What is WordPress without its editor? We are not sure.

The block editor, also known as Gutenberg, already reformed the way we think about WordPress, and it will continue to do so. We are using it ourselves for, and it’s incredible.

Nonetheless, let’s not forget WordPress is more than the editor

In the last years, the community as a whole focused its effort on non-editor aspects of WordPress. We argue that without those accomplishments, Gutenberg wouldn’t be as big as a hit, or it wouldn’t even exist.

The fact that there are many aspects of WordPress that are working fine gives the possibility to refocus the energy.

While many are contributing to Gutenberg or building on top of it, we are happy to see that others push agendas like XML Sitemaps or the Theme Feature Repositories.

It might be worthwhile to ask the question, what is WordPress without its editor? Answering this question can be refreshing and an eye-opener.

It’s also intriguing to think that some never experienced the WordPress editor, and they still had a blog or a site on WordPress.

We are talking about those who used desktop blog editors, like MarsEdit, BlogJet, or BlogDesk, to name a few.


This was only possible by those who contributed to the long forgotten XML-RPC. We should be thankful particularly to those who devote their time and skills to the release of WordPress 3.4.

WordPress 3.4 – 7 years ago – gave us the Customizer, but it also gave us the way to publish, edit, manage posts without logging into the admin area.

In many ways, we were inspired by this almost forgotten history of WordPress to build msgWP.

You can try out msgWP; we created a demo experience for those who are curious.

Posted on: June 28, 2019
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