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April 27 2016, 9AM

Karen Arnold, Deborah Beckett, Erica Varlese, and Pam Kocke work on the Happiness Hiring team at Automattic. They hire new Happiness Engineers who support users on WordPress.com and Automattic products. In May and June, they’ll visit WordPress and W... [Community] [hiring] [international] [Argentina] [Europe] [recruiting] [Spain] [Vienna] [WordCamp] [WordCamp Europe]
Karen Arnold, Deborah Beckett, Erica Varlese, and Pam Kocke work on the Happiness Hiring team at Automattic. They hire new Happiness Engineers who support users on WordPress.com and Automattic products. In May and June, they’ll visit WordPress and W... [Community] [hiring] [international] [Argentina] [Europe] [recruiting] [Spain] [Vienna] [WordCamp] [WordCamp Europe]

January 20, 9AM

Late in 2015, we launched Discover — a site to showcase the people who use WordPress and the amazing things they make and do. There, we publish editors’ picks from across the WordPress landscape as well as in-depth features on WordPressers mak... [Community] [discover] [art] [discover] [Features] [Interviews] [Photography] [WordPress] [Writing]
Late in 2015, we launched Discover — a site to showcase the people who use WordPress and the amazing things they make and do. There, we publish editors’ picks from across the WordPress landscape as well as in-depth features on WordPressers mak... [Community] [discover] [art] [discover] [Features] [Interviews] [Photography] [WordPress] [Writing]

November 4, 9AM

Last week we asked the WordPress.com community to join us for 5 km of walking, jogging, running, or hiking as part of our annual Automattic Worldwide WordPress 5K. The response was fabulous — check out some stories and photos from bloggers who parti... [Community] [Fitness] [running] [walking] [WordPress] [wwwp5k]
Last week we asked the WordPress.com community to join us for 5 km of walking, jogging, running, or hiking as part of our annual Automattic Worldwide WordPress 5K. The response was fabulous — check out some stories and photos from bloggers who parti... [Community] [Fitness] [running] [walking] [WordPress] [wwwp5k]

August 26, 9AM

If you just started a spandy new WordPress blog or site and want to work on setup and configuration in your spare time, we’ve recently refreshed a resource that might be just the thing for you: learn.wordpress.com. Have you just created a blog or we... [Resources] [Customization] [quick-start guide] [WordPress.com education]
If you just started a spandy new WordPress blog or site and want to work on setup and configuration in your spare time, we’ve recently refreshed a resource that might be just the thing for you: learn.wordpress.com. Have you just created a blog or we... [Resources] [Customization] [quick-start guide] [WordPress.com education]

July 15, 9AM

From sweet to savory, these four fantastic food blogs will satisfy your appetite. If you enjoy eating (and who doesn’t?!), check them out and follow them in your Reader so you won’t miss a dish. The Dinner Party Collective The Dinner Party Collective ... [Community] [dinner parties] [food] [food blogging] [food photography] [illustration]
From sweet to savory, these four fantastic food blogs will satisfy your appetite. If you enjoy eating (and who doesn’t?!), check them out and follow them in your Reader so you won’t miss a dish. The Dinner Party Collective The Dinner Party Collective ... [Community] [dinner parties] [food] [food blogging] [food photography] [illustration]

June 3, 9AM

Looking for summer reading suggestions? Or perhaps winter reading suggestions, should your hemisphere be the Southern one? Look no further than these three authors who — like you — make their online home at WordPress.com. Claire Fuller Claire ... [Community] [Claire Fuller] [John Scalzi] [V.E. Schwab]
Looking for summer reading suggestions? Or perhaps winter reading suggestions, should your hemisphere be the Southern one? Look no further than these three authors who — like you — make their online home at WordPress.com. Claire Fuller Claire ... [Community] [Claire Fuller] [John Scalzi] [V.E. Schwab]

May 22, 9AM

It’s no secret that I love to pore through the street photography tag in the WordPress.com Reader and share images that catch my attention. Join me on another trip around the world as seen through the eyes (and lenses!) of these seven skilled photog... [Community] [Photos] [Beirut] [Brighton] [Hyderabad] [Malé] [Paris] [Seoul] [Shanghai] [street photography]
It’s no secret that I love to pore through the street photography tag in the WordPress.com Reader and share images that catch my attention. Join me on another trip around the world as seen through the eyes (and lenses!) of these seven skilled photog... [Community] [Photos] [Beirut] [Brighton] [Hyderabad] [Malé] [Paris] [Seoul] [Shanghai] [street photography]

April 27, 12 PM

You may have seen news of a new zero-day vulnerability regarding comments in self-hosted versions of WordPress 4.2. All WordPress.com sites — including WordPress.com VIP sites — are not vulnerable: your WordPress.com sites are protected by the... [security] [XSS] [zero-day vulnerability]
You may have seen news of a new zero-day vulnerability regarding comments in self-hosted versions of WordPress 4.2. All WordPress.com sites — including WordPress.com VIP sites — are not vulnerable: your WordPress.com sites are protected by the... [security] [XSS] [zero-day vulnerability]

April 22, 10AM

Today, Google released a change to its algorithm that gives higher search scores to sites it deems “mobile-friendly.” Curious WordPressers might be asking: How can I be sure my site is mobile-friendly? What can I do if my site is not mobile-f... [mobile] [mobile-friendly] [responsive]
Today, Google released a change to its algorithm that gives higher search scores to sites it deems “mobile-friendly.” Curious WordPressers might be asking: How can I be sure my site is mobile-friendly? What can I do if my site is not mobile-f... [mobile] [mobile-friendly] [responsive]

March 4, 9AM

Maybe you’re working on a 365 project, with a photo for each day of the year. With a couple months under your belt, you might be looking for a new theme to showcase your work. Let’s check out four themes where the typography and color palette... [Customization] [Themes] [photoblogging] [Photography]
Maybe you’re working on a 365 project, with a photo for each day of the year. With a couple months under your belt, you might be looking for a new theme to showcase your work. Let’s check out four themes where the typography and color palette... [Customization] [Themes] [photoblogging] [Photography]

January 13, 9AM

It’s in the grip of North American winter that I often dream of escape to warmer climates. Thanks to the WordPress.com Reader and the street photography tag, I can satisfy my travel yen whenever it strikes. Here are just some of the amazing photos a... [Community] [Australia] [Bangladesh] [Canada] [china] [Cuba] [India] [Indonesia] [Istanbul] [Zambia]
It’s in the grip of North American winter that I often dream of escape to warmer climates. Thanks to the WordPress.com Reader and the street photography tag, I can satisfy my travel yen whenever it strikes. Here are just some of the amazing photos a... [Community] [Australia] [Bangladesh] [Canada] [china] [Cuba] [India] [Indonesia] [Istanbul] [Zambia]
It’s in the grip of North American winter that I often dream of escape to warmer climates. Thanks to the WordPress.com Reader and the street photography tag, I can satisfy my travel yen whenever it strikes. Here are just some of the amazing photos a... [Community] [Australia] [Bangladesh] [Canada] [china] [Cuba] [India] [Indonesia] [Istanbul] [Zambia]

October 14 2014, 8AM

Do you love stories from around the world? Check out the work of the following nine photographers on WordPress.com and allow your imagination to take you away… Nathanael‘s monochrome photo of the Star Lite Motel in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, co... [Community] [street photography]
Do you love stories from around the world? Check out the work of the following nine photographers on WordPress.com and allow your imagination to take you away… Nathanael‘s monochrome photo of the Star Lite Motel in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, co... [Community] [street photography]

September 23, 8AM

Join us as we explore the world though the street photography tag on WordPress.com. Here you’ll find no airport lineups, no grumpy customs agents, and you never get the middle seat. On belgianstreets, photographer Andy Townend recently shot “s... [Community] [international] [street photography]
Join us as we explore the world though the street photography tag on WordPress.com. Here you’ll find no airport lineups, no grumpy customs agents, and you never get the middle seat. On belgianstreets, photographer Andy Townend recently shot “s... [Community] [international] [street photography]

September 10, 2PM

You’ve just started your shiny new blog and you’d like some help as you get up to speed on WordPress.com. Or, maybe you’d like some inspiration to write every day. On September 15th, we kick off two free Blogging U. courses: Blogging 101... [Better Blogging] [blogging] [Blogging 101] [blogging u.] [Writing 101]
You’ve just started your shiny new blog and you’d like some help as you get up to speed on WordPress.com. Or, maybe you’d like some inspiration to write every day. On September 15th, we kick off two free Blogging U. courses: Blogging 101... [Better Blogging] [blogging] [Blogging 101] [blogging u.] [Writing 101]

July 29, 8AM

Designed by Anariel Design, Bloggy is a stylish, sophisticated, and versatile premium theme that showcases text and photography equally well. What’s more, Bloggy sports Special Elite — a distinctive default font — on the site title, post... [Customization] [Themes] [Early Theme Adopters]
Designed by Anariel Design, Bloggy is a stylish, sophisticated, and versatile premium theme that showcases text and photography equally well. What’s more, Bloggy sports Special Elite — a distinctive default font — on the site title, post... [Customization] [Themes] [Early Theme Adopters]

July 11, 8AM

Whenever I get the chance to travel, I always photograph local street art. The topics, colors, and scenes help me absorb the feel and atmosphere that makes each destination truly unique. Join me for a tour of some amazing street art from around the world,... [Community] [Photos] [murals] [Street art]
Whenever I get the chance to travel, I always photograph local street art. The topics, colors, and scenes help me absorb the feel and atmosphere that makes each destination truly unique. Join me for a tour of some amazing street art from around the world,... [Community] [Photos] [murals] [Street art]

June 10, 8AM

No matter whether you use WordPress.com to host your blog or your business website, premium theme Gridiculous Pro is a cool, sophisticated, and versatile theme that showcases your creativity. Firefight Rick Kurelo, CD, is a firefighter and Canadian Force... [Themes] [Early Theme Adopters] [Gridiculous Pro]
No matter whether you use WordPress.com to host your blog or your business website, premium theme Gridiculous Pro is a cool, sophisticated, and versatile theme that showcases your creativity. Firefight Rick Kurelo, CD, is a firefighter and Canadian Force... [Themes] [Early Theme Adopters] [Gridiculous Pro]

May 28, 8AM

Ah, summer! If you're looking for some excellent diversions, WordPress.com is the place to be. [Community] [great reads] [summer]
Ah, summer! If you're looking for some excellent diversions, WordPress.com is the place to be. [Community] [great reads] [summer]

May 23, 8AM

Looking for a theme that supports custom menus? Take our brief tour of custom menu themes and check out a few samples. [Customization] [Themes] [custom menus]
Looking for a theme that supports custom menus? Take our brief tour of custom menu themes and check out a few samples. [Customization] [Themes] [custom menus]

May 20, 5AM

Download a free excerpt and test your WordPress trivia knowledge for a chance to win a copy of Scott Berkun's A Year Without Pants. [Community] [contests] [Scott Berkun] [The Year Without Pants]
Download a free excerpt and test your WordPress trivia knowledge for a chance to win a copy of Scott Berkun's A Year Without Pants. [Community] [contests] [Scott Berkun] [The Year Without Pants]

May 14, 8AM

Running a website on WordPress.com? Here are three ideas to help you ensure your homepage is doing all the heavy lifting. [Customization] [Homepage] [website]
Running a website on WordPress.com? Here are three ideas to help you ensure your homepage is doing all the heavy lifting. [Customization] [Homepage] [website]

May 4, 8AM

Learn about Archbishop Desmond Tutu's Global Forgiveness Challenge and how you can get involved. [Community] [Desmond Tutu] [Forgiveness Challenge] [Mpho Tutu]
Learn about Archbishop Desmond Tutu's Global Forgiveness Challenge and how you can get involved. [Community] [Desmond Tutu] [Forgiveness Challenge] [Mpho Tutu]

April 21, 8AM

Tags are great for getting more exposure and for finding interesting new blogs to follow. [Better Blogging] [Community] [blogging] [reader] [reading] [tagging]
Tags are great for getting more exposure and for finding interesting new blogs to follow. [Better Blogging] [Community] [blogging] [reader] [reading] [tagging]

April 18, 8AM

Learn how to edit your tagline, customize comment prompts, and schedule posts -- three great tips to have in your blogging back pocket. [Better Blogging] [Customization] [Dashboard] [personalization] [post scheduling]
Learn how to edit your tagline, customize comment prompts, and schedule posts -- three great tips to have in your blogging back pocket. [Better Blogging] [Customization] [Dashboard] [personalization] [post scheduling]

April 16, 8AM

Meet and get to know former Justice League of America superhero and Happiness Engineer extraordinaire, David Cole. [Automattic] [behind the scenes] [Community] [hiring] [David Cole] [Happiness Engineer] [Support]
Meet and get to know former Justice League of America superhero and Happiness Engineer extraordinaire, David Cole. [Automattic] [behind the scenes] [Community] [hiring] [David Cole] [Happiness Engineer] [Support]

April 9, 8AM

April is Autism Awareness Month. Today, we'd like to introduce you to just some of the many bloggers who write about autism on WordPress.com. [Community] [Autism] [Autism Awareness Month] [Awareness] [family]
April is Autism Awareness Month. Today, we'd like to introduce you to just some of the many bloggers who write about autism on WordPress.com. [Community] [Autism] [Autism Awareness Month] [Awareness] [family]

April 4, 8AM

Three things you can do starting now, to grow your audience and attract traffic to your site. [Better Blogging] [Community] [Traffic]
Three things you can do starting now, to grow your audience and attract traffic to your site. [Better Blogging] [Community] [Traffic]

March 24, 10AM

Tumblelog-style themes need not be completely minimalist. Learn how you can put your own custom touches on Hum, Reddle, and Twenty Ten without spending any money. [Better Blogging] [Customization] [Design] [Themes] [customize] [Hum] [personalize] [Reddle] [Twenty Ten]
Tumblelog-style themes need not be completely minimalist. Learn how you can put your own custom touches on Hum, Reddle, and Twenty Ten without spending any money. [Better Blogging] [Customization] [Design] [Themes] [customize] [Hum] [personalize] [Reddle] [Twenty Ten]

March 17, 9AM

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Shona Duit! Join us as we delight in Irish blogs and bloggers in celebration of Saint Patrick's Day. [Community] [international] [Ireland] [Irish] [Saint Patrick's Day]
Lá Fhéile Pádraig Shona Duit! Join us as we delight in Irish blogs and bloggers in celebration of Saint Patrick's Day. [Community] [international] [Ireland] [Irish] [Saint Patrick's Day]

March 5, 6AM

From behind the scenes at the TSA, to book deals, to captivating illustrations and fascinating musical analysis, WordPress.com bloggers are making their mark on the world. [Community] [art] [Books] [illustration] [publishing] [tsa] [urban sketchers]
From behind the scenes at the TSA, to book deals, to captivating illustrations and fascinating musical analysis, WordPress.com bloggers are making their mark on the world. [Community] [art] [Books] [illustration] [publishing] [tsa] [urban sketchers]

February 26, 9AM

We’re beyond proud that incredibly talented photographers around the world choose to showcase their photos on WordPress.com. Pack your virtual bags and join us on a turbo trip from Bangkok to Brisbane and from Delhi to Los Angeles (with a few stops ... [Community] [Photos] [Photography] [street photography]
We’re beyond proud that incredibly talented photographers around the world choose to showcase their photos on WordPress.com. Pack your virtual bags and join us on a turbo trip from Bangkok to Brisbane and from Delhi to Los Angeles (with a few stops ... [Community] [Photos] [Photography] [street photography]

February 19, 9AM

At WordPress.com our raison d’être is to do everything we can to help you make your blog the very best it can be. Over at The Daily Post we’ve got daily writing prompts to give your muse a friendly nudge, we publish articles on how to grow y... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Blogging Tips] [ebooks] [Growing Traffic] [Photography 101] [The Daily Post] [Writing Prompts]
At WordPress.com our raison d’être is to do everything we can to help you make your blog the very best it can be. Over at The Daily Post we’ve got daily writing prompts to give your muse a friendly nudge, we publish articles on how to grow y... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Blogging Tips] [ebooks] [Growing Traffic] [Photography 101] [The Daily Post] [Writing Prompts]

February 14, 9AM

Love…it comes in different shapes and sizes, and means so many things to so many people. On this auspicious day we wanted to show our love for the myriad ways you express love on WordPress.com. Versed in love We were struck by littlepeace’s ha... [Community] [WordPress.com] [love] [poetry] [Valentine's Day]
Love…it comes in different shapes and sizes, and means so many things to so many people. On this auspicious day we wanted to show our love for the myriad ways you express love on WordPress.com. Versed in love We were struck by littlepeace’s ha... [Community] [WordPress.com] [love] [poetry] [Valentine's Day]

January 31, 9AM

We first met Christy after reading her post, My Grace is Gone (A Climb Out of Alcoholism). The sheer honesty and emotional intensity of the piece resonated with us — so much so — we not only bumped it to Freshly Pressed, we included it in our ... [Community] [awesome] [recovery] [sobriety]
We first met Christy after reading her post, My Grace is Gone (A Climb Out of Alcoholism). The sheer honesty and emotional intensity of the piece resonated with us — so much so — we not only bumped it to Freshly Pressed, we included it in our ... [Community] [awesome] [recovery] [sobriety]

January 22, 1PM

There are 47 million blogs at WordPress.com and every single one has a unique story to tell. Today, we’re proud to introduce you to WordPress.com blogger Matt, the man behind Must Be This Tall To Ride, a hilarious and often poignant chronicle of his... [Community] [blogger profile]
There are 47 million blogs at WordPress.com and every single one has a unique story to tell. Today, we’re proud to introduce you to WordPress.com blogger Matt, the man behind Must Be This Tall To Ride, a hilarious and often poignant chronicle of his... [Community] [blogger profile]

9AM

You’ve been thinking about starting a new blog, but you’re just not sure of one thing: what to name it. WordPressers around the world wrestle with this very important question and over at The Daily Post, we’ve been sharing the secrets be... [Better Blogging] [Customization] [blog naming] [blogging] [naming your blog]
You’ve been thinking about starting a new blog, but you’re just not sure of one thing: what to name it. WordPressers around the world wrestle with this very important question and over at The Daily Post, we’ve been sharing the secrets be... [Better Blogging] [Customization] [blog naming] [blogging] [naming your blog]

January 13, 9AM

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

January 6, 2PM

With 2013 behind us, we can now take a look at our community’s incredible accomplishments over the past year. Here’s the year that was on WordPress.com. 13,704,819 new blogs in 2013 That’s a 36% increase from 2012, during which you crea... [Community] [hiring] [New Features] [Stats] [Themes] [WordPress.com] [awesome] [blogs] [comments] [likes] [Posts]
With 2013 behind us, we can now take a look at our community’s incredible accomplishments over the past year. Here’s the year that was on WordPress.com. 13,704,819 new blogs in 2013 That’s a 36% increase from 2012, during which you crea... [Community] [hiring] [New Features] [Stats] [Themes] [WordPress.com] [awesome] [blogs] [comments] [likes] [Posts]

December 18 2013, 9AM

Last week, we shared a few facts and figures on your prolific posting tendencies and a bit about some of the posts that recently grabbed your attention. Let’s take a look at one comedienne who’s gone viral since then and some great reading mat... [Community] [Congrats] [Press] [Slate] [The Huffington Post] [The Nerds of Color] [The Ugly Volvo]
Last week, we shared a few facts and figures on your prolific posting tendencies and a bit about some of the posts that recently grabbed your attention. Let’s take a look at one comedienne who’s gone viral since then and some great reading mat... [Community] [Congrats] [Press] [Slate] [The Huffington Post] [The Nerds of Color] [The Ugly Volvo]

December 9, 7AM

Now that November’s NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) is a fond memory and your blogging habit is firmly entrenched, it’s time to take a peek back at November by the numbers on WordPress.com. Posts that grabbed your attention In November... [behind the scenes] [blogging] [comments] [likes] [November] [Traffic] [viral posts]
Now that November’s NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) is a fond memory and your blogging habit is firmly entrenched, it’s time to take a peek back at November by the numbers on WordPress.com. Posts that grabbed your attention In November... [behind the scenes] [blogging] [comments] [likes] [November] [Traffic] [viral posts]

December 4, 8AM

Did you know, that of the 217 themes available on WordPress.com, 64 offer free options such as custom headers, colors schemes and palettes, and customizable layouts? There are plenty of ways to make your blog your own without spending any money. Here̵... [Customization] [Design] [Themes] [free]
Did you know, that of the 217 themes available on WordPress.com, 64 offer free options such as custom headers, colors schemes and palettes, and customizable layouts? There are plenty of ways to make your blog your own without spending any money. Here̵... [Customization] [Design] [Themes] [free]

November 22, 9AM

Parenting blogs flourish on WordPress.com, and today, we’re pleased to introduce you to Gendermom, whose site tagline, A chronicle of fun and fear, or, daily life with my young trans daughter, says it all. Gendermom’s daughter M. was born a ... [Community] [Freshly Pressed] [blogging] [transgender]
Parenting blogs flourish on WordPress.com, and today, we’re pleased to introduce you to Gendermom, whose site tagline, A chronicle of fun and fear, or, daily life with my young trans daughter, says it all. Gendermom’s daughter M. was born a ... [Community] [Freshly Pressed] [blogging] [transgender]

October 31, 6AM

Unfortunately, My Opera blogs are shutting down. Fear not — you’ll be able to export your content into a new or existing WordPress.com site. First, you’ll download an export file from My Opera, and then, you’ll import that file int... [howto] [Import] [My Opera]
Unfortunately, My Opera blogs are shutting down. Fear not — you’ll be able to export your content into a new or existing WordPress.com site. First, you’ll download an export file from My Opera, and then, you’ll import that file int... [howto] [Import] [My Opera]

October 23, 9AM

The World Series kicks off tonight, pitting the St. Louis Cardinals against the Boston Red Sox to decide baseball supremacy for the year 2013. No matter whether you’re a Cards or Red Sox fan, or just waiting to see some home run fireworks, our Major Lea... [Themes]
The World Series kicks off tonight, pitting the St. Louis Cardinals against the Boston Red Sox to decide baseball supremacy for the year 2013. No matter whether you’re a Cards or Red Sox fan, or just waiting to see some home run fireworks, our Major Lea... [Themes]

October 10, 1PM

Attending the Digital Family Summit this coming weekend in Baltimore Maryland? Our own Karen Arnold will lead a workshop to teach kids and their families how to get started blogging on WordPress.com. Karen, along with Velda Christensen, Alx Block, and Jen... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Events] [WordPress.com] [Blogging workshop] [Digital Family Summit] [Kids] [teens] [tweens]
Attending the Digital Family Summit this coming weekend in Baltimore Maryland? Our own Karen Arnold will lead a workshop to teach kids and their families how to get started blogging on WordPress.com. Karen, along with Velda Christensen, Alx Block, and Jen... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Events] [WordPress.com] [Blogging workshop] [Digital Family Summit] [Kids] [teens] [tweens]

September 17, 9AM

Scott Berkun is the author of four previous books and a sought-after speaker. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Guardian, Wired magazine, National Public Radio, and The Hu... [Automattic] [behind the scenes] [WordPress.com] [distributed work] [Scott Berkun] [Team Social]

July 15, 9AM

If you’re like us — and I think you are — you can’t help but check your blog’s stats a few times each day to see how many someones have caught your latest composition, be it a post, poem, video, collage, or even a song. Back ... [Stats] [blogging] [building traffic]