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Going Behind the Scenes with the Jetpack Team

Have you ever wondered what it takes to support a WordPress plugin with a million active users? At the beginning of 2015, Matt Mullenweg highlighted Jetpack as one of the most important tools in helping WordPress remain competitive and preventing the decline of its market share. The team surrounding Jetpack (more…)

Automattic Sponsors Let's Encrypt Initiative

Last November the Electronic Frontier Foundation announced Let’s Encrypt, a new free and open certificate authority for the public. The initiative aims to make trusted certificates available to anyone at no cost. The idea behind Let’s Encrypt is to transition as many domains as possible from HTTP to HTTPS by (more…)

FBI Warns of ISIL Defacement Attacks on WordPress Sites

The FBI issued a public service announcement today, warning concerning WordPress website attacks being carried out by individuals sympathetic to the Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL) a.k.a. Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS). The perpetrators of these attacks are defacing sites across various platforms such as news organizations, (more…)