Ryan McCue has created a tiny utility to allow submitting pull requests to WordPress. Matt Mullenweg announced in one of his previous State of the Word talks that folks would be able to contribute to WordPress via Github — but it hasn't gone very far. Ryan's utility app is a nice stopgap for now.
There’s a ton of discussion going on around the WordPress.org theme review incentive program right now. The incentive program was structured around a concept of rewarding reviewers for their work by allowing them to choose which themes get featured on the WordPress theme showcase, based on how many themes they review and approve in a given month….
Salesforce Ventures has invested an incredible $300 million as the sole investor in Automattic’s Series D, their first raise since 2014. Total investment is now $491 million over 15 years.
Matt nicely describes how the internet has managed to triumph in the modern world as an underdog. Today, an individual blogger’s voice can be heard by hundreds of millions of people near-instantaneously. Bloggers’ cumulative voices can spark change in government, fortune 500 companies, and more. WordPress is helping by further democratizing publishing.
Do mergers increase or decrease opportunity? Matt Mullenweg spoke with Michelle Frechette about the economics of WordPress after SOTW.
Automattic is acquiring a security firm that has yet to be named or officially announced. The acquisition is said to be Automattic’s largest yet. Matt Mullenweg spoke to TechWeekEurope about security within WordPress and a bit about this acquisition. Well, I’m super curious who it is and how much the deal is worth. But increased…
Should WordPress adopt the Block Protocol? What would this mean? Leonardo Losoviz explains why the Block Protocol and why it might benefit WordPress to adopt it and allow more of the web to share and reuse blocks. Matt Mullenweg has expressed interest in taking this path.