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September 30 2016, 9AM

From September 19 to September 26, we invited members of the WordPress community to join us in one of our favorite yearly traditions: the Automattic Worldwide WordPress 5K (open to runners, walkers, cyclists, and hikers — and any other type of ambul... [Automattic] [Community] [international] [WordPress] [Wrapup] [Diversity] [wwwp5k]
From September 19 to September 26, we invited members of the WordPress community to join us in one of our favorite yearly traditions: the Automattic Worldwide WordPress 5K (open to runners, walkers, cyclists, and hikers — and any other type of ambul... [Automattic] [Community] [international] [WordPress] [Wrapup] [Diversity] [wwwp5k]
From September 19 to September 26, we invited members of the WordPress community to join us in one of our favorite yearly traditions: the Automattic Worldwide WordPress 5K (open to runners, walkers, cyclists, and hikers — and any other type of ambul... [Automattic] [Community] [international] [WordPress] [Wrapup] [Diversity] [wwwp5k]

April 20, 9AM

We love celebrating the achievements of those who use WordPress to share their talents with the world, so here are three recent success stories we thought you’d enjoy. If you’re thirsty for more in-depth profiles of WordPressers and their ac... [Community] [WordPress.com] [blog to book] [Books] [media] [podcasts]
We love celebrating the achievements of those who use WordPress to share their talents with the world, so here are three recent success stories we thought you’d enjoy. If you’re thirsty for more in-depth profiles of WordPressers and their ac... [Community] [WordPress.com] [blog to book] [Books] [media] [podcasts]

January 27, 11AM

Every year we release an annual flagship theme as a blank canvas for bloggers, artists, professionals, and business owners. This year’s creation, Twenty Sixteen, is a gorgeous theme that celebrates a classic WordPress layout yet injects it w... [Customization] [Design] [Themes] [WordPress.com] [custom design] [Customizing] [layout] [minimalist] [Static Front Page] [Twenty Sixteen]
Every year we release an annual flagship theme as a blank canvas for bloggers, artists, professionals, and business owners. This year’s creation, Twenty Sixteen, is a gorgeous theme that celebrates a classic WordPress layout yet injects it w... [Customization] [Design] [Themes] [WordPress.com] [custom design] [Customizing] [layout] [minimalist] [Static Front Page] [Twenty Sixteen]

December 7 2015, 8AM

It always makes us happy to hear about the achievements of writers, photographers, and artists who choose WordPress.com as their home on the web. Today, let’s celebrate recent exciting news from Gaia Vince, Max Becherer, and Rolli. A writer with a m... [Community] [WordPress.com] [book award] [Books] [comics] [environment] [flash fiction] [media] [photojournalism] [publishing]
It always makes us happy to hear about the achievements of writers, photographers, and artists who choose WordPress.com as their home on the web. Today, let’s celebrate recent exciting news from Gaia Vince, Max Becherer, and Rolli. A writer with a m... [Community] [WordPress.com] [book award] [Books] [comics] [environment] [flash fiction] [media] [photojournalism] [publishing]

November 11, 8AM

What makes a great blog post? We all have our pet criteria: sharp prose. Enlightening content. Stunning photos. (“Lots of GIFs?” Sure, why not?) Beyond its style or tone, a standout post invites us to take a peek into another person’s... [Freshly Pressed] [reading] [best of wordpress] [classical music] [College] [history] [pop culture] [Roundup] [Writing]
What makes a great blog post? We all have our pet criteria: sharp prose. Enlightening content. Stunning photos. (“Lots of GIFs?” Sure, why not?) Beyond its style or tone, a standout post invites us to take a peek into another person’s... [Freshly Pressed] [reading] [best of wordpress] [classical music] [College] [history] [pop culture] [Roundup] [Writing]

September 7, 8AM

People all over the world were horrified last week when they saw the picture of a dead Syrian child, Aylan Kurdi, being picked up from the beach in Turkey. His family’s attempt to escape the brutal civil war in their country had ended in tragedy. ... [Community] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [activism] [Human Rights] [refugee crisis] [Roundup]
People all over the world were horrified last week when they saw the picture of a dead Syrian child, Aylan Kurdi, being picked up from the beach in Turkey. His family’s attempt to escape the brutal civil war in their country had ended in tragedy. ... [Community] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [activism] [Human Rights] [refugee crisis] [Roundup]

September 2, 8AM

The blogging community is huge and diverse, with thousands of smaller clusters of sites built around shared interests, causes, and passions. It might seem daunting at first — like walking into a party where everyone already seems to know each oth... [Community] [blogging] [Roundup]
The blogging community is huge and diverse, with thousands of smaller clusters of sites built around shared interests, causes, and passions. It might seem daunting at first — like walking into a party where everyone already seems to know each oth... [Community] [blogging] [Roundup]

July 29, 9AM

We read hundreds of blogs and websites every day, from up-and-coming voices and established pros alike. We love visiting those sites on WordPress.com, but it’s just as rewarding to see other platforms embrace the work of writers, journalists, a... [Community] [WordPress.com] [media] [new york times magazine] [publishing] [Slate] [The Atlantic] [The Millions] [The Toast] [writers] [Writing]
We read hundreds of blogs and websites every day, from up-and-coming voices and established pros alike. We love visiting those sites on WordPress.com, but it’s just as rewarding to see other platforms embrace the work of writers, journalists, a... [Community] [WordPress.com] [media] [new york times magazine] [publishing] [Slate] [The Atlantic] [The Millions] [The Toast] [writers] [Writing]

June 24, 9AM

Gazette is a theme that balances rich functionality with a pleasant, non-obtrusive look. Depending on your site’s needs, you can tweak it to look as stark and clean, or as warm and vibrant as you wish. Business owners, visual artists, and bloggers ... [Customization] [Themes] [Customizing] [Early Theme Adopters] [Featured content] [Featured Image] [Gazette] [Site Logo] [theme]
Gazette is a theme that balances rich functionality with a pleasant, non-obtrusive look. Depending on your site’s needs, you can tweak it to look as stark and clean, or as warm and vibrant as you wish. Business owners, visual artists, and bloggers ... [Customization] [Themes] [Customizing] [Early Theme Adopters] [Featured content] [Featured Image] [Gazette] [Site Logo] [theme]

February 25, 9AM

Over at The Daily Post, our first poetry-focused Blogging U. course, Writing 201: Poetry, has just entered its second week. It’s been a blast, with hundreds of poets sharing their work, experimenting with new forms, and commenting on their peers... [Customization] [Themes] [Writing] [poetry] [poets] [readability] [reading] [Writing201]
Over at The Daily Post, our first poetry-focused Blogging U. course, Writing 201: Poetry, has just entered its second week. It’s been a blast, with hundreds of poets sharing their work, experimenting with new forms, and commenting on their peers... [Customization] [Themes] [Writing] [poetry] [poets] [readability] [reading] [Writing201]

January 27, 9AM

Our default theme this year, Twenty Fifteen, draws visitors’ eyes to what matters most — the text and images you publish on your site. Crisp typography, generous spacing, streamlined navigation: Twenty Fifteen shows that less can indeed be ... [Customization] [Design] [Themes] [custom design] [custom menu] [Customizing] [featured images] [twenty fifteen]
Our default theme this year, Twenty Fifteen, draws visitors’ eyes to what matters most — the text and images you publish on your site. Crisp typography, generous spacing, streamlined navigation: Twenty Fifteen shows that less can indeed be ... [Customization] [Design] [Themes] [custom design] [custom menu] [Customizing] [featured images] [twenty fifteen]

January 2, 9AM

The beginning of a new year is an opportunity to start things afresh — why should your blog not benefit as well? Here are six things you can do to start your blogging in 2015 energized, recharged, and focused. Explore your new dashboard We introd... [Better Blogging] [2015] [Blogging Tips] [blogging u.] [Community] [Dashboard] [mobile]
The beginning of a new year is an opportunity to start things afresh — why should your blog not benefit as well? Here are six things you can do to start your blogging in 2015 energized, recharged, and focused. Explore your new dashboard We introd... [Better Blogging] [2015] [Blogging Tips] [blogging u.] [Community] [Dashboard] [mobile]
The beginning of a new year is an opportunity to start things afresh — why should your blog not benefit as well? Here are six things you can do to start your blogging in 2015 energized, recharged, and focused. Explore your new dashboard We introd... [Better Blogging] [2015] [Blogging Tips] [blogging u.] [Community] [Dashboard] [mobile]

November 10, 9AM

Our recent Writing 101 and Writing 201 Blogging U. courses were a huge success — so we thought you should be able to enjoy them even if your schedule didn’t allow you to take them in real time. We’re happy to announce that both courses... [Better Blogging] [Resources] [Writing] [blogging u.] [ebook] [ebooks] [Writing 101] [Writing 201]
Our recent Writing 101 and Writing 201 Blogging U. courses were a huge success — so we thought you should be able to enjoy them even if your schedule didn’t allow you to take them in real time. We’re happy to announce that both courses... [Better Blogging] [Resources] [Writing] [blogging u.] [ebook] [ebooks] [Writing 101] [Writing 201]

October 15, 8AM

Blogging 201: Branding and Growth starts Monday, October 20. If you’re a recent alum of Blogging 101 looking to build on the skills you’ve developed so far, or a blogger looking for new ways to grow your site and its audience, this is the ... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Resources] [Blogging 201] [blogging u.] [branding] [building traffic] [growth] [Traffic]
Blogging 201: Branding and Growth starts Monday, October 20. If you’re a recent alum of Blogging 101 looking to build on the skills you’ve developed so far, or a blogger looking for new ways to grow your site and its audience, this is the ... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Resources] [Blogging 201] [blogging u.] [branding] [building traffic] [growth] [Traffic]

September 26, 8AM

A theme named after the decade that gave us daring teen comedies and cutting-edge synth pop was bound to be a crowd-pleaser. And indeed, in the few weeks since Eighties was released, it’s garnered tens of thousands of fans who are using it on the... [Customization] [Themes] [custom header] [custom menu] [Customizing] [Early Theme Adopters] [Eighties] [Featured Image] [featured images] [theme]
A theme named after the decade that gave us daring teen comedies and cutting-edge synth pop was bound to be a crowd-pleaser. And indeed, in the few weeks since Eighties was released, it’s garnered tens of thousands of fans who are using it on the... [Customization] [Themes] [custom header] [custom menu] [Customizing] [Early Theme Adopters] [Eighties] [Featured Image] [featured images] [theme]

September 16, 8AM

We might think of the end of summer as a slow news season. Not so for the authors and bloggers we feature today, who’ve been hard at work on some exciting projects recently. Rebecca Hains Writer, professor, and media scholar Rebecca Hains often s... [Community] [Press] [Writing] [blogging] [Books] [media] [New York Times] [The Guardian]
We might think of the end of summer as a slow news season. Not so for the authors and bloggers we feature today, who’ve been hard at work on some exciting projects recently. Rebecca Hains Writer, professor, and media scholar Rebecca Hains often s... [Community] [Press] [Writing] [blogging] [Books] [media] [New York Times] [The Guardian]

August 22, 8AM

Many details about the violent death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, remain unclear. What is beyond doubt is the intensity of reactions to this story — in the media and in neighborhoods all over the US (and beyond). Here are ten pers... [Community] [Freshly Pressed] [Ferguson] [media] [racism] [Roundup] [social media]
Many details about the violent death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, remain unclear. What is beyond doubt is the intensity of reactions to this story — in the media and in neighborhoods all over the US (and beyond). Here are ten pers... [Community] [Freshly Pressed] [Ferguson] [media] [racism] [Roundup] [social media]

August 19, 8AM

Whether you’re a personal blogger, a designer, or an artist, Isola gives you a bright, clean space to showcase your work. Its minimalist design stays crisp across devices and screens of all sizes, with generous white space to keep the focus on ... [Customization] [Themes] [custom menu] [Customizing] [Early Theme Adopters] [featured images] [isola] [post formats]
Whether you’re a personal blogger, a designer, or an artist, Isola gives you a bright, clean space to showcase your work. Its minimalist design stays crisp across devices and screens of all sizes, with generous white space to keep the focus on ... [Customization] [Themes] [custom menu] [Customizing] [Early Theme Adopters] [featured images] [isola] [post formats]

August 5, 8AM

Kelly, which was designed by Automattic’s own Kelly Hoffman, is an inviting, fun theme for bloggers of all stripes. Its clean, one-column layout makes it perfect for text-heavy posts, but can be just as ideal for a tumblelog-like stream of images... [Customization] [Themes] [custom header] [Customizing] [Early Theme Adopters] [Featured Image] [Kelly]
Kelly, which was designed by Automattic’s own Kelly Hoffman, is an inviting, fun theme for bloggers of all stripes. Its clean, one-column layout makes it perfect for text-heavy posts, but can be just as ideal for a tumblelog-like stream of images... [Customization] [Themes] [custom header] [Customizing] [Early Theme Adopters] [Featured Image] [Kelly]

July 14, 8AM

Last month, more than 4,000 bloggers joined us for Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit, where they challenged themselves to carve out time to write regularly, and to experiment with new forms and styles. The result? Thousands of posts, comments, ... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Writing] [blogging u.] [The Daily Post] [Writing 201] [Writing challenge] [Writing201]
Last month, more than 4,000 bloggers joined us for Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit, where they challenged themselves to carve out time to write regularly, and to experiment with new forms and styles. The result? Thousands of posts, comments, ... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Writing] [blogging u.] [The Daily Post] [Writing 201] [Writing challenge] [Writing201]

July 4, 8AM

Automatticians, the people who build WordPress.com, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, they report back on the exciting things they do when not in front of a computer. This week, editor Ben Huberman shares his ex... [Community] [Events] [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [blogging conferences] [European Beer Bloggers Conference] [Field notes]
Automatticians, the people who build WordPress.com, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, they report back on the exciting things they do when not in front of a computer. This week, editor Ben Huberman shares his ex... [Community] [Events] [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [blogging conferences] [European Beer Bloggers Conference] [Field notes]

June 24, 8AM

Bushwick has become the theme of choice for tens of thousands of bloggers since we launched it a few months ago. It’s easy to see why: its typography and layout make posts highly readable, while the vertical custom header image adds a distinct, eas... [Customization] [Design] [Themes] [Bushwick] [Customizing] [designs] [Early Theme Adopters] [theme]
Bushwick has become the theme of choice for tens of thousands of bloggers since we launched it a few months ago. It’s easy to see why: its typography and layout make posts highly readable, while the vertical custom header image adds a distinct, eas... [Customization] [Design] [Themes] [Bushwick] [Customizing] [designs] [Early Theme Adopters] [theme]

June 20, 6AM

Whether your country is playing in Brazil this year or not, joining in the fun of this monthlong global festivity is hard to resist. Thanks to bloggers and photographers on the ground in Brazil and around the world, we all get to have the best views. Co... [Community] [Wrapup] [Around the World] [football] [photoblogger] [photoblogging] [Photography] [soccer] [world cup]
Whether your country is playing in Brazil this year or not, joining in the fun of this monthlong global festivity is hard to resist. Thanks to bloggers and photographers on the ground in Brazil and around the world, we all get to have the best views. Co... [Community] [Wrapup] [Around the World] [football] [photoblogger] [photoblogging] [Photography] [soccer] [world cup]

June 3, 8AM

From a full-blown professional portfolio to a streamlined homepage, Espied, which was launched a few short weeks ago, gives you a wide variety of options to display your best work. You can tailor the theme to suit your most exacting needs. On top of sta... [Customization] [Themes] [Customizing] [Early Theme Adopters] [Espied] [featured images] [graphic design] [illustrator] [portfolio] [social links]
From a full-blown professional portfolio to a streamlined homepage, Espied, which was launched a few short weeks ago, gives you a wide variety of options to display your best work. You can tailor the theme to suit your most exacting needs. On top of sta... [Customization] [Themes] [Customizing] [Early Theme Adopters] [Espied] [featured images] [graphic design] [illustrator] [portfolio] [social links]

May 28, 5AM

In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great-looking sites with the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites that are already using Illustratr, a stunning, modern theme perfect for port... [Customization] [Themes] [Early Theme Adopters] [Illustratr] [portfolio] [theme]
In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great-looking sites with the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites that are already using Illustratr, a stunning, modern theme perfect for port... [Customization] [Themes] [Early Theme Adopters] [Illustratr] [portfolio] [theme]

May 26, 5AM

In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com, from new features to great blogs to discover. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Monday Morning Edition] [Recap]
In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com, from new features to great blogs to discover. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Monday Morning Edition] [Recap]

May 21, 5AM

In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great-looking sites with the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites that are already using Tonal, a versatile, minimalist theme. [Customization] [Themes] [Customizing] [Early Theme Adopters] [featured images] [PhotoBlog] [Tonal]
In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great-looking sites with the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites that are already using Tonal, a versatile, minimalist theme. [Customization] [Themes] [Customizing] [Early Theme Adopters] [featured images] [PhotoBlog] [Tonal]

May 20, 8AM

Whether you're a spreadsheet enthusiast or allergic to numbers, digging into your site's stats can help you better engage with your audience. Let's take a look at three stats that can make a difference beyond page views. [Better Blogging] [Stats] [blogging] [engagement] [statistics] [Traffic]
Whether you're a spreadsheet enthusiast or allergic to numbers, digging into your site's stats can help you better engage with your audience. Let's take a look at three stats that can make a difference beyond page views. [Better Blogging] [Stats] [blogging] [engagement] [statistics] [Traffic]

May 19, 5AM

In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com, from new features to great blogs to discover. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [BlogHer] [Books] [geotagging] [Homepage] [Monday Morning Edition] [Recap] [Static Front Page] [Themes] [VoTY]
In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com, from new features to great blogs to discover. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [BlogHer] [Books] [geotagging] [Homepage] [Monday Morning Edition] [Recap] [Static Front Page] [Themes] [VoTY]

May 14, 5AM

In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great-looking sites with the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites that are already using Ubud, a striking theme for portfolios and other image... [Customization] [Themes] [Customizing] [Early Theme Adopters] [PhotoBlog] [portfolio] [theme] [Ubud]
In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great-looking sites with the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites that are already using Ubud, a striking theme for portfolios and other image... [Customization] [Themes] [Customizing] [Early Theme Adopters] [PhotoBlog] [portfolio] [theme] [Ubud]

May 12, 8AM

With so many creative (and prolific) voices, it's hard to keep track of all the titles published by our bloggers. Here's another selection of recently published books by WordPressers. [Community] [Congrats] [WordPress.com] [blog to book] [Books]
With so many creative (and prolific) voices, it's hard to keep track of all the titles published by our bloggers. Here's another selection of recently published books by WordPressers. [Community] [Congrats] [WordPress.com] [blog to book] [Books]

5AM

In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com, from community updates to new features. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Event calendar] [Events] [Journalism] [journalists] [Monday Morning Edition] [Recap]
In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com, from community updates to new features. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Event calendar] [Events] [Journalism] [journalists] [Monday Morning Edition] [Recap]

May 7, 8AM

From the US to Turkey to Brazil, established journalists are using their blogs to enhance their reporting in traditional media. [Community] [Profile] [WordPress.com] [Journalism] [journalists] [media] [writers]
From the US to Turkey to Brazil, established journalists are using their blogs to enhance their reporting in traditional media. [Community] [Profile] [WordPress.com] [Journalism] [journalists] [media] [writers]

May 5, 5AM

In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com, from community updates to great blogs to discover. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Books] [Desmond Tutu] [Forgiveness Challenge] [Monday Morning Edition] [Recap] [SEO] [Themes]
In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com, from community updates to great blogs to discover. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Books] [Desmond Tutu] [Forgiveness Challenge] [Monday Morning Edition] [Recap] [SEO] [Themes]

April 29, 8AM

From novelists to bakers, books by WordPress.com bloggers are popping up on shelves and screens everywhere this spring. [Community] [Congrats] [WordPress.com] [blog to book] [Books]
From novelists to bakers, books by WordPress.com bloggers are popping up on shelves and screens everywhere this spring. [Community] [Congrats] [WordPress.com] [blog to book] [Books]

April 28, 5AM

In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com, from new features to great blogs to discover. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Monday Morning Edition] [photoblogging] [poetry] [Postbot] [Recap] [tagging] [Themes] [Traffic]
In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com, from new features to great blogs to discover. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Monday Morning Edition] [photoblogging] [poetry] [Postbot] [Recap] [tagging] [Themes] [Traffic]

April 23, 8AM

From cutting-edge ezines to collaborative projects, poets and poetry lovers are finding each other on WordPress.com. [Community] [Wrapup] [group blogs] [NaPoWriMo] [poetry]
From cutting-edge ezines to collaborative projects, poets and poetry lovers are finding each other on WordPress.com. [Community] [Wrapup] [group blogs] [NaPoWriMo] [poetry]

5AM

In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great-looking sites with the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites that are already using Hemingway Rewritten, a free theme that makes both wor... [Customization] [Themes] [Customizing] [Early Theme Adopters] [featured images] [Header Image] [Hemingway Rewritten]
In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great-looking sites with the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites that are already using Hemingway Rewritten, a free theme that makes both wor... [Customization] [Themes] [Customizing] [Early Theme Adopters] [featured images] [Header Image] [Hemingway Rewritten]

April 21, 5AM

In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com, from new features to great blogs to discover. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [heartbleed] [Monday Morning Edition] [post formats] [Recap] [Themes] [Transparency Report]
In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com, from new features to great blogs to discover. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [heartbleed] [Monday Morning Edition] [post formats] [Recap] [Themes] [Transparency Report]

April 15, 8AM

In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great-looking sites with the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites that are already using Spun, a distinctive, minimalist theme. [Customization] [Themes] [Early Theme Adopters] [featured images] [Homepage] [Spun] [theme]
In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great-looking sites with the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites that are already using Spun, a distinctive, minimalist theme. [Customization] [Themes] [Early Theme Adopters] [featured images] [Homepage] [Spun] [theme]

April 14, 5AM

In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com, from new features to great blogs to discover. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Autism] [Homepages] [longreads] [Monday Morning Edition] [Recap] [The Daily Post]
In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com, from new features to great blogs to discover. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Autism] [Homepages] [longreads] [Monday Morning Edition] [Recap] [The Daily Post]

April 9, 5AM

In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great sites with the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites that are already using McKinley, a modern, visually striking theme. [Customization] [Themes] [featured images] [Homepage] [McKinley] [slider] [theme]
In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great sites with the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites that are already using McKinley, a modern, visually striking theme. [Customization] [Themes] [featured images] [Homepage] [McKinley] [slider] [theme]

April 7, 8AM

WordPress.com bloggers continue to leave their mark both online and off -- here are three notable stories from recent weeks. [Community] [Congrats] [Press] [bloggers] [media] [viral posts]
WordPress.com bloggers continue to leave their mark both online and off -- here are three notable stories from recent weeks. [Community] [Congrats] [Press] [bloggers] [media] [viral posts]

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In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com, from new features to great blogs to discover. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [humor] [Monday Morning Edition] [Motif] [NaPoWriMo] [poetry] [Themes] [Traffic]
In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com, from new features to great blogs to discover. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [humor] [Monday Morning Edition] [Motif] [NaPoWriMo] [poetry] [Themes] [Traffic]

April 2, 8AM

Another month is in the books! The WordPress.com community made March a month to remember with an avalanche of great achievements. Here's a look at some of the highlights. [Automattic] [Community] [Stats] [WordPress.com] [Device preview] [Emoticons] [hot list] [statistics] [Themes]
Another month is in the books! The WordPress.com community made March a month to remember with an avalanche of great achievements. Here's a look at some of the highlights. [Automattic] [Community] [Stats] [WordPress.com] [Device preview] [Emoticons] [hot list] [statistics] [Themes]

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In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on users making the most of recent additions to the Theme Showcase. Today, join us as we take a look at sites using Motif, a free theme you can easily adapt for any need, from your business site to your persona... [Customization] [Themes] [Early Theme Adopters] [Homepage] [Motif] [Static Front Page] [theme]
In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on users making the most of recent additions to the Theme Showcase. Today, join us as we take a look at sites using Motif, a free theme you can easily adapt for any need, from your business site to your persona... [Customization] [Themes] [Early Theme Adopters] [Homepage] [Motif] [Static Front Page] [theme]

March 31, 5AM

In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com, from new features to great blogs to discover. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Domains] [Embeds] [food blogs] [media] [Monday Morning Edition] [Tumblelog]
In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com, from new features to great blogs to discover. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Domains] [Embeds] [food blogs] [media] [Monday Morning Edition] [Tumblelog]

March 28, 8AM

Just in time for the weekend, a tasting menu of some of our very best food blogs, from the most decadent burgers ever created to macarons so beautiful you want to bite into your screen. [Community] [Design] [WordPress.com] [food] [food blogs] [Roundup]
Just in time for the weekend, a tasting menu of some of our very best food blogs, from the most decadent burgers ever created to macarons so beautiful you want to bite into your screen. [Community] [Design] [WordPress.com] [food] [food blogs] [Roundup]

March 27, 8AM

From images and animation clips to recipes, savvy bloggers know that adding media to posts makes them much more engaging. Get inspired today with three embed options that add pop to your site. [Embeds] [Features] [Embedding] [Getty Images] [media] [Recipe shortcode] [Shortcodes] [Vine]
From images and animation clips to recipes, savvy bloggers know that adding media to posts makes them much more engaging. Get inspired today with three embed options that add pop to your site. [Embeds] [Features] [Embedding] [Getty Images] [media] [Recipe shortcode] [Shortcodes] [Vine]

March 26, 5AM

We release beautiful new themes every week. In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers who are using the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the blogs that are already using Sorbet, a vibrant, inviting t... [Customization] [Themes] [Early Theme Adopters] [Sorbet] [theme] [Tumblelog] [Widgets]
We release beautiful new themes every week. In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers who are using the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the blogs that are already using Sorbet, a vibrant, inviting t... [Customization] [Themes] [Early Theme Adopters] [Sorbet] [theme] [Tumblelog] [Widgets]

March 25, 10AM

Extra, extra, read all about it: we're thrilled to announce a whole batch of improvements to your blogs, from image editing in the body of your posts to better, sleeker audio playlists -- and more. [Better Blogging] [Customization] [Features] [Widgets] [WordPress.com] [Plain text] [Playlists] [update] [Visual Editor]
Extra, extra, read all about it: we're thrilled to announce a whole batch of improvements to your blogs, from image editing in the body of your posts to better, sleeker audio playlists -- and more. [Better Blogging] [Customization] [Features] [Widgets] [WordPress.com] [Plain text] [Playlists] [update] [Visual Editor]

March 24, 5AM

In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Emoticons] [Spring cleaning] [sxsw] [Themes] [WebCoast]
In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Emoticons] [Spring cleaning] [sxsw] [Themes] [WebCoast]

March 21, 8AM

The Customizer is full of great features to discover, from simulating how your content appears on smartphones and tablets to previewing different background images. Let's take a look at three free features that you'll enjoy tinkering with. [Customization] [Design] [Features] [mobile] [custom background] [custom menus] [Customizer] [mobile devices]
The Customizer is full of great features to discover, from simulating how your content appears on smartphones and tablets to previewing different background images. Let's take a look at three free features that you'll enjoy tinkering with. [Customization] [Design] [Features] [mobile] [custom background] [custom menus] [Customizer] [mobile devices]

March 19, 5AM

We release beautiful new themes every week. In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers who are using the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let's visit some of the blogs that are already using Singl, a minimalist, versatile ... [Customization] [Themes] [custom header] [Early Theme Adopters] [Front Page template] [Singl] [theme]
We release beautiful new themes every week. In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers who are using the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let's visit some of the blogs that are already using Singl, a minimalist, versatile ... [Customization] [Themes] [custom header] [Early Theme Adopters] [Front Page template] [Singl] [theme]

March 18, 6AM

From your sidebar to your comments section, these tips will help you clean up your blog in just a few minutes. [Better Blogging] [Customization] [Features] [comments] [drafts] [Sharing Buttons] [Sidebar] [Tags] [Widgets]
From your sidebar to your comments section, these tips will help you clean up your blog in just a few minutes. [Better Blogging] [Customization] [Features] [comments] [drafts] [Sharing Buttons] [Sidebar] [Tags] [Widgets]

March 17, 5AM

March 14, 5AM

We visit hundreds of blogs every day, and are often struck by bloggers' creativity. Today, let's take a look at how one blogger has been using slideshow galleries to produce on-the-go animated art projects. [Community] [Features] [mobile] [Profile] [art] [Digital Art] [galleries] [slideshow] [wordpress app] [WordPress for iOS]
We visit hundreds of blogs every day, and are often struck by bloggers' creativity. Today, let's take a look at how one blogger has been using slideshow galleries to produce on-the-go animated art projects. [Community] [Features] [mobile] [Profile] [art] [Digital Art] [galleries] [slideshow] [wordpress app] [WordPress for iOS]

March 12, 5AM

We release beautiful new themes every week. In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers who are using the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let's visit some of the blogs that are already using Suits, an elegant, flexible the... [Customization] [Themes] [custom header] [Early Theme Adopters] [featured images] [Suits] [theme]
We release beautiful new themes every week. In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers who are using the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let's visit some of the blogs that are already using Suits, an elegant, flexible the... [Customization] [Themes] [custom header] [Early Theme Adopters] [featured images] [Suits] [theme]

March 10, 6AM

In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Getty Images] [Recap] [Themes] [update]
In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Getty Images] [Recap] [Themes] [update]

March 4, 6AM

We release beautiful new themes every week. In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers who are using the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let's visit some of the first blogs to have made Syntax, a striking, minimalist them... [Customization] [Themes] [custom header] [Early Theme Adopters] [featured images] [syntax] [theme]
We release beautiful new themes every week. In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers who are using the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let's visit some of the first blogs to have made Syntax, a striking, minimalist them... [Customization] [Themes] [custom header] [Early Theme Adopters] [featured images] [syntax] [theme]

March 3, 9AM

February was another eventful month at WordPress.com. Here's the lowdown on what we've all been up to. [Community] [Stats] [WordPress.com] [hot list] [statistics]
February was another eventful month at WordPress.com. Here's the lowdown on what we've all been up to. [Community] [Stats] [WordPress.com] [hot list] [statistics]

6AM

In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Recap] [Themes] [update]
In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Recap] [Themes] [update]

February 28, 9AM

The Academy Awards are just around the corner — millions will tune in this Sunday to watch the annual extravaganza of teary speeches, campy choreography, and Jack Nicholson’s shades. The blogging world is abuzz, too, with predictions, reviews,... [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Academy Awards] [film] [movies] [Oscars] [Roundup]
The Academy Awards are just around the corner — millions will tune in this Sunday to watch the annual extravaganza of teary speeches, campy choreography, and Jack Nicholson’s shades. The blogging world is abuzz, too, with predictions, reviews,... [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Academy Awards] [film] [movies] [Oscars] [Roundup]

February 18, 9AM

Every so often, we sit down with an Automattician to help you get to know the people who build new features, keep Automattic’s wheels turning, and make WordPress.com the best it can be. In this installment, we’re delighted to introduce you to movi... [Automattic] [behind the scenes] [hiring] [iOS] [mobile]
Every so often, we sit down with an Automattician to help you get to know the people who build new features, keep Automattic’s wheels turning, and make WordPress.com the best it can be. In this installment, we’re delighted to introduce you to movi... [Automattic] [behind the scenes] [hiring] [iOS] [mobile]

February 12, 9AM

Most bloggers display their latest posts first — reverse chronological order is the classic blog format, after all. Many WordPress.com users, however, choose to build a static front page — a homepage — that creates a website feel and bri... [Better Blogging] [Customization] [howto] [Homepage] [Static Front Page] [website]
Most bloggers display their latest posts first — reverse chronological order is the classic blog format, after all. Many WordPress.com users, however, choose to build a static front page — a homepage — that creates a website feel and bri... [Better Blogging] [Customization] [howto] [Homepage] [Static Front Page] [website]

February 7, 9AM

While millions turn their eyes to the Russian resort town for today’s opening ceremony, the Sochi Olympics have been on the minds of many for months — especially those competing for a spot on a national team. We’re thrilled that so many ... [Community] [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [olympics] [Roundup] [Sochi] [Sochi 2014]
While millions turn their eyes to the Russian resort town for today’s opening ceremony, the Sochi Olympics have been on the minds of many for months — especially those competing for a spot on a national team. We’re thrilled that so many ... [Community] [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [olympics] [Roundup] [Sochi] [Sochi 2014]

January 28, 9AM

The WordPress.com community is a truly global phenomenon. With bloggers spread across every corner of the world, the stories we encounter daily in the Reader give us an unfiltered snapshot of the world we share. Today, we offer you a free round-the-world ... [Community] [Freshly Pressed] [international] [WordPress.com] [Photography] [Roundup] [Travel] [WPrightnow]
The WordPress.com community is a truly global phenomenon. With bloggers spread across every corner of the world, the stories we encounter daily in the Reader give us an unfiltered snapshot of the world we share. Today, we offer you a free round-the-world ... [Community] [Freshly Pressed] [international] [WordPress.com] [Photography] [Roundup] [Travel] [WPrightnow]

January 20, 9AM

In the two months since its release, Twenty Fourteen has already made quite a splash, becoming the theme of choice for almost 200,000 sites. If you’re a new blogger (hello, Zero to Hero participants!), it likely looks familiar. It’s our defaul... [Customization] [Design] [Themes] [Customizing] [Twenty Fourteen]
In the two months since its release, Twenty Fourteen has already made quite a splash, becoming the theme of choice for almost 200,000 sites. If you’re a new blogger (hello, Zero to Hero participants!), it likely looks familiar. It’s our defaul... [Customization] [Design] [Themes] [Customizing] [Twenty Fourteen]

January 15, 9AM

Yesterday, we learned the ins and outs of pushing your new posts to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Today, we continue our tour of the Publicize universe with the three other social networks you can connect to from your WordPress.com account: LinkedIn, Tu... [Better Blogging] [Features] [Social] [LinkedIn] [Path] [Publicize] [sharing] [social media] [Tumblr]
Yesterday, we learned the ins and outs of pushing your new posts to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Today, we continue our tour of the Publicize universe with the three other social networks you can connect to from your WordPress.com account: LinkedIn, Tu... [Better Blogging] [Features] [Social] [LinkedIn] [Path] [Publicize] [sharing] [social media] [Tumblr]

January 10, 9AM

We were all impressed earlier this week when we reviewed the incredible achievements of the WordPress.com community in 2013. Even as the year drew to a close, though, many of you found the time to win a few more (symbolic) trophies for your collection of... [Community] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [bloggers] [media] [viral] [writers]
We were all impressed earlier this week when we reviewed the incredible achievements of the WordPress.com community in 2013. Even as the year drew to a close, though, many of you found the time to win a few more (symbolic) trophies for your collection of... [Community] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [bloggers] [media] [viral] [writers]

December 17, 9AM

WordPress.com is the biggest blogging platform around, and one of the most visited websites in the world. Yet the team that keeps it running is an intimate group of 224 Automatticians (thinking of joining our ranks? We’re always hiring). Among ... [Automattic] [behind the scenes] [Community] [WordPress.com] [Automatticians] [WordPress]
WordPress.com is the biggest blogging platform around, and one of the most visited websites in the world. Yet the team that keeps it running is an intimate group of 224 Automatticians (thinking of joining our ranks? We’re always hiring). Among ... [Automattic] [behind the scenes] [Community] [WordPress.com] [Automatticians] [WordPress]

December 6, 9AM

A few days ago on this blog, Cheri took a look at this year’s successful National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), the month-long event during which bloggers write a new post every day. The end of November also signaled the finish line of the the gra... [Community] [Events] [Wrapup] [blogging] [fiction] [NaNoWriMo] [novels]
A few days ago on this blog, Cheri took a look at this year’s successful National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), the month-long event during which bloggers write a new post every day. The end of November also signaled the finish line of the the gra... [Community] [Events] [Wrapup] [blogging] [fiction] [NaNoWriMo] [novels]

December 2, 10AM

Your WordPress.com site is your home on the web. It only makes sense, then, to spruce it up for the holidays as you would your brick-and-mortar address. With the ideas we include here, you’ll be able to give your blog a festive look with just a few ... [Better Blogging] [Customization] [Design] [custom background] [Holiday Snow] [Holidays] [SoundCloud] [Themes] [Widgets]
Your WordPress.com site is your home on the web. It only makes sense, then, to spruce it up for the holidays as you would your brick-and-mortar address. With the ideas we include here, you’ll be able to give your blog a festive look with just a few ... [Better Blogging] [Customization] [Design] [custom background] [Holiday Snow] [Holidays] [SoundCloud] [Themes] [Widgets]

November 27, 9AM

The holiday season is officially upon us: that special time of the year dedicated to friends, family, red-nosed reindeer, and— Who are we kidding? It’s all about food! Glorious, comforting, yummy food. As millions of Americans are busy prepari... [Community] [WordPress.com] [food] [food blogging] [food blogs] [food studies] [recipes]
The holiday season is officially upon us: that special time of the year dedicated to friends, family, red-nosed reindeer, and— Who are we kidding? It’s all about food! Glorious, comforting, yummy food. As millions of Americans are busy prepari... [Community] [WordPress.com] [food] [food blogging] [food blogs] [food studies] [recipes]

November 11, 2PM

WordPress.com users show their creativity not only in the content they publish, but also in how they design their sites. We always enjoy seeing how bloggers transform popular themes like Oxygen, Pilcrow, or Imbalance2 to create sleek, tailor-made sites. T... [Customization] [Features] [Themes] [Custom Colors] [custom css] [custom design] [custom fonts] [Customizer] [Site Title] [Snapshots] [Theme Customizer]
WordPress.com users show their creativity not only in the content they publish, but also in how they design their sites. We always enjoy seeing how bloggers transform popular themes like Oxygen, Pilcrow, or Imbalance2 to create sleek, tailor-made sites. T... [Customization] [Features] [Themes] [Custom Colors] [custom css] [custom design] [custom fonts] [Customizer] [Site Title] [Snapshots] [Theme Customizer]

November 8, 9AM

With October in the books, it’s time to take a look at the incredible accomplishments of the WordPress.com community over the past month. Coming in the wake of an impressive September, you raised the bar once again. You’re a (blogging) force t... [Automattic] [Community] [Stats] [WordPress.com] [hot list] [Numbers] [October 2013]
With October in the books, it’s time to take a look at the incredible accomplishments of the WordPress.com community over the past month. Coming in the wake of an impressive September, you raised the bar once again. You’re a (blogging) force t... [Automattic] [Community] [Stats] [WordPress.com] [hot list] [Numbers] [October 2013]

November 5, 9AM

Out with the Halloween candy, in with the ballot boxes: today is election day across 50 states! All over the world, in fact, falling leaves seem to inspire the urge to cast votes. From Norway in September to Tajikistan later this week, this is the season ... [Admin Bar] [Community] [howto] [debate] [discussion] [politics] [polls] [Widgets]
Out with the Halloween candy, in with the ballot boxes: today is election day across 50 states! All over the world, in fact, falling leaves seem to inspire the urge to cast votes. From Norway in September to Tajikistan later this week, this is the season ... [Admin Bar] [Community] [howto] [debate] [discussion] [politics] [polls] [Widgets]

October 29, 9AM

Every blogger wants to find an audience. While we each have different ideas about the definition of great content, it’s clear that making informed, data-backed decisions can help us connect with our potential readers. Today, we’ll conclude our... [Admin Bar] [Stats] [Categories] [SEO] [Stats tab] [Tags]
Every blogger wants to find an audience. While we each have different ideas about the definition of great content, it’s clear that making informed, data-backed decisions can help us connect with our potential readers. Today, we’ll conclude our... [Admin Bar] [Stats] [Categories] [SEO] [Stats tab] [Tags]

October 22, 9AM

Some themes are so ubiquitous it’s easy to forget their eye-candy potential. Pilcrow, a popular workhorse of a theme, is a case in point. Used by almost half a million blogs, it’s near-impossible to miss its out-of-the-box look: Dig deeper int... [Customization] [howto] [Themes] [background] [Customizing] [Pilcrow]
Some themes are so ubiquitous it’s easy to forget their eye-candy potential. Pilcrow, a popular workhorse of a theme, is a case in point. Used by almost half a million blogs, it’s near-impossible to miss its out-of-the-box look: Dig deeper int... [Customization] [howto] [Themes] [background] [Customizing] [Pilcrow]

October 18, 9AM

Book lovers, lock your libraries: a voracious reader is among us. We recently chatted with Edwin Turner, the mastermind behind Biblioklept, a popular literary blog dedicated to books, art, and the ways in which the two shape our world. Join us for a conve... [Community] [Profile] [Writing] [art] [blogger profile] [blogging] [Books] [literature]
Book lovers, lock your libraries: a voracious reader is among us. We recently chatted with Edwin Turner, the mastermind behind Biblioklept, a popular literary blog dedicated to books, art, and the ways in which the two shape our world. Join us for a conve... [Community] [Profile] [Writing] [art] [blogger profile] [blogging] [Books] [literature]

October 11, 9AM

Do you regularly write about events that affect you, but find it hard to connect with interested readers? Have you wondered where to look for on-the-ground, personal stories on the topics that dominate the news? Today, we announce a new current events t... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Resources] [Writing] [Current Events] [news] [WPrightnow]
Do you regularly write about events that affect you, but find it hard to connect with interested readers? Have you wondered where to look for on-the-ground, personal stories on the topics that dominate the news? Today, we announce a new current events t... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Resources] [Writing] [Current Events] [news] [WPrightnow]

September 30, 5AM

One of the main reasons bloggers stop blogging is lack of traffic: at some point, they get tired of being the proverbial tree in the forest, making sounds nobody hears. We’re here to help. No list of advice can guarantee your blog’s success, b... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Resources] [Writing] [Traffic] [traffic building]
One of the main reasons bloggers stop blogging is lack of traffic: at some point, they get tired of being the proverbial tree in the forest, making sounds nobody hears. We’re here to help. No list of advice can guarantee your blog’s success, b... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Resources] [Writing] [Traffic] [traffic building]

September 20, 9AM

From painting and photography to performance art, the art scene on WordPress.com is thriving. Practitioners of every imaginable art form are inspiring visitors with their creativity, using striking themes and neat features like custom galleries to show... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Themes] [art] [Art Blogs] [Photography] [portfolio]
From painting and photography to performance art, the art scene on WordPress.com is thriving. Practitioners of every imaginable art form are inspiring visitors with their creativity, using striking themes and neat features like custom galleries to show... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Themes] [art] [Art Blogs] [Photography] [portfolio]

July 12, 9AM

For people who love language and the strange, wonderful things it can do, few things are more pleasurable than diving into a well-crafted piece of writing. Since the introduction of the WPLongform tag a couple of months ago, the task of finding such writ... [Community] [Writing] [Editors' Picks] [longform] [longreads] [wplongform]

July 2, 9AM

Your blog is the space where you show the world the things that make you tick. You put together stories and images that entertain and enlighten, and invite your visitors in. It’s your own carefully designed museum-living room-coffeeshop packed into ... [Better Blogging] [Features] [Attribution] [Blogroll] [curation] [quote post] [reader] [Themes]

June 25, 9AM

Today’s featured blog, Girls of Summer, demonstrates a crucial point: the default look of a theme shouldn’t deter you from choosing it if its features are the right match for your needs. Instead, tweaking and personalizing your theme will brin...