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WordPress now runs 19% of the web!

SAN FRANCISCO — At the annual San Francisco WordCamp, WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg told the audience a fascinating stat about the service.

In a talk that also included details on the next two versions of WordPress, Mullenweg said, “We’re now up to 18.9 percent of the web running WordPress. … We’re going to see the number of people who have WordPress as part of their daily habits grow exponentially.”

Around 66 percent of those sites and blogs are in English. Monthly pageviews for all WordPress sites and blogs rose to a massive 4 billion in 2013.

Mullenweg also said around 30 percent of respondents in a recent survey from WP Engine were aware of WordPress as an entity or brand.

The service just celebrated its tenth anniversary in May, and parent company Automattic took a sizable $50 million funding round, also in May.

A lot of WordPress’ growth is centered around its mobile apps. Automattic rolled out a total of 15 mobile app updates for WordPress in the past 12 months. According to a company-conducted survey, around 18 percent of WordPress users access the service from an Android tablet; 31 percent come to the service from an iOS device; and 30 percent find their way to WordPress on Android smartphones.

Mullenweg also said WordPress is seeing a threefold increase in the number of new signups via mobile.

With all that traffic, all those signups, and all those sites and blogs popping up on the platform, the company is also preparing to launch Developer.WordPress.com — it’s not live yet, but it will serve as a developer resource with all kinds of goodies for folks who build on WordPress.

Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2013/07/27/19-percent-of-the-web-runs-on-wordpress/#Gca6v2Zbv8rfkz5r.99

Jolie O’Dell

So how do you fix a WordPress website that uses Jotform?

I’m sure some of you have heard and seen the news, Jotform is down. I use Jotform extesnively throught many of the WordPress websites I have created and administer. So what do you do if you have a JotformWordPress website and you use Jotform? Jotform sent out a message that explains that all you need to do is change the url listed in your various Jotforms from jotform.com to jotform.us

This may seem pretty easy but I found that there are so many places I had put a form in, both pages and posts on my WordPress sites that it was going to take me a hours and hours to fix them all!

But there is a much easier way to fix your WordPress sites that use Jotform. Install the WordPress plugin “Search and Replace” and then you can do a “search and replace” on all the jotform.com references on the site with one click!

For those of you who have not installed a plugin or used the “Search and Replace” plugin (by the way there are many more plugins that have the same functionality of “Search and Replace”, this is just my preferred plugin) here are some screen shots to help guide you and the steps to take are:

  • Log into your WordPress Dashboard, yourdomain.com/wp-admin
  • Go “Plugins” and  then “Add New”
  • Do a search in the plugins directory for “Search and Replace”
  • Next install the “Search and Replace” plugin
  • Now go to “Tools” on your dashboard and there will be a new entry “Search and Replace”
  • In your “Search and Replace” plugin you can search for the field “jotform.com” and replace it with “jotform.us”

That’s it! Your forms will start working again and your site will be fully functional.