State of the Word PHIL ADELPH IA , PA • 2015
Matt Mullenweg @photomatt #WCUS
T H A N K YO U TO O U R S P O N S O RS
T H A N K YO U TO O U R O R GA N I Z E RS
Alex King Kim Parsell An original contributor to WordPress, web developer, founder of Crowd Favorite. WordPress docs. Plugin author. 3.7 Recent Rockstar. 3.9 Contributing Developer. My contributing streak now stands at 6 releases. #wpmom
LO O K I N G BAC K Ten Years of WordCamp
August 5, 2006 Photo: Scott Beale
July 21, 2007 Photo: Josh Hallett
August 16, 2008 Photo: Scott Beale
May 30, 2009 Photo: Sean O’Shaughnessy
May 1, 2010 Photo: Sheri Bigelow
August 12, 2011 Photo: Aaron Brazell
August 7, 2012 Photo: Sheri Bigelow
July 26, 2013 Photo: Sheri Bigelow
October 25, 2014 Photo: Sheri Bigelow
2015 WordCamp Stats
In 2015 alone… 89 21k 34 C A M PS AT T E N D E E S CO U N T R I E S
601 O R GA N I Z E RS 60% for the ﬁrst time
1.6k SPEAKERS presented 2.1k SESSIONS
Meetups beat it: 40k 2.0k attended P EO P L E E V E N TS
Technology is at its best when it brings people together.
Moved from downloads to activity
WordPress.tv is now open source
Localized plugin & theme directories
All themes & plugins now support language packs With community-based translations from translate.wordpress.org
Plugin Directory crossed one billion downloads Added over 9,000 plugins in past year
25% of the web runs on WordPress 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 75% TO G O…
2015 An exciting year for WordPress releases
TWENTY FIFTEEN 4.1 DINAH WA S H I N GTO N
D I ST R AC T I O N - F R E E W R I T I N G 4.1 DINAH WA S H I N GTO N
L A N G UAG E S E L EC T I O N 4.1 DINAH WA S H I N GTO N
PRESS THIS 4.2 Bud P ow e l l
T H E M E S I N C U STO M I Z E R 4.2 Bud P ow e l l
E M OJ I ! 4.2 Bud P ow e l l
M E N U S I N C U STO M I Z E R 4.2 billie h o l i day
S I T E I CO N S 4.2 billie h o l i day
F O R M AT T I N G S H O RTC U T S 4.2 billie h o l i day
2 0 1 5 R E L E A S E L E A DS John Blackbourn Konstantin Obenland Drew Jaynes 4 .1 4.2 4.3
A STO RY Addressing Version Fragmentation
Over 2M WordPresses
WordPress Versions 20% 80% Using Latest Using Older
For Every Site Backup Upgrade Detect any problems
2.6M Core Updates Along with Plugins & Themes
Ongoing support down 18% This includes hacked sites.
PHP is next. About 20% done, but harder
Auto-update means each new release is adopted faster than ever. 4 .1 4.2 4.3
4.4 is right around the corner Shipping Tuesday
Scott Taylor 4 .4 R E L E A S E L E A D
Over 2,000 Commits
Over 400 Contributors
Lots of Little Things WP_Comment WP_Term WP_Network drastic overhaul of Comment queries Pretty Permalinks for all Media, attached or not
Scaﬀolding of REST API
REST API An alternative to XML-RPC An alternative to admin-ajax Speak JSON with other websites Create your own arbitrary endpoints
N E W D E FAU LT T H E M E Twenty Sixteen
Responsive Images Supply all relevant sizes Browser picks the best image source Potentially smaller images on mobile Automatic retina support
oEmbed for WordPress
oEmbed for WordPress Your WordPress site becomes an oEmbed provider Links to your content become rich previews on other WordPress sites Previews contain embed code to use on non-WordPress sites
U P CO M I N G R E L E A S E L E A DS Mike Schroder Dominik Schilling Matt Mullenweg 4.5 4 .6 4 .7
802 CO N T R I B U TO RS Thank you!
CO M M I T ACC E S S 2015 2016
205 ACC E S S I B I L I T Y T I C K E TS CO M P L E T E D 80% increase from last year
“ I cannot believe the goldmine that the WP-API represents. Having built hundreds of apps professionally and managed many high-end clients, there is no better, simpler, way to create a mobile stack. Period! It’s the code equivalent of Graphene!
Four REST Stories
What is Microsoft Dynamics AX? An ERP Solution Increase the speed of doing business Deliver amazing customer experiences Work smarter with connected operations Drive business performance
What’s behind it?
Featured on Google.com
BLOG CMS APP PLATFORM
E-Commerce Blog CMS WordPress
Calypso What would it look like if we created a new interface to WordPress from scratch?
PHP is not going away.
An API is the key of an open web.
CO M I N G S O O N Going SSL with LetsEncrypt
CO M I N G S O O N PHP 7
We will work on getting top plugins & themes available in every language.
Customization The biggest opportunity for improving new user experience.
WordPress will reverse the trend of closed APIs.
WO R D C A M P U S 2 0 1 6 December 2–4 See you next year!
T H A N K YO U ! Q &A @photomatt #WCUS