Highlights from WordCamp US 2018

Two weekends ago, I attended WordCamp US in Nashville, TN. The largest WordPress conference in North America, WordCamp US attracts roughly 2,000 users and developers each year. This year’s sessions were on a variety of topics including web development, UX design, mobile experience, WordPress tools, and web privacy practices. It was inspiring to come together…

Why Automattic’s Purchase of Atavist Is Good for Bloggers

Last month, Automattic purchased Brooklyn-based startup Atavist. Launched in 2011, Atavist is a content management system for independent writers and publishers to more easily create beautiful stories, and since 2015 has offered the ability to add free and paid subscriptions to readers. With the purchase, Automattic is showing its continued pursuit of supporting quality journalism.…