Gelzon de la Cruz

WordPress, It’s More Like Flying Low Than Driving Fast

In Media, Technology, Updates on July 3, 2013 at 10:40 am

The web developer’s business model is changing again.

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The free blogging host WordPress.com now has 50 million sites–sites that take just a fraction of the time needed to construct custom websites; sites that don’t necessarily look or feel like blogs; sites that include those of MTV, Forbes, Harvard University’s Neimann Journalism Lab and the Boston University Study Abroad program.

We web developers–the guys who’ve been leveraging open-source software and cheap reliable hosting into the new standard for custom-built websites–should revisit our toolboxes once again. Open-source software and mainstreamed hosting made things more viable for us. Now, WordPress.com makes things less intimidating for them. It’s time we offered our help in setting up those wordpress.com blogsites that are already taking clients away from us anyway.

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