There is no denying that WordPress has an absolutely massive developer community, but the fact remains that the vast majority of WordPress users are not developers. This means that while developers, the ones who actually build WordPress itself as well as WordPress themes, plugins, and more are far better equipped to understand the evolution of WordPress and how its continued advancement will affect the whole WordPress ecosphere in the future. I like to think that one of the primary purposes of a blog like this one is to help bridge the “understanding gap” that exists between groups like developers, power users, and regular users–at least in terms of broad stroke principles, ideas, and innovations. A good example being, the new WordPress JSON REST API and what its addition to core means for everyone no matter where they fall on the technical spectrum of WordPress users. Over the last year or so there has been a lot of buzz about this new addition to WordPress and developers, on the whole, seem pretty excited about it. I believe for good reason, but what I don’t want is for everyone else to be left out of the fun. Or, for that matter, the brainstorming for how best it can be put to use.
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