iThemes On The Future Of WordPress

iThemes LogoIt’s hard to disagree with anything Cory Miller says in his 6 Keys To The Future Of WordPress Post. One of his keys is Blogging. He’s right in that blogging is the history and heritage of the WordPress software but over the past few years, so much has been done to try to rid the stigma of WordPress being just for blogging. That seems like a trend that will continue so the challenge is, how do we maintain that heritage without it dissolving?

The first key correlates with another in Identity. To this day, if you ask 10 people what is WordPress, you’re likely to get at least 7 different answers ranging anywhere from blogging system, publishing platform, to content management system and to top it off, all the answers are correct. The questions Cory asks are very important: What is WordPress? What is it supposed to do for people? And how do we preserve and protect that while innovating and adapting? Each feature, each enhancement, everything that goes into WordPress should be focused around the answers to those questions.

Overall, I think Cory nailed it.

6 Comments


  1. Let’s keep WordPress as is, and do not make from it something like a biggest suitcase (as Joomla and so on). The Blog has to be a Blog but not an anything else. If WordPress’s team would like to stuff their child with a lot of universal-features, then they should make a different branch, something like “WordPress Wide” or something similar. It’s my opinion. (sorry for my english).

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  2. @Vlad – I start to think the same, WordPress Business or WordPress Lite after I know what people name it App Themes. May be WordPress Core Developer need to stop or at least reduce new feature addition, because at some point it can confuse users. Especially non tech-savvy user.

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  3. @Vlad, @Tiyo Kamtiyono – You two should jump on this bandwagon http://designisphilosophy.com/wordpress/wordpress-at-10-time-for-a-fork/ :)

    @Cory Miller – Thanks Cory. I’ve been thinking about you guys lately (iThemes) Remembering the days when you took it personally to see people commenting about the lackluster themes and some other comments about the company. How you handled them and now, have really diversified what iThemes is all about. I want to conduct an interview with you in the near future to talk about your iThemes journey, if you’re up to it.

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  4. @Jeffro – Oh, so many versions :lol:

    I can still using WordPress well, but my friends are mostly scared because it’s looks complex, that’s why I think that way :)

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