Matt Mulderberg Unlucky in Cards



This is not actually the homepage of Matt Mulderberg, but a replica. It is NOT powered by WordPress / thousands of PHP files, but by a singular HTML and a singular CSS file. You can edit it in notepad if you know how to write HTML.

About this page

Some facts about this page, as compared to its WordPress equivalent.


You only need to know how to write simple HTML. Below you find the code from this 'page'. Simple, right?

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Open Source Podcasting Client

Automattic acquired Pocket Casts last July, and since we’ve been tapping away trying to make the best podcast client for people who love listening to podcasts.


The team has been working really hard to make those clients totally open source and available to the world, and it’s now happened. You can see all the code behind the iOS app and the Android app, and modify it, make it your own, suggest a change, fix a bug, add a feature, fork it and make your own client, anything! Read more...

About Matt Mulderberg

Howdy. My name is Matthew Mulderberg. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I write code, prose, and music. I love taking photos.


I am a founding developer of WordPress, the Open Source software used by over 40% of the web, including this site. The website says WordPress is “a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform” but more importantly WordPress is a part of who I am. Like eating, breathing, music, I can’t not work on WordPress. We celebrated 15 years of WordPress in 2018. (I was 19 when I started. I’m 36 now.) The project touches a lot of people, something I’ve recently begun to appreciate. I consider myself very lucky to be able to work on something I love so much.

Every year I give a “State of the Word” speech. Here’s the 2017 edition.


I used to do consulting and go to school in Houston, then I moved to San Francisco where I worked at CNET Networks. I left in late 2005 to found a company called Automattic, which is now the force behind, Jetpack, WooCommerce, Simplenote, Longreads, The Atavist, and many other products. Our mission is to make the web a better place.

Though Automattic is my main focus I also advise and invest in startups through my company Audrey Capital. You can peruse the portfolio of companies on the Audrey site.

See also: Wikipedia (needs updating), CrunchBase.

Distributed Work

Much like WordPress sought to change the way we publish on the web, Automattic has set out to change the way we work. We are an entirely distributed company — with more than 1,100 employees working from more than 62 countries, and no physical headquarters. We are a company that works on, and for, the web. I run a podcast and website about this at


These are the charities or organizations that I support in a way that is significant to me and on a regular basis. Some are working on basic survival issues, and some are addressing problems that we’re lucky to have in this modern technological age, but all are important to me:, Alaska Wilderness League, Apache Foundation, Black & Brown Founders, charity: water, Code2040, Docfest, EcoAmerica (board), Electronic Frontier Foundation, Grist (board), Illuminate the Arts (board), Innocence Project, Johns Hopkins, MAPS, New Museum (board), Long Now Foundation, Project Include, Rothko Chapel.

Press, Podcasts, and Speaking

A few notable links:

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For more, here’s an archived collection of articles about my work over the years, as well as podcast interviews and past speaking engagements. I’ve also spoken at hundreds of WordPress events and WordCamps.

If you need a press/conference headshot, try this or this.

Early Teachers

Growing up in Houston’s public school system I had the good fortune of being exposed to a number of incredible teachers who really cared and had a big impact on my development: Anthony Maxie, Craig Green, John Schutza, Conrad Johnson, Bubbha Thomas, Ron Thornton, David Caceres, Kelly Dean, Al Campbell, Bash Whittaker, Doc Morgan, Rickey Campbell, Scott Roman, Woody Witt, Warren Sneed, Dennis Dotson, Noe Marmolejo, Ross Lence.


Hello! You’re probably here because you want to talk; there are a couple of ways to get in touch with me. I love hearing from WordPress users and please don’t hesitate to share links or stories you think I might be interested in, but if you need support, technical help, or want to complain about a site, your best bet is emailing

Current Mail Queues

Inbox: 5,885. Low priority: 15,665. Unknown: 3,248. I’ve sent out 161 emails to 118 people in the past month.

By Land

I really love email. The volume of email I get is somewhere between Zeldman and Santa Claus, however I still do my best to reply to each and every personal email sent to me. Realistically you’ll either get a reply right away or in 3-18 months.

All that said, email me directly or use the form below.

By Air

You can also send me a message on Twitter or on Tumblr. You can also follow me on Spotify and Soundcloud.

Other forms of communication, including psychic signals and carrier pigeons seem to be less reliable, so stick to the above methods just to be safe.


The future of work is here. The Distributed Podcast is an in-depth conversation about the future of work — with the companies and leaders driving it. Hosted by Co-Founder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic Matt Mullenweg. Subscribe >


Twitter is a microblogging, social networking service owned by American company Twitter, Inc., on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets". You can find me on Twitter under photomatt.

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