February 2016

The NoCMS Manifesto

Chapter 1: Stakeholders
By Jon Stokes

I’ve been thinking a fair amount recently about life in a post-Wordpress world. Specifically, I’ve been pondering what a fully modern CMS might look like if it were designed in 2016 from mature, stable technologies with the goal of giving publishers the flexibility that they need to solve their number one problem. Of course, the number one problem in publishing isn’t slow page loads, nor is it the fact that Wordpress has a crufty UX while all the cool kids are doing edit-in-place. Performance and UX do matter, but by far the biggest problem in publishing right now is that it’s no longer clear how anyone will make money by typing things onto the Internet for other people to look at.