Skip to content

Michael LaRoy - Home

A Change in Interests - From Vue to WordPress Blocks

Over the years, the little amount of traffic that this website gets has crept up from the handful of views every month into several hundred views. One of the biggest drivers of traffic over the last couple of years has been my post about Vuex state management.

Lately though, aside from my most recent post (newer posts tend to get more traffic initially), my analytics tells me that the most traffic is heading to my post about using Advanced Custom Fields with WordPress blocks. After the home page, this now gets the bulk of direct incoming traffic.

I realize that my frequency of publishing here isn’t particularly high or consistent. Neither do I have a bulk of posts on one topic or the other to draw any meaningful conclusions - for example, are more people just generally looking for WordPress content? Or, is Vue going out of fashion? Or, does the release of Vue 3 render that post less meaningful for people working in that space? Or, is WordPress Blocks an important topic as the WordPress development space evolves? My own stats for this website can’t really inform questions like this.

As it happens, my most recent client work has trended away from Vue, and more towards WordPress with blocks (although other things, like React/Next.js projects, have been taking a lot of my time as well). This is purely anecdotal, as my own work isn’t necessarily reflective of the greater story of what developers are wanting to learn, or which tech stacks make sense for a given client project.

For now, I think the only conclusion that I can draw is that WordPress development content is more “in demand” than Vue content, generally speaking. This is not surprising, given the dominance of WordPress in the landscape of websites globally, whereas Vue is fairly niche in the grand scheme of things.

My own expereince of WordPress lately, seeing it heading in the direction of FSE (full site editing) doesn’t particularly excite me (maybe that’s a separate topic for the future), so I don’t know that this observation will have any meaningful impact on the direction these articles take. Indeed, my post about Astro seemed to do quite well, and I’m keen to lean more into that platform and see what it is capable of, so perhaps that’s a good direction to go here.

5 Accessibility Fixes You Can Make Today

Learn about the most common reasons that websites fail accessibility standards, and what you can do about it.