What is Open Source?

The concept behind open source software was born in the 1980s and grounded in the belief that collaboration enhances function and that constant improvements are more important than strict propriety control. This type of software is created and shared by programmers to continually improve its code. Richard Stallman initiated the first project to develop a free […]

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The Evolution of WordPress (Infographic)

From its origins in 2003, WordPress has evolved from an open-source publishing platform to the most popular Content Management System on the web with over 70 million websites. The transformation has been nothing short of astonishing. WordPress has recommended Bluehost for web hosting since 2005. We’ve designed our servers to run WordPress like a dream. It has […]

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Code For America

Bluehost has long been an avid supporter of open source technology and programs.  At Bluehost we feel open source is a big part of what made us who we are today. We strive to work hand-in-hand with developers to leverage our resources and expertise toward helping their software thrive. And by participating in events such as OSCON we’re […]

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WordCamp – Salt Lake City 2014

As a long-time supporter of open source projects, we strive to contribute to the WordPress community as much as possible. That’s why we are a Pillar sponsor for every WordCamp all over the world! In September we were on the scene at WordCamp in Salt Lake City, Utah. WordCamp is a fun, informal – but […]

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Bluehost OSCON 2014 Recap

If we look forward to one thing each year it’s spending time with our awesome friends and partners at OSCON in Portland every summer. At Bluehost, we work closely with our partners to help build and grow the open source community.  This year we were able to join with Grassroots.org, PhpBB, WordPress, MOJO Marketplace, and Concrete […]

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WordCamp St.Louis 2014

Last weekend, I attended and presented at WordCamp St.Louis. This was my first time to St.Louis and I was not disappointed. The venue is nice, the city is fun, and the WordCampers were great. I was also very impressed by the wide variety of ages and skill levels; I think this shows WordPress’s ability to be […]

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TwentyFourteen: A New Default WordPress Theme

With the release of WordPress version 3.8, we also got a new default theme. This theme was based on the theme Further, which was a premium theme on wordpress.com and is now available to everyone as a default theme at no cost. Let’s take a closer look at this new theme and its possibilities. 

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WordPress for Your Company Website

Still deciding what software to use to build your new company website on? Still think that WordPress is just for publishing blogs? WordPress powers about 20% of all websites on the Internet, but you might be surprised to find that less than half of those are actually “just blogs”. The majority of websites powered by WordPress are actually sites using WordPress for full content management, not just for news updates. Here are some of the many reasons we recommend using WordPress for your company website.

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Adding Your Touch to a WordPress Theme

Pre-made WordPress themes make it easy to have a great-looking site that fits your specific needs. But most of us would like our site to look and feel at least a little unique. Here are a few easy ways you can add your own touch to a WordPress theme, so your site is truly your […]

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