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State of the Word 2017

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State of the Word 2017

  1. 1. Amanda Giles “Code is Poetry”
  2. 2. Matt Mullenweg matt.blog • ma.tt • @photomatt #WCUS
  3. 3. Thank you to our sponsors
  4. 4. Attribution: dconvertini / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0
  5. 5. Thank you to our organizers
  6. 6. 128 WordCamps 48 countries 11.3% 11.6% in 2017
  7. 7. 39,625 tickets sold 6.8% WordCamps
  8. 8. 1,008 organizers 2,310 speakers 1,091 sponsors WordCamps 33.9% 3.6%11.3%
  9. 9. 4,379 Meetups 73 countries 42.9% 25.9% in 2017
  10. 10. 99,301 attendees Meetups 64.9%
  11. 11. Avg. monthly attendance across 5 months before and after launch 7,192 9,464 4.8 Events Widget average monthly attendance 31.6%
  12. 12. FOUNDATION
  13. 13. Donated $45,000 to
  14. 14. Johannesburg Beirut Cape Town Montreal Attribution: Paul Saad, Omar Chatriwala, Giltert Sopakuwa, barnyz / Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
  15. 15. Supporting the educational work of the WordPress Foundation is now much easier. wordpressfoundation.org/donate
  16. 16. 52bugs resolved 46hackers thanked 39reports rewarded skansingTOP REPORTER 9 reports Since May 2017
  17. 17. .org
  18. 18. es.wordpress.org
  19. 19. es.wordpress.org and 26 more languages!
  20. 20. ! 633,274,305 plugin downloads ! 47,350 active plugins
  21. 21. 1,166 themes with language pack 2,023 plugins with language pack Language Packs
  22. 22. Top 10 Plugins Contact Form 7 Yoast SEO Akismet Jetpack WordPress Importer WooCommerce All In One SEO Pack Google XML Sitemaps Limit Login Attempts TinyMCE Advanced 15 30 45 60 43 32 36 25 48 46 56 19 21 29
  23. 23. New in 2018
  24. 24. A series of automated tests run against every plugin and theme in the directory.
  25. 25. Growth Council
  26. 26. First meeting next week Growth Council
  27. 27. 36.28% WordPress sites using https ! From 14% last year
  28. 28. A new feature-driven release schedule BIG SHIFT
  29. 29. Had two great releases.
  30. 30. Customization FOCUS
  31. 31. Weston Ruter 4.8 4.9
  32. 32. Mel ChoyceWeston Ruter 4.8 4.9
  33. 33. Jeff PaulMel ChoyceWeston Ruter 4.8 4.9
  34. 34. 4.8 New widgets and widget updates
  35. 35. 4.8 Rich text formatting
  36. 36. 4.8 Link boundaries
  37. 37. 4.8 Events widget
  38. 38. 4.9 Scheduling site customization drafts
  39. 39. 4.9 Share live preview link
  40. 40. 4.9 Customization locking
  41. 41. 4.9 Restore autosaves in the Customizer
  42. 42. 4.9 Better native code editing
  43. 43. 4.9 Better native code editing
  44. 44. 4.8 4.9
  45. 45. No default theme this year Stay on focus
  46. 46. API: Room to improve here still FOCUS
  47. 47. WP-CLI BONUS FOCUS make.wordpress.org/cli
  48. 48. WP-CLI 4 releases 124 contributors 46 WP-CLI talks at WordCamps
  49. 49. Editor with Gutenberg FOCUS
  50. 50. Longest-running major feature development we’ve ever had.
  51. 51. “Gutenberg is an effort to simplify into one elegant concept: blocks.”
  52. 52. 11 months since kickoff
  53. 53. 4,302 commits 100+ contributors 1,796 issues
  54. 54. 18 major iterations
  55. 55. Matías Ventura
  56. 56. How long?
  57. 57. Estimating another few inches on the Gutenbeard.
  58. 58. 12 iterations
  59. 59. …or about 4 months.
  60. 60. 4.9 4.9.1 4.9.2 4.9.3 4.9.4 4.9.5 4.9.6 4.9.7 4.9 In the meantime…
  61. 61. What needs to happen?
  62. 62. Needs great documentation.
  63. 63. Needs continued conversations. 77 Meetup events 20 WordCamp sessions
  64. 64. Needs plugin developers.
  65. 65. Needs you. GUTENBERGTo test WE WANT YOU! ENLIST NOW! Learn more about testing WordPress: make.wordpress.org/test We Want You! TO TEST Gutenberg Learn more about testing WordPress: make.wordpress.org/test
  66. 66. wordpress.org/gutenberg • github.com/WordPress/gutenberg Call for testing Contribute to Gutenberg
  67. 67. Forget 280 characters. Attribution: Scazon / Flickr / CC BY 2.0
  68. 68. Let’s have 280 blocks. Attribution: Scazon / Flickr / CC BY 2.0
  69. 69. Classic Editor wordpress.org/plugins/classic-editor
  70. 70. Very different approach this year, the world didn’t end.
  71. 71. Market Share 29% W3Techs
  72. 72. Will keep “lead hat” on through 2018.
  73. 73. Gutenberg-based site customization THE NEXT FRONTIER
  74. 74. Worth doing a new default theme.
  75. 75. Customization can happen faster than phase 1.
  76. 76. Editing Customization Theme
  77. 77. Most of the hard stuff is out of the way.

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