Calypso already hinted at it and now it’s official: the time has come for WordPress developers to branch out.
With PHP long being the staple of WordPress professionals, not everyone feels comfortable with the shift; even the Automattic team admitted to find it challenging. Yet, avoidance has never solved anything. So instead of retreating, we are going to face this head on.
Despite these disadvantages, the language is used on many websites — traditionally to add animations and effects, load functionality without reloading, and increase the interactivity of web pages.
- AngularJS is an open-source framework maintained by Google for single-page apps. People already play around with Angular and the WP REST API.
The language is also present in many themes and plugins, especially sliders, galleries and social media buttons.
Besides the above, we can prepare for custom WordPress admin interfaces and apps akin to Calypso.
In addition, the web offers many high-quality learning resources for those making the switch. The resources mentioned in this article represent just the tip of the iceberg. Pick the material that most appeals to you and you have already taken the first step. The rest will evolve naturally from here.
Also published on Medium.