Michel Bauwens: 3 Pieces Turning WordPress Into Global Platform

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The 3 pieces that are turning WordPress into a platform

By Adii Pienaar, WooThemes

GigaOm, 23 July 2012

These days, WordPress acts more like a development framework or a PaaS (Platform as a Service), says WooThemes CEO Adii Pienaar. And in the last year, several new services have sprung up to help make WordPress a platform in the truest sense of the word.

The call for a “Heroku for WordPress” is by now a common refrain. WordPress, if you’re not aware, powers half of the top 100 blogs and 14.7 percent of the top one million websites in the world. In the U.S., 22 out of every 100 new domains run on WordPress today.

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These days, WordPress acts a lot more like a development framework or a PaaS (Platform as a Service). The full WordPress stack is not just integrated, it’s mature. And in the last year, several new services have sprung up to provide the missing pieces that today make WordPress a platform in the truest sense of the word.

So, what were those missing pieces, and how have they propelled WordPress forward?

1. Better analytics

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2. Dollar dollar bills, y’all

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3. The hosting challenge

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Conclusion

Are we there yet? We’re close, but not all the way.

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Phi Beta Iota:  We regard this as a very important turning point article.  In combination with an Autonomous Internet and a fully mature crisis mapping network that can be applied to leveraging crowd sourcing and open access to all relevant databases, WordPress may be the closest thing in existence to a foundation for a World Brain and Global Game, where every individual is their own curator while also having appropriate access to all information in all languages and appropriate voice.

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