Automattic Announces Blaze Ad Network Of Millions of WordPress.com & Tumblr Sites

Automattic introduced a new ad network called Blaze which places advertising on free WordPress.com websites and Tumblr. Advertising starts at $5/month.

Automattic is the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Akismet, Tumblr and other companies.

It was founded by Matt Mullenweg, the entrepreneur who developed the free WordPress open-source content management system (CMS).

Blaze Advertising Network

The advertising network was originally introduced in April 2022 as a network exclusively for Tumblr users to place ads on other Tumblr pages.

Automattic announced that the network is now…


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New Video Explores Site Building Progress from WordPress 5.9 to 6.2 – WP Tavern

WordPress 5.9 “Josephine” was released in January 2022, but that seems like ages ago when you compare the advances made in site building over the past year. Anne McCarthy, an Automattic-sponsored contributor who heads up the Full Site Editing Outreach Program, has published a short video that tours the important changes in WordPress over the past few major releases. The video also doubles as a preview of some of the features coming in 6.2.

If you are using the Gutenberg plugin and have been tracking the relentless…


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Rather than tech writing, dealing with WordPress

Today rather than writing about newish tech I’m dealing with an interesting issue with WordPress an our host. This sounds like I’m complaining. I’m not – it’s what interests me today in that we run a really old site with a whole lot of content. Specifically very very few hosts are set up to deal with a 20+ year old WordPress site. I’m not bashing anyone here, well, maybe WordPress, but here’s what we ran into.

Actually looking at tech news I would probably not be writing about tech news today. Makes for an incendiary headline though.

Purchase a plan with the website hosts for…


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11 Excellent WordPress Themes for 2023

Have you been trying to find the best WordPress theme to create a website that perfectly matches your brand and vision?

Creating such a website today is no longer the complicated process you once had to leave up to programmers to do. Now, with the WordPress platform, it is possible to create and design your site. There are thousands of excellent WordPress themes to choose from.

Still, finding the best WordPress theme for your needs is not easy. The hunt to find the perfect WordPress theme can test your patience to the limits.

Finding the right WordPress theme for your website can…


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How to Add AI To Your WordPress Site | by Parth Bari | Jan, 2023

Artificial Intelligence and WordPress Development have not disassociated terminologies. Integration of AI into your WordPress website can bring manifold benefits.

Every now and then, you might come across a news article with captivating headlines like, Artificial Intelligence robot paints like a real artist.” Or even some bizarre ones like, Robot-enthusiast thanks AI girlfriend for stopping his divorce.” Such headlines denote the significance and relevance of AI in the present times.

If we go by the numbers, studies show that the global AI…


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GoDaddy Employees Teach IT Bootcamp in Serbia

NORTHAMPTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / January 9, 2023 / GoDaddy

Originally published on GoDaddy Life

In coordination with the Divac Foundation and IT Bootcamp school, GoDaddy employees help lead WordPress courses in Serbia. Candidates come from various backgrounds, including law, economy, and social sciences, who are interested in learning more about IT and WordPress. The main goal of the course is to educate students to maintain and troubleshoot WordPress issues and create functional WordPress websites, ultimately to obtain a position at a tech company, such as GoDaddy. Our organization finds it…


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GoDaddy Employees Teach IT Bootcamp in Serbia

NORTHAMPTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / January 9, 2023 / GoDaddy

GoDaddy, Monday, January 9, 2023, Press release picture

Originally published on GoDaddy Life

In coordination with the Divac Foundation and IT Bootcamp school, GoDaddy employees help lead WordPress courses in Serbia. Candidates come from various backgrounds, including law, economy, and social sciences, who are interested in learning more about IT and WordPress. The main goal of the course is to educate students to maintain and troubleshoot WordPress issues and create functional WordPress websites, ultimately to obtain a position at a…


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The 10 Best WordPress Hosting Providers in 2023

When you’re launching your WordPress website, choosing the right hosting provider is a crucial decision 

Web hosting can have a critical impact on your site’s speed, uptime, security, and performance when it comes to Search Engine Optimization (SEO). 

However, there are several different types of hosting for you to pick from: free, shared, dedicated server, VPS and managed. Plus, there are hundreds of providers out there vying for your attention – and your cash. 

It can quickly get overwhelming to navigate this flood of information on your…


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The 10 Best WordPress Hosting Providers in 2023

When you’re launching your WordPress website, choosing the right hosting provider is a crucial decision 

Web hosting can have a critical impact on your site’s speed, uptime, security, and performance when it comes to Search Engine Optimization (SEO). 

However, there are several different types of hosting for you to pick from: free, shared, dedicated server, VPS and managed. Plus, there are hundreds of providers out there vying for your attention – and your cash. 

It can quickly get overwhelming to navigate this flood of information on your…


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New CF7 Blocks Plugin Brings Blocks to Contact Form 7 – WP Tavern

WordPress developer Munir Kamal has released a new plugin called CF7 Blocks that does exactly what it says in the name. It brings blocks to one of WordPress’ most beloved plugins, which has kept the same familiar interface and has not yet adopted the block editor.

The Contact Form 7 plugin was created by WordPress developer Takayuki Miyoshi, who has devotedly kept it updated for the past 15 years. His stalwart commitment to keeping it free forever is one of the reasons it has grown to more than 5 million active installs. The developer community has built hundreds of integrations and…


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