Categories Ask Matt Q&A: WordPress Now Post author By Matt Post date October 1, 2009 14 Comments on Q&A: WordPress Now A Q&A about the future of WordPress. Filmed by Michael Pick, video by VideoPress. Share this: Related Ask Matt: Which Email Client?September 29, 2009In "Ask Matt"Future of WordPress Q&AJuly 8, 2011In "Asides"State of the Word 2018December 10, 2018In "Asides" ← Ghost Fleet → Irrational Finance 14 replies on “Q&A: WordPress Now” This is great Matt. Who would’ve thought that WP.com would be as popular as it is today. I say let’s crush the competition 🙂 Matt, great interview. One thing you didn’t mention is the integration of real-time services like Jabber. Would be very interested to hear/read where this is going. http://en.support.wordpress.com/jabber/ We’ve got a little bit of information on http://im.wordpress.com/ — it’s live and being used by a few people today. Jabber is probably the most efficient many-to-many last mile broadcast protocol available. I think what it needs to go more mainstream though is specific clients, getting subscriptions through your IM client is a little weird. I really like our comparison between WordPress.com and WordPress.org … best metaphor I heard so far! I really liked that metaphor too. Nice interview. Watched the video, and it was great… I am more curious about your photo gallery, is there a plugin that I can use or is your photo gallery custom? It’s using the standard built-in WP template tags for galleries. The biggest misconception about WordPress IMO is that it is only for blogs. I have found WordPress very useful for websites, even for ones that are only pages without blog posts. It’s great for this because it’s easy to use for almost anyone, and once you have a site setup even non-techie users can easily add and edit content. But, I often have a hard time convincing people that they can use WordPress for this; they often say “No, we can’t use WordPress, that’s just for blogs!” So that’s the biggest misunderstanding in my opinion. I agree, the WordPress platform has been the easiest and most versatile to customize. I see more opportunities for wp-commerce development. After much experimentation, Google Check-out has been the most seamless, while keeping the blog format and adding a store. Thanks for WordPress! We have a Southern Literary site that required hands on publishing until ’99 at which point I developed a L.A.M.P. site. I moved everything over to WP several years ago to everyone’s delight. I’m currently using it as a search engine page, with the blog operating behind that, and used another page to display video playlists (pagination). 🙂 […] Matt said in an interview at WordPress.tv, a self-hosted WordPress is like buying a house where you can do anything but you’ll have to […] Great quality video with well thought out questions and good responses! Although I have never heard of watering your foundation. 😉 Love the videos, Matt. I am always encouraging clients to use WordPress for their websites w/ or w/out a blog. Doesn’t matter. It’s easy to work with and there are some eye popping designs out there. Makes businesses look great. Many thanks… Comments are closed.