Introducing DeliciousPress

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We have always had a love/hate relationship with WordPress. On one hand, it’s one of the largest content publishing platforms in the world, it has created countless jobs including our own, and democratized publishing in a way that the world has never seen before. On the other hand, it doesn’t have a background processing API, or even Composer support, and SVN/Trac are slightly more confusing than Git/GitHub. Ugh.

Today we’re announcing our bid Make Publishing Great Again™, with DeliciousPress! It’s the answer to all of our gripes with WordPress and probably a few of yours as well!

DeliciousPress logo

What is DeliciousPress?

Truly […] a dream to develop

DeliciousPress is a ground-up fork of the WordPress codebase – carefully rewritten with the latest coding standards to have been deprecated by PHP-FIG. With an intuitive PECL/Bower/Browserify build process and a PHP6+/Elm/LESS stack – DeliciousPress would truly be a dream to develop for if it were Free and Open Source Software with the same GPL V3 license you know and love (which it is not).

DeliciousPress provides everything you love about WordPress without all of the bloat of backwards compatibility, or theme and plugin support.

Delicious Features

We won’t spoil all of the fun by telling you everything that DeliciousPress has in store, but here’s a sneak peek at some of our favorites:

SOAP API

DeliciousPress ships on day 1 with a nearly fully functional SOAP API including SAML authentication out of the box. Getting up and running with your custom app or service is as easy as 1-2-3-4(4a,4b,4c)-5-6! Just check out our API lifecycle flowchart!

DeliciousPress API Connectivity Flowchart

TextBuilder Editing Interface

Like VisualComposer meets Vim

Everybody loves page builders, they make it simple to craft your perfect layout – but when it comes to writing your article, it’s back to tapping at plastic buttons like you’re Edith Roosevelt. DeliciousPress aims to change all of that by bringing page builder technology to the editor with something we’re calling TextBuilder. Check out our “Hello World” demo of TextBuilder below!

TextBuilder is like VisualComposer meets Vim, and we think you’re going to love it! Not convinced? Try out our early-access interactive preview on CodePen:

See the Pen DeliciousPress TextBuilder by JRGould (@JRGould) on CodePen.

Intelligent Assistant

We hear it all the time – “Hey Siri!”, “Ok, Google”, “Alexa!” – well, get ready to add another phrase to that list: “Hi there, Bindey!” (voice control not yet implemented).

Bindey is the built-in personal assistant for DeliciousPress. Built on the same smart AI technology as Microsoft’s Tay.ai, Bindey can answer questions, help you with your writing, or even chat about what’s going on in the world!

Bindey in action

Bindey loves blogging just as much as you do, so it’s available on every page of your DeliciousPress admin interface and will follow you to every site you visit on your journey across the information superhighway – you can’t stop him!

So Much More!

We’re still putting the finishing touches on DeliciousPress 1.0 and will be revealing more features and general information over the coming weeks leading up to its release on April 31, 2017. To tide you over until then, here are a few hints at what’s yet to be revealed.

  • XMLRPC 2.0
  • Our famous 5-hour install
  • HHHVM
  • Emoji Pingbacks
  • Automatic merging of plugins with 100+ installs
  • Personal Home Page Tools
  • Delisious Prime

One More Thing…

As a project that was forked from a CMS that was forked from a CMS, we’d like to pay homage to all the great PHP content management systems that have come before DeliciousPress. So, for our last and most exciting reveal, we’d like to announce that we will be naming our releases after the giants upon whose shoulders we are standing.

Announcing DeliciousPress 1.0 - "Joomla!"

DeliciousPress 1.0 will be named “Joomla!” after the great PHP CMS. Joomla! is loved by literally dozens of webmasters and website enthusiasts around the globe and has been managing content for over a decade. We’re proud to follow in the legacy of Joomla! and hope that our release name will bring some much-deserved awareness to this scrappy little project.

Hold Your Breath

That’s all for now! Keep an eye out for more announcements from us as we lead up to the release DeliciousPress 1.0 “Joomla!” on April 31. We have a tight release schedule planned after that, so don’t be surprised if you see DeliciousPress 1.1 “PHP Nuke” and DeliciousPress 2.0 “DeliciousPress 1.0 “Joomla!”” before the year is out!

Are you excited to Make Publishing Great Again™ or just to meet Bindey? Let us know in the comments or sign up at the bottom of the page for news and updates!

About the Author

Jeff Gould

Jeff is a problem solver at heart who found his way to the web at an early age and never looked back. Before Delicious Brains, Jeff was a freelance web developer specializing in WordPress and front-end development.