208 – ClassicPress V WordPress

ClassicPress V WordPress - The WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #208

So for those who don’t know what ClassicPress is we had better say… It’s fork of WordPress 4.9 before the Gutenberg block editor was introduced and a reaction to the decision, it was started by a Laravel developer called Scott Bowler, a long term WordPress user who first campaigned for Gutenberg not to go into core (at least without being a majority support for it), and it started in August 2018 and continues to be developed with folk writing plugins solely for it, as well as some forking of other needed plugins like eCommerce and SEO options. All that said, why would anyone want to use it over good ‘ol WordPress? Find out what we think in our final debate of the season…

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101 – Matt Mullenweg… Why Gutenberg? And why now?

Matt Mullenweg - WP Builds Podcast - Episode 101

Today we welcome Matt Mullenweg on to the WP Builds podcast. Matt has been using WordPress as long as anyone else, with one exception! He is the co-founder of WordPress along with Mike Little, so he knows a thing or two. We talk about Gutenberg, why Matt thinks that we need it, and why we need it now. We go on to chat about how it’s divided the WordPress community, especially from the perspective of users with accessibility needs. We finish with a discussion about how the community can reunite after this ‘schism’ and what Matt thinks of the recent ClassicPress fork of WordPress.

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