WordPress “State of the Word”

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Matt Mullenweg’s “State of the Word” address at the 2011 WordCamp in San Francisco. Some of Matt’s points:

  • Ease of use continues to be the big draw for WordPress developers and users.
  • Community is the second-most appreciated benefit.
  • 92% of WordPress users use it as a CMS.
  • 14.7% of all websites are built on WordPress. That’s up from 8.5% last year. For new websites, it’s a whopping 22%.
  • Hourly rates worldwide for WP development range from $5/hour to $2,000/hour (!)
  • Coming up: improvements in admin interface, new user experience, media handling.

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