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,

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
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