Recently, the inaugural WordCamp US was held in Philadelphia, wherein Matt Mullenweg delivered his 10th annual State of the Word address.
A lot many things were mentioned in State of the Word 2015 by Mullenweg, with the highlight of the speech being the fact that WordPress now powers over 25% of the internet.
Furthermore, Matt Mullenweg also mentioned the rate at which WordPress is growing, and further highlighted some of the major improvements and milestones, such as:
- Adoption of Slack for team collaboration
- The code for WordPress.tv is now open source
- All themes and plugins now support language packs
- Plugin directory crossed over a billion downloads
- Twenty Fifteen is now active on over 1.6 million websites
- There were three major releases of WordPress this year: 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 (with 4.4 being ready for release soon)
At #wcus @wonderboymusic is presenting 4.4 during the #sotw. ???? pic.twitter.com/bc5rMOau5B
— Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt) December 5, 2015
— WordCamp US (@WordCampUS) December 5, 2015
WordPress had humble beginnings in the form of a simple blogging platform, but today it has evolved into the world’s most popular Content Management System, and it continues to grow at a steady pace. IN 2016, WordPress is expected to grow even more, and here is what Matt Mullenweg had to say to conclude his speech:
I think we can use this opening up, API-driven development to actually open up more of the web. We have a very exciting year ahead of us making the web a more open place.
What do you think of State of the Word 2015, and how does 2016 look to you from the point of view of WordPress? Share your views in the comments below!