Looking Back: WordPress in 2015

Here at Clockpunk Studios, we primarily use custom WordPress themes to build one-of-a-kind websites for our author, editor, publisher, and other business clients. And it looks like we’re not alone. As of 2015, WordPress powered fully 25% of the Internet. That’s a lot of websites!

That’s according to data taken from WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg’s 10th Annual State of the Word address, which was delivered at the 2015 WordCamp US in Philadelphia. (Don’t know what a WordCamp is? They’re WordPress conferences that are held all over the world, with more than 89 in 2015, featuring 1,600 speakers and 21,000 attendees in 34 countries. The first-ever WordCamp was held on August 5, 2006.)

To help all those websites continue to work, 40,000 WordPress plug-ins were downloaded more than 1 billion times in 2015, and WordPress rolled out four major updates over the course of the year, including the latest WordPress version 4.4, nicknamed “Clifford” in honor of jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown. At the end of the year, the WordPress Twenty Fifteen default theme was installed on more than a million sites worldwide.

That’s a lot of work and development going to power a lot of websites all over the planet, including many of the ones we design here at Clockpunk Studios. With that many websites relying on WordPress, there are a lot of ins and outs to learn when it comes to optimizing your WordPress experience. Many of our clients already know how to use WordPress, at least well enough to upload pictures or update their blogs, but when it comes to installing security updates, using the right plug-ins, and everything else that goes into getting the most out of your WordPress site, it’s completely understandable to be a little at sea.

Fortunately, WordPress is a big part of what we do here at CPS, so we know how to make it work for us, and how to make it work for you. So whether you’ve had a WordPress site for years, or are thinking of taking the plunge in 2016, Clockpunk Studios can help you get a one-of-a-kind site that’s customized to you, while also making sure that it stays up-to-date and secure. Contact us today to learn more, or to get the ball rolling on your new website for 2016!

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