It was announced today that the WP-Pro mailing list is being discontinued. The list was started in 2005 as a way to connect those who needed WordPress-related services with WordPress designers, developers and consultants. Since then, WordPress has experienced enormous growth and has been widely adopted by web designers and developers across the globe. The incredible number of web professionals marketing WordPress services combined with the onset of various online job boards has largely made the WP-Pro mailing list unnecessary.
Regarding the list’s deactivation, Jane Wells commented:
“Mailing lists are great for discussions, but they’re just not the best way to hire people.”