Yesterday I was able to have a great conversation with Adam from WP Crafter, a popular Youtube channel with over five million views. Adam said it was his first interview but you can’t tell, we had an excellent conversation that covered Gutenberg, the 5.0 release, why WordPress has done well so far, and what’s coming in the future. If you’d like more context than text or tweets can give for what’s happening in WordPress today, check it out.
Of course Friday and Saturday are WordCamp US, which returns to Nashville this year. Everything will be live-streamed for free, including my State of the Word presentation on Saturday, you just need to pick up a free streaming ticket.
10 replies on “Interview on Gutenberg and Future of WordPress”
Matt Mullenweg, nothing to do with WordPress, but i’m just curious as you look like, talk like, gesture like Scotty Allen from Strange Parts (youtube channel) are you two guys related in any way? Maybe something like lost twins or something like that?
Not to my knowledge!
Thank you Matt. I firmly believe you are moving with right intentions and in the right direction. I am looking forward to word-press 5.0. Regards.
This interview is very helpful. I just signed up for a WordPress.com account and am just now hearing about Project Gutenberg and am learning what it is all about.
Thank you so much for the interview. How you approach all the criticism is really remarkable. Hats off – you are a good leader!
I have a question for further development:
As I understand it, the Gutenberg plugin will continue to exist. Especially for Phase 2, but I don’t quite understand yet how it should work from 5.0: will WordPress be updated every time Gutenberg gets a new version? Or can it happen that Gutenberg is further developed and wordpress “lags behind”?
And what I wanted to get rid of: I get along very well with GitHub, but what I find totally awkward is the double development platform https://core.trac.wordpress.org/tickets/needs-testing + Github. Can’t you combine that?
It was awesome to see Matt on my favorite WordPress YouTube channel! Transparency like this is unheard of in most industries.
Matt I really enjoyed your interview with Adam we actually had Adam on our WP-Tonic round-table show last Friday 7th of December to discuss the interview and some of its key elements, you can listen or watch the discussion here: https://bit.ly/2QlPSou
Great interview! Was very impressed by the number of kids at the Camp. I love the community’s focus on UX, the marketshare and growth is evidence that what your team is doing is helping people. As a CMS agnostic professional, handing off a WP site to a client is going to be even easier in the future. Thank you, your team and community. I look forward to start contributing myself.
WordPress 5.0.1 is live and many people who work with WP complain about the new editor (Gutenberg), and there is some hysterics about using it. Do you think that this editor will give a boost to something better or create more problems for the community?
I think some people will not like it, and some people will just need some time, that’s why we made the Classic Editor.