Category Archives: Software Development

The future of WordPress: Q&A with founder Matt Mullenweg

Named as one of the 25 most influential people on the web, Matt Mullenweg founded and runs WordPress, which began its life as free, open-source blogging software that 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.

Mullenweg at only 27 also runs the commercial arm of WordPress, Automattic, which is the company behind WordPress and a handful of other software projects. WordPress is used by more than 14% of the one million biggest websites including those of The New York Times.

Read this exclusive one-on-one interview at Memeburn:
http://memeburn.com/2011/07/the-future-of-wordpress-qa-with-founder-matt-mullenweg/


Introducing WordPress for webOS

WordPress for webOS is now available as a download for the HP TouchPad. Support for more webOS 3.0 devices are expected in the not-so-distant future. However as put by mobiputing.com,  it may seem surprising that WordPress didn’t focus its efforts on developing a full visual editor for more popular platforms such as iOS or Android first, but as David Frahm points out, a key difference between iOS, Android, and webOS is that HP’s mobile platform is based on web standards, and that’s something the folks at WordPress are very familiar with.

WordPress for webOS is the first official WordPress app to have a full featured WYSIWYG post editor. The app has been translated to all languages available on the TouchPad (Available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Italian, Dutch, and Japanese.). It uses a “Sliding Panels” interface, which takes full advantage of the larger screen of the TouchPad and makes for fast and easy blog management on the go.

Check out the video here to learn more!

You can manage posts and pages, as well as add new ones. Moderation is built right in, and you can even reply directly to comments. If a comment comes in and you’re working on something else with your TouchPad at the time, you’ll get notified about it. Peruse the Stats panel for in-depth information on what your visitors like the most about your site.

Another neat thing about this app is its use of “Cards”. This is a webOS invention that lets you stack screens belonging to the WordPress app in a single pile, making it very easy to, for instance, write a post while keeping the main window open. In fact, if you tap an email address in a comment, a compose email card will be stacked together with those of the app.

Learn more about WordPress for webOS at webos.wordpress.org and follow @WPwebOS on Twitter for the latest news!


Building a Business Around WordPress

Brian Casel, a web designer and business owner who works with WordPress on a daily basis, has posted a very interesting article titled ” 7 Ways to Build a Business Around WordPress”, at Mashable.

In his article, Brian explores several WordPress-based business models that have proved to be successful, such as:

  1. WordPress Design/Development Consultancy
  2. Web Design/Development Agency
  3. WordPress Themes Sales
  4. Plugin Development & Support
  5. WordPress Web Hosting
  6. WordPress Community Content
  7. Premium WordPress Support

Read the whole article at:

http://mashable.com/2011/06/01/wordpress-business-models/

Image courtesy of Flickr, Titanas


Hello WordPress!

Canada Welcome to RackNine‘s Blog at WordPress.com.

RackNine is a Web Hosting company based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and we intend to fill up these pages with information related to Web Hosting, Web Design, Web Development, Software Development, VoIP systems and all kinds of information related to our main business activity.

WordPress-related items will have preference over other type of information in this particular blog, as we are trying to promote one of our main software foundations in Web Design and Development, while providing news and relevant information about this wonderful Content Management System.

For starters, watch the video below to see for yourself just how easy it is to create content in WordPress, even for the most inexperienced of users:


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