God Bless WordPress!
August was a great month for WordPress. In case you missed it, WordPress.org announced that it has grown to power 14.7% of the top million websites in the world. In fact, the post goes on to say that 22 out of every 100 new active domains in the U.S. are now running WordPress.
We're busy working on the launch of a new consumer enthusiast network done entirely on WordPress. The migration from another content management system (ExpressionEngine) may be the most tedious part of the project, but our editors, bloggers and technical staff are really excited. One of the websites that will be in the network, TeleRead.com, has been on the platform since we acquired it early last year.
All signs seem to be pointing to publishers worrying less about investing big money into a new content management system and putting more money into development.
And finally, thanks to the help of the great folks at Automattic, which runs WordPress.com, last month we were able to shut down a website that obviously was lifting our content and in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the law that controls access to copyrighted works despite claims that a website owner has permission to do so or otherwise.
Just a quick note... I realize that I haven't posted in a long time. Hoping that won't happen again!