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State of the Word 2014 
Matt Mullenweg 
@photomatt 
ma.tt 
WordCamp SF 2014
81 WordCamps in 2014
PREAMBLE 
Previously in 
San Francisco
WordCamp US 
Name, Location, Date: TBD
ACT I 
The Survey
33,378 
responses 
179 
countries
23% 
USA 
77% 
ITL 
+6% 
MORE INTERNATIONAL
2014: the first year 
non-english downloads 
surpassed english downloads.
How do you use WordPress in your development? 
93% 
Mostly as a CMS 
89% 
87% 
2012 2013 2014
How do you use WordPress in your development? 
Mostly as a blog / Mostly as an application framework 
32% 
26% 
20% 
5% 6%...
17% 
Can you truthfully say 
I make my living from WordPress 
20% 
25% 
7,539 
PEOPLE 
2012 2013 2014
THE GOOD 
1. Easy 
2. Plugin 
3. Community 
THE FRUSTRATING 
2012 2013 2014 
1. Plugins 
2. Themes 
3. Updates
between 532,730 and 1,108,885 sites 
1,218 
How many currently active WordPress sites 
2,742 
have you built? 
3,830 
3,64...
91% 
OF THE SITES 
TOOK LESS THAN 
4-5 WEEKS TO MAKE
ACT II 
Since The Last Time
3.6 
“Oscar” 
Aug 1, 2013 
3.7 
“Basie” 
Oct 24, 2013 
3.8 
“Parker” 
Dec 12, 2013 
3.9 
“Smith” 
Apr 16, 2014 
4.0 
“Benn...
3.6 
Post Locking TwentyThirteen 
theme 
Revisions UI
 
3.7 
****** 
Auto updates Better global 
support 
Password 
recommendations
Color schemes TwentyFourteen 
Theme 
New theme 
browser 
MP6 redesign Responsive 
3.8
drag & drop 
images 
Better 
previews 
WYSIWYG 
image editor 
3.9
New plugin 
browser 
Improved 
editor 
New Media 
Library 
Rich 
embeds 
4.0
WordPress Release Leads 
Aaron Campbell Mark Jaquith 
Jon Cave Helen Hou-Sandí Dion Hulse 
Andrew Nacin 
Mike Schroder
Rachel 
Baker 
Ryan 
McCue 
Eric 
Lewis 
Janneke 
van Dorpe 
Takashi 
Irie 
Mel 
Choyce 
Weston 
Ruter 
Kim 
Parsell
New Committers 
Boone Gorges 
Konstantin Kovshenin 
Gary Pendergast 
Aaron Jorbin Jeremy Felt
bergius, Bernhard Kau, Bernhard Riedl, bigdawggi, bilalcoder, Billy Schneider, binarymoon, bmb, Bob Gregor, bobbingwide, b...
WordPress 4.1 
John Blackbourn
23% OF THE WEB RUNS WORDPRESS 
17.4% 18.9% 
23.2% 
2012 2013 2014 
Source: W3Techs
+26.5% 
+6,458 
plugins 
approved 
last 12 months 
 
34,061 PLUGINS TOTAL
                  
                  
                  
     ...
 
+36% 
+684 
themes 
approved 
last 12 months 
2,781 THEMES TOTAL
Android 
iOS 
+2 updates 
+5 updates
ACT III 
The Next Year
Over 100 meetup & WC organizers here 
21 different countries represented 
105 meetup groups active
Internationalization
LOCALE AS A WIDER CONCEPT 
    
Language Timezone Date Formats
  
Language Packs 
Coming to more plugins and themes 
Early 2015
And Finally…
  
Fully Localized 
Theme Directory 
Fully Localized 
Plugin Directory 
In dashboard from 4.1 In dashboard from 4.1
Better Stats 
For Plugins and Theme Authors
25% 
4%1%2% 
28% 13% 
9% 
5% 
4% 
4% 
4% 
3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 4.0
Working With Hosts
GitHub Pull Requests 
Accepting the requests before the end of the year
Slack 
Introducing a new way to communicate
chat.wordpress.org
5% 
Five for the future 
Companies supporting open-source with 5% of their time
Committing 5% of the time to WordPress
REST API Effort 
An upcoming modern API for WordPress
WordPress.com REST API 
An API for millions of WordPress.com users
REST API Convergence 
Harmonize both in a v2 or v3
Responsive & Mobile 
Adaptive design
Democratize 
Publishing
Thank you!
Q & A 
Matt Mullenweg @photomatt #WCSF #WCSF14
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State of the Word 2014

  1. State of the Word 2014 Matt Mullenweg @photomatt ma.tt WordCamp SF 2014
  2. 81 WordCamps in 2014
  3. PREAMBLE Previously in San Francisco
  4. WordCamp US Name, Location, Date: TBD
  5. ACT I The Survey
  6. 33,378 responses 179 countries
  7. 23% USA 77% ITL +6% MORE INTERNATIONAL
  8. 2014: the first year non-english downloads surpassed english downloads.
  9. How do you use WordPress in your development? 93% Mostly as a CMS 89% 87% 2012 2013 2014
  10. How do you use WordPress in your development? Mostly as a blog / Mostly as an application framework 32% 26% 20% 5% 6% 2012 2013 2014 Blog App Framework
  11. 17% Can you truthfully say I make my living from WordPress 20% 25% 7,539 PEOPLE 2012 2013 2014
  12. THE GOOD 1. Easy 2. Plugin 3. Community THE FRUSTRATING 2012 2013 2014 1. Plugins 2. Themes 3. Updates
  13. between 532,730 and 1,108,885 sites 1,218 How many currently active WordPress sites 2,742 have you built? 3,830 3,640 3,538 3,495 687 1 2-5 6-10 11-20 21-50 51-200 200+
  14. 91% OF THE SITES TOOK LESS THAN 4-5 WEEKS TO MAKE
  15. ACT II Since The Last Time
  16. 3.6 “Oscar” Aug 1, 2013 3.7 “Basie” Oct 24, 2013 3.8 “Parker” Dec 12, 2013 3.9 “Smith” Apr 16, 2014 4.0 “Benny” Sep 4, 2014 5 Major WordPress Releases +7 minor releases Since WordCamp SF 2013
  17. 3.6 Post Locking TwentyThirteen theme Revisions UI
  18.  3.7 ****** Auto updates Better global support Password recommendations
  19. Color schemes TwentyFourteen Theme New theme browser MP6 redesign Responsive 3.8
  20. drag & drop images Better previews WYSIWYG image editor 3.9
  21. New plugin browser Improved editor New Media Library Rich embeds 4.0
  22. WordPress Release Leads Aaron Campbell Mark Jaquith Jon Cave Helen Hou-Sandí Dion Hulse Andrew Nacin Mike Schroder
  23. Rachel Baker Ryan McCue Eric Lewis Janneke van Dorpe Takashi Irie Mel Choyce Weston Ruter Kim Parsell
  24. New Committers Boone Gorges Konstantin Kovshenin Gary Pendergast Aaron Jorbin Jeremy Felt
  25. bergius, Bernhard Kau, Bernhard Riedl, bigdawggi, bilalcoder, Billy Schneider, binarymoon, bmb, Bob Gregor, bobbingwide, bolo1988, Boone Gorges, Brad Touesnard, bradparbs, bradthomas127, Brady Vercher, Bram Duvigneau, Brandon Dove, Brandon Kraft, brasofilo, bravokeyl, Brian Hogg, Brian Layman, Brian Richards, Brian Zeligson, Bryan Petty, Calin Don, Callum Macdonald, Camden Segal, cannona, Carl Danley, Caroline Moore, Caspie, cgaffga, Charles Frees-Melvin, Charles Fulton, CharlesClarkson, Charleston Software Associates, cheeserolls, Chelsea Otakan, Chip Bennett, Chirag Swadia, Chouby, ChriCo, Chris Jean, Chris Marslender, Chris Olbekson, Chris Rudzki, Chris Scott, Chris Wallace, chriseverson, chrisguitarguy, chrisl27, Christian Axelsson, Christian Sciberras, Christopher Cochran, Christopher Finke, Christopher Spires, ciantic, Clifton Griffin, Clinton Montague, Coen Jacobs, Colin Robinson, Comparativa de Bancos, Connor Jennings, Cor van Noorloos, Corey McKrill, Corphi, cramdesign, crazycoders, cyonite, Cătălin Dogaru, Daan Kortenbach, Daisuke Takahashi, Dan, Dan Bernardic, Dan Griffiths, Dan Rivera, Daniel Bachhuber, Daniel Convissor, Daniel Dudzic, Daniel Dvorkin, Daniel Frużyński, Daniel Hüsken, Daniel Jalkut, daniloercoli, Danny de Haan, Darin Kotter, dartiss, Daryl Koopersmith, Daryl L. L. Houston, datafeedr, Dave Kellam, Dave Ross, Dave Whitley, DaveE, David A. Kennedy, David Anderson, David Favor, David Herrera, David Laietta, David Marichal, David Naber, David Trower, David Williamson, DavidTheMachine, DeBAAT, deltafactory, Denis de Bernardy, designsimply, Dion Hulse, DjZoNe, Dominik Schilling, Donncha O Caoimh, doublesharp, Doug, Doug Wollison, Dovy Paukstys, dpash, Drew Jaynes, Drew Strojny, DrProtocols, Dustin Filippini, Dustyn Doyle, dvarga, dziudek, dzver, eatingrules, Eddie Hurtig, Eddie Moya, edik, Eduardo Reveles, Edward Caissie, Edwin Siebel, ehg, elfin, Elio Rivero, elyobo, Emil Uzelac, enej, Enrique Chavez, erayalakese, Eric Binnion, Lewis, Eric Mann, Erica Varlese, Erick Hitter, Evan Anderson, Evan Herman, Evan Solomon, Fab1en, fadingdust, Fahmi Adib, faishal, Faison, fboender, feedmeastraycat, Foofy, foxinni, Frank Klein, Frankie Jarrett, Franz Josef Kaiser, Gabriel Koen, Gabriel Luethje, garhdez, Gary Cao, Gary Jones, Gary Pendergast, garza, gauravmittal1995, Gavrisimo, Gaya Kessler, Geert De Deckere, genkisan, Gennady Kovshenin, George Mamadashvili, George Stephanis, Gijs Jorissen, gnarf, gnarf37, goldenapples, Graham Armfield, Grant Mangham, Gregory Cornelius, Gregory Karpinsky, Gustave F. Gerhardt, Gustavo Bordoni, Gustavo Bordoni, hakre, hanni, hardy101, harrym, hbanken, hebbet, Helen Hou-Sandi, helenyhou, helgatheviking, Hinnerk Altenburg, hirozed, Hugh Lashbrooke, Hugo Baeta, hypertextranch, Ian Dunn, Ian Stewart, ikailo, iljoja, imath, ippetkov, Mika Epstein, Isaac Keyet, issuu, itinerant, j-idris, J.D. 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  26. WordPress 4.1 John Blackbourn
  27. 23% OF THE WEB RUNS WORDPRESS 17.4% 18.9% 23.2% 2012 2013 2014 Source: W3Techs
  28. +26.5% +6,458 plugins approved last 12 months  34,061 PLUGINS TOTAL
  29.                                                                                           1,000,000 TOTAL COMMITS in the Plugin SVN Repository Almost 22% of all plugin commits occurred this past year                                                                                          
  30.  +36% +684 themes approved last 12 months 2,781 THEMES TOTAL
  31. Android iOS +2 updates +5 updates
  32. ACT III The Next Year
  33. Over 100 meetup & WC organizers here 21 different countries represented 105 meetup groups active
  34. Internationalization
  35. LOCALE AS A WIDER CONCEPT     Language Timezone Date Formats
  36.   Language Packs Coming to more plugins and themes Early 2015
  37. And Finally…
  38.   Fully Localized Theme Directory Fully Localized Plugin Directory In dashboard from 4.1 In dashboard from 4.1
  39. Better Stats For Plugins and Theme Authors
  40. 25% 4%1%2% 28% 13% 9% 5% 4% 4% 4% 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 4.0
  41. Working With Hosts
  42. GitHub Pull Requests Accepting the requests before the end of the year
  43. Slack Introducing a new way to communicate
  44. chat.wordpress.org
  45. 5% Five for the future Companies supporting open-source with 5% of their time
  46. Committing 5% of the time to WordPress
  47. REST API Effort An upcoming modern API for WordPress
  48. WordPress.com REST API An API for millions of WordPress.com users
  49. REST API Convergence Harmonize both in a v2 or v3
  50. Responsive & Mobile Adaptive design
  51. Democratize Publishing
  52. Thank you!
  53. Q & A Matt Mullenweg @photomatt #WCSF #WCSF14

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