WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg will likely be delivering his annual State of the Phrase (SOTW) tackle from Madrid earlier than a dwell viewers on December 11, at 15:00 UTC.
Final yr’s occasion occurred in New York Metropolis with attendance by invitation solely, and 2023 will mark the primary yr the SOTW will happen from a metropolis outdoors North America. This modification could also be a deliberate recognition of the bulk (51.4%) of WordPress customers who run the software program in a non-English language. WordPress adoption has essentially the most potential for progress in rising markets and locales the place Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese language languages are spoken.
Historically, Mullenweg has used the State of the Phrase tackle to make essential bulletins, share progress, impress the contributor base, and recast the imaginative and prescient for WordPress. Because the Gutenberg challenge is now into Section 3 specializing in collaboration, I’d not be stunned to see a demo of performance that customers can anticipate to see in 2024.
Reside attendees might want to reserve a ticket for his or her seats on the in-person occasion. A dwell stream will likely be accessible for the overwhelming majority of the WordPress world who won’t be able to attend. As in earlier SOTW occasions, anybody will be capable of submit questions for the dwell Q&A portion. The staff managing the occasion plans to launch extra particulars in November.