Well 2013 has come and gone and 2014 is rolling along quickly. Many WordPress users are looking forward to the new year as we continue to pull a country out of a recession, put new innovations on the shelves, and pushing their online content to the masses.
We are here to tell you the future looks good, and we are optimistic with the path we are taking with our technology on the long term outlook. WordPress has always been a major blogging platform, but has recently taken hold as a great website development tool. Easy themes, easy plugins, lots of features, but more importantly an easy to use platform all together has developed it into much more than a simple blog tool.
Compared to joomla and drupal, the leading competitors, it looks like WordPress is pulling favorably ahead in popularity and usefulness. Good news for many of us who have used WordPress as our platform of choice, and for our piece of mind as we all continually look for the best CMS software we can.
WP EasyCart looks to leverage this base as well. We are seeing increased trends in theme development and plugin development for WordPress, all supporting the increase in this popular platform.
I will go out on a limb and throw out a few predictions for 2014.
1. WordPress will continue to develop quickly, and gain more market share compared to it’s counterpart CMS systems.
2. Theme spaces such as Theme Forest will grow in size as designers begin to leverage the growth of user base in WordPress and the theme architecture it provides.
3. More users will begin to capitalize on their websites and leverage plugins such as EasyCart to add e-commerce to their simple websites and blogs.
4. Social Media has plateaued, Facebook, Twitter, and other programs may become less relevant as people bring on entire websites that present themselves, their businesses, and their image.
5. Apps, plugins, and mobile game development will increase as tablets, TV’s, and other devices stream internet content and developers see the gains in market share and profit in these areas of development. (think more people playing candy crush than Facebooking)
6. I also feel online security will continue to increase, retailers and site owners will have more regulations and strict security standards that we must adhere to to ensure we have safe online e-commerce. In WordPress, limit those unknown small 3rd party plugins and use SSL certificates to secure traffic.
Do you have a prediction for 2014?