What will be the future of WordPress in the coming years?

We know what WordPress is today but do we know what it will be in 10 years? Surely you can not imagine it, but there are data, statistics, reasonable predictions, that we could unveil the future of WordPress for the next 10 years .

There are many indications that can help us predict the future of WordPress some of which we have already read right here, on the blog.

WordPress as commodity

 WordPress commodity

I called the attention this meaning that used Manuel Vicedo, founder of CPOthemes, in an article in which it was revealed that WordPress is conceived as a commodity, but I have to disagree with your opinion, rather I wish, and I firmly believe that WordPress is already a commodity .

It is true that WordPress should not be considered only as a finalist application to create websites, although it is true that with WordPress you can create websites in a few minutes there is a huge different The need to create a website to create a fantastic professional website requires a developer, a designer and a specialized consultant.

But the reality is that WordPress is already used as a commodity . In an afternoon you can hire a specialized hosting install WordPress with a click, load a professional theme a few plugins and design your website without problems with more than optimal results.

And this will continue to be the trend, on the rise, and WordPress will be perceived, and will be used, as a commodity for the creation, development, design, and management of web content, more and more.

With the emergence of visual layout designers this it will be easier and more obvious, and in a few years we will not understand as before it was not done before .

Touch development

 development with ipad wordpress

Equal is not the best way to call it but I could not think of another way to call what we will see more and more, the development and web design from touch devices, leaving the domain of the keyboard.

Although right now it seems impossible to do without key of the computer to be able to create webs this is already being done. Even you yourself do similar things from your mobile application, even if you are not aware of it.

More and more, there is a trend towards visual design and development, through controls instead of commands, and I'm not talking only about visual layout designers, but applications specialized in web development such as Panic Coda use controls and deployments massively so that, without typing a single line of code, power to develop webs, not only at the click of a mouse, but also touch finger .

This does not mean that the code will disappear but simply it will be less and less necessary to write it, you can insert it, add it, drag it, incorporate it with predictive editors.

Just like today you can apply formats to a text by clicking on icons in a visual editor, within nothing the usual way of developing applications will be mostly visual, and WordPress is taking the steps to that this is also the case with respect to the CMS.

The times in which to create a header menu, change a color, a background image or a simple list we had that, yes, in WordPress are not so distant , type code, and right now nobody in their right mind or without a lot of free time comes to do it without using the Customizer and the settings of the theme.

WordPress as business

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Although there are already people who live on or for WordPress this will become increasingly common, with thousands, perhaps millions, of people living to create, design, train, manage WordPress.

this we join the amount of possibilities offered by a platform as expandable and scalable as WordPress, will emerge multitude of business opportunities around WordPress .

Whether as an application developer, WordPress system administrator, consultant , for mador, designer, in a few years WordPress will be one of the main platforms for generating business on the Internet.

More than 50% of the Web will use WordPress

 WordPress dominates the Internet

If a today 25% of the Web works with WordPress in a few years we will see that WordPress will expand its global implementation.

Do not forget that today more than 57% of the Web is not yet created with no CMS, something absolutely unfeasible at present, and this way of offering content will be quickly obsolete, migrating to some kind of CMS, among which the undisputed king is, and will be, WordPress .

to see also the irreversible death of other CMS, as well as the growth and birth of some others, but they must all adapt to a more scalable model, as WordPress is already doing with the adoption of the REST API.

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As good friend Fernando Puente pointed in the recent interview I did WordPress should become a base architecture, a framework ]on which to elaborate, create and design applications adapted to each environment or need. And this is already a growing reality.

Again, the incorporation of the REST API will allow this and more. We will no longer see WordPress as a whole, but as the basis for the creation, design, distribution and management of web applications that, under the WordPress ecosystem, will adapt to the requirements, interface and features required for each project , adding what is missing, eliminating what is left over.

We will see that projects like Ghost or solutions like Calypso now considered independent products, will soon be the usual application tonic Developed on WordPress for specific needs.

We will no longer have to think about migrations, but on how to extend or adapt WordPress for our specific application.

WordPress will be the main eCommerce platform

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Already today WooCommerce is the most used eCommerce software in the United States and the United Kingdom and soon it will be in the rest of the world.

The acquisition by Automattic gives you a clue to the momentum it will have, of course based on its inherent virtues. This will mean, of course, the death (or starvation) of specific CMS that still occupy market share today, such as Magento or PrestaShop.

In addition, with the evolution of WordPress towards an architecture perceived as a commodity, we will decide the structure and configuration of our specific eCommerce application, based on the WordPress ecosystem.

WordPress as an application server

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An extension of the WordPress conceptualization framework will be evolution of WordPress towards a client / server structure where the base – minimum – of WordPress (server) will be hosted in services in the cloud (cloud), from which through mobile and light technologies, and mainly JavaScript code, Web applications (clients) will be developed and managed.

Forget about accessing the WordPress desktop to do everything, or do r specialized WordPress forks, but we will use web applications based on WordPress, which will be opaque for the end user.

WordPress will gradually eliminate most of the PHP code to use JavaScript and technologies that allow this structure and way of working of client / server in a more intuitive and visual way.

WordPress will be the largest Open Source community on the planet

I do not know if there is someone already that measures these things, but if it is not already WordPress today the largest open source community on the planet will soon be.

It is precisely this one of its great strengths, and what guarantees a promising future for WordPress. Only the WordPress community in Spain grows exponentially each week, with more and more collaborators in the translation, plugin developers, blogs on WordPress and people participating in the forums.

For the next years WordPress will be translated completely to dozens of languages ​​and this will make its implementation even greater. The current challenge of the community to translate all the themes and plugins, already integrated in the official repository, will make WordPress reach everyone in the easiest way possible, in their language.

And you are also part of it, if you do not participate and are late to sign up and participate in this great future .

WordPress will make the Web more free

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The fact that that WordPress is under a GPL license is not trivial and this, coupled with its huge present and future implementation, will make the rest of the Web more free and open, by inheriting its code, they will that increasingly there is more open, free code.

The "bill of rights" of the philosophy of WordPress for the same core and derived products already guarantees and guarantees us …

  • The freedom to execute the program, for any purpose.
  • The freedom to study how the program works, and change it to make it do what you want.
  • The freedom to redistribute it.
  • The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others.

Now imagine more than 50 % of the Web using WordPress as framework in client / server structure for web applications, services and developments that, by inheriting the WordPress license, are GPL. That's what awaits us and what we have to fight for.

A hopeful future awaits us, like WordPress.


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NOTICE : This publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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WordPress 4.5 will integrate JetPack by default from the installation

According to Matt Mullenweg has reported on his blog the next version of WordPress, 4.5, will include a full version of the famous JetPack plugin .

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Of the more than 6 million downloads of version 4.4 of WordPress, more than 3 million of them have already activated JetPack .This simple statistic demonstrates what e WordPress users love JetPack and consider it essential to enhance their website so the WordPress 4.5 branch development team, of which has already opened 125 tickets has incorporated in its roadmap the inclusion of a special version of JetPack that will include the modules most in demand and that more users activate in their facilities.

Modules to which Matt refers that will come active by default, and that later on in his post shelling, it would be these:

  • Share
  • Divulge
  • Statistics
  • Photon
  • Comments
  • Beautiful Mathematics
  • JSON API
  • ] Monitor
  • Omnisearch
  • Protect
  • Monitor
  • Subscriptions
  • Verification of the site

The proposed idea is that from the same process of installation of WordPress the activation of an account is required in WordPr ess.com to, in this way, start your web already with the active default modules in progress and integrated in the default theme Twenty Sixteen.

The rest of the modules, up to the current 37, would also be included but they would be inactive by default.

Tests are already being done, and in the preliminary version you can already verify that this will be the case, as you can see in this capture of an installation that I made this morning ] …

As you can see in the previous screenshot, of the information to connect to the database, in that same first step of the installation, already it is required to create an account in WordPress.com to activate JetPack, without which it will not be possible to continue with the installation process of WordPress .

Another novelty of WordPress 4.5 will be that already in will incorporate the Calypso interface with access to WP-admin completely optional as you can see in this capture after activating the pre-Alpha version of WordPress 4.5 in WordPress Help.

 Interface Calypso WordPress 4.5 ( click to enlarge)

Calypso WordPress 4.5 interface (click to enlarge)

In subsequent statements, Matt Mullenweg has indicated that in future versions contemplate taking it one step further creating ] independent installations of JetPack, in which WordPress is a module to choose among other CMS like Drupal, Joomla or even PHPNuke.

All the information in this article in depth of the InforSet2Key website [19659032]

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Calypso is not just the new interface of WordPress.com

Yesterday we were talking about the WordPress.com Mac application and certainly as such it contributes little, but that was nothing but the shell, the reality that transcends after something that will sound more and more in the WordPress world: Calypso .

A little history about Calypso

It all really started with ] the acquisition by Automattic of CloudUp a tool for sharing files in the cloud based on JavaScript, where they found a really well-prepared development team, with fantastic ideas that could be used for WordPress.com.

This, for a team formed in the core of WordPress, mainly based on PHP, was a new issue, but they launched through Github a collaborative project to create what could be the future interface of WordPress.com , Who? n know if also WordPress as a whole?

Two years later, thousands of hours of development, millions of lines of code and a huge job by dozens of programmers, yesterday announced the public version of Calypso the new interface of WordPress.com, and perhaps much more.

 calypso WordPress.com

What is Calypso?

Created using JavaScript and WordPress.com REST API, not to be confused – at the moment – with the WP REST API Calypso has redesigned the way we see WordPress, its administration, publication and even the connection with other applications and services.

uses a layer of Node.js to load the page initially and has used the Facebook user interface creation JavaScript library known as React and the compiler JavasCript Babel .

 Calypso technologies

Basically what it offers, and we can already check in WordPress.com, is …

  • Unique page interface: through JavaScript you navigate through all the functionalities in a fast and fluid way. [19659014] Fully adaptable ( responsive ) to all types of mobile devices.
  • Multi-site: ability to manage multiple websites from a single interface, be it WordPress.com or WordPress blogs hosted with JetPack active and connected.
  • Fully Open Source, with the available code on Github .
  • New publication interface, minimalist and with drag-and-drop support
  • Administration and updates of themes and plugins, even WordPress hosted, using JetPack.
  • In short, the new WordPress.com interface that you can already experience .

If you want to have nightmares here is the list Full changes from the "old" interface of WP-admin to Calypso …

 changes from WP-admin to calypso

How does this affect WordPress?

Logically, the development from Calypso puts the first stones of what can be WordPress as a whole.

Will WP-admin disappear?

It is something that we will have to decide the whole community, but if something is clear to me it is that for the end user, the administrator of the web, it makes no sense to have a backend being able to do everything in frontend in a more intuitive, visual and efficient way ]let alone for a blogger or an editor.

The fact that 25% of the Internet is already created by WordPress and the future that awaits our beloved CMS makes it practically indispensable radical change in the way to use and understand WordPress so that nvierta in a first-order framework, infinitely scalable, fast, intuitive, secure, adaptable, and as always open source .

WordPress was born as a development in PHP ago 10 years, but today the change to JavaScript is almost mandatory, something that, logically, will cost a significant effort to the thousands of WordPress developers, which I see recycling technologies that have been with us for just over 2 years ]but life is like that, and much more on the Internet.

Also Automattic's decision to release the Calypso code opens a world of possibilities as there will be versions, forks ]additions to the WordPress API, infinity is the limit. What is clear is that there will be a merger between the WordPress.com REST API and the WP REST API .

I often criticize some Automattic decisions, but in this case I can not help but take away the hat, for complying scrupulously with the GPL and WordPress philosophy that the code is better open than closed .

The present and future of WordPress goes through the use of JavaScript, Node.js and the WordPress REST API . In the next version 4.4 will already include the first phase of the API, and in the following months we will see the first steps of the hopeful future that awaits WordPress for the next decade , and the following.

Grab that come curves!

What do you think?

You are WordPress, you are a community, what do you think about this Automattic decision? How do you see the future of WordPress?

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say that we have not warned you.

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