#2 Nov 15, 2015 20:09
@jibberjab well, I think that you also made some presumptions :-). You mentioned many plugins foccused on social media, I mean, third-parties developing products over the WordPress platform. A default WP site has zero social media integration.
IMHO, comparing how the WP community evolves to integrate more and more features like this (and hundreds more) is at least unfair, when we talk about their 25% market share against our 0,1%, as you pointed out. There is a huge difference on how many people offering and demanding different sort of things.
I do agree with going to a more social networks integrated b2evolution would be a must. However, develop and integrate such features like this into the core, considering that the development team is mainly focussed on architecture + security + bug fixing + skins (another ancient pending debt that is already being paid) is by far slower than having a bunch of people focussed on a single task only: a plugin that implements X feature.
In addition to above, the b2evolution development process follows a partially community driven model, so it's a fact that if a feature is not still available (even knowing it should be) is because there is not too many people actually asking for it, and its priority remains lower than others.
Maybe this thread could work as a definitve starting point. For example, what would you expect from a b2evolution Twitter Cards integration? What features/UX/etc can we take from those WP plugins that you mentioned?