While the U.S. Presidential election has come and gone, there are still plenty of things to vote for such as WordPress Ideas. WordPress Ideas is used as a central location where users of WordPress from all across the world share their ideas on how to improve the software, plugins to integrate, etc. At this time, the idea of Easy Updating Of WordPress leads the pack with 910 votes and a rating of five stars. As it turns out, this will be one of the features in WordPress 2.7 known as Core Upgrade. Next on the list is Open ID Integration. Although there are plenty of plugins that easily provide this functionality, considering the amount of steam the idea has, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it in a future version of WordPress.
In order to participate in the WordPress idea center, you must have a WordPress.org user account. This will enable you to create ideas, rate ideas and comment on ideas that have already been submitted.
Examples of ideas that have been implemented into the core of WordPress:
- Create a better plugin-database
- Remove Sponsored Themes from WordPress.org
- Thumbnail and image resizing
- Default searching of both posts and pages
- Improved Draft System
- Plugin Update Notification
So while many within the WordPress community may think that they have no voice concerning the direction in which WordPress is heading, that thought couldn’t be farther from the truth. The fact of the matter is, you do have a voice. Ultimately, the decision is up to the team on whether or not to include an idea into the core of WordPress, but with a grassroots effort, you can easily make your idea known.