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August 16, 2009

WordPress launches shorturls for WordPress hosted blogs

WordPress logoThe Automattic has announced the launch of shorturls for hosted blogs. According to Matt Mullenweg the shorturl is different from other services such as tiny.url or who had their 5 minutes of fame last week.

  • is the only two-letter .me domain in the world
  • Every blog and post on has a URL now
  • These are all exposed in the using rel=shortlink
  • It doesn’t work for any URL in the world, just ones
  • The links are permanent, they will work as long as is around
  • is spam-free, because we are constantly monitoring and removing spam from

Other than the restriction of only being available to users, sounds like pretty much any other shorturl service to me. Most bloggers will not care about the rel="shortlink" code in the header nor will most users bother thinking long term if their links will still work in a year. But all credits to the Automattic team to cover most angles for their users and keep adding services to their platform, making better and better on an almost daily base.

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August 13, 2009, New Campaign Site for WordPress?

WordPress logoThord recently gave his views on what Automattic should do with the domain Now the WordPress Hacks site discovered the not yet launched subdomain, a landing page promoting and comparing both and

Right now the domain still redirects to It will be interesting to see if this will become the new domain or will be ran as a promotion campaign, similar to GetFirefox.

Via WordPress Philippines.

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August 12, 2009 Launches Redesigned Homepage

Filed as News with 4 comments launched today a redesigned homepage. The new style is much more visual and uses thumbnails to display random content published by the WordPress community users.

The first thumbnail prominently displays today’s statistics for the platform. The redesign comes only days after published its stats wrap-up for July 2009.

New homepage design

How do you like the redesign? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

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