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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 ever been interested in building a website or even just in the comings and goings of internet has probably heard about WordPress from a friend or seen it mentioned in a blog post at least once. So what exactly is WordPress? Why and how did it become so popular? What drives developers and businessmen alike to choosing this platform? Let’s deep dive into all those reasons. I like to think I have all the answers. If you want to imagine just how popular WordPress is, a single fact will do: WordPress quietly powers 29% of all the websites in the world and 60% of the CMS (Content Management System) market. WordPress is the populist king of content management systems.     If you are a novice in this field, there are likely a bunch of questions you need answers to: What’s CMS? What other choices do…