Only 15% of you write in the WP Admin Editor

WordCampUS happened the first weekend in December and with it Matt Mullenweg’s annual State of the Word with updates and future trends for WordPress and by projection also for WordPressdotcom. There were plenty of jaw-dropping announcements for everyone in Matt’s presentation, but the statistic that blew me away was this:

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Register Now for WordCamp US

After attending this year’s WCEU, I cannot recommend highly enough going to what is the US’ largest WordCamp next weekend. Be inspired and make new WP friends!

Even if you can’t be there in person, WCUS will be livestreamed and an unlimited number of FREE Livestream tickets are available. Hope to “see” you there, in spite of the time difference!

If you missed it, don’t worry! All talks are recorded and uploaded to post event.

N.B. The row of small images were pushed to my site’s Media Library when I reblogged this post from The News Blog. So that is still happening.

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The second annual WordCamp US, the biggest WordCamp in North America, is next month! Join us in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 2-4 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

WCUS features three tracks. Sessions include “Five Newsroom Tips for Better Website Content,”“How to Overcome Your Fears and Start Sharing Your Knowledge,”“Open Source Creativity,” “Finding Your Voice by Blogging,” and “Diversity and the Design Team.” Check out the full schedule to find your favorites — there are topics for everyone, from developers and designers working on WordPress every day to content creators and people just starting out.

To close out the conference, WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg will deliver the annual “State of the Word,” sharing the latest in WordPress news, offering his thoughts on the future of WordPress, and answering questions from the audience.

Tickets are $40 and include:

  • admission to both days of the conference (December 2 and 3),
  • access…

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WordCamp Europe 2016- The Finale

This may possibly be one of the last posts published on the interwebz (regrettably with a small “i”) about WCEU2016 in Vienna, but this was intentional. I’m notorious for writing up my WordCamp experiences long after the “rush” has gone. It helps me gain perspective and focus on what my takeaways from the event really were. (WordCamp Europe has linked to many of the initial posts post-event and lots of marvelous photos.)

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My Top Takeaways from WordCamp San Francisco

wcsf-bannerWordCamp San Francisco happened Friday and Saturday this weekend with many of the Happiness Engineers and Developers from Automattic both in attendance and presenting.

This was the first time that I participated via the livestream, which was entirely brilliant, and it almost felt like being there, especially with the addition of the Hallway interviews. Well done! The time difference, however, was not in my favor and I ended up missing about the last third of both days. Thankfully, all presentations were recorded and will be put up on Right now you can already watch Matt Mullenweg’s “State of the Word” talk:

Matt shared that 18.9% of the web is now powered by WordPress. That’s up by 2.2% from last year and encompasses the top 10 Million websites. He also mentioned that 98% of users access their WordPress site via the web in addition to their mobile devices (and made him wonder about the “missing” 2%).
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Be Part of the Official Annual WordPress Conference from Anywhere in the World!

If you have never attended a WordCamp before, buying a Livestream ticket to WordCamp San Francisco (the mother of all WordCamps) is just about the next best thing there is. If the time difference in your part of the world won’t let you attend, even with “no pants,” you’ll be able to catch up once the videos are posted on Hope to “see” you there!

Want to know when the even starts in your timezone? Here’s a link to find out.

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WordCamp San Francisco is three days away. Think you’re out of luck because you’re nowhere near California, or didn’t buy a ticket before they sold out? Think again! Join the live stream, and attend WCSF without ever getting on a plane (or changing out of your pyjamas).

This year’s conference has an incredible lineup — whether you’re a themer, mobile engineer, hopeful core contributor, one-person (or 100-person) WordPress shop, pro blogger, or just registered your first site, WCSF sessions will take your WordPress skills from awesome to awesomer. And of course, WordPress co-founder and Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg will present his annual State of the Word talk (we’ll be live-tweeting it, too — follow along @WordCampSF).

Here are just a few of the sessions to look forward to — check out the full schedule here:

  • Amy Hendrix: WordPress: It’s Made of People!
  • Andrew Nacin: Current User Can…

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Sheri Bigelow: Top 10 Features You Aren’t Using – But Should Be!

Sheri Bigelow, a designer and Happiness Engineer, shares great tips for users and a few Easter Eggs, too, as well as a sneak peek as to what’s coming in the next version of WordPress standalone. Those features will be introduced here, on first for testing.


ProTip: is a great resource for inspiring  and informative talks from WordCamps around the world