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Software Designers～The People Behind the Code～（英語）：#33 Matthew Mullenweg, Founding Developer, WordPress; Founder, AutomatticLast March, the website Business Insider named 10 people who most influenced the direction of the Internet. At the top of its list were Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Larry Page, Apple’s Steve Jobs, and a software designer who deserves to be just as familiar: Matthew Mullenweg.
Named as one of the 25 most influential people on the web , Matt Mullenweg founded and runs an open source web platform that has revolutionised website publishing. WordPress began its life as free, open-source blogging software which quickly evolved into a general-purpose CMS used by millions of sites on the web. The success of WordPress speaks for itself — and it is one of the most popular content management system engines around today, also used by many Fortune 500 companies.
WordPress 3.2 recently launched with hopes of bringing a “faster and lighter” approach to the publishing platform. This launch marks the 15th major release of the open source platform and comes just 4 months after the launch of WordPress 3.1.
WordPress Last week there was a serious flaw found in the code behind TimThumb, an image re-sizing library commonly used in premium themes.* Because the code is commonly embedded in themes it’s not easy to discretely update like it would be if the code were a plugin, and even when a theme is updated people are hesitant to update because they often customize theme code rather than making child themes, so if they were to overwrite their theme with a new version they’d lose their modifications.
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Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress and Automattic, manages a successful Internet business where everyone is working from home. Timothy Archibald
Companies should move away from self-destructive, factory models of work where people are rewarded for arriving early and staying late, says Matt Mullenweg, founding developer of WordPress. Speaking at the Guardian's Activate summit, he described the distributed working practices of WordPress.com's parent company Automattic (of which he is also president), which are inspired by the Open Source movement. WordPress.com receives more than 340 million unique visitors per month, with 100,000 new websites set up each day. "We have taken the best people from all over the world who are unified by a vision.
At the end of 2005, about seven months into blogging, I wrote : “I did not anticipate how much effort writing this blog would take.
Illustration: MaryAnne Bowen Back in 1999, just as blogs were beginning to appear in the news, Scott Rosenberg of Salon.com offered a definition for this new form of media.
The following is a guest post from Future Buzz community member Geoff Talbot . If you’d like to contribute thinking here, please read the guidelines .
O.K, you conquered the Blogging mountain (finally) and started to write quality posts, only to see those often get ignored.
Following HP's acquisition of Palm last year, David Temkin , the VP for the Developer Platform at the company, exited stage left to AOL , joining forces with Brad Garlinghouse , Tim Armstrong and the new management at the firm which is working to redevelop and revamp one of the best known Web brands which comes with the baggage of significant history, with more than its fair share of ups and downs.
“Get me to page 1 of Google, while emailing our customers a bi-weekly newsletter, engaging influencers on Twitter, maintaining a captive Facebook audience, capturing new leads, and putting out 3 blog posts a week.” Harsh?