As part of WordCamp San Francisco, Automattic’s Matt Mullenweg always gives us the State of the Word. Here are the highlights from the 2013 edition:

Neat facts:

  • There have been 314 WordCamps (with 72 this year) and 1026 speakers in the past 12 months
  • WordPress celebrated its 10th anniversary on May 27th
  • WordPress now powers 18.9 percent of the Web, a 2.2 point increase from 2012
  • WordPress is now being used for blogging, as a CMS, and as a application platform. The application platform allows you to build other layers on top of WordPress, including ecommerce.
  • There are 1500 active developers on WordPress core development (comments on trac, patches, commits)
  • 6500 people have committed to a plugin

What’s up at

  • 146 million+ downloads in the past 12 months
  • 336 themes added
  • 6758 plugins added
  • Now features 26,000 plugins in the directory
  • Had 15 releases of the mobile apps with more to come

What’s coming in WordPress 3.6 (Oscar):

  • A new Twenty13 theme
  • Native video and audio support
  • Baked in support for Rdio and Spotify
  • Improved auto-save
  • Improved menu user interface
  • Improved post lock
  • New revision control

What’s up with WordPress 3.7:

  • Release is scheduled in the beginning of October
  • Focusing WP as an application platform
  • Includes stability and security (language packs, auto updates for minor releases, password enhancements)
  • Reducing trac components and cleaning up parts of the platform

Looking toward WordPress 3.8:

  • Aiming for release at the beginning of December
  • Features smaller teams, quicker iterations, less bottlenecks, temporary hooks
  • Includes the MP6 plugin and Twenty14 theme

There was lots for developers and users to like. Our overview not enough? You can also watch the presentation below: