For many years, information on how people use WordPress has been gathered through an annual survey published on WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/. In the early years of WordPress, interesting results were shared at the State of the WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. https://wordpress.tv/tag/state-of-the-word/.. In 2017, I shared results from 2015-2017 surveys in a post on the News blog. There was no survey in 2018.
In preparation for the 2019 survey, I’d like to collect topic suggestions from WordPress contributor teams. Ideally, the questions can be updated to gather information that will help inform contributor work in the coming year.
A few important notes:
- This survey is mostly publicized through WordPress.org, which affects the base of respondents.
- A full export of the raw data will not be published, to avoid sharing information that might reveal something that respondents consider private. (I’d love to make this information as accessible as possible, though, so if you have a suggestion for an OS project or tool that would allow people to access with the data, but that still protects individual response privacy, please leave a comment on this post!)
- Long surveys generally gather fewer responses. It might not be possible to include questions on every suggested topic.
Suggest a topic!
WordPress contributor teams, what information would help you prioritize or direct your work in 2020? Suggest some survey topics in a comment on this post!