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WordPress Is Taking Over The Internet

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My lightning talk for the Brisbane Web Design Meetup Group for "What I Learnt in 2011". What I learnt in 2011 is that "WordPress Is Taking Over The Internet"

My lightning talk for the Brisbane Web Design Meetup Group for "What I Learnt in 2011". What I learnt in 2011 is that "WordPress Is Taking Over The Internet"

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  • 1. What I Learnt in 2011WORDPRESS IS TAKINGOVER THE INTERNETBronson Quick sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  • 2. DOWNLOADS OF WORDPRESS 3.2 http://wordpress.org/download/counter/2 of 17 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  • 3. WORDPRESS.COM BLOGS http://en.wordpress.com/stats/3 of 17 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  • 4. FREE THEMES ON WORDPRESS.ORG http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/4 of 17 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  • 5. FREE PLUGINS ON WORDPRESS.ORG http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/5 of 17 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  • 6. WORDPRESS ON THE GO  WordPress for iOS  WordPress for Android  WordPress for Windows Phone 7  WordPress for Nokia  WordPress for WebOS http://wordpress.org/extend/mobile/6 of 17 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  • 7. POWERING THE INTERNET  WordPress powers 15.3% of the top 1 million websites on the web! http://w3techs.com/technologies/history_overview/content_management/all7 of 17 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  • 8. MATT’S STATE OF THE WORD 2011  18,000 responses from all over the world http://ma.tt/2011/08/state-of-the-word-2011/ http://wordpress.org/news/2011/08/state-of-the-word/8 of 17 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  • 9. SELF EMPLOYED  6,800 self-employed respondents making a living from WordPress  Were responsible for over 170,000 sites personally  25 sites each!9 of 17 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  • 10. CONSULTANTS & COMPANIES  65% heavily customised installs  Features are only added if 80% of WordPress users will use them10 of 17 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  • 11. CUSTOMISED ADMIN  Only 4% of the 18,000+ people had customised the admin  Great backend UI design thanks to the WordPress UI team  “A lot of work has been done, the front end is unrecognizable, but the Dashboard still looks like the usual WordPress interface.”11 of 17 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  • 12. REPORTED HOURLY RATES  $5 - $2000 per hour!12 of 17 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  • 13. REPORTED HOURLY RATES  Average hourly rate $58  Median hourly rate $5013 of 17 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  • 14. NEW DOMAINS RUNNING WORDPRESS  22 out of 50 new domains in the United States of America14 of 17 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  • 15. NUMBER OF WORDCAMPS IN 2011  47 in 2011  Including WordCamp Gold Coast!  Still 7 more to come15 of 17 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  • 16. ISN’T IT TIME YOU LEARNT WORDPRESS?  Demand is growing rapidly  WordPress community is a wealth of knowledge  WordPress blogs (Just Google it!)  WordPress Meetup groups  WordPress.tv  WordCamps16 of 17 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  • 17. THANKS ALOT http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1323717 of 17 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza