The WP Minute
Automattic acquires Pocket Casts podcast app
Automattic purchases Pocket Casts, a popular podcast app that was facing an uncertain future.
A quote from the creators of the app:
“As part of Automattic, Pocket Casts will continue to provide you with the features needed to enjoy your favorite podcasts (or find something new). We will explore building deep integrations with WordPress.com and Pocket Casts, making it easier to distribute and listen to podcasts”
Recent installs of WooCommerce were hit with a vulnerability which has since been patched. If you haven’t updated your WooCommerce site, please check that as soon as possible.
A quote from the WooCommerce blog:
Our investigation into this vulnerability and whether data has been compromised is ongoing. We will be sharing more information with site owners on how to investigate this security vulnerability on their site, which we will publish on our blog when it is ready.
Pantheon host, known for WordPress hosting and Drupal hosting has raised 100 Million in a Series E round
We were planning to raise in a year or two years down the road. But we have a lot of conviction in where this industry is going and our customers’ needs are pretty apparent, so we used this as an opportunity to accelerate our operational plans for the company.” — Zack Rosen, Pantheon CEO, tells TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2021/07/13/webops-platform-pantheon-raises-100m-from-softbank-vision-fund/
From the grab bag
I found EduPack to be an interesting “Jetpack-like” plugin for higher ed
A walk around the search block by Javier Arce depicts how he approaches the design of the Gutenberg search block
WordFest Live starts next week, July 22-23
What is headless and why does everyone seem to want it? Hosted by Miriam Schwab of Strattic and team Yoast
Over on the Matt Report I interviewed Dave Rodenbaugh of recapture.io on how he took that business from part time to full time