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.
WordPress and Drupal are both releasing security updates today that affect all supported versions of the two popular CMS platforms. Nir Goldshlager, a security researcher and part of the Salesforce.com Product Security Team, discovered a PHP-level vulnerability that could result in denial of service (DoS) attacks. Goldshlager notified the PHP, WordPress, and Drupal security teams…
David and Olivia Bisset sat down for a chat with Matt Mullenweg about open source, Tumblr, and how Matt deals with negativity. Matt has three roles today: CEO of Tumblr, CEO of Automattic, and project lead for the next release of WordPress. He shares what went wrong with post formats and what he would love to acquire next if he could. The answer may (or may not) surprise you! Recorded shortly before WordCamp Europe 2022.
Google is sponsoring a Season of Docs to bring technical writers and open source communities together for a time of learning and documentation writing. 📄 Applications open in early April. There could be some excellent opportunities here for the WordPress community.
Actually owning your own content is not as easy as broadcasting it on Twitter. While WordPress does democratize publishing, there are many places and countless situations today that don’t or — perhaps worse — can’t take advantage of WordPress.
Debuting a new “Weather Report,” Ellipsis Marketing’s newsletter reports WordPress is down -10.4% — in something. Let’s find out what — and why it should matter for the WordPress ecosystem for years to come.