'Everything you can do in Drupal you can do with WordPress and cheaper' Matt Mullenweg #WCEU • WordPress Help

The highlight of the afternoon of the first day is the live intervention of Matt Mullenweg in a meeting with the community without exhibition or presentation, just to answer questions from the public of WordCamp Europe 2015 from Seville .

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And the truth is that Matt is a charming guy, wasting sympathy as few, and it is appreciated.

The first questions have been mainly about the market share of WordPress and, especially, about the direction and changes in the development of WordPress. Matt has been conciliatory, without wanting to go much into flour, but making use of the many changes that have taken place this past year, mainly related to changes in the WordPress.org website, and especially in the internationalization of the web and directories of plugins and themes, already in progress.

More juicy has been the question about the future of WordPress compared to other platforms such as EZPublish or Drupal, about the possibility that WordPress may lose steam if it does not innovate enough.

Matt has out gracefully remembering that right now WordPress occupies 24% of the market in web platforms and that the growth is unstoppable, with hundreds of new plugins and environments that are supported by WordPress every day.

In fact, he has ventured a glorious future for WordPress , then, as he said, as the technology evolves, the publication is democratized, and WordPress will evolve in this process and grow in implementation.

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He also pointed out that in a couple of years WordPress will give birth to so many changes that will leave the rest of CMS behind, with the sentence that " everything that you can do in Drupal you can do it with WordPress and cheaper ". And, one of the themes of the day of WordCamp Europe, has announced the significant increase in speed that WordPress will acquire with the massive implementation of PHP 7, venturing that perhaps this year WordPress will force them to abandon PHP 5.2.

Another one of the expected questions has been on the security and WordPress . Of course, his answer has been that security is not a matter of WordPress but of the entire system where a web is installed. Logical mention to the security of the plugins, the main possible hole.

He also took advantage of the question to present to the new head of security of WordPress.org: Nikolay Bachiyski, there present by the way.

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Another of the basics of the afternoon are the thanks for creating WordPress, because all the people gathered here are thanks to Matt and Mike Little. they had the happy idea of ​​creating WordPress, and there was no shortage of people to recognize it, momentazos!

He also took advantage of the fact that he was passing by to recommend the use of Babble recently acquired by Automattic, for the Translation of contents

And another momentazo was his defense of Customizer in full controversy about the duplicity of functions versus simplicity with the announcement of the incorporation of menus in the m ism. It was simply dispatched asking among the attendees about who likes the Customizer with sad result hehe. He dodged the bullet saying he's working on improving the interface.

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More committed has been, by far, the matter of adapting WordPress to Mobile devices, one of the aspects in which Matt has recognized that we must improve and much still. This issue and that of internationalization have been present in many of the issues.

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WordPress without plugins is not competitive

The other day he got angry at a meeting of WordPress professionals called Pressnomics when, in an interview with Matt Mullenweg , someone released the pearl that " JetPack is a Trojan of Matt ".

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JetPack is a Trojan of Matt (the room is silent)

But almost worse was the answer of Mullenweg, who could not think of anything else to say more or less that WordPress has no future without JetPack .

According to the boss of Automattic and co-creator of WordPress, the future of this CMS alone is not very promising, coming to declare, verbatim, that " In the absence of JetPack I think WordPress would be in decline ". There is nothing. And of course, the mortal was bundled.

 In the absence of JetPack WordPress would go in decline

In the absence of JetPack WordPress would go in decline

To finish fixing it came to justify his statement alluding to the objective of ] WordPress should be reaching 50% market share of all websites, instead of the current 23% and that only with "complete" products such as a WordPress with JetPack could reach all type of users through the utilities offered by JetPack for integration in social networks and mobile adaptation.

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The statements are to frame them … the museum of horrors.

Okay, I can agree that for WordPress to become the world's largest web system has to offer those technologies necessary for any user but does that really go through JetPack? a product dependent on a service owned by the company of Matt Mullenweg, Automattic a product in which many of its modules only work through a connection with a private for-profit service .

That's the part where Mullenweg continues to confuse in my opinion, his sincere love for WordPress with interest in the benefits of his company .

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The golden rule is that the core must offer features that 80% or more of end users will appreciate and use true

But wow, that is not insurmountable, you can consider including in the default distribution some really useful plugins or plugins (not Hello Dolly ) but why JetPack?

There are alternatives to JetPack that do not require connection to the servers of the Automattic company, much less register a user in WordPress.com would not it be better to use those alternatives? Would it be worth choosing a couple of plugins to offer the basics? In fact it does not even need that.

There are ways to achieve without plugins that articles are shared on social networks from the theme WordPress and it is something that could take the default themes of the distribution of WordPress.

Regarding the adaptation to mobile devices that is already so without the need for plugins. The same desktop of WordPress is responsive as well as the latest themes by default.

The worrying thing about all this is that Matt Mullenweg has declared what he has stated, assuming that the future of WordPress passes through JetPack for the product of a private company. I think it's a huge mistake of concept and principles.

If we really believe in WordPress and we bet on its growth would not it be better to focus efforts on making a WordPress better for itself instead of making it dependent on external products?

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This reminds me of some other CMS that compromised its future, and even survival, by assuming that it "needed" to be compatible with certain modules that many users considered essential and, instead of seeing how to incorporate these functionalities in the core of the software, it was decided to guarantee the compatibility of the CMS with the external modules, and when these were obsolete, the CMS had also

I sincerely hope that you do not fall into the same mistake and will resume the basic principles of WordPress that what has made it great will be strengthened and that Matt and others who have done so much for WordPress recover the initial spirit instead of mix the common with the private .

I do not know what will seem to you but lately too many similar mistakes are being made by the same.

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