While developers can’t stop raving about the fact that today WordPress has managed to cross billions of users across the globe, we believe it’s the right time to reflect on the future of this platform. We have talked so much about the different WordPress Website Templates all these years. Why not talk about the future as well? Where would you see this immensely popular Content Management System five or ten years from now? Let us find out here.
WordPress: A sneak peeks into the possible future of the most popular content management system
It was not very long ago when Ryan McCue, the lead developer of the Rest API of this platform discussed in his blog the possible merger of REST API with WordPress core. He didn’t really say that they are going to be blended for sure but he imagined what might happen in case the merger does really take place. With the merger, he feels that more real-time features will be introduced. Here’s more:
- Presence of WordPress.org sites on major platforms like YouTube
- Easier theme development
- Addition of app directory for WordPress
What should you find out about the dependency management mechanism? Why should you find out about it?
Experts opine that the introduction of dependency management mechanism is inevitable – not as a fancy update but definitely because the Content Management System needs it. We are no strangers to the fact that other CMS platforms like PHP have already adopted this kind of mechanism. PHP has a Composer which can manage and resolve several libraries as a single library may require. Each PHP library which backs a Composer has a distinctive set of dependencies. The single library or Composer brings all these libraries together as a means to ensure that all these composers are well-matched with each other.
WordPress needs a Composer-like mechanism because designers and developers do not really have to work on the rediscovery of the wheel every time they want to make a new theme or plugin. The experts opine that every time they are writing a code for this purpose they are actually wasting time. Instead, they could have easily made use of the library packages out there and get over with their task in a jiffy.
The introduction of the dependency manager will actually open floodgates for the development of more and more WordPress-specific plugins. Try out some of the most popular plugins like Woocommerce, Meta slider, page builder, etc.