A lot has affected the state of WordPress within the last 12 months. For such a collaborative group, the WordPress community seems to be going through some disconnects.
To begin, the Gutenberg release last year met mixed reviews for several reasons. Many WordPress community members feel as if they have no choice but to utilize this technology which results in a sense of distrust. There is also a feeling that WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg tried to push forward an idea that was not ready for launch. Although Trinity Web Media has adopted to Gutenberg, these concerns are justified and understandable.
More recently, news has come out that WordPress related plugins developed by Automatic will receive preferential treatment. Not surprisingly, this has created a rift within a community which has traditionally prided themselves on collaboration.
These issues lead us to a bigger question on the state of WordPress, what is really going on? As a WordPress development company, we have been paying close attention to these issues. Unfortunately, it has become evident that the community is becoming fragmented. Let’s hope we can come back together and reform a community that was once so close-knit.