Inside the WordPress developer community there is the mantra “Decisions not Options” which when applied to the UX/UI of the WordPress application attempts to streamline the user experience by making sensible choices on behalf the user and reducing confusion and clutter. Every time you give a user an option, you are asking them to make a decision. When a user doesn’t care or understand the option this ultimately leads to frustration. As developers we sometimes feel that providing options for everything is a good thing, you can never have too many choices, right? Ultimately these choices end up being technical ones, choices that the average end user has no interest in. It’s our duty as developers to make smart design decisions and avoid putting the weight of technical choices on our end users. We agree 100%. In the context of using the WordPress application we swim with the current. In context of deploying a WordPress application we believe options reign supreme. Options not mandates. Flexible deployment and staging for WordPress Your dev team is not the average user that needs to be protected from choices, your engineering team is a skilled group of professionals
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