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Akismet has started an experimental partner program. Based on the information presented, it looks like this is aimed more at consultants who deal with clients and instead of possibly using their own Akismet API key, they’ll now be able to refer them to Akismet via a special link which indicates (more…)

Just a few days ago, Automattic launched a new plugin pack called Jetpack which takes some of the best features of WordPress.com and puts them into plugin form to be used on self hosted WordPress sites. Today, Automattic announced that they are now offering a Guided Transfer service which will (more…)

Thanks to some detective work from community member Gautam, it looks as though After The Deadline will be renamed to SpellPress. The open source version of After The Deadline has recently seen a slew of file name changes where sp is now the file prefix. SP standing for SpellPress. When (more…)

This episode of WordPress Weekly featured two individuals who are in the midst of running a successful service around WordPress while the other individual didn’t quite make it that far. The round-table consisted of Joshua Strebel of Page.ly, Daniel Bachhuber formerly of CoPress, and Raanan Bar-Cohen of Automattic. During this (more…)

I’m dedicating the entire month of April to the commercialization of WordPress through themes, plugins and services on WordPress Weekly. Each week will feature a round-table of guests in each field that is either currently in the market or has substantial experience in the market. Joining me to co-host these (more…)

Mallary Jean Tenore of Poynter Online has published an interview she conducted with Daniel Bachhuber, co-founder of CoPress which announced they were closing their doors a few weeks ago. It’s apparent from the interview that a lack of motivation on the part of student organizations as well as having CoPress (more…)

Twitter, Facebook, WordPress.org. What do all these sites have in common? They are all successful and have pretty decent designs to boot. It’s no wonder that they are used as inspiration but what happens when inspiration goes to far and you can’t tell the difference between the inspired theme, and (more…)

Recently, Matt Mullenweg announced Automattics latest acquisition, a company called After The Deadline. After The Deadline is a service that uses artificial intelligence to find writing errors and offer smart suggestions. In a nutshell, it takes your usual spell checker to the next level. I find it ironic that just (more…)

Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com has revamped their home page by presenting a clean layout of the services they own along with the non-profit open-source projects they support. I like this new way of presenting the projects page which used to show the same information. This clearly shows the projects (more…)

Yesterday on Twitter, a number of WordPress faithful were passing around a link to a site called CommentBits.com. The site focuses on designs specifically for the comment section of a WordPress blog. I got in touch with Ryan Imel, the guy behind the service and received the inside scoop. Oh (more…)