State of the Word 2016

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A look at WordPress in 2016, and a proposal for a future direction for the project functionality and organization, delivered in December 2016 at WordCamp US in Philadelphia.

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State of the Word 2016

  1. 1. WORD STATEOF THE PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA 2016 WITH MATT MULLENWEG #wcus @photomatt
  2. 2. Attribution: King of Hearts / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0
  3. 3. thank youSPONSORS
  4. 4. thank youORGANIZERS
  5. 5. Attribution: Thomas Hawk | Creative Commons Lic.
  6. 6. YEAR GOODIT’S BEEN A FOR WORDCAMPS & MEETUPS
  7. 7. TOTAL WORDCAMPS 41COUNTRIES HOSTING WORDCAMPS 89 34 LAST YEAR 115
  8. 8. TICKETS SOLD 36,569 = 60 TICKETS
  9. 9. ORGANIZERS 750 2,056SPEAKERS 1,036SPONSORS                                                                                                                                                   
  10. 10. MEETUP EVENTS 58COUNTRIES HOSTING MEETUPS 2,016 38 LAST YEAR 3,193
  11. 11. 62,566MEETUP ATTENDEES                                                                                                                               = 50 ATTENDEES  
  12. 12. 1,797IN-PERSON 865LIVE STREAM 1,898IN-PERSON 1,878 LIVE STREAM 2015 2016
  13. 13. v v Closing in on 2,177IN-PERSON (WCUS 2016 -279) 1,407LIVE STREAM (WCUS 2016 +471)
  14. 14. VIDEOS PUBLISHED youtube.com/wordpress 26.7% 
  15. 15. FOUNDATION
  16. 16. REVENUE 2.8M LAST YEAR 4.3M
  17. 17. WORDCAMPS 99.9%
  18. 18. Run educational workshops in underdeveloped countries.2 Promote hackathons to help build websites for non-profits and NGOs.3 Support like-minded non-profits.1 WordCamp Central becomes its own public benefit corporation.
  19. 19. EXTENDED FAMILY
  20. 20. • New API to manage the content & layout of emails generated 2.4.4  2.7.2 • Tighter security • Theme and template changes • Drag and drop avatar load • Easier management of user-generated media
  21. 21. • Developers - Plugin tables & conventions match WordPress. bbPress  bbPress 2: A native plugin • Community - WordPress.org forums were upgraded to bbPress 2 allowing community access to the open source code.
  22. 22. 65HACKERS CONTRIBUTED
  23. 23. • GlotPress powers the translation of WordPress, BuddyPress, bbPress, WordPress plugins, WordPress default themes, and Rosetta sites. 1  2.2.2 • It’s moved from BackPress to become a WordPress plugin. • Tighter security, better performance, and upgraded perms list.
  24. 24. Rosetta Sites Now On O2 Theme
  25. 25. wordpress.org/plugins-wp/
  26. 26. wordpress.org/plugins-wp/
  27. 27. 20ACTIVE PLUGIN USAGE  %
  28. 28. 34PLUGIN DOWNLOADS 1.48 BILLION  %
  29. 29. INTERNATIONALIZATION
  30. 30. TRANSLATION CONTRIBUTORS 5,000 17,000 APRIL 2015 NOVEMBER 2016
  31. 31. 780PEOPLE 60,000STRINGS 1DAY November 12, 2016
  32. 32. 2/3 of the world speaks 12 languages 254M Russian 389M Spanish 1.39 Billion Chinese 467M Arabic 588M Hindu-Urdu 250M Bengali 527M English 193M Portuguese 123M Japanese 132M German118M French https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/04/23/the-worlds-languages-in-7-maps-and-charts/
  33. 33. WordPress covers them all along with all of these Română íslenska Català Kabyle 한국어 български Pусский Français Svenska Italiano Shqiptar Cymraeg Malay Slovenski Hrvatski Türk Esperanto Español ⽇日本語 Afrikaans ‫اردو‬ Deutsch Српски ગuજરાતી मराठी And many more
  34. 34. On Release Day of 4.6 Română íslenska Català Kabyle 한국어 български Pусский Français Svenska Italiano Shqiptar Cymraeg Malay Slovenski Hrvatski Türk Esperanto Español ⽇日本語 Afrikaans ‫اردو‬ Deutsch Српски ગuજરાતી मराठी LANGUAGES 5050
  35. 35. Top 10 Plugins are 82% Complete in Top 12 Languages Contact Form 7Akismet JetpackWordPress Importer All in One SEO Pack Google XML Sitemaps WooCommerceLimit Login Attempts TinyMCE Advanced WP Super Cache 42 31 41 21 12 20 17 12 40 45
  36. 36. PLUGINS WITH LANGUAGE PACKS 314 1,598 LAST YEAR THEMES WITH LANGUAGE PACKS 641 1,224 LAST YEAR
  37. 37. LEARN JAVASCRIPT DEEPLY JAVASCRIPT
  38. 38. of WordPress is JAVASCRIPT 28 PERCENT28 PERCENT JAVASCRIPT
  39. 39. Thanks to: David Bisset AND WordCamp Miami Organizers
  40. 40. First Calypso Pull Request
  41. 41. This is for the evolution of WordPress to go from -based to a true application.  
  42. 42. Designers, technologists, thought leaders writing about design, inclusion, +/- tech. Established August 8, 2016 design.blog 40
  43. 43. Inclusive design is for those who want to make great products for the greatest number of people.” “ Inclusive design puts people in the center at the very start of the process.” Exclusion happens when we solve problems using our own biases.”” https://design.blog/2016/10/06/kat-holmes-who-gets-to-play/ “ “ Microsoft Design Inclusive design.blog Kat Holmes
  44. 44. Detroit’s future requires connecting the worlds of design, technology and innovation to neighborhoods.”  “ 53% of small businesses in Detroit operate without a website. 81% of people research a business online before making a purchase.” https://design.blog/2016/10/27/hajj-flemings-on-the-100-project-the-plan-to-rebrand-detroit/ “ “ design.blog Hajj Flemings
  45. 45. THANKS TO W.C.A.G. STANDARDS AT EACH RELEASE ACCESSIBLE MORE https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/best-practices/ coding-standards/accessibility-coding-standards/
  46. 46. WordPress Growth Council
  47. 47. HTTPS
  48. 48. WORDPRESS SITES USING HTTPS11.45%
  49. 49. WordPress.com is 100 PERCENTswitched to PHP7
  50. 50. CPU LATENCY
  51. 51. V PHP USAGE BY VERSION 7.1 - <1% 7.0 - 4% 5.2 - 6.4% 5.5 - 16.9% 5.3 - 17.7% 5.4 - 27% 5.6 - 28% PHP USAGE
  52. 52. PHP RECOMMENDATIONS
  53. 53. CALYPSO
  54. 54. 68CALYPSO % 17MOBILE % 15WP-ADMIN % POSTS IN PAST MONTH
  55. 55. 129 Mobile App 58 Mobile Browser Desktop 685  18 15 43  52  
  56. 56.  + = It’s tough, but we’re making it happen.
  57. 57. Calypso is now aware. It’s open to plugins with over 1M active sites. 
  58. 58. YEAR OF CORE RELEASES
  59. 59. CLIFFORD 4.4 Responsive Images
  60. 60. CLIFFORD 4.4 WordPress Embeds
  61. 61. CLIFFORD 4.4 REST API Infrastructure
  62. 62. COLEMAN 4.5 Inline Links
  63. 63. COLEMAN 4.5 Different Device Responsive Previews
  64. 64. COLEMAN 4.5 Custom Logos
  65. 65. PEPPER 4.6 Inline Plugin & Theme Updates, Installs, & Deletions
  66. 66. PEPPER 4.6 In-Browser Content Backup
  67. 67. 4.7 VAUGHAN
  68. 68. TWENTY SEVENTEEN
  69. 69. 100+ CONTRIBUTORS
  70. 70. MULTI-SECTION HOMEPAGE
  71. 71. VAUGHAN 4.7YOUR SITE YOUR WAY
  72. 72. VAUGHAN 4.7 Starter Content Edit Shortcuts
  73. 73. VAUGHAN 4.7 Better Menu Building Custom CSS
  74. 74. VAUGHAN 4.7 Video Headers
  75. 75. VAUGHAN 4.7 PDF Previews
  76. 76. VAUGHAN 4.7 User Admin Languages
  77. 77. VAUGHAN 4.7
  78. 78. Jeff Paul Aaron Jorbin and 475+ contributors SPECIAL THANKS TO
  79. 79. REST API
  80. 80. GUGGENHEIM https://www.guggenheim.org/
  81. 81. VOCATIV http://www.vocativ.com/
  82. 82. USTWO https://ustwo.com
  83. 83. A LOOK AT THE PAST
  84. 84. 14 RELEASES IN THE PAST 5 YEARS
  85. 85. RELEASE LEADS 10
  86. 86. AMAZING IMPROVEMENTS PREDICTABLE RELEASE CYCLE
  87. 87. IN THE PAST 5 YEARS 13.1 27.2 % % MARKET SHARE GROWTH
  88. 88. DEFAULT THEME EVERY YEAR SINCE 2010
  89. 89. NEXT? TRY WHAT CAN WE
  90. 90. “We only learn to walk when we risk falling down, and this equation holds— with commensurately more complex dynamics—our whole lives long.” - Krista Tippett
  91. 91. THE COMING YEAR
  92. 92. STRUCTURE NEWTIME FOR A FOR WORDPRESS RELEASES
  93. 93. POWER UXSIMPLER FASTER FOR DEVELOPERS AND MORE
  94. 94. DESIGN LEADING THE WAY
  95. 95. I’m putting back on the “product lead” hat for 2017
  96. 96. NO SET RELEASES
  97. 97. Performance + Fixes to existing functionality CORE
  98. 98. 3 MAIN FOCUSES
  99. 99. The API Measure output, not input
  100. 100. The EDITOR Block-based, unify widgets, and interface for short codes.
  101. 101. The CUSTOMIZER Instant & uses same interface and UI affordances as editor.
  102. 102. EDITOR IS A GOOD STARTING POINT
  103. 103. TAKING A CORE-FIRST APPROACH
  104. 104. Time to get back in touch with our POETIC SIDE
  105. 105. Q A &matt.blog | ma.tt | @photomatt

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