Learnings from
Growing Local
WordPress
Communities
Naoko Takano ・ WordCamp Europe 2013 #WCEU
in Japan
Happiness Engineer at Automattic
WordPress.org Japanese Team
Naoko Takano
@naokomc
http://ja.wordpress.org/
Usage
in
1.5 millioninstalls in Japanese (.org)
= 3.53%
#2language
after English
WordPress Joomla! Drupal Discuz
http://w3techs.com/blog/entry/most_popular_content_management_systems_by_country
Most Popu...
Hosting
in
Shared Hosting
Windows
Azure
AWS /
Amimoto
C4SA
PHP
Ninja
wpX
Managed & Cloud Solutions
WordPress in Japan 2008-2013
2003
in
May 2003
November 2003
http://detlog.org/ (currently http://ja.naoko.cc/)
Movable Type to WordPress
in
2004
http://wordpress.org/about/history/
in
2005
in
2006
Published WordPress Books
in
2007
WordCamp SF 2007
Ktai Style Plugin
in
2008
http://www.flickr.com/photos/odysseygate/3060967659/
WordCamp Tokyo 2008
in
2009
http://www.flickr.com/photos/odysseygate/3437011552/
WordCamp Tokyo 2009
in
2010
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59553900@N00/4397837422/
WordCamp Fukuoka 2010
in
2011
Birth of “Wapuu”
http://www.flickr.com/photos/odysseygate/6425232913/ (top right), http://www.flickr.com/photos/styledesignjp/8395981605/ (...
in
2012
http://www.wpbeginner.com/events/wordpress-community-summit-2012-recap-and-pictures/
WordPress Community Summit
In 4 days,
127 people donated
for 2 air tickets to Tybee Island
in
2013
#wp10
Osaka・Sapporo・Tokyo・Chiba・Sendai・Sakai・Kagawa
http://en.naoko.cc/2013/06/07/wordpress-10th-anniversary-events-wp10-p...
5 years
7 Cities
13 WordCamps
WordCamps in Japan
WordCamp Tokyo, 2008-2013
60 → 1100 attendees
8 → 100 volunteers
Why did WordPress
become big in Japan?
1.
Focusing on
Localization
in
Consistent Translation
&
Reliable Release
Share the
Responsibilities!
Tip
#1
@tekapo
(tai)
Japanese Package Team
@takayukister@eastcoder
(tenpura)
@mako0901 @odyssey @naokomc
(Nao)
http://http://eastcoder.com/code/wp-multibyte-patch/
Forum Volunteers
Codex Contributors
Event Organizers
Scaling by Collaboration
2.
Centralizing
Information
in
http://codex.wordpress.org/Contributing_to_WordPress
http://wpdocs.sourceforge.jp/WordPress への協力
http://wordpress.org/support/
http://ja.forums.wordpress.org/
http://plan.wordcamp.org/
http://japan.wordcamp.org/
Set rules and
document
Tip
#2
Glossary
Testing guideline
Localized package Instruction
Post-release to-do’s
Event organization how-to’s
Forum rules
What...
3.
Helping Others
Get Involved
in
“WordBench.org”
Network of local communties
Powered by BuddyPress
http://bit.ly/wpjacalendar
WordPress Event Calendar
WordBench Osaka
WordBench Fukuoka
http://kawazoezoe.com/word-bench-fukuoka3-6-3.html
WordBench Kobe
http://wordbench.org/2013/08/19/0818wordbenchkobe_php/
WordBench Nagoya
https://www.facebook.com/WordBenchNagoya/photos_stream
WordBench Fukui
http://fukui.wordbench.org/archives/211
WordBench Kagawa
http://kagawa.wordbench.org/2013/02/28/
WordBench Tokyo
...and more!
Meetups at Coworking Spaces
http://basecamp-nagoya.jp/blog/entry-530.html
Learn from
other communities
& share ideas
Tip
#3
4.
Really understanding
the local culture
in
Communication style
Publishing / tech trend
Corporate culture
WordPress Kobe 2013
http://ja.wordpress.org/about-wp-ja/wapuu/
I’m under
the GPL!
Get out and
“meet” people!
Tip
#4
Why did WordPress
become big in Japan?
(again...)
Small steps.
Small steps.
×
More people.
Small steps.
×
More people.
×
Keeping it Going.
Believe in the
power of your
community.
Tip
#5
WordCamp isn’t over
until you blog about it :)
Tip
#6
Naoko Takano
@naokomc
http://en.naoko.cc/
Thank you #WCEU!
Cover photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/74815194@N00/2...
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Learnings from Growing Local WordPress Communities

  1. 1. Learnings from Growing Local WordPress Communities Naoko Takano ・ WordCamp Europe 2013 #WCEU in Japan
  2. 2. Happiness Engineer at Automattic WordPress.org Japanese Team Naoko Takano @naokomc
  3. 3. http://ja.wordpress.org/
  4. 4. Usage in
  5. 5. 1.5 millioninstalls in Japanese (.org)
  6. 6. = 3.53%
  7. 7. #2language after English
  8. 8. WordPress Joomla! Drupal Discuz http://w3techs.com/blog/entry/most_popular_content_management_systems_by_country Most Popular CMS by Country
  9. 9. Hosting in
  10. 10. Shared Hosting
  11. 11. Windows Azure AWS / Amimoto C4SA PHP Ninja wpX Managed & Cloud Solutions
  12. 12. WordPress in Japan 2008-2013
  13. 13. 2003 in
  14. 14. May 2003 November 2003 http://detlog.org/ (currently http://ja.naoko.cc/) Movable Type to WordPress
  15. 15. in 2004
  16. 16. http://wordpress.org/about/history/
  17. 17. in 2005
  18. 18. in 2006
  19. 19. Published WordPress Books
  20. 20. in 2007
  21. 21. WordCamp SF 2007
  22. 22. Ktai Style Plugin
  23. 23. in 2008
  24. 24. http://www.flickr.com/photos/odysseygate/3060967659/ WordCamp Tokyo 2008
  25. 25. in 2009
  26. 26. http://www.flickr.com/photos/odysseygate/3437011552/ WordCamp Tokyo 2009
  27. 27. in 2010
  28. 28. http://www.flickr.com/photos/59553900@N00/4397837422/ WordCamp Fukuoka 2010
  29. 29. in 2011
  30. 30. Birth of “Wapuu”
  31. 31. http://www.flickr.com/photos/odysseygate/6425232913/ (top right), http://www.flickr.com/photos/styledesignjp/8395981605/ (bottom center)
  32. 32. in 2012
  33. 33. http://www.wpbeginner.com/events/wordpress-community-summit-2012-recap-and-pictures/ WordPress Community Summit
  34. 34. In 4 days, 127 people donated for 2 air tickets to Tybee Island
  35. 35. in 2013
  36. 36. #wp10 Osaka・Sapporo・Tokyo・Chiba・Sendai・Sakai・Kagawa http://en.naoko.cc/2013/06/07/wordpress-10th-anniversary-events-wp10-photos-from-japan/
  37. 37. 5 years 7 Cities 13 WordCamps WordCamps in Japan
  38. 38. WordCamp Tokyo, 2008-2013 60 → 1100 attendees 8 → 100 volunteers
  39. 39. Why did WordPress become big in Japan?
  40. 40. 1. Focusing on Localization in
  41. 41. Consistent Translation & Reliable Release
  42. 42. Share the Responsibilities! Tip #1
  43. 43. @tekapo (tai) Japanese Package Team @takayukister@eastcoder (tenpura) @mako0901 @odyssey @naokomc (Nao)
  44. 44. http://http://eastcoder.com/code/wp-multibyte-patch/
  45. 45. Forum Volunteers Codex Contributors Event Organizers Scaling by Collaboration
  46. 46. 2. Centralizing Information in
  47. 47. http://codex.wordpress.org/Contributing_to_WordPress
  48. 48. http://wpdocs.sourceforge.jp/WordPress への協力
  49. 49. http://wordpress.org/support/
  50. 50. http://ja.forums.wordpress.org/
  51. 51. http://plan.wordcamp.org/
  52. 52. http://japan.wordcamp.org/
  53. 53. Set rules and document Tip #2
  54. 54. Glossary Testing guideline Localized package Instruction Post-release to-do’s Event organization how-to’s Forum rules What’s good to document?
  55. 55. 3. Helping Others Get Involved in
  56. 56. “WordBench.org” Network of local communties Powered by BuddyPress
  57. 57. http://bit.ly/wpjacalendar WordPress Event Calendar
  58. 58. WordBench Osaka
  59. 59. WordBench Fukuoka http://kawazoezoe.com/word-bench-fukuoka3-6-3.html
  60. 60. WordBench Kobe http://wordbench.org/2013/08/19/0818wordbenchkobe_php/
  61. 61. WordBench Nagoya https://www.facebook.com/WordBenchNagoya/photos_stream
  62. 62. WordBench Fukui http://fukui.wordbench.org/archives/211
  63. 63. WordBench Kagawa http://kagawa.wordbench.org/2013/02/28/
  64. 64. WordBench Tokyo
  65. 65. ...and more! Meetups at Coworking Spaces http://basecamp-nagoya.jp/blog/entry-530.html
  66. 66. Learn from other communities & share ideas Tip #3
  67. 67. 4. Really understanding the local culture in
  68. 68. Communication style Publishing / tech trend Corporate culture
  69. 69. WordPress Kobe 2013
  70. 70. http://ja.wordpress.org/about-wp-ja/wapuu/ I’m under the GPL!
  71. 71. Get out and “meet” people! Tip #4
  72. 72. Why did WordPress become big in Japan? (again...)
  73. 73. Small steps.
  74. 74. Small steps. × More people.
  75. 75. Small steps. × More people. × Keeping it Going.
  76. 76. Believe in the power of your community. Tip #5
  77. 77. WordCamp isn’t over until you blog about it :) Tip #6
  78. 78. Naoko Takano @naokomc http://en.naoko.cc/ Thank you #WCEU! Cover photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/74815194@N00/2578068674/
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