April 17, 2024

Calypso is WordPress’ Latest Update Utilizing JavaScript

WordPress is getting ready to disrupt itself, with six major releases in the past two years they are getting ready to release their greatest update yet. The update comes from the struggle faced during the reboot with the MP6 project and the version 3.8 release not providing much of an improvement to the platform. The ability to work without JavaScript is one of the things that makes strong, stable, powerful, but it is also one of its major drawbacks. For a platform running 25% of the world’s websites, this is can be very limiting. For a majority of open sourced  project are left with two option, fading away into irrelevancy or go through a major update.

“What would we build if we were starting from scratch today, knowing all we’ve learned over the past 13 years of building WordPress?” -Matt Mullenweg, CEO of WordPress

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Matt Mullenweg, CEO of WordPress announced today that it was time for something big, something new, something with codename Calypso. With more than 127 contributors, in the form of talented engineers and designers, working together for over 20 months, Calypso is set to bring a multitude of improvements. Below of some of the benefits and a before and after comparison between the new and the old WordPress.com

Word press calypso

The updated platform hope to bring on another quarter of the web onto its open source system. Mullenweg acknowledges this is a huge undertaking and is incredibly proud of the team of contributors that continue to work hard. He promises this is just the beginning with a whole set of updates for plugins, extensibility, contributions, Windows and Linux releases, API speed, localization, and harmonizing the WordPress.com API and WP-API that will be required in order to work with the new WordPress.com.

Read more about the new WordPress form a developer’s point of view.


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