WordPress commercial arm to compete against TypePad

Take a day off to get rid of the mother in law at the airport and look what happens….in my absense some 200 km North and internet free for some 28 odd hours, Matt Mullenweg, the guru and all round good guy behind WordPress has annonuced WordPress.com, the much rumored WordPress commercial arm that will see a commercially hosted version of WordPress compete directly against SixApart’s TypePad. The details are a little sketchy but I remember when a WordPress commercial service was first discussed amongst some of the WordPress people earlier in the year and the idea was that most of the profits went back into supporting the development of WordPress. I can only hope that Matt takes a cut as well, I cant think of anyone more deserving.

Coverage: Problogger, Turboblogger, BBS Blog, Technosight Blog, Qumana Blog for more tidbits. No doubt Matt will be releasing more details shortly.

There is also mention of the next version of WordPress as well, 1.6, which is said to sport a great WYSIWYG interface. John will be happy.

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  1. says

    I will be happy, Duncan, WYSIWYG is my middle name. I seem to remember advancing this idea about a WordPress “Typepad” on this very pulpit a while back. Maybe I can claim a slice of the action. :-)