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The WordPress developers have released version 3.0 of their open source blogging and publishing platform, adding a new default theme and merging WordPress MU to allow users to manage multiple sites with the same installation
WordPress is a blogging program that is gaining both popularity and converts. Consequently, there are many books available to help you learn how to best use WordPress, whether you have an account on the WordPress.com site or a site hosted elsewhere running WordPress.
One of the most popular programs for blogs and even content management is Wordpress. What makes Wordpress so popular is the ease of use, flexibility in set up and great support. Wordpress does an excellent job at providing documentation and options for everyday use.
If you are using WordPress as your blogging platform, most probably you are already familiar with plugins. These excellent add-ons help you extend the features of Wordpress giving you complete control on blog customization and enhancements.
Automattic, the parent company of popular open source blogging platform WordPress, announced this week it received $29 million in funding from four investors who will take a minority stake in the company. Though this isn't the first round of financing for the not quite three-year-old company, it has drawn a lot of notice because one of the investors is the New York Times. It's an unusual pairing of two industries -- blogging and conventional media -- typically thought to be at odds with each other.
WordPress founder and Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg has just announced that his nonprofit, charitable foundation is officially an open shop. The WordPress Foundation is an organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the very mission of WordPress itself.
"I’ve been really enjoying working with Tim Bray, Pete Lacey, Elias Torres and Sam Ruby on improving AtomPub in WordPress. This work is in WordPress 2.3, which will be released later this month. You can try it out right now by downloading the beta. Sam has also started some documentation on AtomPub in WordPress at http://codex.wordpress.org/AtomPub..."
WordPress, one of the most popular blog applications, suffers the same fate as many other open source projects: Users often delay upgrades despite a steady release cycle. That's because upgrading WordPress carries the risk of losing your virtual personality in the case of a botched upgrade.