WordPress, everyone’s favorite blog-hosting site, has undergone a massive redesign and now comes with a new interface, and many more goodies.
Founded in 2003, WordPress has come a long way since then and now powers 25% of all websites on the World Wide Web. It was introduced to provide a easy portal for people to create and maintain their own blogs, instead of resorting to creating their own websites. Automattic, the company that owns WordPress, has launched a new version of it that comes with some really big changes, and is probably the biggest overhaul in the history of the publishing platform.
“We realized that the tech wasn’t going to take us to the next decade”, said Matt Mullenweg, the co-founder and the current CEO of Automattic.
Motivated by this need to modernize their system and make it much more faster, the company decided to move on to newer technologies. Since a year-and-a-half, the people at Automattic have been working on this new interface, dubbed Calypso, and finally, they have released it for the masses.
The updated version is live right now and will work fine on all computers, including tablets and smartphones. If you are using a self-hosted blog can activate it with the Jetpack plugin. Automattic has also made the code for the new WordPress completely open-source, even from the backend and made it 100% API powered. There’s even a new dedicated WordPress app for Mac users.
You can read in detail about the changes in the new WordPress over here.