re: Why wordpress? VIEW POST


πŸ– I developed themes & sites for clients And agencies using WP for many years.

Lately it feel like the core team is hostile to new developers, by tying our hands with Gutenberg, limiting tech to old versions so that it’s hard to learn how modern code is written, and making development hard with an inconsistent api.

I moved to the JAMStack because I can see what WordPress team want it to be: a Wix competitor, or a tool for non techies to use.

To be fair WordPress has been used by agencies that want a fast turnaround for a quick profit. These places can be difficult places for developers to work in.

I think we should not be afraid to be moving on, WordPress will always have it’s uses but as developers we have huge buying power. The JAMStack has a way to go, but it has barely begun, one day soon it will parallel WP in terms of capability.

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Thanks for your additions. I appreciate your viewpoint that it is taking work away from developers and into the hands of users. This isn't something that I considered to be honest. I don't think this is something to attribute to wordpress though, as change always happens and we have to move with the times. ( which I appreciate you are doing )
I agree with the sentiment that they are aiming at non-techies on the whole. That is why there is such a large userbase, so it makes sense for them to focus on this route I suppose.
Is there anything in particular that you feel the jamstack is lacking at the moment?


Thanks. I feel it’s important to show the team are no longer improving any of the developer experience and this impacts employability as well as the experience. Therefore as the work decreases more people will find themselves less employable as I was starting to experience.

What is the JAMStack lacking? Only 2 things:

  1. Notwithstanding my previous comments 🀣 low-code or no-code launching, though Stackbit, Gatsby and others are working on this.
  2. Ability to preview content as you write. This is something high on the list for the content team I work with. We’re pretty close though, As well as Gatsby Preview & Prismic previews, TinaCMS connected to a backend is probably going to be a good solution to that one.
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