Merry Christmas to all my treasured readers.

It has been an honor to serve you in my small way for 2015. What a year. And it looks like 2016 will be even better 🙂

There are huge changes across the board in WordPress coming up in 2016. Up to and including a possible IPO. Yes, you may be able to buy stock in WordPress! Holy smokes!

That is if there is any left after I buy in. IPO’s are sometime too hard to get for average investors in the beginning. It will be interesting to see how WordPress handles the offering. It is far from certain, so no hopes up yet please.

More down to earth is the new look and feel and control panel software that was just recently launched. Not so great for me, who has invested years in learning the “old” design, but super for you, a new or beginning user.

One amazing thing they have done is to make apps for Windows, Linux and the Mac OSX that all look and feel exactly the same. And on the phone too. At least the iphone.

This new look is most visible at www.WordPress.com where one can go and setup a website for free. Much more modern, faster, etc. And if someone like me hosts your site, you can still use the new fancy control panel. Just ask me to set it up and you will be good to go.

So, although shocking to folks like me initially, it is easy to see the progress and the untold number of man hours WordPress put into this new look. I am doing my best to keep up.

Bottom line, this will be the best year for new WordPress users ever! Get ready to rock.

Here is a screenshot of the opening page:

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Beautiful!

Merry Christmas to all.

Dave