Categories Asides WP at eBay Post author By Matt Post date March 7, 2008 16 Comments on WP at eBay eBay has a new WordPress blog. Hat tip: Jonathan Dingman. 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 ← At SxSW → SxSW Day One 16 replies on “WP at eBay” Awwww no link love for the submitter! 🙂 With all the possibilites wordpress can do, eBay’s blog seems a little boring. Ir rocks that they use wordpress but a little imagination would go far. What’s with these big companies that don’t bother to sort their permalinks out? Why use: http://desktop.ebay.com/blog/?page_id=2 When it could be: http://desktop.ebay.com/blog/about/ Must be nice to start a new blog and have an Alexa rating of 23 on day one! its about time they did. 🙂 I thought they were selling stuff about WordPress on EBAY! azrin @ http://www.azrin.cn Sorry Jonathan, there’s a bug in WP right now that is publishing the visual version of the post and not the HTML version. Ah, thanks for the update Matt, I appreciate it 🙂 I’m always trying to keep an eye out for WordPress, always showing the love. Just as a quick note to Jon the blog has that ranking with Alexa because all sub domains get ranked along with the main domain, so 23 is the alexa rank of eBay as well. It may not ALWAYS be the case but for the most part, and when experimenting with the Amazon API’s for Alexa, I find this holds true. More will be following for sure. WordPress is (almost) everywhere… @ Ryan Could it be that Windows IIS (eBays OS of choice) doesn’t do mod_rewrite? I’m not an expert, but I thought that was a reason? George, I ran a header status on their site and it seems to be running linux. #1 Server Response: http://desktop.ebay.com/blog/ HTTP Status Code: HTTP/1.0 200 OK Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2008 05:31:20 GMT Server: Apache/2.0.52 (Red Hat) X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.1 X-Pingback: http://desktop.ebay.com/blog/xmlrpc.php Connection: close Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 http://www.ebaypartnernetworkblog.com That’s wordpress, too, but it seems that they decided to use the mod_rewrite on that one 😀 @George, I can only imagine, but eBay is pretty large and I assume they have many divisions that they barely even talk to each other about those kinds of things I agree about ebay’s blog being kind of boring. Comments are closed.