WordPress has more or less reached 25% market share, but just how many of the world's top sites actually rely on it to deliver their content? We did some digging into the details and the results were surprisingly shocking.
WordPress.org or WordPress.com? It's a no-brainer for long-time WordPress users, but for new users the two are easy to confuse. So in this definitive guide we explain the differences between the two, their pros and cons, and which is right for you.
WordPress has certainly come a long way in the past twelve years. As it shapes up to take a run at Matt Mullenweg's goal of 50% market share, we review the history of the platform to date and how it's become the world's dominant CMS.
WordPress.org or WordPress.com? If you’re new to WordPress, it’s a common question and often one that needs a little explanation since the two get confused.
In this post we’ll compare the two and look at their pros and cons. We’ll explore:
The differences between WordPress.org and WordPress.com
Compare each of their:
Freedoms and limitations
Maintenance and development
How to decide between WordPress.org and WordPress.com
What is WordPress.org?
WordPress is open source blogging/CMS software that powers 22 per cent of the web, including this one.
Here at WPMU DEV Multisite has always been our bread and butter, and today we’re happy to announce a corking new release to a key MU plugin.
Our WordPress Multisite Domain Mapping plugin has just picked up eNom integration – so that means that Pro Sites users can now also sell and automatically map new domains to their users , woohoo!
Check it out:
Here’s how it works:
Add domain mapping to your WordPress Multisite install
Sell domain names to your users :)
It will soon be easier than ever to quickly embed tweets and videos directly into your self-hosted WordPress posts – but only if you use Jetpack.
The Media Explorer for WordPress.com accounts has been updated to allow users to add trending content from Twitter and YouTube to their posts, all from within the post editor.
The Insert Tweet window allows you to search for tweets by keyword or hashtag, by tweets to or form a specific users and by geographic location, and add one or more tweets to your post.
A WordPress.com premium theme has been pulled from sale to become the default Twenty Fourteen theme.
Work has begun on recycling Further, Automattic’s first magazine-style theme. A demo site is available.
Designed by theme wrangler Takashi Irie, the theme features a responsive layout, a featured content area and support of standard, video, image, gallery, aside and quote post formats. It also includes seven widget areas.
Automattic theme division lead Lance Willet and theme wrangler Konstantin Obenland, along with Irie, will rework the theme in time for the release of WordPress 3.8 in early December.
Automattic has gone and got itself a domain search service.
Lean Domain Search founder Matt Mazur has announced on the service’s blog the site has been acquired by Automattic.
Mazur will also join the WordPress.com parent company, working full-time on “making it even easier for WordPress.com users to find and register great domain names for their websites and blogs.”
The site, which allows users to find available domain names based on a keyword, was launched on Hacker News in January last year.
Mazur says Lean Domain Search will continue to run since the acquisition will be even be “completely free”.
WordPress.com has been given a tall, dark and handsome makeover. Well, maybe not the tall bit.
Automattic designer Matt Thomas yesterday announced the dashboard’s redesign, which features better contrast, the “oh-so-lovely” Open Sans as the default typeface… and is pretty much the (top secret!) MP6 plugin many of us were expecting would be part of WordPress 3.6.
The revamp also includes redrawn icons and spacing in the dashboard has been opened up.
Thomas said he had a handful of goals for the redesign, which included:
A simply, uncluttered design; free of excessive decoration and focused on your content.