Sheila Coggins just published an interview with me on About.com Weblogs, which came out fairly well and talks a little bit about new efforts like WordPress.com. The timing for the interview couldn’t be better. As people watching closely may have already started to notice, About.com has begun switching their sites over to WordPress from Movable […]
So the next trip to Europe I’ll have to catch the Netherlands and Germany, I’ve met some fantastic WordPress users (and future users) from both. There is someone on stage from a German media organization talking about how they’ve begun emphasizing blogs much more in their publication, Focus. After browsing a bit I noticed that […]
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 yahoo.com […]
What’s New in 2.0: Roles and Capabilities. I’m using the new bookmarklet to post this, it rocks.
Alex King has recently suggested that we have an about:config for WordPress. When I first thought this I thought “great!” because we’ve had this for several versions now: if you browse to options.php directly you can edit any option in the database, even those that have no UI because they’re from plugins or just something […]
A funny comic about WordPress 2.0 in Spanish. 2.0 means “all new bugs”! 😉
Bjorn wrote in that the Minneapolis Star Tribune has a couple of cool WordPress blogs including Old News which digs back into their archives.
Just landed in Houston, it’s chilly here. The opening up of WordPress.com got a nice write-up in Red Herring earlier today. Just to clarify two things from the article quickly: I’m working on WP.com with Andy, Donncha, and Ryan and I do think our distributed database architecture (which I’ll write more about later, it’s nothing […]
We’ve decided to open up WordPress.com for signups without invites for a bit. The service has been scaling very well since we got the problems from the move worked out. With that done and WordPress 2.0 in its final stages, there is a lot more time to focus on some cool features and common requests […]
Game-like elicitation methods: A new approach to user research. I like the sound of this and it looks like Mindcanvas is using WordPress to power their entire site.
Since a couple of people have asked about it, I’ve already written a blog response to Scoble’s WP RSS post here. Part of it was definitely our fault, related to a web server problem and the datacenter move. (LiteSpeed has already released a new version that fixes the bug.)
The WordPress Codex is being blocked in China.
Richard wrote in that the Shanghai Daily has blogs like their Editor’s Desk and Buzzwords (amoung others) on WordPress. However when reading through the site I came across this FAQ: “we need to approve every comment before it is published, as required by Chinese regulations.” It’s interesting how code and features can be used for […]
eWeek says WordPress is Good Fit for Business. Hat tip: Scott Abbott via email.
Got enough testers for now. Thanks! I’m looking for a few people who do (or used to) get a lot of comment spam who are willing to turn off all of their other spam prevention methods and try a new plugin I’m testing out. Drop me a note on my contact page with details about […]
Meebo is IM Chat 2.0, and in the tradition of many Web 2.0 ventures they have a WordPress blog. Hat tip: Derkilicious.
Has Microsoft stolen WordPress’ tagline? (Note: I’m sure someone in 1970 probably said “Code is Poetry” at DEC or something. 😉 But it has been the WordPress tagline since day 1.)
Blogs on WordPress.com have a new dashboard which highlights the community content more.