The whole WooTeam is in Berlin getting some valued facetime together, celebrating 1 year with Automattic. Thursday was an eventful day which started off with presentations from Mark and Myself, a town hall and a Q&A with Matt.
Today is the one year mark of Woo being acquired and us joining Automattic! It has been a great ride so far and time has flown fast, so we must be having fun.
Our team is meeting up in Berlin in July for the final WooTrip to celebrate and get some valuable facetime.
Cheers to the future!
Well done KLM for highlighting Norway as a surf destination. Insanely good footage!
Loved this TEDx Talk by Norwegian comedian Harald Eia on why socialist Scandinavia is a breeding ground for rich people.
Talking to agencies like Dekode, Maksimer and Making Waves, it is good to hear WordPress gaining momentum in Norway and making a shift against proprietary CMS’s like Episerver for the enterprise clients.
We use BuiltWith to measure WooCommerce growth and compare to our competition. They just updated their entire database which includes 332 million domains, and WooCommerce just passed a million websites (up from 900k). The new number is 1,111,882 sites running WooCommerce which is close to WordPress.org usage stats of 1+ million sites with the plugin installed.
This is pretty amazing for an eCommerce platform which is just over 4 years old, but shows the powers of open source and WordPress.
I told the WooThemes story at Internetdagarna in Stockholm.
— WooCommerce (@WooCommerce) November 23, 2015
— Johan Bergqvist (@JohanBergqvist) November 23, 2015
— Therese Davidsson P (@tdavidsson) November 23, 2015
— Magnus Jepson (@mjepson) November 23, 2015
— Magnus Jepson (@mjepson) November 22, 2015
This isn’t my office today, but one of my team members. We’ve got a pretty cool page at Automattic which showcases our office space for the day. Check it out!
Our distributed team at Automattic hail from nearly every continent and 36 countries around the world.
When we launched WooCommerce back in 2011, WordPress only powered 13,1% of all websites online, but it has almost doubled that since then, and now powers a whopping 25% of all sites on the Internet.
I think open source generally grows stronger and more secure the more popular it is and more people it has working on it. We all benefit from a common platform we can build on and then differentiate on top of it, instead of reinventing the wheel over and over again for no good reason.
You can read more on Matt’s blog.