I finally got a chance to watch Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word speech today which he gave Monday at the WordCamp San Francisco Event. A couple stats he gave that jumped out at me right away were that 14.7% of all websites run on the WordPress platform, which is an 8% + increase in one year. That stat is pretty astounding but even more surprising to me was that his sources claim 22 of every 100 new U.S. domain runs WordPress.
I love WordPress and attended a WordCamp last year when it came to Boulder. I’m happy and not at all surprised to see it growing, the numbers are a bit mind boggling though. Pretty soon WordPress will be required in the high school curriculum, if it’s not already.
A few notes I jotted down quickly while watching the Matt’s speech:
zen writing mode
shelf theme (horizontal design)
backbuddy and vaultpress
According to survey
Hourly rates for WP web developers charge: Avg of $58/hr and Median of $50/hr
#1 positive point: ease of use
#1 complaint: plugins
*Announcement old/unupdated plugins (2 yrs old) will be hidden in WP search, not shut off just hidden for new searches
Fauxgo WP logo vs. Real logo
WP Trends and Stats
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