Some highlights-of-highlights, based on Brian Krogsgard’s post:
- BuddyPress and bbPress will get new support and engagement over the next year.
- WordPress 4.6 was available in 50 languages the day it was released.
- the REST API [endpoints] get included in WordPress 4.7.
- WordPress.com is now fully on PHP7. WordPress.org will now recommend PHP7 by default.
- There is some concern about design. “If WordPress doesn’t make changes to the interface and otherwise, [Matt Mullenweg would] expect WordPress marketshare to begin to decline by 2018.” and “In the coming releases, he, ‘wants to see design leading the way.'”
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State of the Word 2016 is a post from CSS-Tricks