One of the posts I think maybe some of you’ve been itching for me write in the If you were a WordPress theme developer series is about really cool features.
In this sixth post, I want to ask you a very simple question: If you were developing your own WordPress theme, what essential feature would you add?
Forget about everything else for a moment. Think of this as a desert island scenario. If you had to choose one feature for the rest of your blog’s existence, what would that feature be?
Some of you may think that having no features is a feature itself, and that’s a perfectly valid answer.
What are theme features?
Well, there are no set-in-stone rules here. Anything goes.
I’ll give you a few examples:
- The Featured Content Gallery plugin that runs off SmoothGallery.
- Ability to place widgets virtually anywhere, such as in the Thematic theme.
- Tabbed content and in the sidebar.
- Built-in SEO options in the theme backend.
- Auto-generated thumbnails for your archive pages.
Those are just examples. Features don’t have to be as flashy or complex as some of those.
What feature would you add to your WordPress theme?
Take some time to think about it. Remember, you only get to choose one feature for your site. Make it a good one.
Ideally, this feature should stand the test of time because in our scenario, it’ll forever be on your site.
I’m really excited about reading some of your answers.