WordPress.com has yet more commercials out — in 30 second and 15 second formats — titled, “Share what you love at WordPress.com.” This time they are related to hobbies and people standing on baskets. I guess they are meant to be soapboxes, and they are targeting the more traditional blogging and community focus of the platform.
Automattic is testing email marketing to WordPress.com users who have accounts linked to Jetpack, in order to market Automattic products like VaultPress and Akismet. It’s the first time I’ve seen them make use of the WordPress.com <-> Jetpack connection; previously the only cross promotion was through faux modules in the WordPress admin. Here’s a copy of…
Upvoted is the new Reddit-owned news website that made a big splash today. It’s on WordPress.com VIP and it’s my understanding it was built by 10up. Props. It’s a nice win for WordPress, as I would bet this site will be big. Speaking of VIP, VIP wrangler Tom Nowell writes an important post about staying…
It’s the 500th issue of Post Status Notes and the Post Status newsletter coinciding with WordPress’s 6.0 release and its 19th anniversary! 🎂
Matt Mullenweg is the co-founder of WordPress, and founder and CEO of Automattic. In this interview, we talk about their new WordPress.com editor, and more.
A decade ago, Chris Butler’s survey and report for Newfangled provided other agencies with the numbers that meaningfully define their market. WordPress agencies and freelancers could use something similar today.
Web-based hosts, platforms, and businesses need a plan for how they’ll handle issues around free speech and privacy rights for their users and customers.