Major Re-Write Means WordPress Just Got Better
It has now been 13 years since the Website and Blog CMS system WordPress was first released, and it is estimated that nearly a quarter of the top 10 million websites now use WordPress. As a business in the South East it is therefore highly likely that you either have, have had, or have been contacted about a WordPress website / blog, and as a Hertfordshire based IT Support Company we have certainly provide support services and help relating to WordPress. Popular comments have been that it’s a relatively easy thing to use but that it can be a bit slow (particularly on phones and tablets), and there are a few technical problems here and there. You may be pleased therefore to hear that WordPress has just had a major re-write that should mean that these and other issues are a thing of the past.
What Has Happened and What Could This Mean For Your Business?
The key changes are in the background architecture of WordPress and the fact that it will now run mostly in the browser rather than on the server. This equates to greater speed and fewer technical hang-ups. The re-write has seen WordPress adopt the same architectural style as that used by many of the mainstream Web 2.0 service providers such as Yahoo, Google, and Facebook in order to make it faster and more responsive. The new and much simpler ‘REST’ architecture makes the whole thing cleaner and easier to use. This can only be good news for your business if you have, or even if your are trying to view a WordPress website or blog.
Here are some of the important features of the changes: