21) The State of The Word 2013 – Matt Mullenweg

State of the Word 2013

Some of the things Don Huntley learned from Matt’s talk were:

  • 18% of the top 20 million web sites are now WordPress
  • A shift is underway. Previously it was blogging to CMS, now CMS to applications. The future of WP will be applications focused
  • WP 3.6 is imminent
  • WP 3.7 coming in Oct
  • WP 3.8 coming before end of year
  • 3.7 and 3.8 will be developed simultaneously; Matt is personally heading up 3.8; promised 2014 theme will be released before end of year
  • Emphasis of 2012 theme was CMS, 2013 was applications, 2014 will be blogging
  • Through shows of hands, 2/3 of the audience participates in WordPress core at some level: development, plugins, themes, etc.
  • WordPress is 10 years old; this was the 8th SF WordCamp