Some Complaints about WordPress

A throwaway rant about Wordpress. Don’t bother reading it.

Here’s what I don’t like about WordPress:

  1. I don’t like that I have to weed out the pingbacks and the trackbacks in my comments. The template function comments_number() should contain the number of actual comments, not including the other two.
  2. I don’t like how my own installation of WordPress pings itself when I link to another post of mine.
  3. I don’t like how I have to update my .htaccess file just to add a page.
  4. I don’t like how I had to do some special modifications to my WP files to get the thing running right and now I’m afraid of how long it’s going to take to upgrade in the future. Sure, it takes the lead developer 3 seconds to upgrade but he’s not a “normal” user, now is he? How long does it take “normal” people?

If you’d like to rant (it made me feel better, even though the pain was from last night), please feel free.

Published: May 10th, 2005