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It’s been five years since we last refreshed our site, during which time the web has evolved considerably. And we have too, so much so that we outgrew our site. As a high traffic outlet supporting e

Amazon launches a Polly WordPress plugin that turns blog posts into audio, including podcasts

Amazon today is launching a new Amazon Polly WordPress plugin that gives your blog a voice by creating audio versions of your posts. The resulting audio can be played from within the blog post itself,

WP Engine, a managed WordPress platform, raises $250M from Silver Lake

While apps continue to grow in popularity as a primary route for people to interface with the digital world, there remains a very significant role for the web, and today, a startup that helps business

WordPress to ditch React library over Facebook patent clause risk

Automattic, the company behind the popular open source web publishing software WordPress, has said it will be pulling away from using Facebook's React javaScript library over concerns about a patent c

Ghost, the open source blogging system, is ready for prime time

Four long years ago John O’Nolan released a content management system for bloggers that was as elegant as it was spooky. Called Ghost, the original app was a promising Kickstarter product with l

WordPress.com gives you more options to share your posts on social networks

WordPress.com is slowly but surely replacing all those clunky social sharing plugins that you use. With today’s update, you can now schedule tweets, Facebook posts or LinkedIn updates in WordPress.c

Organizing your marketing tech stack

Figuring out how to organize your marketing stack is almost like putting together a 1,000 piece blank jigsaw puzzle -- impossible.

WordPress.com now lets you write and collaborate in Google Docs

Instead of competing with Google Docs, WordPress.com is going to embrace the popular web editor so you can write and publish from Google Docs. It’s going to make it much easier to collaborate with o

How hackers turned a Cape Cod fishing guide’s site into a host for e-commerce fraud

Cape Cod fishing guide Eric Stapelfeld trusted me to look after his website the same way that I trust him to find fish. Until a few weeks ago, I believed I had the easier part of the bargain. After al

WordPress.com lets you ditch Medium with new import tool

Publishing platform Medium recently laid off dozens of people. So if you don’t want to hand away your precious writing to a startup that is still looking for its business model, you can move your co

WordPress adds 360-video support to its vast blogosphere

WordPress is embracing WebVR as it begins to roll out support for 360-degree videos and photos to its network of sites. In a blog post, the company says its aim is “to make publishing VR conte

GoDaddy buys WordPress services startup WP Curve

Web-hosting firm GoDaddy is beefing up its services after it acquired WP Curve, a startup offering services and support for WordPress websites. The deal is undisclosed, but it will see NYSE-listed GoD

Tilda is the web design tool for the rest of us

If you’re a maker, a hustler, a shaker, or a serial entrepreneur you probably make a lot of websites. There are a number of tools you can use including Bootstrap (please stop using Bootstrap), S

Postleaf is an open-source blogging platform for the design-conscious

Content management systems are boring until you have to use one. You can install a little Drupal or WordPress, pick up some Squarespace, or just dump to Medium, the graveyard for posts about protein s

New .blog TLD opens up early registration applications

One of the few new top-level domains that actually makes sense, .blog, is starting the process of registration. Automattic, which runs Wordpress and a number of other useful web apps, owns .blog and i

John Maeda leaves KPCB, joins Automattic as design head

John Maeda is leaving VC firm KPCB where he was a design partner to join Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and a bunch of other things. Maeda will have a long, elaborate title at Automattic

Ulysses is now a damn good WordPress editor for Mac and iOS

This might sound like inside baseball, but I’ve been using <a target="_blank" href="http://ulyssesapp.com">Ulysses</a> for all my writing for a few months now. It’s a rock-solid, well-designed wri

Startup spending guide: Where to spend money

There is no shortage of advice when it comes to which tools software companies should use to run their businesses. We’ve all come across numerous “Top 100 resources for startups”-type posts at l

Media Temple launches new enterprise WordPress solution hosted on AWS

Media Temple is launching a new enterprise-grade WordPress hosting solution today. That would be interesting by itself, but the twist here is that the company, which is owned by GoDaddy, is hosting t

The most common marketing mistake startups make

I've seen the same basic marketing mistake play out at some of the best software companies in the world: If your marketing team needs help from engineering to update their website (publish new posts,
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