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Moving Forward with a Mature Platform - WCEU

Moving Forward with a Mature Platform - WCEU

My talk from WordCamp Europe 2016.

WordPress is over twelve years old now. How does the software and the project as a whole continue to move forward, maintain relevance, push boundaries, and assert influence when it has to compete with much leaner, cooler, and more modern alternatives?

Video coming soon.

#wordpress #wordcamp #wceu #php

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John Blackbourn

June 24, 2016
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  1. Moving Forward with a Mature Platform John Blackbourn @johnbillion

  2. Since 1995 Since 2003

  3. Well Established Proven Stable

  4. Old Bloated Boring A pile of…

  5. Responsive Images via srcset

  6. Usage of srcset since WordPress 4.4 Usage in Google Chrome.

    Data from Google, March 2016.
  7. Responsive Images REST API HTTPS HTTP/2

  8. Responsive Images REST API HTTPS HTTP/2

  9. What is WordPress? “WordPress is web software you can use

    to create a beautiful website, blog, or app.” wordpress.org
  10. What is WordPress’ Mission? “To democratize publishing through Open Source,

    GPL software.” wordpressfoundation.org
  11. Localisation

  12. wptranslationday.org April 24th 2016

  13. Local WordCamps and Meetups

  14. Localised WordPress.org

  15. None
  16. Accessibility

  17. Accessibility All new or updated code released into WordPress core

    and bundled themes must conform with WCAG at level AA.
  18. Developer Relations

  19. “The reason Drupal has been successful is because we always

    made big, forward-looking changes.” Dries Buytaert Why the big architectural changes in Drupal 8?
  20. Developer Relations

  21. WordPress core code maintains compatibility with a version of PHP

    that’s 9 years old because it’s still in use on 7% of all WordPress sites
  22. Developer Relations

  23. Developer Contribution Process

  24. Developer Contribution Process

  25. Feature Plugins Projects “Most will start as ideas that need

    exploration to be more fully formed or fleshed out before implementation.” make.wordpress.org/core
  26. None
  27. Project Direction

  28. What is WordPress? “WordPress is web software you can use

    to create a beautiful website, blog, or app.” wordpress.org
  29. Jack of all trades, master of none? What is WordPress?

  30. None
  31. Project Direction REST API or WP-ADMIN API?

  32. Project Direction We need a plan, and it needs input

    and leadership
  33. Questions and Discussion John Blackbourn @johnbillion