It’s almost time for WordPress 2015.
Yes, I mean “WordPress in 2015, along with all the developments we see to help The WordPress Community move forward”. And that’s exciting.
But more, I mean “it’s almost time for The Twenty Fifteen WordPress Theme, WordPress parent Automattic’s annual state-of-the-what-if-you-are-a-straight-up-blogger” presentation of WordPress for the coming year.
WordPress Twenty Fifteen is attractive; Automattic always turns out a nice piece of work to showcase the latest updates and trends in WordPress-ville. At the same time, I don’t neeed it except for research and analysis, and suspect you don’t either.
But what if I did? Are MaTT and Co THAT hell-bent on treating .net users worse than .com users?
I feel for Automattic; seriously, I do. They make all their money from people who use WordPress via WordPress.com, but “real WordPress” happens when you install WordPress on a server, using the free version found at WordPress.org. And in defense of The Twenty Fifteen WordPress Theme being available at .com ahead of when those of us “outside” get it, Twenty-Fifteen is being released as part of WordPress 4.1, due to arrive in a few days.
Nevertheless … it’s here, it’s being reviewed, and yet … it isn’t really here at all.
Good enough reason to do WordPress at WordPress.com? No way; not close. If anything, the opposite.
Mostly, it’s disturbing to see the dichotomy that exists between Automattic’s left hand and its right. Unless … they just aren’t speaking to each other.