WordPress powers over 25% of websites on the internet. Originally a simple blogging platform, it has become the world’s most powerful CMS (Content Management System) and is widely used as a fully-fledged application framework.

You may wonder: What will happen to WordPress in the future?

To understand the future direction of WordPress, we need to take a look at the demands of the current business world.

Many people in the Internet Marketing industry are familiar enough with technology that they can run and maintain their own sites. If you’re a business owner and don’t have the time or budget to properly maintain a complex site, WordPress could be the best option for your situation. It can be installed in simple steps and allows you to maintain your site on the backend with clean HTML and a CSS layout.

There are also new features coming up on the WordPress platform – such as REST API and PHP7. With these new technologies, building a website should be much easier, cheaper, and faster –  not only for enterprise level websites, but also web applications. This will also fulfil developers’ demands, enabling them to start building a site with WordPress rather than try and build it from scratch.

At Woopa design, we have spent a lot of time working with WordPress, and can see very clearly where this platform is heading. Maybe you have a different perspective? Please feel free to share your thoughts and opinions below.