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User:Pjad/WordPress User/Developer Survey

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Welcome Message

Thank you for taking part in the WordPress user and developer survey.

We hope that your answers to the following questions can be beneficial to lots of people in the community (including you!). Responses will be made available to all survey respondents and may be published at WordPress.org, on the WordPress Developer blog, and presented at WordCamps. Any raw data will be anonymized: no email addresses or IP addresses will be associated with the results.

Questions

1. Which of these better describes how you use WordPress?
  • I'm a developer, or I work for a company that develops websites; I use WordPress to build websites and/or blogs for others. (This might include theme development, writing plugins, other custom work.)
  • I own, run, or contribute to a blog or website that uses WordPress.
  • Neither of the above.

Answered Developer to Q1

2. Which of these best describes your involvement with WordPress?
  • My primary job is working for a company or organization that uses WordPress.
  • My primary job is as a self-employed developer that uses WordPress.
  • I earn money from part-time or occasional freelance work involving WordPress.
  • Work that I do involving WordPress is just a hobby, I don't make money from it.

Answered working for a company or organization that uses WordPress in Q2

3. How does your company or organization work with WordPress? (select all that apply)
  • Build and/or maintain websites or blogs for other people, companies, or organizations.
  • Build and/or maintain websites or blogs for my company.
  • Develop or customize themes.
  • Host websites for customers.
  • Develop or distribute plugins.
  • Contribute bug reports and/or patches to WordPress core.
  • Sponsor and/or attend WordCamps.
  • Provide educational resources to help others to use WordPress
4. Roughly how many WordPress sites has your company or organization built?
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2-5
  • 6-10
  • 11-20
  • 21-50
  • 51-200
  • 200+
5. Roughly what percentage of your company or organization's output is based around WordPress (as opposed to other platforms or software)
  • 0 - 100%

SKIP TO Q10

Answered self-employed/part-time/hobby to Q2

6. In which of the following ways do you work with WordPress? (select all that apply)
  • Build and/or maintain websites or blogs for other people, companies, or organizations.
  • Develop or customize themes.
  • Host websites for customers.
  • Develop or distribute plugins.
  • Contribute bug reports and/or patches to WordPress core.
  • Sponsor and/or attend WordCamps.
  • Provide educational resources to help others to use WordPress.
7. Roughly how many (live/production) WordPress sites have you built?
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2-5
  • 6-10
  • 11-20
  • 21-50
  • 51-200
  • 200+
8. Roughly what percentage of your working time is spent working with WordPress?
  • 0 - 100%
9. What's your approximate hourly rate for developing a WordPress site (in dollars if possible - otherwise please state the currency)

CONTINUE TO Q10

All developers

10. Which of the following have you done with WordPress?
  • I’ve written a theme from scratch.
  • I’ve written a plugin.
  • I've attended a WordCamp.
  • I've attended a WordPress meetup.
  • I've submitted a WordPress bug report.
  • I've contributed a WordPress core patch.
  • I've contributed to the WordPress codex.
  • I've answered questions in the forum.
11. Would you like to be able to be more involved in the WordPress community?

(If yes, please enter your email address below and you will receive a separate email giving you information and ideas on how you can do this)

SKIP TO Q16

Answered own, run, or contribute to Q1

We'd like to learn a little bit about the people that use WordPress for their websites and blogs. Your answers will help the WordPress core team and others improve the software and other services offered to WordPress users.

12. First, please select each of the following that describes how you use WordPress:
  • My personal blog (or blogs) uses WordPress.
  • My company or organization's website is built with WordPress software.
  • I write (or otherwise work) for an online publication that uses WordPress.
  • I have a hobby or side project that has a website built with WordPress.
  • Something else: ...
13. Who installed your WordPress website? (If you have more than one, please answer for the biggest site (by visitors) that you're involved with.)
  • I did.
  • It was installed by my hosting provider.
  • An internal web person/team or a colleague.
  • An external company.
  • I don't know.
14. How much has the site been customized from the original WordPress installation? (Guesses are fine for this answer)
  • Not at all, it's still pretty much the same as it was out the box.
  • There's a different theme and some plugins have been added.
  • A lot of work has been done, the site itself is unrecognizable from the original theme, but the Dashboard still looks like the usual WordPress interface.
  • You'd never know this was a WordPress installation, everything has been customized.

SKIP TO Q16

Answered neither to Q1

15. Hmm sorry about that. What do you do with WordPress?

All respondents

16. Can you (truthfully!) say "I make my living from WordPress"?
  • Yes.
  • Not really, but I do get some or all of my income as a result of working with WordPress.
  • No.
17. What's the best thing about WordPress? (Free text)
18. What's the most frustrating thing about WordPress? (Free text)