A very interesting post from Gary Pendergast on his vision for the future of WordPress and Gutenberg.
WordPress has been around for 15 years. 31.5% of sites use it, and that figure continues to climb. We’re here for the long term, so we need to plan for the long term. Gutenberg is being built as the base for the next 15 years of WordPress. The first phase, replacing the post editing screen with the new block editor, is getting close to completion. That’s not to say the block editor will stop iterating and improving with WordPress 5.0, rather, this is where we feel confident that we’ve created a foundation that we can build everything else upon.
Let’s chat about the long-term vision and benefit of the Gutenberg project.
As the WordPress community, we have an extraordinary opportunity to shape the future of web development. By drawing on the past experiences of WordPress, the boundless variety and creativity found in the WordPress ecosystem, and modern practices that we can adopt from many different places in the wider software world, we can create a future defined by its simplicity, its user friendliness, and its diversity.
If we’re looking to create this future, what are the key ingredients?
Interface unity. Today, the two primary methods of embedding structured
Talks by Gary Pendergast in WordCamp US, 2015 about the Trojan Emoji security bug, and how the team struggled to fix it for every WordPress site.
A WordCamp US this year, I spoke about the Trojan Emoji security bug, which we fixed in WordPress 4.1.2. In particular, I went through how we came to wrap our head around the bug, and then write a solution that worked for every WordPress site.