In July, WordPress saw off a strong potential competitor when the Chorus CMS shut down.
In August, another competitor continues to quickly fade away. The Washington Post laid off more staff from its Arc XP platform:
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Last year, the Post declined offers to sell Arc XP, the company’s in house publishing tool and software business, saying it would instead invest $50 million in the business in 2023. But on August 22, the paper told several top marketing staffers, program managers, and product designers at Arc XP that the Post would be eliminating their roles in the coming weeks.
“Time to Read” offers a feature that you see on many newspaper sites.
This feature is available in WordPress now if you’re using the separate Gutenberg plugin. It may be officially added to the WordPress core in a future release.
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Indiegraf is a 3-year old company that is having a positive impact for many WordPress publishers.
They’re a WordPress hosting platform for publishers, in a similar space to Newspack, Paywall Project, Lede, and others.
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Just over six years ago today, someone posted an idea in the Gutenberg repository on Github. The idea was just five words: “Implement a block for footnotes“.
WordPress 6.3 arrived this week with a Footnotes block that is ready for you to use! This is going to be a very useful addition for many WordPress publishers.
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Many recent local journalism stories can be hard to follow. There are often a lot of organizations involved with confusing names and purposes. That is true in this story about “Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk” also known as “AGWaterDesk”.
Ag & Water Desk (as we’ll call them for short) has just received $2.5 million grant to expand their mission. That story includes Report for America, Missouri School of Journalism, the Society of Environmental Journalists, Walton Family Foundation, and dozens of media outlets.
Fortunately Ag & Water Desk have a great explainer video that outlines what they do and how they’ll spend that grant:
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