Chilean News Publication El Soberano First to Launch on Newspack

El Soberano homepage on the Newspack platform. Nine months after the announcement of Newspack by WordPress.com, the Chilean news site El Soberano became the first publication to launch on the new platform. On October 16, the small news team relaunched with a fresh design powered by the Newspack theme and its newsroom-focused plugins. Newspack is a project of Automattic, the …

Mark Davies Joins Automattic as Chief Financial Officer

Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, and various other products, announced earlier today that Mark Davies has joined the team as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This news comes fresh off the heels of Automattic’s acquisition of Tumblr in August and a $300 million Series D investment from Salesforce Ventures in September. The investment round gave the company a $3 …

A [Free] WordPress Launch Checklist You Can’t Afford To Miss

Website launch day should be about celebrating and congratulating, not stressing and scrambling. To help you avoid oversights and embarrassing mistakes, we’ve put together this WordPress website launch checklist to ensure your (or your client’s) website stands out from day one. The urge to rush a new website launch can be tempting. The development stage is over, you’ve done the …

Meetup.com Introduces RSVP Fees for Members, WordPress Meetup Groups Unaffected by Pricing Changes

Meetup, a subsidiary of WeWork, has announced a significant change to its pricing structure that will require members to pay a $2 fee in order to RSVP to events. The change will go into effect in October, ostensibly to distribute meetup costs more evenly between organizers and members. Some meetup organizers have received the following message: Meetup is always looking …

8 Must-Haves When Adding eCommerce to Your WordPress Site

Thinking of using WordPress for eCommerce? In this post, we show you what to look for, what you will need, and what to avoid. WordPress is an all-round solution, offering so much more than a robust content management system (CMS). No longer just the choice for bloggers, you can now add WordPress eCommerce features and build a beautiful, responsive, and functional …

How To Create a Multilingual Online Store with WordPress

Want to expand your marketplace… to the entire world? A multilingual eCommerce store gives you the capability to sell to markets in every part of the globe – anywhere customers can access the internet! Every website can be accessed by anyone anywhere in the world (unless, of course, it’s been blocked by another country), so reaching a worldwide audience isn’t …

Edit Flow Future in Flux: Here Are 5 Alternative Plugins

After years of unpredictable development and support, it seemed the Edit Flow plugin had finally given up the ghost last week when an Automattic support representative confirmed that it is no longer being actively developed and recommended users switch to an alternative. Nick Gernert, head of WordPress.com VIP, has since commented on our post to clarify the company’s intentions. He …