Matt Mullenweg has recently finished the 2015 State of the Word, the yearly speech where he highlights the last year of everything WordPress and what we can expect in the future. The State of the Word began differently this year, with a formal presentation of Mullenweg by Philadelphia city councilman David Oh. December fifth is being recognized by the city board as “WordPress Day” for the city of Philadelphia. This is the tenth ever State of the Word. The main four sponsors (Jetpack, WooThemes, Bluehost, and Sucuri) gave more than $275,000 to make the first WCUS happen. Milestones: The Story of WordPress, written by Siobhan McKeown, will be released officially this week. The community milestone 2015 during the WordCamps have been reached up to 89 this year, consists of 21,000 attendees from thrirty-four countries. There were also 40,000 people whom attended more than two thousand events. In translations, the plugin directory is accessible in more languages now, and all themes and plugins support language packs, which permits translation to happen at a group level. In plugin activity, there were more than 9,000 plugins to the official repo in 2015, and they have in total downloaded more than 1 billion times subsequent to the start of the repo. WordPress passed a development recently, and now powers 25% of all websites on the world
The three WordPress releases in 2015 have occurred since the State of the Word last October: WordPress 4.1 was led by John Blackbourn, 4.2 was led by Drew Jaynes and 4.3 by Konstatntin Obenland. WordPress 4.4 is being led by Scott Taylor and due on Tuesday, December 8th. The upcoming WordPress version release is leads by Mike Schroder (WordPress 4.5), Dominik Schilling (WordPress 4.6), and Matt Mullenweg (WordPress 4.7). The second WordCamp US 2016 will be hosted by Philadelphia on December 2nd-4th of 2016.
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