Category: News

All’s Swell that Ends Swell

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22 August 2013

“It’s Been Swell!” said 8BIT, as they announced their departure from the world of WordPress yesterday. 8BIT, the well loved WordPress company behind recently deceased daily news publication WPDaily, announced yesterday that it too will be closing for business. Its closure seems more like a natural development for all involved,…

At long last, WordPress 3.6 is released

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02 August 2013

WordPress 3.6, Oscar, the best news you’ve heard all week: whatever you want to call it, it’s finally here and we’re super excited. We’ve been teased for weeks with its imminence, but now the new version of WordPress has arrived complete with a great new blog-centric theme and a bunch…

“Word-What?”

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02 August 2013

WPMU have done an awesome study into WordPress demographics. Firstly, they found that 70% of a sample of 1,517 average American citizens have no idea what WordPress is. Which, they say, is great, because it means that actually, 30% do know what it is. The survey was carried out with…

WP Engine buys WP Daily, and adds the archives to new publication, Torque.

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30 July 2013

WP Engine has bought out WP Daily. Oh, and they’ve added the remains – the gallons of news articles, blog posts and other almost-mothballed pieces of information – to a new publication called Torque, heroically branded as ‘WordPress News Core’ and which they themselves are publishing. So, finally, the mystery over the…

Not only WordPress 3.6, but 3.7 and 3.8 too?

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28 July 2013

Matt Mullenweg reveals more WordPress releases due before the end of the year WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg has announced that WordPress 3.7 and 3.8 will be released before the end of 2013. The news comes amid current anticipation over the imminent release of WordPress 3.6 – with the WordPress community…

WordPress 3.6 Release Candidate is Ready

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16 July 2013

The first release candidate for WordPress version 3.6 is ready and due for shipment shortly. Lead core developer Mark Jaquith posted in the news section of the WordPress website on 13th July that the first release candidate ‘is now available’ and they ‘hope to ship…in a couple of weeks.’ Jaquith…

WP Daily Comes To an End – And Leaves Riddle-Like Remains

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11 July 2013

Sadly WP Daily, the WordPress news site delivering daily theme, plugin and general community updates, has announced (albeit very quietly) that they have, in their words, ‘pulled the plug.’ Their site, rather than donning the regular homepage filled with blog posts, is now a single page left with a poetic,…

Tickets for WordCamp Europe 2013 Now on Sale

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28 June 2013

WordCamp Europe 2013 – Leiden, The Netherlands, October 5th – 7th Hurrah! The moment we’ve all been waiting for… Tickets to this year’s most anticipated WordPress event, WordCamp Europe 2013, are now on sale. Don’t sleep on this one. The conference is set to take place in Leiden, The Netherlands,…

Page.ly acquires BlogDroid

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28 June 2013

In a marriage of managed WordPress hosts, leading provider Page.ly reaches an agreement with BlogDroid.com to to acquire the company, previously competitor in their field. The acquisition will see BlogDroid customers join the ranks of Page.ly’s expanding service and Page.ly will take charge of the BlogDroid brand. See the press…

EIG Takes Over MOJO Themes

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27 June 2013

The theme platform Mojo Themes has recently had some exciting news. The founding company Mojoness Inc, which launched Mojo Code as well as Mojo Themes, was bought out by the Endurance International Group (EIG). Who is EIG? The Endurance International Group Inc. is one of the largest website hosting companies…