Every WordPress blogger out there must have already read about the recent news about WordPress.com’s plan to offer a blog hosting service anytime soon. (It’s all over the WP-Admin Dashboard already.) This is the same service SixApart is offering for corporate clients for TypePad. Mena and Ben will surely be getting some pretty fierce upcoming competition here.
I wasn’t really surprised about this development, considering that TypePad has been running the show for years without any very strong competition. I am sure WordPress.com will carve a big chunk of the pie once it is launched.
Ken Yarmosh of Technosight 8 sums it up pretty simply “a completely managed version of the latest stable version of WordPress, domain parking, and on the fly category creation for starters. Then add on the awesome drag-and-drop administration interface, an advanced WYSIWYG editor, and it seems too good to be true. But it gets even better, it’s free!“
Whoah! Free?! WordPress rocks! I just hope it would be free of ads.