Category Archives: Users

Gravatar Now Supports Transparent Images

Since Automattic took over, one thing users have repeatedly asked for is to be able to have transparent Gravatars. Now that feature has returned.

Yahoo! Answers Philippines Uses WordPress

… as WordPress Philippines points out. Oddly enough, Yahoo!’s blog is using WordPress 2.3.1, even though it started in May and WordPress 2.5 was released in March.

Wonkette Switches to WordPress

The popular political gossip site Wonkette has switched from using Movable Type to WordPress to power its site.

Who’s Using WordPress 5 Years Later

In honor of WordPress’s fifth birthday, I’ve surveyed about 6000 blogs to see how many are running WordPress. This is the same group that I queried back in January, when I created a spider that harvested the blogs from all of Technorati’s main blogging categories. CMS Count Percentage WordPress 2178 34.3 Unknown 1523 23.98 Blogger […] Switches to WordPress

Today switched its Healthy Eating, Healthy Living, and Poked & Prodded blogs to WordPress from Movable Type, hosted on Automattic’s VIP service.

Adobe on WordPress vs. Movable Type

Aaron Campbell points out that the Adobe Linux Flash blog seems to be making a snide comment about Movable Type.

Sara Rosso Interviews Matt Mullenweg at WordCamp Milan

I thought the most interesting question in this interview was Rosso’s asking Mullenweg to follow up on his comment during the WordCamp Milan Q&A about starting a WordPress “ninja” forum. During the Q&A, Mullenweg had said that he wanted the WordPress ninjas to provide free support help to other users. Here, he says that he […]

Magnify Plugin for WordPress has supposedly developed a plugin for WordPress (and Movable Type) to allow bloggers to manage videos from their blog’s administrative interface. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find a link to download the plugin, even after registering an account at From the video here, it sounds like the WordPress version of the plugin may […]

Interview with Matt Mullenweg

Phil Leigh interviews lead WordPress developer Matt Mullenweg in a short podcast. Leigh for the most part asks the usual questions: how Mullenweg got started with WordPress, Automattic’s funding, etc. However, the response to one question stood out to me: asked about the future of blogging, Mullenweg said he thought that the nature of blog […]

Vidoop Hires Chris Messina and Will Norris

Chris Messina and Will Norris, leaders of the DiSo project, have been hired by Vidoop to continue their work on behalf of that company. This is good news for DiSo, because now these men have financial backing for continuing their work. It’s also good news for users of WordPress, because DiSo and related open, distributed […]