There are many things coming in 2018 that effect the future of WordPress in various ways – including how WordPress works behind the scenes and a major change to the WordPress editor and how the average user uses WordPress.
page and post building experience that makes writing rich posts eﬀortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery. make.wordpress.org/core/2017/01/04/focus-tech-and-design-leads/ MATT MULLENWEG
it much easier to author rich content. Through ensuring good defaults, wrapping and bundling advanced layout options blocks, and making the most important actions immediately available, authoring content with WordPress should be accessible to anyone. WORDPRESS.ORG/GUTENBERG/HANDBOOK/REFERENCE/DESIGN-PRINCIPLES/
it would make sense for it to also provide a zero- conﬁguration build environment. We are happy to oﬀer some of the packages we developed as part of Create React App for reuse. wpcouple.com/interview-react-team-facebook-wordpress-gutenberg/