The problem in WordPress isn’t what you think it is. It almost has nothing to do with code – and yet it’s all tied up in code and software architecture. Notice I didn’t write, “The problem with WordPress.” I really like WordPress and all that comes with it. But I think there are two problems, both stemming from the same core dynamic. And both resolved, or at least helped along, by a single approach. I’m going to take you on a journey of how I’ve been thinking about this. So if a longer post isn’t your style, come back tomorrow for a shorter one. Have you been paying attention to what’s been going on in education in the US? If you have, then you’ve likely noticed that the solution to help education get better (more standardized testing), ended up being the thing that started destroying education. “Will this be on the test?” has been the resulting question we’ve heard more than ever from children – as our scores and standings across the globe has been dropping. I know, you’re thinking, what does this have to do with WordPress? Well, if you know WordPress, you know about the four freedoms. And you’ve likely heard of the GPL. That’s the software license that articulates what you can and
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