1. David Anderson

    Developers with plugins active on 1M sites or more received an email invitation from Andy Peatling to begin building support for Calypso.

    We did? I don’t remember ever seeing this (UpdraftPlus, passed 1 million installs 6 months ago). Nothing in my email archive.

    Having said that, a search of our support systems shows that no user has ever asked about Calypso support. Only one user has ever mentioned Calypso in any way at all, and that mention was just incidental.


  2. scriptgod

    What is Calypso again? Nobody is using it, and aside from hardcore WordPress fans and Enthusiasts I would assume nobody even tried it.
    PS.: I tried it, but it did not offer for me the level of editing experience to make me shift from the browser. Javascript apps are cool, but I suppose Calypso needs some work.


  3. David French

    This was always going to happen. Automattic tries to direct the WordPress project in ways that those of us who actually use it have no desire to use.

    I’ll laugh when Gutenberg is called “feature complete” and doesn’t support what every WP user relies upon, but it’s what’s going to happen – Automattic doesn’t care, and the WordPress Lead Developers don’t seem to care about the implications it has for the rest of us


  4. Jon Brown

    Is there a public stat on how many non-WP.com WordPress sites actually use (regurlay, not just install/connect once) Calypso? Based on my experience with friends and clients it’s got to be trivially low.

    Calypso is cool for WP.com but it’s near useless outside that for the same reasons (plugins, custom fields, custom post types).

    We need a Calypso alternative that treats customization as a first class feature. That means “just works” with the existing code base, not “well you can now write a bunch of code to support a tiny minority of users”.

    Gutenberg (which I think is an awesome exploration, but currently 0.3.0 entirely unusable for real use) should learn from this.


  5. Vincent

    I wish someday, that people will stop giving the black/grey hattery SEO boost to “Yoast SEO” as “WordPress SEO.” Like how did it get to this point that people who write forget this? Not calling you out as the only one who writes the name incorrect but the community needs to get aware.


  6. Vitor Madeira

    I wonder what would developers think when one considers that a new editor/builder is on its way (Gutenberg) with all the hard work that will require to adapt and maintain plugins and themes to be fully compatible with it, knowing that Calypso itself would need just the very same hard work to make it compatible with Gutenberg, or even irrelevant once Gutenberg becomes a properly “stable” standard within WordPress…?


  7. Pete

    Yes calypso is underwhelming and next to useless for anything other than basic content creation.


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