The decision now lies to get the right framework that could do the job for the future of this amazing community, and it started with the delay of Gutenberg and the new version will be based on this new framework.
This is big news since WordPress has always encouraged plugins to use React. The React community and the general user feedback was a huge reason why WordPress decided to use it for Gutenberg and Calypso in the first place.
Now, the web is divided into different groups, each opting for different frameworks. Basically, every WordPress developers are now engaging in a heated discussion as to what is next for WordPress? The decision on which library to use now will be a crucial one and Matt Mullenweg & Co are taking their time on this one.
VueJS and Preact seemed the likelier options to replace React. VueJS has been fairly successful with Laravel and has a reputation of being user friendly. It has a large community and has more contributors than Preact.
On the other hand, users will find it easier to transit from React to Preact. The community is not as big as VueJS but it is evolving at a pace.
We have been working with React and Vue, both are excellent frameworks. Since the option of React was dropped, we’d say the perfect choice would be Vue. Unfortunately, it will be a hard one to figure out.
What is your thought on this? What is the future of WordPress?