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Howdy talented authors! In this ongoing quest for more transparency, here I am, again, with more juicy tidbits about the reviewing process. More specifically, I’d like to address some issues that seem to be tripping up a lot of authors. In the interest of brevity, I won’t go too much into the issues themselves since they’re a single search away.
This time we look at stripping native functionality.
Some enterprising authors, recently, have started stripping out some native functionality from WordPress’ core. One fine example would be removing the wpautop filter to deal with formatting issues. While this may simplify the workflow for your template, newbie users can get confused with the change in the native UX.
With that in mind, we actively discourage users from making changes to core functionality like this. You’re still free to go mad with modifying the editor—just don’t modify core functions.
Chime in at the comments if you have any questions and thanks for reading!