Don’t Develop for Developers

If you are following the development of WordPress v4.2 you’ve probably read about the enhanced plugin installation functionality being axed from the upcoming v4.2 release.

While i’ve advocated for these types of changes within WordPress core, other developers haven’t been quite as supportive. Developers like to bitch. A lot.

“Most end users of WordPress doesn’t have a staging site, doesn’t keep there site in version control, and doesn’t install plugins to activate them later on. When they install a plugin, they start using it right away.” – Aaron Jorbin

Aaron Jorbin does such an excellent job of explaining exactly why features such as this are important to making WordPress a better platform that I don’t need to go into detail on it other than to say developers are the minority and you should be focusing on the majority.