After a two-year legal battle, journalist Oliver Hotham and Automattic, owners of blogging service WordPress.com, have emerged victorious against an attempt to use an American copyright law to shut down...

Giant media and internet companies keep scooping up social-media services: among others, MySpace went to News Corp, YouTube to Google, Instagram to Facebook, and now Tumblr to Yahoo. For the young founders...

Matt Mullenweg, the 23-year-old who is the founding developer of the open source blogging software WordPress, woke up in March to find that disaster had struck. “A cracker gained user-level access to...

Oh, that in the picture above? It’s a control panel that I discovered inside the Free Our Data blog. Click on the buttons and it would let you do pretty much anything you liked in the directory....

Guardian News & Media (GNM) today unveils a brand new WordPress plugin, which will enable millions of bloggers across the globe to publish content from theguardian.com on their own sites free of charge. The...

Jazz turned Matt Mullenweg into a ‘computer guy’. He loved the jazz saxophone and, as a schoolboy, discovered a novel way to get free lessons from the saxophonists of Houston, Texas: he built...

Blogger, WordPress and Typepad ruled the blogging roost for years, but a combination of Twitter, social networking and the rise of lite blogging have been eating away at long-form blog platforms. Twitter...

What is the best way to publicise a blog? It’s important to tailor social media platforms to your audience. “You need to identify which platform your readers are most likely to be using (eg Facebook,...

Microsoft is closing its Windows Live Spaces blogging platform and moving all its users over to WordPress.com. It’s a dramatic move which means that it’s giving up a potentially huge slice...

It probably feels that way to the bloggers using WordPress who have discovered that their sites have become spam buckets, after a worm took advantage of known vulnerabilities in recent versions of the...