WordPress News

WordPress Trademark Changes Hands

Sep 10, 2010

The WordPress community took a big step forward today when Matt announced that Automattic has donated the WordPress trademark to the non-profit WordPress Foundation. Moving forward, the Foundation will be responsible for safeguarding the trademarked name and logo from misuse toward the end of protecting WordPress and preventing confusion among people trying to figure out if a resource is “official” or not.

Good news for WordPress and Matt Mullenweg. Matt is now one of the top 30 people on the Internet. Pretty impressive for someone that built an open source platform.

WordPresss 3 is Here – A Message from Matt Mullenweg

Jun 17, 2010

WordPress 3.0 is a highly anticipated upgrade for the popular blogging and content management system. WordPress merges the WPMU (WordPress multi user) system with the standard WordPress, so that any WordPress site can now offer multiple blogs. An exciting upgrade indeed.

You’ve probably already seen the notice in your dashboards, so I’ll keep this one short and sweet:

http://wordpress.org/development/2010/06/thelonious/

3.0 is faster, stabler, and more secure, so you can focus on what matters (your audience) and let the rest fade to the background.

Custom post types, MU merge, menu editor, Twenty Ten theme, over 1,200 bug fixes… there’s so much to enjoy in this new release, we’re really proud of it. It’s the best WordPress yet, and available for a limited time for only free ninety nine. ;)

Tell your friends, help them upgrade, write new themes that use the new features, spread the good word.

Love,
Matt Mullenweg
http://ma.tt | http://wordpress.org

Watch the WordPress 3 Video Guide

WordPress Introduces BuddyPress Social Networking CMS

May 1, 2009

WordPress, the most popular open source blogging platform, has just introduced its new piece of software, BuddyPress. WordPress describes BuddyPress as a sister to WordPress, although it actually requires the WPMU (WordPress Multi-user) version of Wordpres to run. The idea is that website owners can easily build their own social networking sites. Rather than just comment on articles, members will be able to interact with each other, and possibly start their own topics too, as well as have their own profile pages.

“In WordPress we have a robust and extensible base that can scale to many millions of users, and BuddyPress is essentially a set of plugins on top of WordPress that add private messaging, profiles, friends, groups, activity streams, and everything else you’ve come to expect from your favorite social network, like a Facebook-in-a-box.”

More information is available from the WordPress Development blog and also the new Buddy Press Community.

BuddyPress will transform an installation of WordPress MU into a social network platform.” BuddyPress.org

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