I have decided to include Dotclear, even though it is not a WordPress fork as such. Created in 2003 by Frenchman Olivier Meunier, it is quite a remarkable alternative to WP. While it doesn’t have access to thousands of themes and plugins, it does offer everything you need for a basic blog or website. Continue reading “Dotclear a lean and clean CMS”
Comments left on my previous post have prompted me to explain in layman’s terms how the WP CMS is structured. This is important if someone switches to a fork and, for whatever reason, wants or needs to go back to WP without losing their current data.
I have used colour coding to help show the relationships.
For example, green + orange = brown. Continue reading “Anatomy of the WP CMS”
WordPress is beginning work on the second phase of Gutenberg, which extends the block editing principle to navigation and widgets. This will completely revolutionize how WP functions, giving website owners the ability to reduce their sites to the confused and amateurish styles of the 1990’s GeoCities and FrontPage.
When I created WP Forks, I thought it would be about following new forks as they ventured into new territory. Now I realize that forks are actually about maintaining the stability and sanity of WP as we knew it.
Continue reading “Gutenberg Phase 2 Looming”
As I spoke about briefly here, at the end of the “State of the Word” speech at WCUS in December, Morten Rand-Hendriksen questioned Matt Mullenweg about who the “We” were that decided to release WP 5.0 and with it, Gutenberg.
If you watched that part of the video carefully, you will see that Morten talked about the future governance of WP. Well he and Rachel Cherry have made their move, and it has not gone down well.
Continue reading “Morten vs Mullenweg”
The calmPress website has been reworked, with everything now accessible from the home page. Previously, content was on separate sub-domains. Continue reading “calmPress website makeover”