“Radical Simplification” to WordPress is in the Works

“One of the things I’ve been working on for the past few months is a radical simplification of the interface.”

-Matt Mullenweg, Founder of WordPress

The blogosphere is abuzz with this recent statement from Matt. While we know very little about what this will entail, WordPress enthusiasts are getting very excited about what is to come.

WordPress started out as a blogging platform and has evolved into a full blown content management system and is now being more and more commonly used as a platform for full blown web application. With 16.6% of all websites using WordPress and 54.3% of all websites using a CMS using WordPress (source), this popular CMS truly is a force to be reckoned with.

WordPress Marketshare Statistics
CMS Usage Statistics as of May 31st, 2012 (source)

There are two main factors that are attributed to WordPress’ success are ease of use and constant growth and evolution. Even WordPress detractors can’t deny that WordPress has done an excellent job of constantly growing and evolving to keep up with (and lead) the web’s constantly changing environment.

WordPress Dashboard Versions
Various WordPress Dashboard Designs

It would appear that this next “simplification” to WordPress will not only make it easier and quicker to use, but also improve the CMS and Application usages. Making WordPress all the more versatile and practical to use for just about any website’s needs. We think WordPress’ current usage stat’s are impressive, just wait for this update.

“…it’s re-imagining and radically simplifying what we currently do, thinking outside the box of wp-admin.”

-Matt Mullenweg, Founder of WordPress

Personally, I am extremely excited about this update. My mind is racing with what these changes could entail. Right now, only time will tell what will happen, but with WordPress’ track record, it’ll only go uphill from here. Such is the power of open source.

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