WordPress has grown to become the largest self-hosted CMS in the world, with usage increasing year after year. It’s also one of the fastest-growing CMSs of all time, with over 60% of new sites now being built using WordPress. This article takes a look at how WordPress will change in the future and what we can expect from it as it enters its 10th year of existence. Self-hosted CMS platforms like WordPress are continuing to grow further and further, especially with the help of WP Engine and their recent $165 million valuation. With that being said, let’s take a look at what the future of WordPress might hold for us all…
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WordPress Will Become Even More Secure
The WordPress security community has grown significantly over the past few years, with new communities popping up across different social media platforms. As WordPress adoption has continued to grow, so has the need to keep WordPress secure. This has led to the creation of new security tools and resources to help WordPress users keep WordPress instances up-to-date and secure. With the growth in WordPress adoption, we can expect to see even more resources being created for the WordPress community. This will help to ensure that WordPress continues to grow sustainably, remaining as secure as possible.
WordPress Adoption of Gutenberg Will Grow Even Further
Gutenberg has been a controversial aspect of WordPress for the past few years, with many people wondering if it will ever be activated for use on the WordPress core. While the past few months have seen Gutenberg’s functionality grow and be improved further, it’s still not certain how and when the Gutenberg update will appear. However, with the growing adoption of Gutenberg by WordPress users, WordPress core developers will be forced to choose between delaying the next WordPress update and activating Gutenberg in the next update. With the next WordPress core update expected to arrive sometime between September 2019 and February 2020, we can expect Gutenberg to be activated sometime soon. By this time, Gutenberg will hopefully have been improved further, making the transition to the new editor as smooth as possible.
WordPress as a Framework for Decentralized Apps (DApps) and Blockchain-based Development Will Grow
With the rise of blockchain technology and the increasing popularity of decentralized applications, the role of WordPress has shifted somewhat. WordPress was originally designed to be a blogging platform but has now been adopted as a CMS for a vast array of different websites and applications. This shift has allowed WordPress to grow as a powerful platform for decentralized apps and blockchain-based development. The growing adoption of blockchain and decentralized applications has led to the creation of new resources for developers looking to utilize WordPress for decentralized development. These resources will help WordPress continue to grow as a framework for blockchain-based applications.
WP REST API v2 and Core Improvements Will Lead to Greater Plugin Development Possibilities
The core WordPress developers continue to focus on improving and optimizing WordPress for use by as many people as possible. They’ve already begun working on the next major update to WordPress core and have begun working on the next version of the WP REST API. The next WP REST API update will focus on improving the speed of WordPress. This will allow developers to create even more advanced and robust plugins to improve the functionality and speed of their WordPress websites and applications. The next WordPress core update will come with a new version of the WP REST API. This update and new WP REST API will bring many new and exciting opportunities for developers to build robust plugins.
WordPress has grown from one of the simplest blogging platforms to a fully-featured CMS. This has allowed WordPress to grow to become the largest self-hosted CMS in the world. We can expect WordPress to continue to grow further, especially with the help of WP Engine and its recent $165 million valuation. The future of WordPress holds great things for the CMS. With developers continuing to improve the functionality and speed of the CMS, WordPress will become even more powerful and useful for all website owners.