Banks using WordPress for their websites

bank website on wordpressFor law firms and other professional services firms concerned about security issues with WordPress, check out the post WordPress co-founder, Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt) shared last week about banks using WordPress for their websites. …[T]here’s probably not a ton of benefit to having the online banking / billpay / etc portion of a bank’s website on WordPress, however … Continue Reading

WordPress is democratizing publishing and development to empower us all

Wordpress development platformMatt Mullenweg (@photomatt), co-founder of WordPress, used to say WordPress is democratizing publishing. Mullenweg now describes WordPress as democratizing publishing and development. Rather than WordPress serving as just a powerful content management system, WordPress is becoming an application development framework. WordPress will serve as a platform enabling developers to build whatever they need in order to deliver … Continue Reading

11 surprising WordPress statistics for law firms

WordPress security risks law firmsLittle question that WordPress has become the content management system of choice for innovative law firms — worldwide, large, medium or small. German entrepreneur and blogger, Nick Schäferhoff shared thirteen surprising WordPress statistics, many of which he picked up from WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg’s recent “State of the Word” 2014. Here’s eleven of the statistics … Continue Reading

The New Yorker magazine joins bloggers, now running on WordPress

The-new-yorker-logoMatt Mullenweg (@photomatt), co-founder of WordPress, reports that The New Yorker online is now running on WordPress. WordPress provides The New Yorker a more robust and user-friendly CMS (content management system), per Nicholas Thompson (@nxthompson), the magazine’s online editor. We’re looking at almost total upside there. Because the tools are no longer getting in the … Continue Reading

WordPress strikes back against censorship

WordPress and it’s co-founder, Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt), are all about democratizing publishing. So when it comes to those attempting to censor WordPress users and authors it’s only natural that WordPress would fight back. This week, Automattic, owner of WordPress.com, brought suit against two parties attempting to chill free speech via improper DMCA notices. Under the … Continue Reading

New York Post launches new website – all on WordPress

After years of operating a website which seemed to belong in the 1990s, Alex Kantrowitz of AdAge (@Kantrowitz) reports, the New York Post introduced yesterday a revamped and modern version. The old nypost.com — cluttered, tied to its print product, and offering only basic advertising units — made it difficult for the paper to compete … Continue Reading

Over half of top 100 blogs run on WordPress

Pingdom reports that WordPress has strengthened its position as the dominating blog platform or Content Management System (CMS) for the world’s most popular blogs. 52% of the world’s top 100 blogs are published on WordPress, up from the 48% last year. Here’s a breakdown on the blogging platforms used. And the changes on each platform … Continue Reading

WordPress Enterprise : Company and brand solution for $500 a month

Automattic, founded by WordPress founder, Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt), and the company behind blogging platform, WordPress.com, launched its WordPress.com Enterprise solution last Thursday. Enterprise enables brands and businesses to rapidly produce custom blogs and websites that can manage high traffic, are mobile and tablet prepared, and can host rich media including videos, photos, and more. Enterprise … Continue Reading

WordPress : Blog platform of choice for top blogs

WordPress is the platform of choice for the majority of the top blogs reported Dara Kerr (@darrakerr) of CNet yesterday. Not a lot of people know that CNN Political Ticker, Mashable, TechCrunch, Boing Boing, ArtsBeat, Grist, Hollywood Life, and dozens more blogs use WordPress’ Web publishing platform. Not to mention several blogs for The New … Continue Reading

Law blogs : You get what you pay for

John Kormanik, a founding partner of Boise’s Kormanik Hallam & Sneed and former Idaho Deputy Attorney General posed the following question in LinkedIn Legal Blogging Group’s discussion forum: ‘I am considering starting a blog concerning my law firm, practice and assorted topics. Which platform is best suited for this type of blog, Google Blogger or … Continue Reading

Why Blogger, WordPress, and TypePad domains are no good for your law blog

Krishna De, a brand engagement and social media communications expert, guest posts at Business Blog Consulting on why Blogger, WordPress and TypePad domains are no good for business blogging. While doing a recent social media workshop, De found it heartening to see that so many attendees were were blogging about their business. However, she became … Continue Reading

WordPress blogs being hacked

Been reading recently of problems with blogs running on WordPress software being hacked. Mike Abundo explains the hack creates spam pages within blogs and creates hidden text links to those spam pages on other blogs. A single blog can fall victim to both. Spam is bad enough on a professional blog. ‘Good morning in-house counsel … Continue Reading

Which blog software is best?

I’m always asked which blog software is most appropriate for a lawyer’s blog. Blogger, Live Journal, WordPress, Movable Type, TypePad and others are regularly brought up? Any of the solutions you mention will work, in theory. The issue becomes whether a law firm wants to use a solution whose primary purpose is for social journals. … Continue Reading