First posted on the website of the local WordPress usergroup WordPress Meetup SWFL
Video of Matt Mullenweg’s “State of the Word 2014” at WordCamp San Francisco a couple months ago. I always find listening to Mullenweg talk about WordPress fascinating. His poise and his passion have not diminished since he started out ‘Democratizing Publishing’ through Blogging and WordPress in 2003, when he forked an earlier blogging software and created an open-source community that spans the whole world. Get yourself some coffee, sit back and listen in on “The State of the Word 2014”.
The WordPress in Numbers
- 23.6% of the web is powered by WordPress, from 17.4% in 2012
- 785 contributers to WordPress core
- 6,458 new plugins have been approved, bringing the total of plugins in the WordPress.org repository to 34, 016
- 684 new themes were approved, an increase of 36% to a total of 2,781 Themes on WordPress.org. Note: this doesn’t count the 3rd party and premium themes that are available for WordPress ecosystem.
- A total of 1,000,000 commits in the SVN repository (WordPress’s version control system), 22% happened alone in 2014.
WordPress Version used around the Internet
If you haven’t installed 4.1 yet, don’t procrastinate any longer!
See Slides of 2014 WordCamps in Florida:
After his presentation, Matt Mullenweg stayed around for a 45 min Q & A session.