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Take the 2014 WordPress User and Developer Survey

The WordPress 2014 survey is now available. Anyone who uses WordPress in any capacity is encouraged to take this short survey to help improve the project. The questions take approximately five minutes to complete and participation is anonymized. WordPress does not collect your email address or IP address, so feel (more…)

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At this time last year, Flywheel Hosting opened its doors to the public. Today, the company announced it has secured $1.2M in seed funding. The round was led by Linseed Capital, with participation from the Nebraska Angels, Ludlow Ventures out of Detroit, Lightbank and Hyde Park Venture Partners out of Chicago, (more…)

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Created by Syed Balkhi and Thomas Griffin, OptinMonster is one of the most popular WordPress plugins when it comes to converting visitors into subscribers and customers. Its success is one of the reasons the duo decided to join forces. While the team enjoys the success of OptinMonster today, the plugin (more…)

Pressgram to Shut Down, Development Discontinued

Pressgram founder John Saddington announced today that he will be shutting down the project and pulling the app from the Apple Store on September 11. The app started as a WordPress-powered photo sharing app and evolved to support all kinds of publishing platforms. Last March, Saddington dropped the social layer (more…)

WordPress 4.0 Benny Now Available for Download

WordPress 4.0 “Benny” was released today, named for American jazz and swing musician Benny Goodman, also known as the “King of Swing.” Development for 4.0 kicked off at the end of April, led by Helen Hou-Sandí. This release includes hundreds of refinements and a few brand new features, culminating in (more…)