WordPress Powers Politics

WordPress is the most powerful content management system in the world – today it powers just under 17% of the top one million websites in the world. Millions of people from across the globe turn to WordPress to build websites of all shapes and sizes and across all different categories.

Now that the political conventions are over and we have officially turned the corner towards the November election, WordPress.com VIP is proud to release this infographic which clearly shows that WordPress is now the backbone that powers websites from across the political spectrum.

WordPress Powers Politics - Infographic

via WordPress.com VIP

Announcement: I’m Joining Automattic

I’m excited to announce that starting today I’ll be working for Automattic, makers of WordPress.com and myriad other web products, as their Director of Platform Services. I’ll be working with a team of talented Automatticians on expanding WordPress.com’s VIP Support and Hosting program specifically.

It’s an exciting time to join. WordPress.com is simply killing it: they we are currently hosting 15.7 million blogs (including the likes of CNN, Time Inc., Dow Jones, and more), and adding about 900,000 more each month. Roughly 500,000 posts and 400,000 comments are published every day. Monthly page views are at 2.3 billion.

On top of the opportunity to work on such compelling products, I’ve been continually impressed with the way the company is run.

And yes, to answer the obvious question, I will be relaunching this blog on WordPress (but only because I want to, not because I have to!)