3.6 and State of the Word

3.6 has been released and has a groovy video to go with it:

It’s been a busy week, WordCamp San Francisco 2013 went off without a hitch. Here’s the State of the Word presentation, which covered quite a bit of material and talks about the plans for WordPress 3.7 and 3.8:

And here’s the question and answer session:

There was a pretty good summary of the presentation in infographic form. A bit more about this next week, and some more announcements in store as well.

14 thoughts on “3.6 and State of the Word

  1. The State of the Word should also include a reminder that users of WordPress 3.6 now have to check their own words before hitting that good old Publish button since, unheralded in the list of improvements, the spellchecker has disappeared without a word or note to lament its passing.

    1. I must update the comment I made earlier since the spellchecker has only disappeared on one of my sites, perhaps it is a theme related thing, although I’ve not seen any amendments there either…

  2. Hey Matt, thanks this update really solved one of the biggest problem using advanced auto-save, now I no need to worry about whether my post is saved or not.

    But, still the another big problem I, and other WordPress users face is “poor search” system of WordPress and to fix that issues either we’ve to use Google custom search or install extra 2-3 plugins to make the search results relevant, and still both of the solutions have their own limitations.

    I hope you’re already aware of the situation, and all I want to ask is that whether you guys are looking to fix it in the upcoming major update or something else? Please share your thoughts on this!


  3. Commenting on the last point of the infographic:
    “What could be the reason for such a low usage rate?”

    Well, this could be anything – many users could have just decided they don’t want a site.
    Probably this statistic could reflect the situation more clearly if you let people delete their WordPress.com accounts if they didn’t need them, and ask them why are they doing this.

    My personal concerns are basically about WordPress being too slow (maybe this is not true for the WP.com blogs) and not at all simple to customize – though good-looking and easy to use. You need to be a WP developer to shape it to your wishes.

    If I can code and only want a website (not to make websites for others and earn with this), I’d better write my own software that suits my personal needs, not learn WP. If I can not code, I can’t do much anyway. My site just won’t look like my own. So the average users probably switch to the more popular social networks.