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Community | beetroot.se | Mar. 17, 2017

What WordPress Will Be in the Future

Interesting, although developer focused, view of the WordPress future. Btw page builders, yes or no?

What WordPress Will Be in the Future

Community | beetroot.se | Mar. 17, 2017

WordPress has come far since its initial appearance in 2003. Thanks to constant updates and a strong community, it’s now the most popular CMS in the digital world. Here, at Beetroot, we believe that WP will continue to evolve. Albeit making forecasts is a challenging task, we’ll consult our trusted magiс 8-ball and toss a touch of gut feeling into the mix… along with a healthy dose of indicator analysis. JavaScript
Following WP’s recent JavaScript-fuelled project Calypso, the online community relentlessly discussed whether JavaScript will substitute PHP for good. The discussion rolled even faster after Matt Mullenweg urged developers to “learn JavaScript, deeply”. Alongside Gregory Cornelius claiming that this will be a natural move, we see several compelling reasons to welcome this change.
Firstly, front-end editing on JavaScript will become easier for non-tech users. Secondly, developers’ productivity will most likely go through the roof. As Mark Jaquith mentions, WordPress is, above all, a professional technology for professional teams. Implementation of JavaScript will decrease the time of waiting for server response, which is a serious