I see the next 3–5 years as a time of transformative growth for the world’s most popular CMS It’s the day after Christmas, and I find myself thinking of the themes that bind religions together. The stories and legends we pass on to our children reflect the seasonal cycles of the natural world. The annual wheel of death and rebirth, of planting and reaping, becomes the lives of our gods themselves: Jesus, Osiris, Dionysus; the pervasive tale of the dying-and-rising god. In some respects, WordPress has never been healthier. But it's starting to show its age. If we cling to the WordPress we love, it may whither and die, alone and forgotten. If we let it succumb to the natural order of things, I feel it can rise again to empower publishers in the 2020s and beyond. To crush your enemies, see them driven before you… The public first experienced WordPress in 2003. In those early days, we saw PHP 4.x’s first attempts to graft object-oriented programming onto a language originally designed as just a way to put some dynamic elements in a static web page. There’s a “PHP style” that dates back to these days, with markup and code intermingled, objects with barely more than a few static methods,
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