WordPress is the most important web platform since Tim Berners-Lee created the original web framework 20 years ago.
It’s not just about the technical aspects, it’s the pervasive nature and open architecture that came along at just the time the web needed to be democratised.
Matt Mullenweg has recently outlined his vision of the WordPress future in a (long) interview that is well worth the read if a) you work in the digital space or b) anything you do touches the digital space.
The key takeaways are:
- Mobile, mobile, mobile, tablet, tablet, mobile
- WordPress.com hosting to fade away
- Shooting for 50% of the world’s web traffic by 2025
The interview is quite muted, no big fanfares but is powerful because it defines the values that are intrinsic to Automattic (who sort of look after what and where WordPress is going). These values, despite being valued at $1bn, are not monetary or conventional growth accelerator-speak.