There is a new player in the town and it may be an efficient alternative for good old WordPress. Yes, we are referring to the all-new ClassicPress
which is a fork of the popular Content Management System. Some are considering it as an advantage and some others are pondering over its efficiency. So, in this post, we will take a look at ClassicPress and know what is it & how it is different from WordPress.
What Is the Need for ClassicPress..?
The ClassicPress came into existence when WordPress decided to implement the Gutenberg page builder. In case you wonder, what Gutenberg is, it is a drag and drop page builder. It will empower non-technical enthusiasts to build their webpages and websites.
The traditional website making as we have known it over the years takes the path of coding which makes use of HTML, CSS and lot of other techniques. Gutenberg will make it a cakewalk for almost anyone to create webpages.
However, as of now, Gutenberg is yet to reach the desired perfection. According to many enthusiasts, it is quite buggy and lacks an efficient user interface. Also, the compatibility with the WordPress themes is questionable. So, a majority of classic WordPress enthusiasts are now migrating to ClassicPress that doesn’t have Gutenberg.
So, the idea of a Gutenberg less Content management System led to the development of ClassicPress. Apparently, many classic WordPress users have appealed to the top management of the system to not implement Gutenberg. However, the elite managers of WordPress are not up for any discussion.
There is even a petition on Change dot org which calls for the removal of Gutenberg in the WordPress core coding. The guys from Gutenberg are doing hard work for the classic platform and this Petition further complicates the matter.
Though ClassicPress suggests the removal of Gutenberg, it also has motives to remove some other features as well. This includes disabling of Gravatar by default, getting rid of the Akismet, Hello Dolly plugin and Emojis.
Probable Obstacles for ClassicPress
Though ClassicPress claims of promising features some enthusiasts have also expressed woe that at the end of the day it is a fork of the classic WordPress. The ClassicPress security team has to rely upon updating of core WordPress for timely maintenance which they will later implement on their side. Now, this will delay the process of putting security patches, updates, bug fixes on the ClassicPress.
Now, ClassicPress will have a successful stint only if it comes up with full compatibility with WordPress themes and other features. The platform should have better bug management as well.