The Chaos of WordPress Plugins

I love WordPress and part of what I like about it is the ecosystem of plugins that add value to the base system. I loved the same thing about blosxom when I used it and even authored a few plugins myself. However, WordPress either needs or the authors need to hold to a little standardization and guidelines on plugin development. It’s gotten to the point where you can’t predict where in the WordPress admin screen the preference for any given plugin will be. Some put it under plugins, some put it under options and some create their own top level menu entry for their own plugin. It’s not insane now, but is trending towards insanity. Can someone please bring some order to this UI chaos!

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

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