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  • WordPress Blocked In Pakistan

    WordPress Blocked In Pakistan

    According to multiple local outlets, WordPress blogs are currently not accessible in Pakistan and pointing the blockage at the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). TechCrunch has not been able to confirm that yet. As it stands right now, WordPress.com and blogs hosted by WordPress cannot be reached. Self-hosted WordPress blogs still work. Read More

  • Twitter Finally Launches An Official WordPress Plug-In

    Twitter Finally Launches An Official WordPress Plug-In

    There are hundreds upon hundreds of Twitter-related plug-ins for WordPress. Seriously, go look. And yet, in its nine years since launch, Twitter has never released an official plug-in to make WordPress and Twitter play friendly. Until today. Read More

  • Media Temple Expands Its WordPress Hosting Service

    Media Temple Expands Its WordPress Hosting Service

    Media Temple, the popular GoDaddy-owned web hosting service, today announced an expansion of its dedicated WordPress hosting service. Media Temple first launched dedicated WordPress hosting almost exactly a year ago. At the time, it only offered a single $29/month plan. Starting today, the company is launching a set of new plans starting at $20/month that target individuals, as well as… Read More

  • Automattic Buys UK’s Code For The People To Build Out Its WordPress VIP Enterprise Business

    Automattic Buys UK’s Code For The People To Build Out Its WordPress VIP Enterprise Business

    Automattic, the company behind the popular WordPress blogging platform, has acquired a startup in the UK to build out its VIP enterprise operations internationally, putting to use some of the $317 million it has raised in funding. Code For The People is a bootstrapped WordPress development agency, and while the terms of the deal are not being disclosed, Automattic is terming it an… Read More

  • Microsoft Makes Scaling WordPress On Azure Easier

    Microsoft Makes Scaling WordPress On Azure Easier

    Almost a quarter of all sites on the web today run WordPress (including TechCrunch), but it’s not the easiest content management system to scale up for high-traffic sites. A bit of basic caching goes a long way, but to run a very large site — or to manage a huge visitor spike from Reddit and similar services — you need a bit more than a cheap virtual private server. With… Read More

  • Flywheel Raises $1.2M For Its Designer-Centric WordPress Hosting Platform

    Flywheel Raises $1.2M For Its Designer-Centric WordPress Hosting Platform

    The open-source WordPress software runs a huge chunk of all of the sites on the Internet, so it’s no surprise that there’s also a massive ecosystem that has sprung up around the platform. These days, there’s a specialized WordPress service for virtually any niche you can think of. Omaha-based Flywheel is one of those services. It focuses on designers, freelancers and… Read More

  • Automattic Acquires BruteProtect To Help Keep WordPress Users Safe

    Automattic Acquires BruteProtect To Help Keep WordPress Users Safe

    WordPress now powers so many websites, it’s no surprise that it’s a favorite target for hackers. To keep its users safe, Automattic – the company behind both WordPress.com and the open-source WordPress project — today announced that it has acquired BruteProtect, a security and management tool for WordPress. Read More

  • TechCrunch Open Sources Its WordPress Async Task Library

    TechCrunch Open Sources Its WordPress Async Task Library

    When we started working on the TechCrunch redesign last year, one of the major goals was to improve site performance. During the development process, we implemented several tools to help achieve that goal. One of the approaches we took was to offload time-consuming tasks into background tasks. We built a library called WP Async Task to structure those background tasks. Read More

  • Automattic Experiments With Selfies App For Android

    Automattic Experiments With Selfies App For Android

    A couple of days ago, an acquaintance on Twitter pointed out the website for Selfies, a new social app from Automattic, best known as the company behind WordPress. I found it odd that the app was out in the wild and hadn’t received any press coverage, but according to the site’s FAQ, that was the point: to see what would happen if they just put it out there. Read More

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