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Photon Adds WebP Support for Faster Loading Images

Last week Jetpack announced that its Photon image service added support for the WebP image format, which provides up to 34% size reduction for served images when compared JPEG images of the same visual quality. For Photon users this translates into faster-loading pages. WebP is not yet natively supported by (more…)

A More RESTful WP-CLI Kickstarter Campaign is Now 187% Funded

Daniel Bachhuber, the current maintainer of WP-CLI, announced today that his Kickstarter campaign to develop a more RESTful WP-CLI is now complete. The original goal of $17,500 was fully funded within 12 hours of launching the campaign, pushing it onto the stretch goal where every additional $100 raised equals one (more…)

Matt Mullenweg Joins the Gillmor Gang to Discuss Calypso

Last week Matt Mullenweg, CEO of Automattic and co-creator of WordPress, joined Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, and Steve Gillmor to discuss Calypso on an episode of the Gillmor Gang. The video was recorded Tuesday, November 24 and published over the weekend. Mullenweg offers a hands-on tour of the new reader, (more…)

Aesop Interactive LLC Acquired by Anonymous Buyer

Earlier this year, Nick Haskins, founder of Aesop Interactive LLC, announced he was selling the company. Haskins was initially going to list the company on Flippa but after receiving advice from Syed Balkhi, used FE International to facilitate the sale. FE International is composed of website brokers that do the (more…)

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Human Made LTD is selling its WordPress remote management service WP Remote. Launched in 2009 as a plugin called Site Monitor, the service has evolved over time to allow users to upgrade themes, plugins, and WordPress remotely. The service allows an unlimited amount of sites to be tracked for free. (more…)

Pro Plugin Directory Is Seeking a New Owner

Steven Gliebe, creator of Pro Plugin Directory, is looking for a new owner. The site launched earlier this year and has more than 170 plugins listed in the directory. Gliebe doesn’t have the time to manage the project anymore and is looking to give it to someone who is capable (more…)