I Helped Launch This: Major Nelson 4.0

I love days like this one where we get a new site off the ground on WordPress.com VIP and I can finally talk about cool things I’ve been working on.

First, a little back story: In late 2010 and early 2011, I had heard that Major Nelson was looking to move from Telligent Community to another CMS for his site. I reached out via email and had some conversation with him about WordPress as an option.

Thankfully, the suggestion was a good one and he transitioned the site a couple of months later to be on WordPress, where it’s been ever since.

At the time, I’d brought up the idea of WordPress.com VIP as an option, but the time wasn’t right and instead majornelson.com ended up as a—still awesome—self-hosted site.

Time passes.

A few months ago, my colleague Nick Gernert posted to our team to note that we had reached out to the Xbox team to see if WordPress.com VIP was a good fit. It is, and for the last couple of months, I’ve been assisting with the migration and support for the new majornelson.com, which launched this morning in advance of E3.

Take a look! I think it looks fantastic—especially the podcast post views. They look really sharp.

And welcome to WordPress.com VIP, Major! I’m happy to be part of the team that will be supporting your site.