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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#22440 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Add "app" to the .org intro paragraph.

Reported by: willmot Owned by:
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Description

I'd like to propose that we change the .org intro paragraph from:

WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

To:

WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful app, website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

WordPress is being used to build web apps, see Matt's WPSF 2012 keynote.

I also spoke to @matt about this at WPCS, he seemed to liked the idea.

Change History (11)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
7 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to WordPress.org

#2 @scribu
7 years ago

A few proeminent examples of such web apps perhaps?

#3 @scribu
7 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

#4 @willmot
7 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback removed

Our web app http://wpremote.com is built on WordPress.

It uses WordPress for the backend data store and business logic, the front-end is a completely separate app written in knockout.js, they communicate via a http API. In the future there will be other "front-end apps" which also interact with the WP backend, things like an iPhone app, Mac app etc.

ManageWP (http://managewp.com) is another example, although the separation is not so clear there as there UI is also in WordPress.

The one Matt referenced in his example was for AMC's Breaking Bad app which uses WordPress as a backend for a companion iPhone app that pushes out updates at key points throughout the show.

Another one of our client sites http://rufflr.com has an iPhone app which uses WordPress to store data and manage users, again it interacts with WordPress via an API.

The key here is that it's perfectly reasonably to use WordPress as the server component for all kinds of apps including web apps, mobile apps, desktop apps etc.

#5 @scribu
7 years ago

I see; so the major benefit of using WordPress in those cases is wp-admin, basically. Thanks for the examples.

#6 @willmot
7 years ago

Thats one aspect, the other benefit are the underlying WordPress API / Classes, custom post_types, $wpdb, users, xmlrpc, http api etc.

#7 @raggedrobins
7 years ago

  • Cc siobhan@… added

I wouldn't lead with "app". Perhaps instead:

WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or web application. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

Last edited 7 years ago by raggedrobins (previous) (diff)

#8 @willmot
7 years ago

Makes sense to have "app" last in the list, not sure about "web application" though, doesn't feel like such a good fit for things like an iPhone app that uses WordPress as it's back-end (or any kind of native application which uses WordPress as a back-end).

WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog or app. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

Last edited 7 years ago by willmot (previous) (diff)

#9 @chriscct7
5 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added; 2nd-opinion removed
  • Severity changed from minor to normal

This probably should be moved to meta.trac.wordpress.org

#10 @chriscct7
4 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch removed
  • Milestone WordPress.org deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

#11 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

  • Resolution changed from invalid to duplicate
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