Original Link: http://sixrevisions.com/wordpress/future-of-wordpress/

Marko Heijnen:

Starting with just a simple line of code 11 years ago, WordPress has evolved to become the platform of more than 74 million websites.

Even with a vast array of competitors offering similar functionality, WordPress still dominates the CMS market with a 21.9% market share.

I have had a more detailed look at WordPress than most.

I have contributed to 6 releases of WordPress, including work in the XML-RPC API (in 3.4) and WP_Image_Editor class (in 3.5). I have also been involved in an upcoming release (3.9).

As we look toward the future of WordPress, it is important to evaluate current practices and trends within the WordPress user base, as well as the industry as a whole.

I agree with Marko that WordPress has a remarkable community, and I’m happy to have been involved in it for so long.

Some people would say that WordPress needs a simplified version, but that’s possible now thanks to various plugins.