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Is this a WordPress Acquisition?

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Dan Knauss
DigitalOcean's acquisition of Cloudways is an investment in the WordPress ecosystem with an emphasis on "digital agencies, eCommerce sites, bloggers, freelance developers and builders hosting on WordPress."
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Joost’s 7th WordPress Market Share Report

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Cory Miller
Joost de Valk, founder of Yoast SEO, posted his 7th CMS Market Share Analysis, based on data from W3Techs and BuiltWith. Here are some key points from Joost’s post: WordPress is the #1 CMS with a 43% market share, roughly…

Post Status Notes #501

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David Bisset
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Footnotes #456

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Dan Knauss
Issue #456 “One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals.” — Jean Vanier, Community And Growth Howdy! Thinking about WordPress history lately in terms…

Elementor celebrated its fifth birthday last…

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Dan Knauss

Elementor celebrated its fifth birthday last month and published a blog post of milestones they’ve reached. They claim that “5% Of All Websites Are Built With Elementor” with 8 million “active installs.” 🎂 If that’s accurate it would mean Elementor…

A rising tide lifts all hosts…

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Dan Knauss
A rising tide lifts all hosts 🛥️ More WordPress news on the hosting and eCommerce front: GoDaddy has launched new WooCommerce extensions, which according to the press release are from GoDaddy's recent acquisition of SkyVerge. These extensions "increase the value…


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Brian Krogsgard

WordPress has been 25%-ish of the internet for a while now. The last year has shown about a 2% market share gain, according to W3Techs. But this week, it's "official". At least according to the metrics available. Matt Mullenweg's blog…
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