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Keynote by Jane Wells

  1. 1. WordPress in Review Jane Wells Automattic
  2. 2. Hello Jane Wells User Experience / User Interface WordPress / Automattic jane@automattic.com http://jane.wordpress.com @janeforshort
  3. 3. Automattic • Operates WordPress.com • WordPress.org development • Akismet • WordPress Video Player (open source) • WordPress.com Stats plugin • Intense Debate • PollDaddy
  4. 4. Automattic • Founded by Matt Mullenweg • About 50 employees • No central office • Everyone works from home • Communication via IRC, Skype and email • Countries: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Bulgaria, Australia, France, Spain, Japan
  5. 5. WordPress “Flavors” All versions of WordPress are 100% open source. • WordPress.org - downloadable self-hosted version • WordPress.com - WordPress hosted by Automattic • WordPress MU - self-hosted multi-user version
  6. 6. WordPress.org Development • Thousands of commits • Hundreds of contributing developers • Tens of thousands of beta testers • 3-4 releases per year • Two back-end redesigns • Over 4000 plugins Core Developers: Matt Mullenweg, Ryan Boren, Andrew Ozz, Mark Jaquith, Peter Westwood
  7. 7. WordPress 2.7 Customizable administration interface, dozens of new features, millions of downloads
  8. 8. Coming Up in 2.8 • Improved widget management • Embedded theme directory • Improved performance • Custom taxonomies • Expansion of open source contributions Anticipated release date: April 15, 2009
  9. 9. Coming Up in 2009 • Redesigned media management • Interface refinements • New themes • Improved Ideas forum • New documentation handbooks
  10. 10. WordPress MU • Multiple blogs from one installation • Scaling to millions of pageviews • Unlimited users • Robust administration features Lead Developer: Donncha O’Caoimh
  11. 11. WordPress.com • Runs on MU • Hosted by Automattic • Millions of blogs and users • High-profile blogs - CNN, Fox News, Martha Stewart, etc. • Test bed for new features • Limited control (no ads, JavaScript, Flash)
  12. 12. BuddyPress Lead Developer: Andy Peatling
  13. 13. WordPress.tv Led By: Michael Pick
  14. 14. WordCamps San Francisco | Beijing | Tel Aviv | Buenos Aires | Melbourne | Hamburg Dallas | Vancouver (CA) | Paris | Milan | Birmingham (UK) Fraser Valley (CA) | Cape Town | Philippines | Shanghai | Birmingham, AL Salt Lake City | Portland, OR | Tokyo | Toronto | New York Honolulu | Bangkok Charlotte | Washington, D.C. | Sydney | Barcelona Las Vegas | Jakarta | Whistler | Worcester, MA | Denver | India | Hong Kong
  15. 15. Thank You Please feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions. Jane Wells jane@automattic.com http://jane.wordpress.com twitter: @janeforshort

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