Welcome to the first installment of a new series I’ll be doing here on WPTavern called Ask Jeff. This is where I’ll take a question someone within the WPTavern or WordPress community gives me and provide my thoughts/answer to. The first question is from community member, hallsofmontezuma.
What Are The Chances WPTavern Gets Into The Dashboard?
The short answer is, slim to none. The reason being, I plan on monetizing this website soon and those who have a reason to pay for advertising are sometimes outside the realm of compliance when it comes to the GPL. Thus, if I will be displaying advertising on this site for things which may not be fully compliant with the GPL, there is no reason to have this site in the dashboard.
Secondly, the only way in which the dashboard would be useful for WPTavern is if I could assign just a specific category of the blog to appear in the dashboard. If the entire blog was added, it would severely limit how much and what types of content I could publish on the site and quite frankly, I don’t want limitations other than the ones I have, to be placed on me.
While being in the dashboard would be awesome and would certainly be a boost in traffic, the cons outweigh the pros.