Mullenweg Takes Aim at Wix over GPL Abuses, Wix Response Fails to Address Licensing Issue

Over the weekend WordPress co-creator and Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg called out Wix for copying GPL code from the WordPress mobile app and distributing it in its proprietary app. He identified two repositories that Wix forked in order to bring the GPL-licensed WordPress Rich Text Editor into its app. “If I were being charitable, I’d say, ‘The app’s editor is …

WordPress 4.7 Removes the Underline and Justify Buttons From the Editor

Back in August, we highlighted potential changes to the WordPress editor that would improve the user experience. The team has since implemented some of the suggestions outlined in ticket #27159 into WordPress 4.7, including rearranging some of the toolbar buttons. The headers drop-down menu is now in the top row of buttons while the strikethrough and horizontal rule buttons are …

The Challenges of Organizing a WordCamp From Abroad

Earlier this year, a WordCamp incubator program was created to help three cities establish their first WordCamp. After receiving 182 applications, the three cities selected for the program were: Denpasar, Indonesia Harare, Zimbabwe Medellín, Colombia WordCamp Medellín is scheduled for November 5th and is the first of the three incubator events to take place. Andrea Middleton, Community Organizer for the WordPress open source project, …

Running a Subscription Business? ChartMogul is *Amazing* (And We’ve Scored You $600 Off!)

We’ve just solved the hardest problem we’ve had for years: easily and accurately working out, displaying and digging into our Software as a Service (SaaS) metrics…. and it’s all thanks to ChartMogul. Honestly, we’ve never found a better tool for simply hooking into your payment providers (for us, Stripe and PayPal, but they also support Braintree, Recurly, Chargify and more) …