I spell it wordpress now. Automattic selling $4,900 websites.

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I spell it wordpress now. Automattic selling $4,900 websites.

Just a quick note about today’s episode:

While my son’s really enjoyed hearing themselves with the echo effect on when I let them play with my podcasting set up the other day, I did forget to shut it off.

Today’s episode is audio extracted from a recent YouTube video.

It’s a response and a feeling piece over the recent discovery that Automattic is getting into the custom websites game.

Matt was responsive and left some feedback on the YouTube video. So go check out those comments, too. If you want to see more about his thoughts on the unfolding of all this. And we will finally get together and record an episode [Matt Mullenweg and I.]

So, if you have any questions for him, please leave them in the comments below. With everything going on in the world and specifically today in the US, I’ve realized that, and not just through this episode, wordpress is not everything.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy and fruitful 2021.


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  1. Amber Hinds on January 12, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Definitely dog into his pricing model and who is building the sites. I’d love to know as much about the logistics of it that he’ll share. I’m in the camp that thinks this is cheap. Our template-based builds start at $5-10k; anything custom that involves a designer is significantly more expensive, so I’d love to know how they’re achieving “custom” sites starting at $4900. Designers/devs in developing countries? Or maybe their definition of custom is different from mine?

  2. Jonathan Denwood on January 16, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Just a great show where Matt gives some real critical insights. I agree with almost everything that is said in this episode.

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