WordPress in Review
               Jane Wells
               Automattic
Hello

           Jane Wells
User Experience / User Interface
    WordPress / Automattic



     jane@automattic.com
   ht...
Automattic

•   Operates WordPress.com
•   WordPress.org development
•   Akismet
•   WordPress Video Player (open source)
...
Automattic

•   Founded by Matt Mullenweg
•   About 50 employees
•   No central office
•   Everyone works from home
•   Com...
WordPress “Flavors”

All versions of WordPress are 100% open source.


 •   WordPress.org - downloadable self-hosted versi...
WordPress.org Development

    •   Thousands of commits
    •   Hundreds of contributing developers
    •   Tens of thousa...
WordPress 2.7




Customizable administration interface, dozens of new features, millions of downloads
Coming Up in 2.8


•   Improved widget management
•   Embedded theme directory
•   Improved performance
•   Custom taxonom...
Coming Up in 2009

•   Redesigned media management

•   Interface refinements

•   New themes

•   Improved Ideas forum

• ...
WordPress MU

•   Multiple blogs from one installation
•   Scaling to millions of pageviews
•   Unlimited users
•   Robust...
WordPress.com

•   Runs on MU
•   Hosted by Automattic
•   Millions of blogs and users
•   High-profile blogs - CNN, Fox Ne...
BuddyPress




Lead Developer: Andy Peatling
WordPress.tv




Led By: Michael Pick
WordCamps




  San Francisco | Beijing | Tel Aviv | Buenos Aires | Melbourne | Hamburg

        Dallas | Vancouver (CA) |...
Thank You

Please feel free to contact me
with any questions or suggestions.

        Jane Wells

        jane@automattic....
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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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