State of the Word

Watch the recording. Video en Español.

State of the Word is the annual keynote address delivered by the WordPress project’s co-founder, Matt Mullenweg, celebrating the progress of the open source project and offering a glimpse into its future.

For the first time, State of the Word ventures beyond North America, bringing the WordPress community to a new and vibrant city that plays a vital role in the WordPress project — Madrid, Spain! The event was live-streamed to WordPress enthusiasts and newcomers around the globe via the WordPress YouTube channel

For a full summary of the festivities, check out the recap.


State of the Word 2023


December 11, 2023 @ 15:00 UTC


Madrid, Spain @ Palacio Neptuno


Stream the event via WordPress social accounts or join a local watch party.

Join Matt as he provides a retrospective of 2023, demos the latest in WordPress tech, and comments on the future of the WordPress open source project.

Join a State of the Word Watch Party near You

Can’t make it to Madrid? No problem, organize or join a watch party in your community in person or online. Like last year, the Community team has resources available to help! Check out this handbook page, which includes event templates and information on requesting a Zoom account.

Gather together to look back on the project's achievements this past year and what is ahead for 2024. Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings in the WordPress world and collaborate together on any questions you might have for Matt!

If you are planning a watch party for State of the Word and have questions, please email A member of the WordPress community team will assist you in the best way possible.

Watch parties already planned


Have a question for Matt?

State of the Word will include a Q&A session. If you want to participate, you can send your question to or ask during the event via the Q&A app Slido. A QR code for your submission will be provided during the event live stream.

Given the volume of questions usually submitted, only some will be answered live, while others will be covered in a follow-up post published after the event on

Watch past State of the Word Keynotes

Catch up on past keynotes while you wait for State of the Word 2023.




See you December 11!