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All posts tagged "Matt Mullenweg"

  • Mullenweg: Future of WordPress is ‘shorter, simpler, faster’

    WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg reckons that the platform he founded is going to have to radically evolve if it's going to succeed on tablets and smartphones. The social media entrepreneur took to his blog to explain what changes the blogging platform, turned Content Management System (CMS) would have to make. In the post, he expresses his belief that WordPress "is seeing growth and innovation in being used as an application platform (I think we’re about a third of the way through that), and just now starting to embrace social and mobile". He calls this embracing of social and mobile...

  • WordPress now lets you upload video direct from your iDevice

    Are you a WordPress user? Happen to have an iPhone or an iPad? Well now you can instantly upload video from your iDevice and embed it on your WordPress blog. The ability to do so comes in the shape of a tweak to the VideoPress upgrade. The company claims that VideoPress, which allows you to upload and embed your own videos on your blog, "now comfortably handles videos from iPhones and...

  • State of the word: What to look forward to in WordPress 3.3

    With more than 3.5-million downloads since release, WordPress version 3.2 has been received by users worldwide with open arms. A fresh coat of paint applied to the admin interface, as well as noticable performance enhancements and a host of new features demonstrate that WordPress is showing no signs of slowing down. As has come to be expected from the WordPress development team, the proposed specifications for version 3.3 were drafted just days after the release of 3.2. With distraction-free writing (a "zen mode", if you will) and a new default theme among the many features of version 3.2, what could...

  • The future of WordPress: Q&A with founder Matt Mullenweg

    Named as one of the 25 most influential people on the web, Matt Mullenweg founded and runs an open source web platform that has revolutionised website publishing. WordPress began its life as free, open-source blogging software which quickly evolved into a general-purpose CMS used by millions of sites on the web. The success of WordPress speaks for itself -- and it is one of the most popular content management system engines around...

  • Coming soon: Memeburn’s 1-on-1 with WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg

    On Friday, Memeburn will publish an exclusive one-on-one interview with Matt Mullenweg, named as one of the 25 most influential people on the web as a result of his revolutionary open source web software, WordPress. If you've published a blog or a website, you probably know about WordPress. In fact it powers millions of blogs and commercial websites on the web today. It's estimated that WordPress is used by more than 14% of the one million biggest websites including The New York Times. It started off as blog software, but has evolved into a much more powerful, multi-purpose Content Management...

  • WordPress back to normal after attacks ‘from China’

    On Sunday WordPress was running normally after suffering cyber attacks suspected to have originated in China. WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg told TechCrunch, a leading Silicon Valley technology blog powered by WordPress, that the first distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks began on Thursday and continued into Friday. In a typical DDoS attack, a large number of computers are commanded to simultaneously visit a website, overwhelming its servers, slowing service or knocking it offline completely. WordPress,...

  • Seven new features you can expect from WordPress 3.1

    There have been a number of recent developments at WordPress which have proven that the company is as dynamic and fluid as it has ever been. Firstly, Matt Mullenweg, the co-founder of WordPress, announced the formal handing over of the WordPress trademark from Automattic (a for-profit company) to the WordPress Foundation, a non-profit organisation "dedicated to promoting and ensuring access to WordPress and related open source projects in perpetuity". This is in line with the ethos behind the WordPress brand of being an open and expressive community. The official WordPress blog announced that, "moving forward, the Foundation will be...

  • Thesis vs WordPress resolved: A new era of collaboration beckons

    The heated debate that has swirled around the WordPress community over the last few days appears to have been settled amicably with the news that the famous Wordpress theme or "search engine optimised framework" Thesis has agreed to a "split licence". By licensing their PHP code under the General Public License (GPL), Thesis can now more directly contribute to the growth of the WordPress code-base as a whole. It can also directly benefit from the many developers working with the framework (and WordPress), who are now able to fork or contribute to the project. The debate was sparked between WordPress...

  • WordPress 3.0 arrives… with vuvuzela mention

    Wordpress 3.0, the blogging software that runs millions of websites around the world, has officially launched. The official blog post about the launch starts: "Arm your vuvuzelas: WordPress 3.0, the thirteenth major release of WordPress and the culmination of half a year of work by 218 contributors, is now available for download." The Vuvuzela mention is in reference to the love-hate, noisy instrument of the Fifa Soccer world Cup in South Africa that has attracted rapid, world-wide attention. According to Wordpress founding developer Matt Mullenweg, the 3.0 release also includes a "sexy new" default theme called Twenty Ten. "Theme developers have new...