Automattic raises $300 million at $3 billion valuation from Salesforce Ventures

Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce and soon Tumblr, has closed a $300 million funding round at a $3 billion post-money valuation. The Series D round has a single investor, Salesforce Ventures. Funding rounds are something special for Automattic . While the company has been around for nearly 15 years, it hasn’t raised a ton … Continue reading Automattic raises $300 million at $3 billion valuation from Salesforce Ventures

How to install WordPress locally on Ubuntu/Debian?

WordPress is a content management system originally developed for blogging, but has been greatly expanded through widgets, themes and plugins. Complete the following steps to install WordPress on a Ubuntu 12.04 workstation ("server") so that you can try different plugins and theme, before you get your blog online. 1. Pre-reqs (Apache, PHP, and MySQL) sudo … Continue reading How to install WordPress locally on Ubuntu/Debian?