WordPress features, capabilities, and future: mini-interviews with experts

WordPress features, capabilities, and future: mini-interviews with experts

WordPress, a super popular CMS our web agency works with, has received a lot of compliments about its user-friendliness, intuitive interfaces, a wealth of free website themes, useful plugins for business, and much more.

The Internet is full of various WordPress facts. But who knows the CMS better than the experts? No one! So we decided to catch a couple of WordPress experts and ask them some questions about WordPress. They know from the inside how this huge mechanism works. Let’s begin our tour of WordPress questions and answers!

Mini interviews with WordPress experts

WordPress questions and answers: what WordPress experts say

Chetan Prajapati, WordPress core contributor

  • What makes WordPress great for website owners?

WordPress is easy to use, customize, and edit websites with. Website owners do not require technical knowledge to change content on a WordPress website. WordPress is open source, so it saves the cost of hosting a website compared to other website builders.

  • What is your favorite WordPress feature?

I love the Child Theme Feature. It's the best method to customize any WordPress theme without losing any customization. This way, I can easily update the parent theme and it does not change any customization on the website.

  • What do you think is the best change that came in the latest WordPress release?

Recently WordPress has been making changes and creating new blocks for Gutenberg since the 5.0 version. There are two new blocks added in the latest WordPress 5.4 release — social icons and buttons. I love those changes in WordPress day by day.

  • What do you expect from WordPress in the future?

I expect we can build mobile applications easily using WordPress in future and everything will be powered by ReactJS so website speed can be improved.

Tammie Lister, WordPress core contributor

  • What makes WordPress great for website owners?

I would say the biggest thing is adaptability. The way you can truly create your experience. This also connects with extensibility, the way you can use WordPress a foundation or build up using themes and plugins, to truly create whatever you want.

  • What is your favorite WordPress feature?

I really think the extensibility is my favourite one, every hook and function that's added just to allow that is powerful.

  • What do you think is the best change that came in the latest WordPress release?

An unseen one is probably the sheer amount of iterations to the experience. Similarly, the mountain of tickets that were triaged during the release. It sounds small but every single issue or ticket closed helps move the project on. Until you dive into triage and iterate one by one, you might have hidden gold, yet to be discovered, that can fundamentally improve the experience.

  • What do you expect from WordPress in the future?

Full site editing is on the horizon in this phase of the editor and that's incredibly exciting from an experience perspective. Along with bigger features, I expect a lot more iterating and smoothing of experience hitches. Being able to push ahead, but still iterate, is key to creating the WordPress of the future.

Mykola Pashchuk, lead WordPress developer at our company

  • What makes WordPress great for website owners?

I think it’s the most user-friendly admin interface. It is very complicated in its structure if you look from the backend, but when you go to the admin UI, everything is intuitively understandable. In addition, WordPress core can be installed on any hosting in 5 minutes — it’s the famous “5-minute installation” benefit.

A standard blog works fast and does not take many resources, unlike some other systems that load plenty of elements by default that you don’t want to use but cannot disable. Next, there are both free and paid WordPress plugins, and the paid ones create competition between their creators, pushing them to create the best plugin or theme.

  • What is your favorite WordPress feature?

I have never thought of this, because whenever I need something, I can always get a plugin or create the needed feature through custom code. Among the core features, I would emphasize the possibility to edit the theme and its elements in real time when you click the “Customize” button at the top of the site. You can apply your changes or save them as draft so the customer can see. However, the availability of the Customizer largely depends on the theme.

From the purely built-in features, I would say I like the “Site Health” option under the “Tools” tab. It appeared in WordPress 5 and it checks whether your site is OK, as well as performing various tests.

  • What do you think is the best change that came in the latest WordPress release?

Numerous improvements to the Gutenberg editor blocks, better security, and admin accessibility.

  • What do you expect from WordPress in the future?

From a developer’s point of view, there are plenty of things I expect. There is a list of issues that was created more than two years ago but they are not popular with website owners so their fixes get postponed.

In general, I expect an even better and convenient UI (although it’s great already) and an increase in the market share of WordPress to 80%.

Fully use all WordPress features and benefits on your website!

These have indeed been interesting answers, so we are very grateful to the WordPress experts that have shared their opinion. Hopefully, you enjoyed these WordPress interviews as well and now better understand the essence and capabilities of WordPress better.

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