Two cool new WordPresses launched on VIP: Nate Silver’s new FiveThirtyEight site, and the Facebook Newsroom, which I believe is the first WP-powered Facebook site. (Hopefully the first of many!) Also congrats to 10up and Beyond respectively for working on each of these sites.

8 thoughts on “FiveThirtyEight and Facebook

  1. Awesome Launch! Glad to see one of the same networks that I am on all day come together with what I build on. Neat to see the first WP-powered FB site. Always an accomplishment when the stuff we spend day and night on spreads more wings!

  2. You’ll also be happy to know that the Childish Gambino TOTALLY turned-out Chicago’s Riviera Theatre last night. Everyone was raving about the packed show as they left the venue.

    Got some cool external footage of the huge tour buses (3), trucks and a good quote (w/WordPress mention)…but that’s it. I’ll be better prepared next time.

    They brought MASSIVE amounts of gear. It was truly mind-numbing to watch all the gear getting loaded back into the 18-wheeler after the show…. Countless flight cases up the ramp….

    Congrats on this tour!

    Is WordPress in the music business? We hope that is the case! πŸ˜‰

  3. Matt, can you comment on the difference between a regular WordPress site and a “WP-powered Facebook site” ? Especially, if this is to be the first of many – are there more details to follow about this? Will Facebook be making it easy to combine a WordPress blog with a business/personal FB page for a seamless online presence?

    1. This is a website they made just like anything else, I’m guessing they put it on the domain so it’s separate from all the main code and cookies that run the main site. I don’t think it has anything to do with combining FB pages or WP.