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WordPress Gets New Gutenberg Editor: What You Should Do as a Developer

WordPress, being 15-year-old content management system (CMS), still grows and experiences significant changes and improvements. During the last 2 years, 5 major versions have been released. Their focus was on editor, customizer, widgets and other minor improvements of UX. I would describe these improvements, released after the REST API in WP 4.4, liked by both ordinary users and developers. However what is to be released very soon, is a major fundamental change of the core WP experience – content editing. This change affects every WP user. For years, WP relied on tinyMCE editor, which is a quasi-WISIWIG editor with an extensible list of buttons to add and edit rich content. Now, the core team behind WP has set a kickoff goal – create a completely new post and page editing experience. Need to adapt to these changes and stay up-to-date As a plugin or theme developer, you may consider how…

Why You Should Build and Manage Your Website with WordPress

Almost everyone who has been interested in building a website or just interested in world wide web have probably at least once heard about WordPress from a friend or read about it in a blog post. So what is WordPress, why and how it became so popular ? What are the main reasons that drive developers as well as business people to choose this platform? A deep dive into all the reasons in this blog post will cover all the questions you are interested in. For you to imagine how popular WordPress is, it will be enough to mention just one fact: WordPress quietly powers 29% of all the websites in the world and 60% of the CMS (content management system) market. Yes, WordPress is the most popular content management system.     If you are a novice in this sphere, there are most likely a number of questions you…