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My WordPress Wishlist…

After using WordPress for a few months, I am impressed. I knew I would be, so it’s not really much of a surprise. My site loads much faster than it ever did before, and it is easier for you to make comments. Speed is king! However, there are a few things I miss from MT and a few things I simply wish were included. Here’s the list:

– While editing an existing post, I wish I could view and edit or delete every comment associated with that post. I would like to see them all listed on the post editing page, with the ability edit them or delete them.

– While under Edit > Comments, I wish there was a way to list the next x comments – for example, I had a lot of comments today. They aren’t all listed (some have scrolled off), and there is no “next” option available.

– While under Edit > Moderate Comments, the post that the comment was left on is not listed. It’s there in the Edit > Comments section, and you can quickly access the “Edit this post” option; but it’s not there on the moderation screen. This would be helpful so that you could tell if a comment was actually spam or relevant to the comment.

– A “select all” option for the Edit > Moderate Comments screen. If there are 46 spam comments (like I had a week or two ago), I want to be able to select all to delete them, not go through one by one to select the delete/approve/do nothing option. I like that you can moderate all of them at once, I just wish that was available to make it even easier.

– An easy way to import images and generate pop-up windows for them for blog posts. I have found some plugins available that might make this possible, I just need to test them out within the next week or two. That might make this wish a non-issue.

– An easy way to make different templates. I have a few items that I would like to have show up on my index page only, but there is no way to prevent them showing up on all of the other pages with the template setup of WP. It would be nice if this could be customized even more.

Overall, I have to report that my experience so far with WordPress has been fantastic. The wishes I have are actually pretty minor ones; I just think that having them would make running my site easier. Kudos to Matt and everyone else behind the development of WP! You should be very proud, and I’m looking forward to WP’s future!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

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