When WordPress is Getting Bloated

It has been discussed in some forums, blogs and in the comments:

There are certainly features in WordPress that I don’t particularly use. And I believe a lot of users are not using them as well. Yet, these features are in the core, and we can’t even avoid them.

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Take the case for example of multiple users login and api/xml-rpc. A lot of WordPress blogs are run by only one person and are posting through the web admin backend, and yet a whole lot of security fixes and patches are done on this area.

I have this strange idea, why don’t Automattic (the developers behind WordPress) offer a “core only” installer on one hand, with the other functionalities available as plugins for download (e.g., multiple users/login, api/xml-rpc, gallery, automatic upgrade, etc.) that are fully supported throughout the life of the core-meaning, duly updated once upgrades are available to the core, and a “full installer” on the other hand.

Take the case for example of the wysiwyg editor, I don’t use it, I hope they just offer it as a plugin/addon.

Just imagine how many lines of code were saved without the features we don’t normally use, and drastically slim down the base system.

Well, that was just an idea.

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4 Responses to When WordPress is Getting Bloated

  1. gino says:

    i 100% totally agree with you chief.

    some of the features just add up to the weight, whether it be bandwidth or just plain ol’ file size…

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