Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress and founder of Automattic and WordPress.com, gives an annual “State of the Word” presentation at many WordCamps as he travels the world. He won’t be speaking at this WordCamp PDX, though he has at many in the past.
To help you catch up with the history of WordPress, founded in 2003, we’ve put together a timeline of videos of Matt’s annual State of the Word talks. Unfortunately, we are still looking for videos from 2007 and 2008.
State of the Word, WordCamp San Francisco 2007
The WordCamp San Francisco 2007 State of the Word is on Viddler and in an old Flash version. Until a more secure version of the original video is found, here is the WordCamp Argentina 2007 keynote by Matt Mullenweg featuring slides from the San Francisco State of the Word.
For more information, see WordCamp Argentina 2007.
State of the Word 2008
Voce Communications did a great outline on the State of the Word 2008 presentation. There is an excerpt of the State of the Word 2008 from Matt’s keynote at WordCamp South Africa 2008. TechCrunch also offered a review of the WordPress State of the Word numbers.
State of the Word, WordCamp San Francisco 2009
For more information, see the original WordPress.tv post.
State of the Word, WordCamp Hong Kong 2009
For more information, see the WordPress.tv video.
State of the Word, WordCamp San Francisco 2010
For more information, see the WordPress.tv post.
State of the Word, WordCamp San Francisco 2011
State of the Word, WordCamp San Francisco 2012
State of the Word, WordCamp San Francisco 2013
State of the Word, WordCamp San Francisco 2014
State of the Word 2015
There hasn’t been an official State of the Word 2015 video released yet, but these sum up much of the information on the state of WordPress this year.
Watching these videos is a time travel adventure of WordPress design, development, and growth, from a humble question and challenge to create a better blogging platform in 2003, to the web publishing platform that hosts 25% of the world’s websites. Where will the next decade take WordPress?