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Matt Mullenweg Interview with Blogging Pro

Matt Mullenweg, head honcho of WordPress, did an interview with Blogging Pro this weekend that is enlightening for fans of WordPress.

3.) I am sure everyone has an opinion on where WordPress should head over the next year or two. What is your vision for WordPress (both .com and .org) and where do you see your biggest competition?

I would love for to have fewer options and a more streamlined administration, and a richer way to interact and update plugins and themes.

For [WordPress].com I’d like to see some really rich customization options and a lot more effort on the internationalization front, and to continue the lack of downtime we’ve been lucky enough to maintain. We’re also experimenting with some .com stuff that’s going to make it super-fast, but I can’t talk about that yet.

The biggest competition is probably Google’s Blogger. I don’t take competition too seriously, you have to do your own thing and not focus on other projects, but where services or features are particularly successful I have no problem examining them to find the underlying elements of coolness to consider integrating into WordPress.

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  1. Mauro
    Posted November 1, 2006 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Hey, not trying to sound harsh but why are you posting something that we have already seen in our dashboard? Please, keep from doing so for the sake of WP users.

  2. Posted November 1, 2006 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    HMMM. I like the options in the WordPress org version, though I probably wouldn’t mind if some of them were moved out to optional plug-ins.

  3. Posted November 1, 2006 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for highlighting the meat 😉

  4. Posted November 1, 2006 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Mauro, not everyone, in fact few, look at the WordPress dashboard. I found the interview elsewhere. It might be in the WordPress Planet feed, but it is NOT in the dashboard. Not everyone looks at the dashboard and not everyone gets it. Sorry it cluttered up your day. 😉

  5. Posted November 1, 2006 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    And I know a lot of people who do not have a blog, so forget the dashboard. When bloggers talk about an important topic like this, they bump the topic into a wider audience. Thanks Lorelle.

  6. Tyagi
    Posted November 4, 2006 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    I am impressed.

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