WordPress.com turns on HTTPS encryption for all websites

WordPress.com is <a target="_blank" href="https://en.blog.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/https-everywhere-encryption-for-all-wordpress-com-sites/">adding</a> HTTPS support for all its blogs. If you have a c

Flywheel raises $4M for its designer-focused WordPress hosting platform

WordPress sites make up a massive chunk of the Internet, so it’s no surprise there are also plenty of services that specialize in hosting them. WordPress hosting and management service Flywheel

Built.io wants to challenge Drupal and WordPress with its headless CMS

Built.io offers a number of services for enterprises, including a mobile backend service and an integration platform. In addition, it also offers Contentstack, a headless content management service (

WordPress Sites Now Support Google’s AMP To Make Mobile Pages Load Much Faster

Google has some big plans when it comes to making the web faster on your mobile phone. The company <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2016/02/24/google-now-highlights-amp-pages-in-its-mobile-search-

Automattic Releases WordPress App For Windows Desktop

It didn't take long. A little bit more than two weeks after <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2015/11/23/wordpress-com-goes-open-source-and-gets-a-desktop-app/">launching an OS X app</a>, Automatti

WordPress.com Goes Open Source And Gets A Desktop App

<a target="_blank" href="https://wordpress.com">WordPress.com</a>, the fully hosted version of WordPress, has a received one of its biggest updates ever today. Codenamed <a target="_blank" href="https

Automattic Buys WooCommerce, The Popular Plugin For Turning WordPress Into A Store

If you're looking to turn your WordPress site into an online shop, one option reigns supreme: WooCommerce. With roughly 7.5 million downloads, it's easily the most popular e-commerce WordPress plugin

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

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 WordP

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 e

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 mi

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

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,

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 WordPres

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

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

Pantheon Raises $21.5M Series B Round To Expand Its Website Platform

Media Temple Expands Its WordPress Hosting Features With Backup Service And Git Integration

WordPress now powers more than 20% of websites, and given this huge market, it’s no surprise that the number of specialized hosting services for WordPress sites also continues to grow. Media Te

Automattic Raises $160M To Catch Up With The Web’s Evolution

Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and the open-source WordPress platform, today announced that it has raised a $160 million Series C round from Insight Ventures, True Ventures, Chris Sacca,

Automattic Buys Scroll Kit, A Code-Free Website Builder That Once Got Legal Heat From The NYT

WordPress maker Automattic's acquisition spree to build out its platform continues apace. Today comes news that it has acquired Scroll Kit, a New York-based startup that had developed a platform for p
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