Categories Asides wordpress.com Get Flock and WordPress.com Post author By Matt Post date October 20, 2005 32 Comments on Get Flock and WordPress.com Want to know a secret? If you have Flock you can get on WordPress.com without an invite. Enjoy! Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Related Tags Flock ← Mezzoblue Reformats → Leaving CNET 32 replies on “Get Flock and WordPress.com” […] nice idea! by Scott | posted in Asides Trackback URL | Comment RSS Feed Tag at del.icio.us | Incoming links tagged as blogging, blogs, blogosphere, wordpress, flock Flock Lands ForAll […] […] Download and install Flock and get a WordPress.com blog without having to worry about an invite. I noticed this when I was playing around with the beta from the other day. Very nice idea! […] […] Matt “Photomatt” Mullenweg says: “If you have Flock you can get on WordPress.com without an invite.“ […] Judging from various sources, it’s like people WANT the stupid “Browser Wars” to happen. Again. I’ve seen a few posts here and there about Flock over the past couple of days or so but I didn’t find it interesting enough to follow through and find out what it was, but once it appeared on Slashdot I figured it was worth a look. In addi… I’m guessing WP.com is pretty close to being ready for primetime, because it doesn’t seem to restrict itself “only to flock users”. Once people get the link, I’m assuming anyone can sign up, unless this offer has some kind of expiry date.. […] I’m embarrassed to say I actually downloaded the new Flock browser just for the free WordPress.com account.Â I’m glad I did, however, since I probably wouldn’t have otherwise tried out Flock until later.Â Definitely nifty. […] […] via [photo matt] Por cierto este es nuestro post numero 50!! […] […] Ah, e se vocÃª quer uma conta no wordpress.com, vocÃª pode criar uma mesmo sem um convite. No topo do “Blog Editor” tem um link “Need a blog? Click here to setup one”. Preciso dizer o que tem que fazer? […] […] A última fricada informática é o Flock, un navegador baseado en Mozilla en fase entre alfa e beta que leva o calificativo de ’social’. Clon do Firefox, engade algunhas curiosas funcionalidades: – gardar favoritos en web, etiquetalos e compartilos vía del.icio.us; – escribir nunha bitácora que traballe con WordPress, Movable Type, Typepad ou Blogger, engadindo fotos de Flickr; – almacear e navegar doadamente mediante rss. O aparello este detectou perfectamente o sistema de publicación de Endurance con só darlle o enderezo da web, pero ten problemas cós acentos e os tags que emprega. E, desgraciadamente, non é moi configurable, polo que non podo marcar as mensaxes para publicalas como ‘minipost’ (esas pequenas cousas que aparecen na columna dereita) nen clasificar as entradas. O dos rss mólame bastante, posto que ten unha funcionalidade que levaba tempo buscando: o programa permite ver, dadas varias fontes, todas as entradas xuntas nunha mesma páxina. Seguirei fedellando… Por certo, tal e como anuncia Matt o trebello permite facerse cunha conta de WordPress, que inclúe hosting. Bó momento para todos os que desexan pasarse de MSNSpaces ou Blogger a sistemas con algo máis de xeito. […] With all due respect, I am always slightly apprehensive when it comes to using forks. I am also aware of the problem associated with forking an application myself. Once you lag behind, the long-invested dedication can wind up being disposed of. Flock appears to me like a conspicuous rationale behind Mozilla becoming a foundation and now going by the identity of Mozilla.com. As regards WordPress.com and the Flock relationship, I might give it a try. […] Update: Oh I forgot, there’s a surprise free package built-in: you get a free wordpress.com sign-up from within. […] […] After reading matts post about flock and hearing about it yesterday and than finding out that as well as trying a nifty borwser you can also get a blog on WordPress.com […] I must be blind as a bat. I’ve got Flock already – visit WordPress.com and don’t see any way to get an account just because I’m using Flock – am I missing somethign REALLY obvious here? HAHAHA I found the rabbit hole – silly me! One of these days I’m going to start reading the ‘Getting Started’ instructions for whatever I’m trying to use! Thanks Matt! knew about this a looong time ago Matt, in fact a whole lot of other beta testers and wp.com-obsessed people did. LoL! I wonder what’s going on there 😉 […] Incidentally, <a href=”http://wordpress.com”>Wordpress.com</a> which is the hosted arm of the powerful <a href=”http://wordpress.org”>blogging tool</a> which is also invite only <a href=”http://photomatt.net/2005/10/20/get-flocked/”>is giving away accounts</a> if you download Flock. It’s pretty interesting, basically you have to go to <a href=”http://wordpress.com/flock/”>http://wordpress.com/flock/</a> but the page checks for your browser version heh […] […] Well, WordPress.com and Flock have teamed up, so Flock users don’t need to wait for an invite or wait for the site to leave beta. And, miracle of miracles, not only did the invite expiration free up my reserved username, but no one else had taken it! […] […] There are other ways to blog from Flock. You can select some text and select “Blog this” on the context menu, drag and drop text to the “Blog Topbar” or use the “Shelf”. None of them impressed me. The only hot thing about the blogging capabilities of Flock so far is that if you want a wordpress.com weblog, you can get one from it even without an invite. […] […] Matt has just announced that you can get a WordPress.com account by downloading Flock. Therefore I guess there should be no more demand on the “gold ticket”, as everyone can go and download this supposed to be “Web 2.0″ browser. It has definitely remove the “exclusiveness” of WordPress.com — but I guess it is all part of scaling up the business. […] […] I’m blogging this from Flock, having recently recived my invitation. Matt points out that if you have Flock, you have an implicit WordPress.com invite. I would trackback from this post to his, and put this post in the WordPress.com category, but I don’t think that the Flock post editor lets me do that. […] […] Wasn’t really into downloading it until I saw Matt’s post which got me interested. Ofcourse I don’t need another WordPress.com blog but just figuring out how you get one was interesting. […] […] Download and install Flock and get a WordPress.com blog without having to worry about an invite. posted in Asides Trackback URL | Comment RSS Feed Tag at del.icio.us | Incoming links […] […] Being the Firefox fan that I am, I’m now Flocking all over the place, baby. For anyone waiting for a WordPress.com invite, your secret decoder ring is available. […] Not so much of a secret any more 🙂 I got Flock and a WP.com account! I hate to say this but don’t you think user-agent based exclusiveness is rather useless? Anyone can use a Firefox browser and switch the user agent to Flock and can open an account 🙂 Though I have to say it was a good marketing tactic from Flock. I don’t think it works with the Linux version of Flock because I can’t seem to get an invite… […] There is a back door to the Chocolate Factory. […] […] I’ve got two WordPress.com invites to give away – they expire within about 5 days so I will give them to the first two people to comment asking for them. Of course I don’t really see the point in the invites any more since you can get them for free by using Flock, and now that you can get them for free without using Flock they’re worth even less. […] […] I remember the day well. It was the 20th October 2005 when a Mr Mullenweg wrote on his blog that you could get on wordpress.com if you tried a thing called flock. […] […] Finally I managed to get a WordPress.com account. After letting an invite expire by not checking all my email accounts. I used the Flock detour to sign up. […] […] Some time ago, when WordPress.com was an invite only beta except for Flock users, Matt and I were discussing the challenges with dealing with spammers automating signing up at WordPress.com. I suggested using CAPTCHAs. A CAPTCHA is a type of challenge-response test used in computing to determine whether or not the user is human. CAPTCHA – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia […] Comments are closed.