News: WordPress.com goes over 1 million blogs
WordPress.com recently saw the creation of their millionth blog. That’s exceptional growth by anyone’s standard, and congratulations go out to everyone at Automattic for working so hard to make WordPress.com the success that it is.
News: Movable Type 4 (re)embraces Open Source
SixApart recently announced that Movable Type 4 will be Open Source Software and released under GPL, yet they’ll charge for it?! Aaron and I agree that this is too little, too late for the WordPress predecessor.
News: Unless you’re running WordPress 2.2 or 2.0.10, your blog is vulnerable!
Aaron recently reacted to an unscientific survey with his own unscientific survey, finding that most blogs are behind on updating their installations of WordPress to the most recent version, making their blogs extremely vulnerable to attack or hijacking.
News: WordCamp San Francisco 2007 is nearing and appears to lack organization
Matt Mullenweg may have wanted WordCamps organized all over the world, but Aaron and I would settle for the one actually being organized. A little more than a month away, and there’s no R.S.V.P. list or agenda. As much as we appreciate Automattic organizing the conference, we’re voicing the concerns of a lot of people when we voice our frustrations over the seeming lack of organization and advance information.We also talked about our plans to hold a session on podcasting and record an episode there.
One of our favorite blogging tools sources, Weblog Tools Collection, has begun running two competitions nearly concurrently. The 2nd annual competition for WordPress plug-ins ends July 31st and features some nifty prizes, and the Sandbox Design Competition makes its first appearance, ends 12:00 AM (GMT), Sunday, July 29, 2007 and offers some nice chucks o’change.
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