So, it took the team almost a year to add a new page to the admin section and to update emojis. Emojis don’t belong to WordPress, they should be removed, along with the insecure XML-RPC protocol and the REST API. Also, custom logo design, which can already be achieved via countless plugins and simple hooks.
I don’t even want to mention the other changes, such as a PHP notice, a stray CSS .map reference. Really? Really?!
I was so looking forward to ClassicPress to actually improve the platform and remove legacy and useless code. I’m sure than in less than a month, an experienced developer could easily remove emojis, all obsolete code references, Flash, XML-RPC and REST. And there’s plenty more.
Here’s my list of WordPress features that should be gutted:
getbutterfly [dot] com/thoughts-on-wordpress/
My hopes were so high with ClassicPress. I even migrated 4 or 5 sites to CP, but when I saw there’s no progress, I switched back to WordPress. I even started my own fork and almost removed everything I wrote above, but I don’t have the resources (time and motivation) to maintain and support a different fork.
Yeah, I have more to say, but I’ll stop here. I check the CP forums weekly to see progress, but I don’t. Hopefully, now that the holiday season is over, we’ll see more progress and more updates. But I won’t switch again until I see at least several updates with real progress. I don’t need to change my login logo, and if I do, I use a 10-line function in my plugin or theme.