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 …

WPCampus Survey Results Indicate Misconceptions of WordPress Are Slowing its Growth in Higher Education

Before the first inaugural WPCampus took place last weekend, the organizing team conducted a survey to learn how WordPress is used in higher education. A total of 486 people responded to the survey. Modern Tribe has not only made the survey results available to the public, they have also published an in-depth review of the data. There are a couple of items that stand …

John James Jacoby Publishes 35 Part Tweetstorm on WordPress Leadership, Community, and Economics

John James Jacoby, lead developer of bbPress and BuddyPress, published a 35 part tweetstorm sharing his thoughts on leadership in the WordPress project, the community, and the WordPress economy. A tweetstorm is a series of tweets linked together in chronological order around a particular topic. There are a number of useful nuggets of wisdom in his tweets that I think …

Finding WordPress in the Post-Print News Era

photo credit: Alexis Doyen For the first time in history, more Americans are working for online publications than for traditional print newspapers. In his report on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, NiemanLab’s Joseph Lichterman succinctly summarizes the slow death of the American newspaper: It’s safe to assume that newspaper jobs will continue to evaporate. Most small and …

Facebook Instant Articles vs AMP vs Apple News for WordPress

A mobile content revolution is afoot. Content distribution giants like Facebook, Google, and Apple are delivering content to mobile users in new and innovative ways, leaving content publishers scrambling to keep up. It wasn’t very long ago that having a fully-responsive site was enough, but that is no longer true. In the past month, AMP articles have been added to …