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WordPress.com just got relaunched, now it's open source and there's a desktop app

By dkpope · 4 replies
Nov 23, 2015
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img src="https://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2015/11/2015-11-23-image-3.png" /></p> <p>Automattic, the creator of WordPress, has been keeping something big under wraps. But as of today we know what&rsquo;s going on: <a href="http://wordpress.com">WordPress.com</a> has been <a href="https://en.blog.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/the-new-wordpress-dot-com/">completely stripped down and rebuilt</a> in JavaScript and API calls &ndash; and now it&rsquo;s all open-source. There&rsquo;s also an official Mac desktop app, with Windows and Linux counterparts coming soon.</p> <p>The admin design has been simplified to feel more modern and further accommodate everyone using the CMS. In a <a href="http://ma.tt/2015/11/dance-to-calypso/">blog post written by WordPress creator</a> Matt Mullenweg, he says that the overhaul happened because the interface was being held back by &ldquo;backward compatibility and working without JavaScript.&rdquo; At that point, it was decided that a step-by-step approach wouldn&rsquo;t give the results he wanted and Calypso (the re-launch codename) was born. Now, after &ldquo;more than 20 months of work&rdquo; it&rsquo;s here.</p> <p>WordPress.com is already a giant &ndash; it&rsquo;s used by up to 25 percent of the Web &ndash; but that isn&rsquo;t enough by itself. As companies mature they can lose steam and falter, and Mullenweg hopes that Calypso is a big step in the other direction. &ldquo;One of the hardest things to do in technology is disrupt yourself,&rdquo; Mullenweg says. Let&rsquo;s see if WordPress.com can do it.</p><p><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/62890-wordpresscom-got-relaunched-now-open-source-there-desktop.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/62890-wordpresscom-got-relaunched-now-open-source-there-desktop.html'>https://www.techspot.com/news/62890-wordpresscom-got-relaunched-now-open-source-there-desktop.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]
     
  2. asheboro

    asheboro TS Rookie

    "WordPress.com is already a giant – it’s used by up to 25 percent of the Web – but that isn’t enough by itself."

    WordPress.com is not used by 25% of the web, the WordPress software is, which includes the millions of self hosted blogs.
     
    Monte Gardiner and Dyson Parkes like this.
  3. Dyson Parkes

    Dyson Parkes TS Enthusiast

    Well said - they phrase things incorrectly far too often lately.
     
    Monte Gardiner likes this.
  4. Monte Gardiner

    Monte Gardiner TS Rookie

    Using WordPress with my friend right now, If you're a web designer and you don't know WordPress, you're out of the game.
     
  5. Monte Gardiner

    Monte Gardiner TS Rookie

    Agreed.
     

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