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The Future of Wordpress

I came across a well written critique of the future of WordPress from Vladimir Prelovac this evening.

Vladimir says a lot of things that I can agree with.

WordPress out started like Google but now is becoming more and more like Yahoo. It stopped going “far” and started becoming fat (”wide”). It is becoming slow and clumsy.

While some of the points that Vladimir makes may be changed in the right direction, others won’t be. While he doesn’t say it, a few lines in his post make me think of Microsoft Word. For most people it has far more functions than will every be used, often very hard to find, but there are quite a few pople that choose notepad when all they want to do it write something.

I am hearing this opinion more and more these days and I think the time is coming when the core team need to stop and ask which set of users they really want.