WordPress in 2012

January 1st, 2013
WordPress, WordPress News

WordPress has had a rather exciting year, all covered in their handy A Look Back post.

2012 saw two major WordPress releases, addressing primarily theme customization and media management. There were also five security releases, a new default theme, and a record number of code contributions in the 3.5 release.

The site itself also saw some improvements, including a new plugin page design with plugin and theme reviews, and, a network of sites where teams and contributors can easily communicate with each other.

Speaking of teams and contributors, 2012 also saw the very first WordPress Community Summit, a 2-day event attended by 108 of the top WordPress development, support, and overall community volunteers.

2012 was certainly a big year for WordPress, and with planning for WordPress 3.6 already underway, it looks like they’re going to hit the ground running in 2013.




  1. Safira (2 comments.) says:

    Hopefully WP will remain and become more populair. This is not only good for development but also for the internet. Everything has to remain opensource!

  2. (3 comments.) says:

    WordPress is heading to a good place, and I’d be very interested to see what percentage of all internet sites are powered by WordPress. I bet the answer would be surprisingly high!

    • Brandon Hoover says:

      To answer your question, an estimated 20-25% of all new websites are WordPress powered. Google “WordPress Market Share 2012″ and the first result is a Yoast article with an awesome WordPress market share infograph.

  3. Salu (1 comments.) says:

    Almost all the proffessional webmasters are avare of WP since blogging became dominant. Almost all the facilites necessary for better ranking and promotins are provided by WordPress either itself or through plugins. The only effort to be made by WP user is producing unique and quaility content.

  4. fiona maclean (1 comments.) says:

    It’s my first year of running a wordpress blog and I am really amazed at the flexibility!

  5. frcprc (1 comments.) says:

    It was a successful year for WordPress and I hope that in 2013 we will continue to work.


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