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News & Articles
Automattic Has Purchased a Majority Stake in Pressable (poststatus.com) Automattic has purchased a majority stake in Pressable, one of the earliest managed WordPress hosting companies, founded in 2010. They were first known as ZippyKid, and rebranded in 2013.
Automattic was already a shareholder in Pressable, most recently as the primary investor of a $1.5 million round in April of 2015.
White House Seeks Feedback on GitHub for Government-Wide Open Source Software Policy (wptavern.com) The White House is calling for developers to comment on its proposed draft for a Government-wide Open Source Software policy. The pilot program proposed in the draft policy would require “covered agencies to release at least 20 percent of their newly-developed custom code, in addition to the release of all custom code developed by Federal employees at covered agencies as part of their official duties.”
WooCommerce Password Protected Categories (barn2.co.uk) The WooCommerce Password Protected Categories plugin lets you password protect entire shop categories in your WooCommerce store.
Do you add products for different clients or customers and want each client to only see their products?
Or maybe you need a trade or warehouse area which is not visible to the public?
Now you can do this and more with WooCommerce Password Protected Categories.
OnePress: A Free Single-Page WordPress Theme Built with Bootstrap 4 (wptavern.com) If you’re a fan of the scrolling single-page parallax style themes, OnePress is a new one on WordPress.org that may pique your interest. After less than a month in the official directory, it has already been installed on more than 3,000 websites. OnePress was developed by the folks at FameThemes using Bootstrap version 4. It is suitable for business, portfolio, and agency websites.