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State of the Word 2013

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Annual State of the Word presentation at WordCamp San Francisco in 2013. To see the accompanying speech and video, please visit:

http://wordpress.tv/2013/07/29/matt-mullenweg-state-of-the-word-2013/

It looks a lot better with the animation and transitions. :)

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State of the Word 2013

  1. 1. THE STATE OF THE Word 2013
  2. 2. Matt Mullenweg @photomatt ma.tt
  3. 3. 8 th WORDCAMP SAN FRANCISCO
  4. 4. Image Credits: Scott Beale (Laughing Squid)
  5. 5. 314 WordCamps To Date 72 This Year Alone
  6. 6. 1,026 People have spoken WordCamps in the last 12 months
  7. 7. WordCamp Video Views 1,400,000 Videos from WordCamps have been watched over 1.4 Million times total on WordPress.tv
  8. 8. Images courtesy of their respective owners, pulled from #wp10 Twitter hash tag and anniversary write-ups
  9. 9. Year In Review
  10. 10. 3.6
  11. 11. 10,945 Posts and Comments More than 2X the year before
  12. 12. WordPress’ History The Book
  13. 13. #WCS F 46+ Million WordPress Downloads 46,355,774 downloads in the last 12 months
  14. 14. 336 #WCS F Themes Added 2.3X As many as last year Themes added to the theme directory in the last 12 months
  15. 15. 9,334 Plugins Requested 6,758 Plugins Added #WCS F
  16. 16. #WCS F App Updates iOS Android Windows Phone 3 6 6 Number of major app updates in the last 12 months
  17. 17. s r a t s k c o R nt ce Re
  18. 18. Konstantin x 2 Konstantin Obenland @obenland Konstantin Kovshenin @kovshenin
  19. 19. Mike Schroder @dh-shredder Adam Silverstein @roundearth
  20. 20. Scott Taylor @wonderboymusic Drew Jaynes @drewapicture
  21. 21. Dave Martin @lessbloat Joen Asmussen @joen
  22. 22. #WCS F 31,260 Survey Responses 2013 2012: 27,000
  23. 23. #WCS F Answers from 178 countries 2012: 158
  24. 24. What devices do you use to access WordPress?
  25. 25. 98% 31% 30% 18% 12% Androi d Android Tablet Deskto p iPad Web iPhon e
  26. 26. What do you use WordPress for?
  27. 27. 2012 2013 CMS 68% 69% Blog/CMS 25% 20% Blog 7% 6% App Platform - 7% What do you use WordPress for?
  28. 28. Have you heard of WordPress? WordPress Awareness Survey by WPEngine
  29. 29. #WCS F YES – 29.3% 1500 demographic-independent responses, +/- 2.9% accuracy based on sample size
  30. 30. #WCS F 18.9% +2.2% points since last year WordPress powered 16.7% of the web at last WCSF
  31. 31. Habits & Loops
  32. 32. Nir Eyal NirandFar.com
  33. 33. Presentation on WordPress.tv: http://wp.me/pllYY-3no
  34. 34. “Phantom Buzz” The false sensation of feeling your cell phone vibrate in your pocket when you're suffering from textpectation or expecting a call from that certain girl (that will never actually call you back). ! – UrbanDictionary.com
  35. 35. (A.)T.A.R.I. Trigger Action External Internal Investment Reward
  36. 36. Internal & External Triggers
  37. 37. Someone replied to your comment! Happiness YOU INHERITED LOTSA $$$$!!!1!!1! send There’s a new post on Random Blog XYZ Rarity / Validity
  38. 38. Investment making it your own
  39. 39. A WordPress Loop Get Inspired Subscribers++ Write Check Stats
  40. 40. Constraints Breed Creativity
  41. 41. Apps for both existing and new users
  42. 42. Consume Produce Manage
  43. 43. A better first experience
  44. 44. 3X More sign ups through Mobile Apps
  45. 45. WordPress is an App
  46. 46. BLOG ! O N CMS APP PLATFORM
  47. 47. BLOG CMS APP PLATFORM
  48. 48. BLOG C M S PLATFORM
  49. 49. BLOG C M S PL ATFORM
  50. 50. E-Commerce Blog CMS WordPress
  51. 51. 3.7
  52. 52. Platform-focused Release October
  53. 53. Stability & Security Language Packs Auto-Updates for Minor Releases Password Enhancements
  54. 54. Reduce Trac Components
  55. 55. New Developer Resource developer.wordpress.org
  56. 56. The MP6 Story
  57. 57. The MP6 Story (Continued)
  58. 58. Creating the Team
  59. 59. Matt Mullenweg: got a minute? Matt Thomas: hey there, sure Matt Thomas: I'm working on finding those slideshow photos now, btw Matt Mullenweg: how's the rest of your week looking? Matt Thomas: Not bad, I'm planning to work on hiring for the rest of the day. then wherever i'm needed on comments in the reader. Need me for anything? Matt Mullenweg: would you be up for taking a pass through core?
  60. 60. 1. Clear Leadership
  61. 61. 2. Core Endorsement
  62. 62. 3. Process over outcome
  63. 63. 4. Skype
  64. 64. 5. Informed Feedback
  65. 65. 6. Open for anyone passionate
  66. 66. Did it work?
  67. 67. The Power of the Plugin
  68. 68. Usage IS OXYGEN FOR IDEAS
  69. 69. 3.8
  70. 70. Smaller Teams Quicker Iterations Fewer Bottlenecks Temporary Hooks
  71. 71. Core Contributor Loop Idea Patch it! Usage/Experience Inclusion Review & Feedback
  72. 72. Coming up in 3.8
  73. 73. Twenty Fourteen ready before 2014!
  74. 74. When?
  75. 75. Of 50,000 blogs created ...only 4% active a week later.
  76. 76. UI Explorations by Joen Asmussen & Mel Choyce
  77. 77. UI Explorations by Joen Asmussen & Mel Choyce
  78. 78. UI Explorations by Joen Asmussen & Mel Choyce
  79. 79. UI Explorations by Joen Asmussen & Mel Choyce
  80. 80. UI Explorations by Joen Asmussen & Mel Choyce
  81. 81. UI Explorations by Joen Asmussen & Mel Choyce
  82. 82. UI Explorations by Joen Asmussen & Mel Choyce
  83. 83. UI Explorations by Joen Asmussen & Mel Choyce
  84. 84. UI Explorations by Joen Asmussen & Mel Choyce
  85. 85. UI Explorations by Joen Asmussen & Mel Choyce
  86. 86. Get Invol ved
  87. 87. Women in WordPress
  88. 88. 36 More WordCamps this Year Find one near you: central.wordcamp.org
  89. 89. Dev Day
  90. 90. #WCS F & Q A

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