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Understand WordPress Scheduled Tasks: WP Cron Makes Sense

Originally published on WPSHOUT! on August 13, 2019 By David Hayes. Sometimes you’ll hear, at a meetup for example, this word “cron” (or is it kron? “Chron”?!) around WordPress. Today we’ll understand what the heck it is and what it helps us do. WordPress scheduled tasks are common and useful for everything from ecommerce plugins …

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Signs of the Blogging Apocalypse: Automattic Buys Tumblr

Originally published on WPShout! on August 12, 2019 By Fred Meyer The weirdest piece of email I’ve gotten all month was courtesy of Brian Krogsgard and the Post Status newsletter: Automattic (owner of WordPress.com, Jetpack, Akismet, WooCommerce…) has just bought blogging giant Tumblr. Tumblr is a site that normal people have heard of, in a …

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