Yahoo on WordPress

Stephen Steele (is that a real name?) just wrote in that the new Yahoo Mail updates blog is on WordPress. As far as I know this is the first official Yahoo blog on WP I’ve seen. What makes it really interesting is it’s the first time I’ve seen third-party software (like WordPress) on the domain. You’ll notice every time they’ve done blogs before it’s been on a different domain like or, I imagine because of the incredibly strict security requirements anything with access to cookies must meet. This is very exciting news. 🙂

29 thoughts on “Yahoo on WordPress

  1. Oh good – I suppose this is the price (see what I did there?) of free software – anyone can use it no matter how unethical they are, no matter how many oppressive regimes they help to imprison journalists.

  2. Awesome. I don’t know what else to say than these are very great news :). The only way to actually notice is by looking at the source, though:

    Which is too bad (I hope it’ll show up this way :S)

  3. Oh yeah, and the fact that it seems to be a heavily modified “Pool” theme, judging by the favicon.ico

    By the previous comment, I was stating that it can be seen in the meta generator field.

  4. Would’ve be nice if they had credited WordPress and the original theme designer, but at the least, you do have further proof of WordPress’s greatness.

  5. Matt:It’s not a requirement in WP (or any free software) to link, I generally don’t worry about it if they don’t.

    Yeah, but I wouldn’t have been able to tell if I hadn’t seen it here 😉

  6. I posted a nice yahoo mail group post gently weaving in a pat on the back to them for using wordpress. Has to be moderator approved though. This really says a lot about how reliable it is, doesn’t it. Kudos.

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  8. in the end i keep wondering why ppl keep purchasing a very expensive weblogtool as expression engine when there’s a better tool ever which is Word Press!

    Boja, you should contact the webmaster, i’d do if i was you lol heheh! j/k