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World of WordPress: Is Automattic competing with WordPress consultants and designers?

No doubt, the week’s topic in the WordPress community was the new Website Builder launched by Automattic, aka WordPress.com. Reactions came swiftly from people all over the internet. WordPress.com, or Automattic, is now competing with small WordPress agencies. Or are they? Much was made about the fact they will build a website and do it for $4900. For some people, the $4900 price tag was welcomed because it gives some kind of minimum price point. Others just felt like Automattic will put WordPress consultants out of work. Sarah Gooding has a nice summary of the reactions, “Initial reactions from the

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