[LGM] The LGM website

ale rimoldi a.l.e at ideale.ch
Fri Jan 17 10:16:12 PST 2014

> 17 ???. 2014 ?. 3:23 ???????????? "ale rimoldi" <a.l.e at ideale.ch 
> <mailto:a.l.e at ideale.ch>> ???????:
> >
> > hi
> >
> > > > Since it seems that nobody likes the Wordpress that is currently
> > > > installed on the server, we need to remove it before next year's
> > > > LGM.
> > >
> > > I'm perfectly fine with WP and would for one appreciate if you didn't
> > > overreact. Is there a list of issues with WP to look at and discuss
> > > in a productive manner?
> >
> > i don't think that i'm overracting.
> You are using a lot of generalizations like "noone likes..." while you 
> simply have not enough information to make a judgement, as two people 
> have already demonstrated to you. That _is_ overreaction.

i understand what you're saying and you're probably thinking that i'm 
overracting to a single event.

it's not the case.

i've been managing the site for the last few years and i've been hitting 
several of the limits of WP -- or, better, the limits of the (free as in 
freedom) WP plugins -- for our site.
and i've been watching the frustration (legit or not) of several of the 
users while working with the website.

we are using wordpress for things it's not made for and we're not using 
it for the things it's made for.

that's frustrating for me and for the users.

> If you are absolutely sure that CF7 isn't capable of what you need 
> Gravity Forms for (I haven't compared them myself in more than a few 
> aspects I cared for), then next year I'm willing to pay for GF. Or, if 
> we need GF this year for anything, then this year as well. Just get 
> back to me after the 25th.

i don't think that CF7 is enough.
its website it says that it's for simple contact forms... not really our 
use case.
(from time to time, i have searched for alternatives to GF, but i never 
could find a valid one...)

the big advantage of GF is that it has a very nice graphical interface 
for putting together forms.
it allows to manage the entries and to export them as CSV.

but -- also because some new constraints on privacy -- GF is not enough 
for us, either.
most of all for the matters concerning the API and the access rights.
we need a real form manager.

> Are there any other horrible insolvable issues with WP like this one 
> that need to be taken care of?

yes, those seem to be the horrible issues that i cant solve and have 
been seen as terrifying by the users.

there are also been other issues in the past.

if you think WP should be used by the LGM, i think that the best is that 
you submit a proposal telling the LGMers which needs it fulfills and why 
we should choose it.

i'd really like to see and discuss a few proposal in leipzig.

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