We are proud to announce the full open sourcing of the WordPress.com desktop app. You can access the source and documentation on GitHub at the automattic/wp-desktop repository.
The core application Calypso was released as open source a few weeks ago, and now the work that went into building the desktop applications using Electron is available as well.
We’re also thrilled to announce the release of a Linux version, in addition to our newly released Mac and Windows apps, all of which you can download from https://apps.wordpress.com/desktop/.
The dedicated apps are a great way to manage your sites, write and publish, and even customize your site and view stats. Use it for your sites on WordPress.com, or for your self-hosted WordPress sites using the Jetpack plugin.
We’re excited to make the source available, and we welcome contributions, feedback and reporting any issues. Give the app a try, no matter what platform you’re on!
11 thoughts on “WordPress.com Desktop App Goes Open Source, Linux App Arrives”
Good stuff. When WP app released I was looking to code, how this made and explore Electron fw- amazing tool.
My system architecture is armhf. Do you know if the deb package work for me?
No, the deb package is built for x64.
You will need to build from source for it to run.
I looked it to see if it was possible, but the underlying tool, Electron, that we use to bundle the app does not yet support ARM. So even building from source won’t work.
Amazing usage of open source software, along with the creation of some amazing open source software.
The bigger question is, why wasn’t it open-sourced in the first place?
Sadly, the answer is not that interesting.
It was just timing trying to get each of the platforms out and built properly, get the repository scrubbed of internal references and work with the lawyers to get all the licenses straightened out. Across the Thanksgiving holiday and working with people’s schedule it just took a little bit longer.
I’m really enjoying improve myself in WordPress platform , since I launched my blog in 2009 always found it interesting how we build websites and how we learn as we build . Strength and honor!
Finally getting around to downloading the Linux version. It’s my post-Christmas, Christmas present to me. Woohoo!
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