A new WordPress-centric site has joined the WordPress community, albeit with a twist. WordPreh is a parody site which seeks to poke fun at the WordPress community through links to humorous tweets and headlines. They’ve even gone so far as to create a few satirical news items themselves.
The site is the brainchild of Dougal Campbell, one of the original WordPress devs, and is modeled after DRUPLEH, a Drupal parody site.
From WordPreh’s About page,
WordPreh is your daily dose of WordPress-related ‘WTF?’. The intent here is to be snarky without being hurtful. To be funny without being jerks. To poke fun at ourselves, not others. It’s a fine line, and we might be clumsy from time-to-time. If you see something that you think crosses that line, let us know, and we’ll put our crack team of article reviewers on it right away. Or maybe we’ll sit around eating cookies. But either way, rest assured that we’re doing something!
Looking through the site I can tell you there is some downright comical stuff there. Remember that post the other day from BloggingPro in which Darnell Clayton mused that premium plugins are better than free? That led to Lorelle unleashing a tweet voicing her displeasure over the premise of the article. Of course WordPreh was all over the story with the following headline … Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.
Then there is the story where Chris Pearson finds himself in the middle of yet another dustup, this time with Joost de Valk. Chris Pearson is one of the 3 most important people in SEO, too
Joost and Chris were busy having a philosophical debate about whether SEO was better handled by a theme (Thesis) or a plugin (WordPress SEO). This resulted in WordPreh proudly declaring … Chris Pearson is one of the 3 most important people in SEO, too.
As I said earlier, WordPreh not only finds real life drama to satirize, it creates its own. Consider the following item from the desks of its own reporters,
Jaded developer announces DePressed plugin at a press conference today. Unfortunately, nobody showed up. The emailed press release states:
I developed this plugin as a result of 219 previous attempts to create a plugin that people would use. “.. I said ‘screw it’ and that was the impetus to create DePressed. This plugin turns all smileys on a blog into sad faces …”
With some of the recent heated debates in the WordPress community WordPreh is a godsend. If nothing else it reminds us that we shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously. Besides, its just that damn funny.