Weekly News Roundup: Ghost Revenue, Shopify's Google Wallet & WordPress 4.2

Regular reader will have noticed our DNN Software coverage this week, as part of CMS Critic's first round of Featured Weeks.

But the world of CMS whirled on in the background, and so it's only right that we bring you the highlights from this past week.

Ghost's Transparency

This week, Ghost delivered on it promise to be more “transparent” (yes, I know, the irony) by revealing their revenue in full.

The blogging platform has also released a “Revenue Dashboard”, inspired by a similar feature offered by Buffer last year.

Ghost's annual revenue so far is $411k, and the revenue dashboard offers up a whole host of other revenue-related metrics.

Read more here.

US Shopify Users Get Google Wallet

Shopify, one of the world's leading eCommerce solutions, recently announced the arrival of Google Wallet for its US user base.

The introduction of Google Wallet is another effort from Shopify to simplify their mobile checkout process.

Shoppers who have their Google Wallet already set up will be able to simply click “Buy with Google”, instead of typing in their credit card details, billing, and shipping address on a tiny virtual keyboard.

Read more here.

WordPress 4.2 On The Horizon

For those of you who don't know, WordPress is the most widely used CMS (and yes, it is a CMS) in the world.

Thus, the arrival of its latest version, WordPress 4.2, is being eagerly awaited.

The fourth beta was recently released, meaning that the final release of version 4.2 shouldn't be too far away at all. In fact, it could be a matter of days rather than weeks.

Read more here.