The details surrounding Pods 2.0 have been unleashed! If you’ve never used Pods before (what?!) you’ll be super interested in what’s coming in 2.0!
Pods is a CMS framework. That is to say it’s a plugin that facilitates the creation of a very detailed content management system using WordPress at its core. The combination of the two results in an extremely customizable and powerful CMS that both clients and servers will love.
Things are going to get even better in the next version of Pods. Instead of simply creating its own custom content types, Pods 2.0 is going to extend WordPress objects themselves. This is mind blowing to be. Instead of creating standalone Pods from the ground up, you’ll be able to base them on WordPress native objects such as Pages and Custom Post Types.
With that change not only comes a lot of built in benefits of native WordPress functionality, the extensibility and platform for rapid development is quite simply ridiculous. You’ll be able to roll your own content types easier than before, and they’ll be built on top of the WordPress platform itself.
That’s just the beginning. The roadmap for Pods 2.0 is huge. Another aspect I’m greatly looking forward is a UI revamp. Our goal with 2.0 is to align Pods as closely as possible to the styles and conventions set forth in WordPress herself.
Pods 2.0 is scheduled to launch in parallel with WordPress 3.1 and we think you’re going to love it. In my personal opinion Pods 2.0 is arguably the biggest thing to happen to WordPress for me than Pods 1.0. We hope you feel the same way, stay tuned!
To keep up to date on the roadmap, be sure to check out the Pods 2.0 page on podscms.org, follow @podscms on Twitter (as well as the core devs), and don’t forget to pop into #podscms and chat with us about what you’d like to see in Pods!