Who could have ever thought that an ordinary blogging website could grow to power 30 percent of the web? WordPress is today’s fastest growing CMS. Its fast growth and development have amazed the world.

They have achieved a lot in a very short time and the businesses, developers, and marketers are now eager to know more about their future endeavors.

Here are the major releases that it is going to address this year:

Gutenberg

This beauty has been under development for the past 11 months and soon it will be ready. The launch of the new editor interface for the platform is expected in the year 2018 and is great news for bloggers.

Gutenberg introduces content blocks, which will make users unfamiliar with WordPress more comfortable with blogging. This could introduce even more users to the CMS.

Tide

Tide is another fascinating addition to WordPress which will help it rule the web in 2018. This program is designed to find out the defects and gaps in the CMS so that it can be molded into a better shape for the future.

This will make it one of the best software and help it beat its competitors like Wix and Squarespace. Tide works by running tests against the themes and plugins present in the WordPress’s library thus, offering a complete scan of the WordPress functional features.

Offering version 4.7 video headers

Using video is a great way to enhance your content. Digital marketers, designers, advertisers, and everyone in between, is focusing on video and WordPress is no different in this regard.

WordPress will introduce video headers in Version 4.7. This will make adding and displaying video much easier and will result in more people interacting and engaging with your content.

Mobile non-responsiveness

The biggest concern of the present era is that people are using mobile devices more and more. This is important for any site owner because all content needs to be responsive.

Websites with outdated designs and themes do not respond properly to mobile platforms and most certainly be penalized by Google as well. There is no excuse for WordPress web developers and admins to ignore this trend. Hence, WordPress has decided to pay much more importance to mobile-first themes in 2018.

WP- CLI

The better the administrative tasks of the website, the better it is going to run, right? This is a notion by which mostly all of the users abide by. A program that offers good setup and maintenance options tends to run better.

The WordPress developers acknowledge this fact and so they have worked in order to develop a tool that smoothens the administrative task for the developers. It is known as the WP-CLI developer tool. It makes it easy to use the website. Another fancy benefit of this tool is that you can add built-in-commands in the input section. Once done, the tasks are then completed instantly according to the command.

Security

One of the major problems that are being faced by public these days is that people have security issues. Security has become the basic need and first priority of people and WordPress totally understands this! It has already started working on it and its target for 2018 is to make ensure the security of public data and information completely.

WordPress has reinforced the commitment of GDPR Compliance Team to enhance and improve privacy standards, that spans four areas:

  1.    Adding tools which will permit the WordPress admins to gather the records they need about their websites.
  2.    Analyzing the plugin guidelines on account of the privacy concerns
  3.    Creating documentation focused on privacy concerns
  4.    Improving privacy standards in WordPress Core

REST API

Though the REST API hasn’t been discussed in a long time, it is still a huge win for WordPress. The security issues faced by the REST API are compensated by the security updates offered by WordPress creating a win-win situation for both of them. Thus, it definitely looks like they are going to burn the candle at both ends in 2018.

Moving Foward

In addition to all this, WordPress is very clear in its vision. Since the CMS has been formed it is continuously evolving and at a great speed. They have not only been working to make just their firm better but has also put an equal effort in its marketing which is a huge and necessary chunk of any competitive firm that aims to lead all other organizations.

It is also expected that WordPress will team up with Magento developer from companies in 2018. We can’t wait to see WordPress take over the remaining 70 percent of the web.

Junaid Ali Qureshi

Junaid Ali Qureshi is a digital marketing specialist who has helped several businesses gain traffic, outperform competition and generate profitable leads. His current ventures include Magentodevelopers, elephantation, eLabelz, Smart Leads.ae, Progos Tech and eCig.

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