WordPress locked out of Apple App Store

Apple has been forced to make a public apology after it locked out WordPress from its app store. This was done in a move to get more profit from in-app purchases. WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg noticed on Friday that his company had been locked out. All he had to do was change the free app status of WordPress and allow in-app purchases. Apple would then be eligible for a 30 per cent cut of any purchases made through the app.

Mr Mullenweg was opposed to the idea, especially as he founded WordPress to make the internet free for everyone.

“My life’s mission, and the purpose of WordPress, is to increase the freedom of the internet,” he said in a later tweet. After his tweet got thousands of reactions, he prompted an apology from the tech giant. “We believe the issue with the WordPress app has been resolved,” Apple said in a statement. “We have informed the developer and apologize (sic) for any confusion caused.”