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The most popular online publishing platform, currently powering more than a third of the web

Open source WordPress is the most popular online publishing platform, currently powering more than a third of the web. We wanted to bring the WordPress experience to an even larger audience, so in 2005 we created WordPress.com. We’re a hosted version of the open source software. Here, you can start a blog or build a website in seconds without any technical knowledge.
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Latest Stories and News

WordPress can now turn blog posts into tweetstorms automatically

  • TechCrunch
  • 1 month ago

Earlier this year, WordPress .com introduced an easier way to post your Twitter threads, also known as tweetstorms, to your blog with the introduction of "unroll" option for Twitter embeds. Today, the company is addressing the flip side of tweetstorm publication - it's makin...

WordPress can now turn blog posts into tweetstorms automatically

Apple apologizes to WordPress, won't force the free app to add purchases after all

  • The Verge
  • 3 months ago

On Friday, the internet erupted in a small way to learn that Apple had successfully forced WordPress to monetize its free app — forcing it to sell premium plans and custom domain names seemingly just so that Apple could get its traditional 30 percent cut.

But one afternoon and evening of surprise and outrage later, Apple is backing off. The company is issuing a rare on-the-record apology, and it says that WordPress will no longer have to add in-app purchases now that all is said and done.

Apple apologizes to WordPress, won't force the free app to add purchases after all
Co-founder of @WordPress, founder and director of zed1.com, a @WordPress specialist web development consultancy.
Co-founder of @WordPress and CEO of @Automattic. You can see existing investments and exits here: http://audrey.co/ Recent exits include @MakerBot to Stratasys, @Divide to Google, @Creative Market to Autodesk.
Total raised

$50M

Funded over

1 round

Latest round

Series A (May 2013)