Tumblr's fall might be restored with the removal of the ban, but Automattic's CEO Matt Mullenweg says that he intends to make no changes to that end.
"Adult content is not our forte either, and it creates a huge number of potential issues with app stores, payment providers, trust and safety," he told Hacker News, noting that the ban won't be revoked.
Tumblr will act as complementary site for WordPress
Mullenweg emphasized that Tumblr's functions would be leveraged to complement WordPress.
The Journal's report indicates that they might share some of each others' functions, like Tumblr's mobile platform could provide access to WordPress mobile, but the exact details of the plan still remain unclear.
"Tumblr and WordPress have always been very philosophically aligned," Mullenweg said, adding that he is committed to preserving Tumblr's community.
Here's what Verizon CEO Guru Gowrappan said about the deal
"Tumblr is a marquee brand that has started movements, allowed for true identities to blossom and become home to many creative communities and fandoms. We are proud of what the team has accomplished and are happy to have found the perfect partner in Automattic."