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Donnacha MacGloinn published an excellent post on WPMayor.com predicting the end of the webhosting industry. Although he talks about the industry as a whole, MacGloinn says the need for specialized WordPress hosting is quickly disappearing. With the lingering perception that this stuff must be difficult, and the customer’s delight with (more…)

Barry Abrahamson, the CTO of WordPress.com, was recently interviewed by the folks over at Frantic.com during their Frantic Day event. While the interview didn’t contain any brand new information, I thought Barry’s response to the question “How do you see the future of Content Management Systems. What will change and (more…)

*Updated August 5th* WooThemes has published a follow up post that explains in more detail the reasoning behind the first post. It also contains apologies and although we could argue on whether their choice to customers should have been to opt-in or opt-out, the choice is there for customers regardless, (more…)

It’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 (more…)

John James Jacoby who is one of the core developers of BuddyPress has published a post on the BuddyPress development blog that talks about the future of bbPress and BuddyPress as he sees it. In fact, if you didn’t know it by now, John is leading the initiative in turning (more…)

About a week ago, Matt Mullenweg published a post over on the newly designed bbPress blog that hints to the platforms future. The topic of discussion was WordPress integration, and what better way to do that than to build an awesome bbPress plugin? One, it’s an embarrassing pain in the (more…)

Over on the BuddPress blog, Andy Peatling has published a post explaining to us why BuddyPress themes are future proof. Andy explains that for folks into blogging, it makes sense to access a backend to configure settings such as your profile, etc. The software should enable you to write with (more…)

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up regarding the next few weeks of WordPress Weekly. This Friday won’t feature any guest interviews but instead, we’ll take time out to discuss the news of the past two weeks and catchup on other things that are happening within the community. For (more…)

Ian Stewart published his new annual tradition prediction post which this year contains 15 different thoughts and perspectives on what the future of WordPress themes will be like for 2009. Among those 15 people is yours truly and this is what I had to say. While 2008 proved to be (more…)