Tracey Rotton makes a good case for WordPress certifications. It’s a great conversation to have. I just a) don’t think Automattic or the foundation are really good options to run such a thing, and b) think that running an official certification would be really really hard, and have potentially lots of negative consequences. Like I told Tracy, I may have a follow-up on this, but not yet. It needs more time to flesh out a solid reasoning.
WordPress co-founder and Jetpack enthusiast Matt Mullenweg has announced that WordPress is to be bundled in future versions of Jetpack as a module, to fulfill Matt’s mission to power 50% of the web.
The new Happytables is a slick setup, and they’ve invested more time and energy into a hosted WordPress solution than perhaps anyone but Automattic on WordPress.com. The difference here is they are going after a niche, and it’s a huge one with a big need: restaurants.
$635.5 billion…That’s “billion,” with a “B.” Let’s look at the size of the universe inhabited by our market of markets of cathedrals and bazaars: the WordPress ecosystem. How should we think about WordPress’s market share or, maybe more accurately, its shares? Are we selling them short and dampening growth?
DreamHost has announced a new benefit for DreamPress customers: all customers can get Jetpack’s commercial version — including VaultPress backups and Akismet spam protection — included in their plan for no additional cost. The deal was structured between Automattic and DreamHost so that DreamHost receives a per-user discount on the Jetpack service as customers opt…
A new way to keep up with that fast-moving project we all rely on, PHP. • Making
wordpress/wordpress-develop usable in GitHub Codespaces. • Help count WordPress contributors and sponsors • Directory Serve is our cool tool of the week — a way to serve files to and from your phone.
Matt Mullenweg and Chris Pearson do not get along. I’ll refer to Siobhan McKeown’s chapter in the WordPress history book on Thesis for those that want to learn the specifics. Last year, Automattic bought thesis.com from a third party. The issue was brought to light because Chris Pearson attempted to get the domain back by claiming…