The WordPress VIP Blog

  • Desktop Blogging Clients

    We’ve received a few inquiries lately asking if a blogging tool exists that a) lives as as an application on your desktop and b) supports creating content and editing while you are offline. The answer is yes, and Microsoft Live Writer (free to download) is one such tool. It supports blogs hosted on as […]

  • Finding Resources for Your WordPress Project

    For publishers looking to either add some capacity to their in-house WordPress efforts or would like an outside firm to work on the entire project, we maintain a list of design and software development firms who have experience with WordPress based projects. In addition, we recommend posting to WordPress Jobs or the wp-pro mailing list […]

  • Price No Object for General Motors

    You may have seen the news about General Motors, one of the largest corporations in the world, using WordPress to power their new site GMnext. Their usage of WP is great, but just as interesting is this comment from Trevor Linton at McCann on the process: I’m the lead developer for the When we […]

  • Q&A with Brian Groce of Watershed Studio on the Topic of WordPress Plugins

    Plugins are tools to extend the functionality of WordPress. In an email exchange I asked a leading plugin developer, Brian Groce of Watershed Studio, his thoughts on developing WordPress Plugins and how publishers should approach having a plugin created. How did you get started working with WordPress? I was part of the exodus from MovableType […]

  • Welcome to the WordPress Publisher Blog

    Hi everyone ! Welcome to our new Publisher blog – written by various team members here at Automattic.  Our goal is to help all publishers get the most out of WordPress. We’ll cover features that are often overlooked, we’ll highlight plugins that extend WordPress functionality, and we’ll showcase interesting sites being built with WordPress. If […]

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