New WordPress.com Launches, Captures Attention of Technology World

first_imgToday’s news from Automattic of a revamped WordPress.com was one of the top conversations in the technology world. Completely rewritten from scratch using JavaScript rather than PHP, the new WordPress administrative interface with code name Calypso is built with the React JavaScript framework, Node.js server-side JavaScript platform, and REST API. Released as open source, the code is available on GitHub. In addition, a Mac desktop application is available today. Windows and Linux versions are expected soon. What Users Can ExpectWordPress.com users have already seen many of the features from Calypso, in the post editor, statistics pages, and Reader. Today’s release shows an administrative interface with a simplified look and feel. Users will be able to manage their WordPress.com and Jetpack-enabled self-hosted WordPress sites.One thing I’m looking forward to: with the new technology used to create WordPress.com, users can expect faster site performance. Learn about the Mac desktop application in Jeff Chandler’s post, Automattic Unveils Calypso, an Open Source WordPress Desktop Application for the Mac, who tested the app on his MacBook Pro last weekend.Competition for MediumOnline technology news sites and technology leaders see the release of the revamped WordPress.com as competition for the popular Medium site, which many bloggers and writers have found easier to use and more popular with readers. According to The Next Web post:The new WordPress.com back-end interface looks to be taking Medium head-on, with new ‘discover’ and ‘recommended’ sections that pretty much directly borrow from the newer platform’s structure.https://twitter.com/ow/status/668850348321210368WordPress dot com gets a cleaner interface after watching Tumblr & Medium democratize blogging through simple design https://t.co/0lmXrup4iI— Josh Constine (@JoshConstine) November 23, 2015Have you downloaded the Mac desktop application? Or checked out the new WordPress.com interface?Updated November 25, 2015 to clearly identify Calypso as the new WordPress administrative interfaceShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedDeborah’s Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: August 12, 2012You’ll find a helpful online CSS multi-column generator, responsive web design bookmarklet, two-part series on transferring a WordPress.com blog and a scary story of how a well-known technology leader was hacked in this week’s post. Hope you discover some helpful resources. CSS How the Brady Bunch Can Help Your CSS:…In “Web design & development links”November 25, 2012: Weekly Roundup of Web Development and Design ResourcesThis week’s resources include tips for using CSS for tasks you built in JavaScript in the past, accessibility in HTML5, an online application for quickly building responsive prototypes, a Modernizr tutorial, and more. For U.S. readers, I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends! CSS Building A…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: June 12, 2015In this week’s roundup of web design and development resources, you’ll learn why low-contrast text is bad for usability and accessibility, find out about a new open-source library for automated accessibility testing, discover 50 tips for WordPress, and more. Each Friday I publish a post with my favorite resources for…In “Web design & development links”last_img

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