Piklist Is Shutting Down

Piklist Is Shutting Down

Posted by WP Tavern on February 18, 2022 at 12:20 pm
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Piklist, a development framework that helped people build things faster with WordPress, is shutting down. Its creators, Steve Bruner and Kevin Miller, launched the framework on June 12, 2012, at WordCampNYC. Over the next nine years it gained a devoted following. The framework was used by developers to speed up tasks such as creating fields for settings pages, registering custom post types and custom taxonomies, and adding post-to-post relationships.  This week Piklist’s creators announced  that the plugin will no longer be updated at WordPress.org, and the website, support forum, and documentation have been archived on Github pages. With competing obligations, they were never able to properly monetize the framework: We released 92 versions, making it more stable and secure, but we never had time to take it to the next level.We’re partners in Piklist, but we have our own separate WordPress development shops and use Piklist with our clients. Every day, we worked on improving it, but sadly life just got in the way. We both have families, and our client work took precedence over making a business out of Piklist. After WordPress 5.0 introduced Gutenberg, the goal for the next major version of Piklist (2.0) was to allow it…

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