The New WordPress.com

Publishing platform, reinvented, open source w/ new Mac app

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Matt Mullenweg
Maker
CEO, Automattic
The most exciting thing about this new framework is we'll be able to iterate on the interface much faster going forward, so if you have any suggestions or ideas for how you'd like to interact with your WordPress sites please let me know. Also the real-time updates are the coolest thing ever. :)
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Kumar Thangudu
Technologist
@photomatt surprised this only has 240 upvotes. This should be at like 5000.
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Jonathan Saragossi
CEO, IM Creator | XPRS
@photomatt Congrats on the new version from the XPRS team - a better wordpress :) https://xprs.imcreator.com
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Julian MillerFounder @Learnmetrics
@photomatt Did you end up using Go-lang?
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Ross Currie
Founder, Brutal TearDowns
@datarade I think because it's an update to Wordpress.com and not Wordpress itself. @photomatt For those not familiar, what is the distinction between the two and what upcoming changes is this likely to herald to Wordpress itself?
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WP LoopWP Loop
@photomatt Sounds great! Keep up the good work :)
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ianrayHuman Swiss Army Knife
Just when Medium.com was starting to look like the modern version of Wordpress, Matt and Automattic reminds you of why they power 25% of the internet. Keep being awesome!
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Simon Ouderkirk
Maker
Team Lead, WordPress.com
@ianthekid You keep being awesome, Ian! Yeah!
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Michael Musgrove
Marketing guy.
@ianthekid I'm not too sure @Medium and @WordPress share anything as far as the UX and UI are concerned. WordPress strives to be more like Medium in that sense, not the other way around. It's why WordPress has dedicated so many resources in building and hyping Gutenberg.
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@photomatt - if I understand correctly, the desktop app can be used for wordpress.org sites as well? But you need to install JetPack and therefore I assume have a wordpress.com account? Also will the tabbed editor (without requiring a page refresh) be coming to wordpress.org?
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Simon Ouderkirk
Maker
Team Lead, WordPress.com
@alangarrec You are correct, self hosted sites that have an active Jetpack plugin can be accessed via the desktop app. Activating the Jetpack plugin requires a WordPress.com account, so you assume correctly :) I believe the editor you're referring to is currently available for Jetpack-connected sites via the WordPress.com interface, and also through the new desktop app.
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@saouderkirk Thanks Simon. This is a really big update, and the desktop app alone will save so much time. I'm looking forward to testing this out 😊
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Simon Ouderkirk
Maker
Team Lead, WordPress.com
@alangarrec You're right, it is big! Thanks for the kind words!
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Jack Smith
Previously co-founded Vungle & Shyp
so is the wordpress.org project also moving away from php to node.js as well?
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Matt Mullenweg
Maker
CEO, Automattic
@_jacksmith The core of WordPress is still in PHP, this is a new client.
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Ben Tossell
No-coder πŸ‘‰ Makerpad.co
So awesome to see this @photomatt - would love to know what updates you have been working on here :) How can the Product Hunt community help? You can see their video here: https://videopress.com/v/bi7dnCzS
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