Since joining Automattic, one of my main responsibilities has been working with an amazing team to build and launch VaultPress.
One of the best parts of delivering a brand new service is hearing back from customers who’ve come to rely on it, which is why we’ve started posting profiles of VaultPress customers to our blog. I love hearing these stories and learning how people came to become serious WordPress publishers.
Check the first three out here:
That is the Automattic Lounge on the lower left of the Pier. The weather the week ahead for SF, crazy for January, or, for that matter, June. 🙂
Belatedly, two talks about Automattic, WordPress.com, and the road ahead for us delivered by Toni and Matt at Web 2.0 Summit and Le Web this year.
This video features a cameo by the Automattic Lounge at 1:10. Read more about Mayer in the New York Times Magazine.
“As we looked at customers’ blogging needs and what different companies were providing, we were particularly interested in what WordPress.com is doing. They have a host of impressive capabilities – from a scalable platform and leading spam protection, to great personalization and customization. WordPress powers over 8.5% of the web, is used on over 26 million sites, and WordPress.com is seen by over 250 million people every month. Not only that, Automattic is a company filled with great people focused on improving blogging experiences. So rather than having Windows Live invest in a competing blogging service, we decided the best thing we could do for our customers was to give them a great blogging solution through WordPress.com.”
– Dharmesh Mehta, Microsoft, on today’s partnership announcement with us at Automattic. Our post is here.
“If you are concerned about reliability, stability, or whether or not VaultPress will be around tomorrow – I can provide some comfort. VaultPress is powered by Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, Akismet, etc. That reassures me, so it should for you as well. While the service isn’t free, it is absolutely a worthwhile investment for anyone looking to protect their WordPress site. Whether you are a personal blogger, professional blogger, small or medium business, or IT manager, VaultPress has something to offer you.”
– Jeff Weisbein, in his review of VaultPress beta
From the early days department: over the weekend, we welcomed our 100th customer to the VaultPress beta. More on the VaultPress blog.
Matt covered the new logo and ads we just created for VaultPress. I’m happy with how both came out.
Delicious Design League created the logo and Automattic’s VaultPress creative team (MT + Meghan) came up with the ads, which are running now on the Deck network.
Read more on the VaultPress blog.
We’ve started accepting the first customers for the beta of VaultPress. While it’s exciting for sure to open our doors, this is also just the start of the marathon. Much more to come over the summer and into the fall. In the meantime, if you depend on your WordPress blog or site for your business or professional needs, you should definitely check VaultPress out.
“Technology and social media are redrawing the roadmap to authorial success. And for every Justin Halpern, there are 10,000 professional writers wondering how to turn blogs, microblogs, and Twitterfeeds into media empires, especially now that their magazines, newspapers, and media organizations are contracting at an alarming rate. Blogs, of course, are the first refuge for professional writers fleeing the withering establishment media, and for hordes of would-be scribes finding their own voice. For these multitudes, WordPress.com has become the 21st-century equivalent of Gutenberg’s printing press.”
– Marion Maneker profiles Automattic for The Big Money in “The Son of Gutenberg: How WordPress changed the way we publish”