Niall and I met with Matt Mullenweg, lead developer of open source project, WordPress, and founder of Automattic, this week and asked him about his experiences with starting, building and scaling WordPress.com and Akismet, the spam plug-in which is often coming to the rescue to most bloggers. Matt, outlined his way of doing things, and pointed out that WordPress.com now has 200,000 users.
You can hear it all here. Having a guest on our podsession is something we will do sporadically. Niall has his take here. Also, I forgot to blog about last week’s podsession, the International Next Net. Here is the link for the podsession.
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WordPress is certainlly a better blog to use for those who don’t want to pay @ typepad. But to avail Akismet Anti-Spam services, one requires a API key which I believe is only available for blogs hosted on Worpress.com. OR Am I wrong? Please enlighten me on how to activate Akismet service without hosting on WP.com
Nope, you only need to register at WordPress.com to get the API key in the first place. After that, you can use it on any WordPress blog.
Thanks. Enjoyed it.
Convergence.In: You only need to sign up for an account on WordPress.com to get the API key. You may then use the key with any Akismet spam blocking client. There are plugins for many platforms and they all make use of the keys gotten via WordPress.com.
Who is Matt Mullenweg to decide what should and shouldn’t be listed in search results? Once you start making the decision on what to index or not you’ve lost it.
Sure, searches may need to do a better job at not returning inappropriate results but as much info as possible needs to be indexed.
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