We were delighted to hear from Matt Mullenweg on what he has to say about WordPress. A couple of weeks ago, we spoke about WordPress 3.3 and its features. Here's more on WordPress, from its creator!
Matt Mullenweg, Co-founder of WordPress, Founder of Automattic
WordPress is increasingly being used as a CMS rather than a blogging platform. Often the missing features are added via plug-ins. Do you intend to add those missing pieces and make WordPress a full fledged CMS?
92% of WordPress developers use it as a CMS, and we're constantly improving on our built-in features around that functionality. It's the reason we've become the most popular content management system in the world.
However, we disagree philosophically with the "kitchen sink" approach of building everything into the core software package. For certain niche functionality, users will always be better served by the flexibility and possibility for faster iteration that plugins provide.
Could you give us significant examples of WordPress implementations that are far beyond blogs?
http://broadbandmap.gov. There's detailed description available here.
http://www.ign.com/ is an entertainment website. You can read more on them here.
Similarly, the following prominent websites used WordPress: