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WP on Yahoo

Check out the new bundling of WordPress with Yahoo Hosting, which is why I was biting my tongue so much last week. 🙂 We’re sitting next to Movable Type on their blog page, but I’m completely comfortable with new users trying out both and making their decision from there. (I often recommend it.) The other part of why this is interesting is the Akismet angle, which I wrote more about here.

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Yahoo! Web Hosting adds WordPress

Double Yow! Another announcement from Matt: Yahoo! Web Hosting has added WordPress to their offerings. And as an added bonus, they automatically enable the Akismet plugin, which is going to add a wealth of data to that service’s spam filters.

Great news. It is pretty much a one click operation. Yahoo also installs some plugins as default if you like. The install is still beta and there were some issues establishing the database connection but I got it to work the old fashioned way.

When you add the 2 giga mail accounts (space not deducted from the hosting plan) this is great news. Also Yahoo is not going bankrupt anytime soon.

Permalinks still require index.php unfortunately.

[…] Yahoo! が Movable Type だけでなく WordPress も提供するとの以前伝えた噂は本当だったようだ。Matt が Photo Matt で発表している。WordPress 2.0 リリースに合わせてスタートという目論みらしい。 […]

I have activated the plugin but no luck. By the way the install only worked because after the “one click” install I got an error message saying the database could not connect so I found the config.php and had to enter the data manually as you would normally do with an FTP upload. I already have 5 wordpress blogs on Yahoo (which work really well) so can install manually but they should be aware their current beta process does not work. Where to trouble shoot this…

Does WP get anything out of this in terms of monetary profit or do you just think Yahoo’s deal is just this great? I don’t mean to be negative but this seems like a lot of hype for something that Fantastico essentially does. If you are, then great, more time for WP development.

Yahoo! now offering WordPress

WordPress Matt reports that Yahoo! Web Hosting is now offering WordPress.

I knew this was coming and I’m glad to see it live now.

Looking forward to seeing some cool Yahoo-related plugins come out of this…

[…] Yesterday it was announced that Yahoo will bundle WordPress right alongside Movable Type on their website! Matt and the rest of us were keeping mum on everything until yesterday, but now it’s out I can blog this. Matt has links to online coverage of the event. Me? I think it’s great, the best blogging platform just got a huge boost from a very major player on the Internet! Maybe when I talk to people about blogs in the future they’ll know what I’m talking about! […]

I agree for the boost over WordPress Plattform but I think this isn’t a great service: it’s expensively and you know that a wordpress update isn’t so difficult 😉
There are so many good Cheap Domain Registrars and Free/Cheap Domain Hosting Providers…

Greetings, Matteo

What to say… just congratulations!! You are doing a great work making WP gettina market leader in it’s segment and reached a lot of goals in this last year and I’m sure more will come.

Oh.. and Merry Xmas 🙂

[…] After the big blog blackout of December 2005, many people are looking for options. is adding nearly 500 new blogs a day, and more recently Mr. RSS Dave Winer has started to play in that sandbox. But that’s not all. WP also has snagged a deal with Yahoo for hosting, much like Six Apart. The much awaited, WordPress 2.0 is finally coming out from under the covers, and is chock-a-block with Ajaxy goodness. (Good timing, don’t you think Jeff!) Also just announced, pMachine’s ExpressionEngine 1.4, a premium product I have become a fan of lately. pMachine folks are also offering a new free version called ExpressionEngine Core. One thing, which i would like to point out, TypePad, despite last week’s problems remains one of the easiest and simplest to use tools out in the market. Those who were affected by last week’s outage could easily take their data and port it to MT installed on Yahoo servers. (Pretty reliable, I presume!) […]

yahoo should do a little self-governing. what an “asshole” of a company. first-off – i’m a web/graphic designer. i’m savvy enough to know “enough.” here’s my beef: their PHP support sucks. they also throw in a little spyware into YOUR OWN CODE if you host on yahoo small business. they can’t do what i want to pay them to do. they also seem to think it’s necessary to throw in their own spy code regardless if you’re a paying customer or not. at least google makes no bones about taking over the world. they do it for free.

[…] These couple of days have the days with many announcements. Yahoo! Hosting now featuring WordPress as one of the engine for blogging there (along side Movable Type). Matt announced the launching of Automattic, which turns out is the mother company of bbPress, WordPress,, and Akismet. Congratulation for Ryan, Matt, Donncha, and Andy. Dougal got himself a dog (hey, that’s a good dog Dougal, I love dogs). And the most recent is: WordPress 2.0 will be released on December 26. It is one day pass Christmas day, but it still is a gift for all WordPress users. Merry Christmas, everyone! […]

Second post #14 by adam.

If you run a yahoo hosted store like we do; the blog will be installed into a subdirectory and no way out.

i.e url in browser will always say: instead of abccompany/blog/com

( spent 2 hrs with techsupport – ok 45 minutes of it was holding for somebody) .

I am by no means code savy but my other blogs hosted on a c-panel platform are a breeze to set up and mantain.

Good intentions but no cigar 🙁