For all you fans of WordPress, this weekend has been a good one.   Although I personally wasn’t able to attend the WordCamp San Francisco event, many were able to go and we’ve been receiving a lot of great information.

As a result, I wanted to do a quick post to bring to your attention a couple of the things we are hearing from the event, and in particular, from Matt Mullenweg’s “State of the Word” address, which he does at each WordCamp event:

  • WordPress 2.8 Coming VERY Soon!
  • There have been hints from the WordPress team about adding a section to their theme repository for GPL-compliant premium themes (paid themes which comply with GPL).  I haven’t gotten clarification yet if their will also be a similar site setup for premium plugins that comply with GPL.
  • WordPressMU and will be merging.

To those of you that attended the event, let us know about anything we missed in the comments!

Information Sources:

  • The WordCamp Report from the event.
  • Various tweets from a number of web desginers in attendance.

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  1. Dan Cameron says:

    I’m not sure where you got that info for the second bullet point but I’m almost sure that was not said during any of Matt’s talks.

  2. Kyle Eslick says:

    @ Dan – As mentioned in the post, the information was taken via Twitter, and also from the official WordPress report which logs information from the event (link is in the above post):

    GPL vs. Proprietary
    GPL can be sold but also shared
    Theme Developers Page – GPL Compliant – coming tomorrow

    I suppose they could have been wrong, but several independent tweets from different developers also confirmed it. :)

  3. Matt says:

    We are going to add a page to the theme repository, but it’s incorrect to say it’s Automattic doing it.

  4. Kyle Eslick says:

    @ Matt – Thanks for the update, as it is always best to get information directly from the WordPress team! Any comment about adding a section for the premium WordPress plugins model? I’ve been getting inquiring emails from several authors of these plugins.

  5. I’m excited about attending the one next month in Dallas. Never been to any meeting relate to WP, so I’m hoping to be amazed. :)

  6. The Frosty @ WPCult says:

    So sorry you missed out.
    I’ve got some write up’s and a few posts/notes I took from the event here

  7. James Beswick says:

    I took quite a few notes from the talks I saw and started posting them here: This was actually a really excellent conference – one of the most useful I’ve been to, and it’s great to see what the community is doing.

  8. George Serradinho says:


    I would love to attend one of these WP meetings, but I will have to wait for it to come to South Africa. That’s if it ever does.

    I can’t wait for WP 2.8 to be released, do you perhaps have a date or know if it will be released in the next week or two.

  9. Finaly. I’ve been waiting for a merger for the longest time. I have accounts on both of those services and would love to be able to use them as one.

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