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"State of the Word" at WordCamp Mid-Atlantic, by Mark Jaquith "State of the Word" at WordCamp Mid-Atlantic, by Mark Jaquith Presentation Transcript

  • State of the Word Mark Jaquith markjaquith.com coveredwebservices.com @markjaquith
  • Independent WordPress Developer
  • What have we been up to?
  • WordPress 2.7
  • One-click WordPress upgrade
  • WordPress upgrade FAIL
  • New admin interface
  • Keyboard shortcuts for comment moderation
  • Reply to comments from admin interface
  • Threaded comments
  • Comment paging
  • Consensus: “we like!”
  • Over 5.2 million downloads
  • Google Fight!
  • 42 results “WordPress 2.7 sucks”
  • 485results “WordPress 2.7 rocks”
  • User Experience: a goal, not an afterthought
  • Matt Thomas Jane Wells
  • “ [WordPress] helps me publish to the point that the tool actually disappears from my perspective ” — Michael Ashby
  • You Content
  • You Content
  • Stats
  • How many WordPress users?
  • ~13 Million
  • Air Force Army Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Coast Guard Defense Intelligence Agency Department of Energy Department of Homeland Security Department of State Department of Treasury Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Marine Corps Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Geospatial Intelligence Agency National Reconnaissance O ce National Security Agency (NSA) Navy
  • WordPress 2.8
  • ::yawn::
  • Widget management
  • Theme installer
  • Not that there’s anything wrong with that
  • BuddyPress
  • Facebook in a box?
  • Ning that you control
  • BYOTOS
  • bbPress
  • The WordPress Family
  • WordPress.tv
  • WordCamps
  • WP Community
  • WP of Tomorrow
  • Today: your words, on the web
  • Tomorrow: YOU, on the web
  • Tumblr? Yes, but more than that
  • “Help! I’ve given my data to services I can’t control and I can’t get up!”
  • Closed source platform Failure / Evil Time
  • No dead ends
  • Phase One: Photos
  • Connect the silos
  • Community and Marketplace
  • Free = good Free = overwhelming
  • Plugins can do anything
  • Plugins can do anything
  • We’re listening
  • Thanks! markjaquith.com coveredwebservices.com @markjaquith