This has been floating around in my mind for a long time, but I think it’s time to finalize it. As of right now, I am completely leaving WordPress behind, at least development-wise. I will still continue using it for at least a while because I still think it’s good software, but I won’t be active in the mailing lists or the Trac system. My reasons are numerous, and I won’t list them here, but I think it’s time for me to move on.

It’s been an honor working with you guys, and I wish you all the best.


  • What? You’re leaving WordPress? Who do you think you are?? Who gave you permission to do that?! Now I won’t have anyone to answer my questions or to pester me about not properly il8n’ing stuff!

  • I should translate the last two pingbacks for you. These articles introduced your leaving and discussed a question that WP is whose WP. In China, there is a general discussion that Matt is so autocratic in developing WP.

  • Thanks for the translation. It’s amazing how small of a world it is with the introduction of the internet — the very same discussions are going on halfway across the world, too!