Q1 2022 Mautic Community Roundup

By Ruth Cheesley · PUBLISHED April 04, 2022 · UPDATED May 02, 2022

Read the previous reports here for Q4 2021, Q3 2021, Q2 2021 and Q1 2021.

Q4 2021 Sponsors Shoutout

A big thank you to the sponsors who have supported us this quarter on GitHub Sponsors or Open Collective:

Over $100/mth




Leuchtfeuer Digital Marketing







Web Any One




Marketing Heap


Media Giant Design

Under $100/mth

Avinash Dalvi

Dirk Spannaus

Shamaeva Natalia

Joey Keller

Roundabout Media

Jan Linhart

Ruth Cheesley

Eli Logan

Jon Stephenson

First Mautic Roadmap 

It’s an exciting time for everyone involved with Mautic as we grow our community and develop our product to meet the evolving needs of the Marketer.

I have often been asked about our roadmap and before today there has never really been anything that I can point at and say ‘this is where Mautic is going’ other than vague blog posts and forum threads.

Earlier this year I shared the first iterations of our plans for the future which I debuted at Mautic Conference Europe 2021 in my keynote. It includes some great features that we have coming over the next year.

This process is new for us, and we do anticipate that there will be some tweaks made over the coming year, so please take this as our first rough outline of what we are hoping to achieve.

Some of these features will be community contributed, others may be contributed by an organization who has built or worked on it as a project for clients and are providing it back to the community.

If you prefer to view this in visual form, please head over to https://mau.tc/roadmap where you’ll be able to view an interactive graphic, and if you have a Jira account for our community instance, see the progress at the task level.

Community Team update

Mautic Conferences

There has been a hive of activity in the Community Team this quarter as we kick off the work to prepare the next Mautic Conferences.

The team have put out an open call for help with organizing these events so that they are run and managed by our community rather than a couple of people - if you would like to get involved please join #mauticon on Slack and let us know how you would like to help. All the roles are documented in the Community Handbook.

Call for in-person event location proposals

The Community Team is inviting proposals for locations to host the next in-person conference after Mautic Conference Europe last year saw our first ever in-person conference in Hasselt, Belgium. Nominations are open until the end of April, so be sure to submit your preferred location!

In person Community Sprint

The Community Team is also organizing an in-person Mautic Community Sprint in Budapest from 2-4 May 2022 - I am looking forward to meeting some of you there and working together on several exciting projects across all the teams in the community.

Education Team update

Replatform of documentation

A lot of work is going on behind the scenes to update and migrate both our Developer Documentation and End-User Documentation to Read the Docs. 

This will bring several benefits including:

  • Being able to have multiple versions of our documentation so that we can maintain information for several major versions of Mautic alongside each other
  • Allowing us to translate the documentation with Transifex and host multiple languages to better serve our international community
  • Enabling us in the longer term to locate our documentation within our core mautic/mautic GitHub repository, so that there is one centralized repository for making features and bug fixes as well as contributing to the documentation which will improve the contributor experience.

We have also applied to the Google Season of Docs for a grant to help with the huge task with the End-User Documentation.

If you would like to get involved in these projects please join #t-education on Slack, or if you are comfortable with GitHub you’ll find the repositories at mautic/new-developer-documentation and mautic/user-documentation.

Marketing Team update

Would you like to write for the Mautic Community blog? Review and proof-read articles? Create imagery for our campaigns? Write the Mautic Community newsletter and onboarding campaigns?

The Marketing Team would love to hear from you!

We’ve had some great articles this quarter which you can find on our blog at mautic.org/blog.

Product Team update

Open source Friday Community Sprints

This quarter the Product Team has started to trial a new concept of encouraging businesses who rely on Mautic to contribute some of their time every Friday to help make Mautic even better. They are calling this ‘Open Source Friday Community Sprints’ which is joining an existing initiative to encourage open source contributions on a Friday.

There are already 7 Mautic businesses who have signed up to enable their teams to contribute to Mautic on Fridays - will you join in?

To start with this is a pilot in the Product Team but it is planned to roll it out more widely later in the year.

To get involved, join us in #t-product each Friday!

4.2 release

Last month the Product Team released Mautic 4.2 - the latest feature release in the 4.x series, which also included a security fix to the .htaccess file. Read more about the new features in the announcement post.

The Product Team has also announced with the 4.2 release some planned changes to the Mautic installation and upgrade processes which will be introduced over the coming releases, to remove the ability to update Mautic in the browser and eventually move to Composer being the supported method for installing and managing your Mautic instance.

Let’s look at the numbers!

This quarter we exceeded 5,500 members in the Mautic Community, with 634 active members who have an average of 10 conversations per member.

The majority of our members are from the forums, but a good percentage are also coming from GitHub and Slack.

Over the last 90 days, our most active members (based on the number of conversations) have been:

Ruth Cheesley 1135

Joey Keller 479

Zdeno Kuzmany 306

John Linhart 301

Bill 291

Ekke Guembel 191

Matic Zagmajster 176

Renato Santos 136

Oluwatobi Owolabi 115

Mattias Michaux 92

Read more about what is defined as a conversation here.

The most engaged members (based on the number of other community members they have conversations with) have been:

Ruth Cheesley 363

Joey Keller 263

Norman Pracht 179

John Linhart 139

Zdeno Kuzmany 119

Matic Zagmajster 85

Adrian 76

Michael 74

Mohammed Abu Musa 71

Eli Logan 65

When we look at contributions made, this quarter we have had 70 new contributors across all our community channels. In total we have had 307 tracked contributions.

We are continuing to see a growth in contribution over time across all channels, especially when compared with historical contributions. 

A screenshot showing contributions over time

Likewise we are seeing ongoing growth in contributions across our GitHub repositories:

A screenshot showing growth in contributons filtered by GitHub.

This quarter, our top contributors (based on the number of contributions they have made) are:

Ruth Cheesley 70

Zdeno Kuzmany 37

John Linhart 33

Mattias Michaux 15

Volha Pivavarchyk 11

Dennis Ameling 11

Renato Santos 9

Joey Keller 8

Adrian 8

Matic Zagmajster 7

Read more about what is defined as a contribution here.

The companies who were most active in the Mautic Community (based on the number of conversations) are:

Acquia 642

Webmecanik 247

Aivie 76

Dropsolid 49

CTMobi 31

Tu Wien 24

Steer Campaign 24

Friendly 23

TwentyZen 22

Leuchtfeuer Digital Marketing 22

The companies who are contributing the most to the Mautic Community (based on the number of contributions) are:

Acquia 81

Webmecanik 37

Aivie 19

Dropsolid 15

TU Wien 5

Steer Campaign 4

CTMobi 3

Smart Octopus Solutions 2

App Civicio 2

Leuchtfeuer Digital Marketing 2


It has been great to see the energy and enthusiasm coming about through our recent in-person events, Open Source Friday sprints and a real growth in engagement across the community, but as always we are always on the lookout for folk who can help us by contributing some of your valuable time with whatever skills you can offer. 

I’m looking forward to seeing the realization of some big projects next quarter, including Acquia’s Custom Objects plugin being released, our next minor release which will have some nice new features and hopefully also support for PHP8, and our first alpha and beta releases of Mautic 5 which will be compatible with the next version of Symfony. I’m hoping to see some of you in Budapest in May!

The last two years have really felt like we have been catching up with ourselves, but we are starting to see a lot of progress, innovation and exciting ideas for Mautic coming through. Sharing a roadmap for the first time feels like we are moving out of the reactive mode and more towards a creative way of planning Mautic’s future. It’s great to have you along with us on this journey!