What I’m Thankful For in WordPress: 2017 Edition
This year, it’s felt like change is in the air. The WordPress landscape seems to be shifting at the small-to-medium client level, with ever-stronger competitors driving attempted innovation within WordPress, while some giant players (huge hosting companies, “everything” themes) continue to gobble up huge numbers of the worst-informed customers and the rest of the marketplace starts to crunch.
A Fairytale Ending: ReactJS Drops its Patent Clause
In a development that seems destined to silence doubters like me, ReactJS moved to relicense itself under the thoroughly open-source-friendly MIT license—dropping the “patent clause” that it had included for arguably sane reasons but that had caused WordPress to drop React for Gutenberg and Calypso, and for the Apache project to blacklist React as well.
Big post on Matt Mullenweg’s blog today.
A Simple Route to Writing a React.js App in a WordPress Plugin
We’ll start this article with a demo: