Open source WordPress app on all platforms is good news for the open Web

I like the desktop WordPress app. It has improved quite a lot since it was first released and the only real difference between the desktop app and posting in the Web interface is that the app doesn’t include additional plugin functionality like Yoast SEO which I use on this site.

Anyway, I noticed that WordPress has now released versions of its app for all 3 major platforms: Mac, Windows and, last month, Linux. Automattic has also open sourced the WordPress desktop app. This is good news for the open Web in a time when there seem to be more high walls around platforms.

Source: WordPress Tavern

By Paul

Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at Automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.


  1. Very interesting.

    Imagine Twitter Open Sourcing its mobile and desktop clients. I can imagine there would be a flood of pull requests from frustrated developers.

  2. ha ha ha! Yeah, seriously! Very unlikely unless Twitter decides to join the likes of Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple in open sourcing tech even if only some of it.

    1. I don’t think Twitter is ideologically opposed to open sourcing stuff. I think it has done it in the past with frameworks like Bootstrap. It just seems to want to control the user experience too much to allow anyone to create an app that interfaces with the service so openly.

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