Over on the WordPress.org blog, there’s an interesting story about the growth of WordPress, the software that powers WP.com here, and the ecosystem around it.
WP.com is different from every other social platform out there because in addition to giving you ownership of your data you get ownership of the code running your data as well, you could run the same Open source software yourself, and in fact we’ll even help you do it.
Open Source is like a Bill of Rights for software that protects your essential freedoms. When you bring a friend to WordPress you can do it without worry because we’re building something to be around ten, twenty, thirty years from now.
If you’d like to learn more about what’s happening and coming in the wider world of WordPress, check out this presentation I made:
- Aug 19, 2011 @ 5:47 pm
Aug 20th at 5:19 pm
Aug 20th at 5:34 pm
Great! This is why i love WordPress!
Aug 20th at 6:42 pm
WordPress has been the center of my charity work in the form of two-non profit poetry books I published in 2005. A third is pending, with postings from that book on my wordpress blog. I have been with WordPress for five years now. I cannot relate in adquate words the great blessings I have received since becoming a WordPress blog member. The individuals I have had contact with via the WordPress program who are also WordPress Bloggers themselves, would be the kind of people I would invite into my home, anytime.
In addition to my posted poetry, I have also had the opportunity to continue as a community activist in my city of McKinney, Texas over the last five years. McKinney, Texas has been my home for over forty years. I know for a fact my postings on WordPress has brought positive changes to my city over the years. Matt, thank you for this wonderful program.
Aug 20th at 8:35 pm
WOOO, that’s cause WordPress Is Freaking EPIC
Aug 20th at 8:45 pm
Aug 20th at 9:19 pm
No Q&A Session after “State of the Word”? At least I couldn’t find any on WordPress.tv.
Impressive growth. Over 14% of all webpages sounds like you’re slowly gonna take over the web.
I think dwashba is referring to the small amount of blips/markers in russia on the GoogleMap above. Russia seems like a white spot.
As for WordPress.com I would like to see more buddypress-like Features in the future. Post Formats for all themes and page templates for these formats so that we could e.g. have a page that only shows our “asides”. Sort of like a twitter replacement with the advantage that it’s my data and I could export/move them at any time.
Aug 20th at 11:33 pm
WordPress is a wonderful software. I too switched from blogger to this one. I love the themes you made.
Aug 20th at 11:35 pm
WordPress is great, partly because we all retain ownership of our content, and partly because it’s just so simple to use while still creating professional results. It just makes life easy.
I’ve been personal blogging for about a year or so, but recently needed to start another site. I did think about getting web designers in, but then realised I could do everything I needed within WordPress so started a second blog and used the buy domain option to get a professional-looking address for it.
Aug 21st at 12:34 am
Very good, WordPress
Aug 21st at 1:43 am
Awesome! Like it very much
Aug 21st at 1:46 am
I am new to the blogging world and WordPress. So far I have enjoyed it here!
Aug 21st at 2:04 am
If i didnt have WordPress, i wouldnt have a career or a life. WordPress has made me over $350k in the past 2 years. Thanks!
Aug 21st at 2:46 am
Aug 21st at 3:17 am
The WP community beats Blogger’s community easily.
Aug 21st at 4:38 am
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Aug 21st at 5:30 am
@Matt Well there were little to no pings on the map in Russia.
Aug 21st at 5:32 am
Congratulation WordPress for this Great Success.
Aug 21st at 8:10 am
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, that’s great !
Aug 21st at 9:05 am
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Aug 21st at 3:38 pm
From Dec 2010, I’ve started writing on Environment and sustainable business development through WordPress.com. I really love it. Thanks WordPress!
Aug 21st at 4:32 pm
Hi Matt & team, thanks for the great presentation (nice visuals!) and making WordPress the great writing platform it is! I was with Blogger for 8 years and I switched to WordPress about a year ago. It’s inspirational to see the changes and progress that WordPress is making. Really appreciate the work you guys are doing!
Aug 21st at 4:47 pm
Good on you WordPress
Aug 21st at 7:34 pm
I think WordPress is fantastic. I chose it specifically when I decided to set up a blog because of its features and wide community. Keep up the good work!
Aug 21st at 11:32 pm
I am really enjoying the functionality of my WordPress blog. Congratulations!
Aug 22nd at 1:22 am
TY Matt….WordPress makes writing and posting easy ans fun
Aug 22nd at 4:44 am
just discovered wordpress and I LOVE IT!!
Aug 22nd at 6:22 am
I love WordPress. Its so much better than Blogger. Thanks for not blasting us with ads and thanks for making it easy to use for us non techie nerds. Good luck for the future: )
PS: I also love the hair
Aug 22nd at 9:26 am
WordPress is the best way to go. Especially that you can use apps on your phone to blog as you move.
Aug 22nd at 3:37 pm
WordPress is the best blogging software out there! Thank you!
Aug 22nd at 5:06 pm
How GREAT is this!!! And to think it’s really just a small dip into all that you do….. It shows that you enjoy your work in making things enjoyable for everyone coming to WordPress. Thank you very much!
Aug 22nd at 9:52 pm
I’m going to have my daughter watch this video and eventually turn her from “her blog” to a wordpress blog. She’s only 15, but I’m pushing her toward wordpress more and more and I think once she really sees the potential, where she can create a blog just as fun as “her blog” she’ll definitely be a die hard for life. I’m just really excited Detroit is gearing up for another WordPress camp and I’m spreading the love of WordPress all throughout Motown!
Aug 22nd at 10:25 pm
Since one year, I have the same look as Matt. Please don’t shave your head like Bruce Willis cuz I will not follow you !
Aug 22nd at 10:30 pm
Hooray for wordpress! Hooray for blogging!
Aug 23rd at 10:50 am
I’m a graphic designer who thinks WordPress is just beginning, it’s been around for a while but it really has a glorious future with an even bigger part to be play on the web. I also still blog on Blogger and I think we bloggers should not forget the contribution that site has made to the web. WordPress, thankfully has never shown a “them or us” mentality, that’s whats makes WP a truly global and expansive business.
Aug 23rd at 1:48 pm
Loved the presentation Matt, it was fantastic! You have a wonderful enthusiasm for what you do! I am using WordPress to blog and it is wonderfully easy to use. I enjoy the simplicity of the interface and how you can customise so greatly. Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts! Kind Blessings! Sista Avatar