Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg was born on this date in 1984. And to him, I say: Matt Mullenweg YOU are my hero! From WordPress to Polldaddy, he has been behind some of the coolest and most innovative pieces of technology that exist on the internet today

Noteworthy

  • WordPress – I don’t know that I can do WordPress service in a blurb. It will have to have its own article at some point. At last count, WordPress runs over 26% of the internet. WordPress posts and comments are in the milions. 44k+ plugins and more than 1 billion downloads. 56 translations of WordPress. WordPress.com is powered by less than 500 people. I love WordPress and it has made the internet friendlier, more open and more accessible.
  • Akismet – Crowdsourced spam and trackback filtering service. Think of this as a spam service that uses the total info provided by all of its users to help combat spam and trackbacks in the content marketing space. Comes preloaded with every WordPress install and it works like a champ.
  • Gravatar – Another service from Automattic (Mullenweg’s company). This service provides globally unique avatars. Register your account and it travels with you from blog to blog.
  • Vaultpress – WordPress backup and security. And with WordPress running a lot of the interwebs – you need to back that thing up and lock it down.
  • IntenseDebate – Bought by Automattic in 2008, IntenseDebate is a move to better comments. I have not used this plugin but to be honest after learning about it from this article I may give it a shot.
  • PollDaddy – It is in the name. Polling made easier… better… whatever you want to call it. This is one of the leading pollster services/platforms on the web today.

We’re not done yet, but two things WordPress has been able to exemplify is that open source can create great user experiences and that it’s possible to have a successful commercial entity and a wider free software community living and working in harmony.

-Matt Mullenweg

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