Earlier on this year Matt Mullenweg got in touch to see if I was interested in doing a bit of work for Automattic, with the idea of allowing people to post to their blog using email. I jumped at the chance and after a few months of part-time tinkering and a shock exposure to MIME, out came Post by Email and an introduction to the vagaries of spam.

Today marks my first day working full-time as a ‘code wrangler’ for Automattic. As a prelude to this the past three weeks have been spent manning the support desk at, which has been enormously useful in learning how works.

Suffice to say that I’m very excited about what’s coming up, and I’m looking forward to working with the rest of the team. There’s a whole bunch of good stuff going on and after having spent four years using WordPress, writing about WordPress, and developing more than a few plugins for WordPress, I can’t wait to get stuck in.

11 thoughts on “Automattic”

  1. Great news John! So the return to ‘civilization’ has been a change from the vagabond life?

    Greetings from Munich!

  2. Gold!

    I am loving your work with the plug in’s for WP

    Thank you!

    Any chance you could create an Ajax form builder validator tool for non coders to configure using tickbox/text options!

    I could send you the business rules document for collaboration. (already done!).. god I am cheeky!

    Well done mate!

    1/2 kidding by the way!

    Thank you!

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