The Best of WordPress: September 2016
Hello everybody, it’s been a busy few weeks on the earth of WordPress, WordPress.com, and Automattic, so I believed I’d share a roundup with all of you! Right here’s a rundown:
Welcome to WordPress
- We’re proud to host the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s new Biohub, with a daring imaginative and prescient to spend money on science, expertise and human ingenuity “to assist treatment, stop or handle all ailments by the top of the century.”
- Harvard Gazette: The college’s information web site is now on WordPress.com VIP! Here’s their latest story, on Harvard alum Colson Whitehead’s acclaimed new novel, The Underground Railroad.
- New York Times Journeys: A brand new journey vertical from the Occasions.
- The San Jose Mercury News: Silicon Valley’s newspaper, now on WordPress.
- The Brookings Institution: The nonprofit public coverage group primarily based in Washington, DC, with a mission “to conduct in-depth analysis that results in new concepts for fixing issues dealing with society on the native, nationwide and international stage.”
Recent New Look
Our buddies at Feminist Frequency bought a ravishing new design for his or her web site.
Ebook Offers, Books Revealed, and WordPress-ers within the Information
- Belle Boggs printed her much-anticipated ebook, The Art of Waiting, a memoir and exploration of the pure, medical, psychological, and political aspects of fertility.
- Congrats to Stephanie Land (Stepville), whose viral essay for Vox has led to a book deal with Hachette. “I rejoice at the moment with all of you, my buddies, and followers, who’ve caught with me via all of those years. Thanks in your assist. Thanks for studying. I can’t wait to share my ebook with you.” We’re excited to learn MAID: A single mom’s journey from cleansing home to discovering residence.
- Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries, a ebook by Kory Stamper at Harmless Drudgery, will probably be launched in March 2017. Kory is a lexicographer at Merriam-Webster.
Notable and Viral: Tales from WordPress Publishers and Bloggers
- Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight are monitoring the presidential poll data as we get nearer to the U.S. presidential election in November.
- Fortune’s Erin Griffith seems to be on the startups working to build a driverless future for cars.
- Longreads printed some glorious new authentic essays, together with Maria Bustillos on her daughter’s MS diagnosis, Rob Tannenbaum on intersex Olympic champion Stella Walsh, a collaboration with The Marshall Project and Pulitzer Prize finalist Tom Robbins, and a partnership with the new Racquet Magazine.
- Automattic’s new Design.weblog featured thought-provoking posts on design, inclusion, and careers — from contributors akin to Jessica Helfand, Kevin Bethune, Alice Rawsthorn, Julie Zhuo, Lena Groeger, Ti Chang, and John Maeda, our new Global Head of Computational Design and Inclusion.
- We launched Knowledge.weblog, a brand new web site from the information crew at Automattic. Examine network science and mapping the communities of WordPress.com.
New Options for WordPress.com
How We Work
“This pioneering tech company figured how to make work-from-home work.” Our mother or father firm Automattic was featured on this new Quartz story by Alice Truong about our distributed work mannequin. How will we get issues finished with 500 workers in additional than 50 international locations? (Trace: There’s loads of running a blog and Slack-ing behind the scenes.)
Different Information from Round Automattic
- We’re proud to share our dedication to variety and inclusion at Automattic. See our new page here.
- The .blog domains are starting to appear! Design.weblog, Dave.weblog, Knowledge.weblog, and extra. The .weblog names will speak in confidence to everybody beginning November 21.
- Pressable scored high marks from Review Signal for its WordPress-hosting service and efficiency — and our enterprise WordPress.com VIP got this rave: “I’m additionally unsure what kind of they’re operating by they blew my WPPerformanceTester PHP bench out of the water… they put on an amazing show and simply earned High Tier Enterprise WordPress Internet hosting standing.”
- Our personal Derek Powazek spoke at this year’s XOXO Fest to rejoice the 20th anniversary of Fray, the pioneering on-line group devoted to non-public tales, which he launched in 1996.
- Congrats to our CEO and WordPress cofounder Matt Mullenweg, recipient of the Heinz Award for Expertise, the Financial system and Employment, and named to Fortune Journal’s “40 Under 40” list.
- Our firm is now 500 Automatticians in 57 international locations, talking 70 totally different languages. All of us bought collectively final week in Canada for this group photograph. Oh, and we’re hiring!