Features I Think WordPress Should Consider Adding
I absolutely love WordPress but I have to admit that it has more to do with this lovely community than with WordPress itself. I think WordPress is really lacking with its features sometimes even with the paid plans. Sometimes it feels like the paid plans are quite pricey for what they offer.
I was going through WordPress the other day and I thought, you know, WordPress could use an update. It could use some new features that I have heard many bloggers mention over the years. I feel like the biggest issue I have with WordPress is that it doesn’t listen to those that use their platform regularly.
Anyway, this post isn’t a rant about WordPress (yes it is) but rather about the features I feel would really help improve an already wonderful platform. I think these features could help improve our experience as creators and could help WordPress become even more enjoyable than it is.
Here are some features I think WordPress should consider adding:
Disclaimer: If WordPress does add any of these features after this post is published and I don’t get paid I’m 10000% suing.
Ability To Edit And Delete Comments
I’ve noticed that WordPress has a feature to edit comments on your own blog but not on others and that’s a bit frustrating. We are all human and we all fall victim to typos and autocorrect blunders sometimes and I personally think it would help a lot if we had the ability to edit our own comments on other blogs as well.
This happens to me sometimes and I think you guys will be able to relate. I comment something on a post and then like a few minutes later I think of something better I could have commented. I think having a delete option for our own comments on other sites would really help with this or if you made a bunch of typos and would rather delete than edit the comment because it would be easier to post a new comment.
I think both a delete and edit feature for comments is pretty common on most platforms such as social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Even if they don’t give us an edit feature, a delete one would be really helpful.
Ability To Tag People To Posts
Sometimes, I’ll come across a blog post that I really enjoy and it will remind me of another blogger because it may relate to something we were talking about or it may just be something I believe that particular person will enjoy a lot. That’s why I think the following feature is necessary for WordPress.
It would be super amazing to be able to tag them to the post like you can do on social media. I think this would make reading posts more fun since you can share them with other likeminded people instead of having to reblog it. Again, this feature is pretty common in social media platforms and is one of the reason why people enjoy these platforms so much.
I think the ability to tag other bloggers to posts would also be great for traffic since you would get more traffic if people are being tagged to your post and reading it.
Plugins With Paid Plans
I think WordPress needs to work on their plans in general (especially the new “pro” ones) but that’s a longer rant for another day. For now, let’s talk about the plugin feature.
I think it’s important to remember that for people who are trying to do certain things with their site, especially for those hoping to monetise their site, plugins can be vital. It really offers a lot more options for people looking to make some kind of income on their site. For example, you can start using AdSense instead of WordAds which pays more than WordAds. You also have more of an ability to customise your site exactly how you want to as well as use certain plugins to increase SEO, readability and more.
It’s ridiculous that you have to pay extra to get the Business Plan just to have plugins. I think it would make sense not to offer plugins with the Free Plan or even the Personal Plan since it’s quite affordable and suited for those using WordPress for creating content more than making an income. However, their Premium Plan is clearly catered towards freelancers and as a full-time freelancer myself I can assure you that we would like the plugins. The plan can also be pricey for those starting out at zero so it’s sort of ridiculous to me that it doesn’t come with plugins. And The price difference between the Business and Premium Plans are crazy just to mostly have the ability to use plugins.
I think WordPress either needs to reduce their prices or offer plugins with more plans because there are so many people who want to upgrade their plans but are hesitant since their prices are pretty high for the things being offered.
Search Option For Followers
I believe this feature was available on WordPress when I first started blogging but they have since gotten rid of it for reasons only clear to them and them alone. Having the ability to search for followers can really come in handy and I don’t understand why WordPress has decided to get rid of this feature when most platforms added it a long time ago.
Firstly, it helps you get rid of followers you don’t want that you may not be able to find at the top of the list. Secondly, it saves so much time rather than scrolling through a list of followers to figure out who is following you, who unfollowed you, etc.
This feature is such an obvious one and it’s strange that the
wonderful people at WordPress can’t see that especially when it’s a commonly used feature on so many other platforms.
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In conclusion, this is my resume to WordPress so please stop dodging my calls already and hire me. Look at how much I could improve!
But in all seriousness, as wonderful as I think this platform is, I think it could use some updating. And more importantly, it would be a million times better if WordPress took the time to check in with their creators and see what we would like instead of making changes the majority of us are opposed to.
What features would you like to see on WordPress? Do you think the features I mentioned would be helpful? How would you improve WordPress as a platform? Let me know in the comments below because I love hearing from you guys!
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