Dear Automattic

A wonderful bouquet of flowers.Hello.

I’d love to share some feature requests with you.

Static Publishing

Not that I have a popular site being Fireball’d daily, but I like static publishing. Regeneration of a page each time it is loaded seems like a waste of computing power. I’ve been evaluating all kinds of static publishing systems but none of them give me the flexibility to manage them the way WordPress does. I don’t use a lot of fancy stuff on my site, it has always been about the content for me. I know this stuff isn’t easy to do, but it’s something I’d love to see.


This is a request for WordPress for iOS. When I’m browsing Blogs I Follow I would love to have the option to create a new post from selected text. Bonus points if I can define a template for the post. Most of my posts follow a simple formula for links to other posts. Site name with a link to the post, followed by a snippet from the post. Having a way to create a template for that would be really helpful. UPDATE: I just discovered the Reblog feature. It seemed natural to tap the share button. The Reblog button was at the bottom of the post and it turns out it doesn’t work the way I’d like it to.

That’s all I can think of for now. Thanks for listening.

Apple iOS

Resource Overload

Now that the iPhone 5 has shipped we have, in some cases, at least five image sizes in each binary.

  • iPhone 3G and older iPod Touch
  • iPad
  • iPhone 4
  • iPad Retina
  • iPhone 5 and new iPod Touch

Here’s a table of sizes for various images.

I have a 16GB iPhone 4. Why should I have to download four additional sets of images that take up space on my phone? With the latest upgrade to iOS 6 I had to delete a bunch of stuff so I could perform the upgrade. I’m curious how much space I’d save if I had only iPhone 4 resources? I’d image it’s quite a bit.

To fix this issue I’d like to see is a mechanism in the store that would download a resource package for your particular device. That way we’re not penalized with a gob of resources we won’t use.

With my iPhone 4 I’d get the iPhone 4 resource pack. If I install the app to my older iPod Touch I’d get the standard definition resource pack.

I know Apple won’t see this, but I had to get the thought off my mind. I’m sure there are others who have had the same wish.