Chapter 4: Meeting the WordPress Community
In This Chapter
Finding WordPress users
Locating users on social networks
Noticing members helping members in support forums
Participating in testing and bug squashing
Discovering professional consultants and services
Attending and organizing local WordCamps
Allow me to introduce you to the fiercely loyal folks who make up the WordPress user base, better known as the WordPress community. These merry ladies and gentlemen come from all around the globe, from California to Cairo, Florida to Florence, and all points in between.
In March 2005, Matt Mullenweg of WordPress proudly proclaimed that the number of WordPress downloads had reached 900,000 — an amazing landmark in the history of the software. By August 2006, WordPress had logged more than 1 million downloads, and by 2007, more than 3 million. The number of downloads of WordPress continues ...