Why WordPress: the Competitive Landscape, Risks, and Opportunities

As the most widely adopted tool for online publishing, WordPress serves a bewilderingly broad audience. This is both an amazing achievement and a significant challenge. It’s also a great opportunity for developers to make a difference, both for ourselves and our careers and the wider internet.

In this talk, Josh Koenig shares his perspective on the future of WordPress. This includes the hotly contested market of personal publishing, the challenges of social media and “fake news,” the requirements to deliver as a true CMS, and the incredible opportunity to be the backbone of a truly open web.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why developers choose WordPress
  • Problems WordPress faces when compared to competitors
  • How to combat the threat of the open web
  • How to move forward with WordPress