Just in case you missed yesterday’s State of the Word presentation, it’s now available on WordPress TV:
Here are some key takeaways from yesterday:
- We had over 1,000 people attending WCSF and many more watching the livestream, making it the biggest WordCamp yet.
- The survey of 18,000 WP users revealed some interesting data, like a median hourly rate of $50 and that 6,800 of the self-employed respondents were responsible for over 170,000 sites personally.
- WordPress 3.2 had 500,000 downloads in the first two days, representing the fastest upgrade velocity ever.
- WordPress now has 15,000 plugins and 200 million plugin downloads, and we’re doing a lot of work to make the plugin experience more seamless.
- 14.7 percent of the top million websites in the world use WordPress.
- 22 of every 100 active domains created in the U.S. are running WordPress.
In true WordPress fashion, we’ll be open sourcing the raw survey data so people can slice and dice it their own way to find interesting trends or patterns, like breaking down the hourly rates by geography.
Special thanks to Pete Davies, who was responsible for the survey and helping craft the narrative of the keynote, and Michael Pick who did the same and also designed all the slides and animations you saw. Michael is going to prepare a blog post with all of the inspirations and allusions in the slides for those of you curious about the story behind the design.