanatic
- TinyMCE – Visual editor. Sometimes it gets it SO wrong
- Unrecoverable fatal errors in wp-admin.
- Functions being instantly deprecated – requiring code to cater for multiple versions of WordPress
- Issues being bumped from one release to another with no sign of a fix in sight
- WordPress 2013 Survey Complete the Survey (about wordpress.org?) for yourself
- oik-plugins: WordPress plugins and themes. The home of lazy smart shortcodes
- WordCamp UK 2012: lazy smart shortcodes. An introduction to some really powerful WordPress shortcodes
- H2GD Part 11: What’s the most frustrating thing about WordPress?
- bw_better_autop() – Improve wpautop and shortcode_unautop processing