Make Your Blog More Dynamic with a Slider
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 March 2014, 11:00 am
Want your blog to be more eye-catching? Get things moving with a sleek post slider.


Five Minutes with Sendhil Panchadsaram
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 February 2014, 11:33 am
Do you enjoy on-the-go blogging from your iPhone and iPad? Meet Sendhil Panchadsaram, one of the engineers who build the popular WordPress iOS app.


Love Is…A Valentine’s Day Roundup
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 February 2014, 11:00 am
Join us on this tour as we explore expressions of love in print, on film, and in real life on WordPress.com.


Make a Great First Impression with a Homepage
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 February 2014, 11:00 am
From personal bloggers to large organizations, more and more WordPress.com users choose to welcome their visitors with a homepage, a central space from which to discover their site's content.


From Food Blog to Cookbook: The Domestic Man
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 February 2014, 11:00 am
Russ Crandall, the blogger at The Domestic Man, chats with WordPress.com about the Paleo lifestyle, the challenges of writing about (and photographing) food, and how his blog became a book.


Blogging Sochi: An Olympics Roundup
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 February 2014, 11:00 am
With the 2014 Winter Olympics kicking off today, let's take a look at WordPress.com bloggers writing about -- and from -- Sochi. From competing athletes to dissenting voices, we have these games covered.


Social Traffic: Five Ways to Make Posts More Shareable
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 January 2014, 11:00 am
What blogger doesn’t feel a twinge of envy reading a runaway viral success story like Seth’s — 26 million views? Whoa! We may not all be viral sensations, but we can make sure our posts are primed for sharing. Shareable content is about more than making sure there are Facebook and …


New theme: Poly
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 January 2014, 12:00 pm
It’s Theme Thursday! We’re happy to introduce an amazing new premium theme: Poly. Designed by the talented Justin Carroll, Poly is a colorful theme that features a dynamic grid layout perfect for artists, photographers, and anyone with a love for strong visuals. Options galore Poly has the option of a …


Publicize Crash Course: Facebook, Google+, and Twitter
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 January 2014, 12:37 pm
“I’m publishing posts every day, but where are my readers?” While there’s no exact science to successfully building a readership, you have a number of built-in tools on WordPress.com to share your work with the world. Our advice? Hook up your various social accounts to WordPress.com and let us do …


WordPressers in the Press — December Edition
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 December 2013, 11:02 am
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 material courtesy of WordPress.com bloggers. Traffic is …


Publicize to Your Google+ Pages
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 December 2013, 1:02 am
Back in September we announced some cool new ways to connect your WordPress.com site to your Google+ account. One major improvement was the ability to bring your WordPress.com and Google+ profiles closer together by sharing your content via Publicize. Make your content visible on your Google+ Page Today we’re happy to …


50,000 Words Later: Farewell, NaNoWriMo 2013
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 December 2013, 11:00 am
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 granddaddy of all writing challenges, National …


New Theme: Kiore Moana
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 December 2013, 1:43 pm
It’s the first Theme Thursday in December, and we have exciting news to share — Elmastudio has become one of our newest premium theme partners. We’ve been fans of their designs for a long time, and we’re thrilled to announce the launch of their debut theme on WordPress.com, Kiore Moana. …


Striking Back Against Censorship
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 November 2013, 12:00 pm
The mission of WordPress.com is to democratize publishing. We’re inspired every day by the ways creators use our platform to bring their voices to the world. Unfortunately, we also see many cases of censorship aimed at WordPress.com authors and users. One area where we’ve seen a number of problems is …


Refine Your Blog’s Voice with New Fonts
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 November 2013, 5:00 pm
Using the perfect font gives your blog personality — and just might be the design element that inspires you to find your own voice. We’ve added a bunch of terrific new fonts for users of our Custom Design upgrade from our partners at Typekit. Infuse some retro-future attitude in your headlines …


World Series Blogging with MLB Themes
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 October 2013, 12:02 pm
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 League Baseball (MLB) themes can …


Get Off the Beaten (Domain) Path
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 October 2013, 12:00 pm
Lots of bloggers add a custom domain to their WordPress.com sites to simplify their URLs. But what happens if the one you want isn’t available, or you want an address that’s a bit . . . different? Enter the offbeat domain. You’ve seen them around the internet; think of sites …


Stats Wrangling IV: Referrers and Clicks
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 September 2013, 12:00 pm
This summer, we provided a bird’s-eye view of your Stats panel and have taken tours of various modules (Days, Weeks, and Months and Top Posts and Pages) that offer data about your site’s visitors and your most popular content. Today, let’s take a look at two more sections: your Referrers, which tell you where …


The Year Without Pants: An interview with author Scott Berkun
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 September 2013, 12:00 pm
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 Huffington Post. From 2010 to 2012 Scott led Team …


Domains 101: Exploring the Domain Name System
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 August 2013, 12:00 pm
In the past few weeks, we’ve gone over the basics of domain ownership in “Introduction to Custom Domains” and covered the details of domain registration versus website hosting in “Mapping It Out.” In our last segment of Domains 101, let’s delve into the wild world of custom DNS (Domain Name System) records and …


New Theme: Isca
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 August 2013, 4:16 pm
Hello there! Another Thursday has arrived and all the themers down in Themeville are excited to present the latest addition to the wonderful world of themes here on WordPress.com. Isca is the third release from our premium theme partner Pro Theme Design. This tumblelog-style theme has been designed for people …


WordPress.com by the Numbers: The July 2013 Hot List
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 August 2013, 4:59 pm
When you hit “Publish” and send your work out into the world, do you stop to think about the larger ecosystem in which your blog is embedded? After all, one of the things that makes a blog a blog and not simply a website is that it’s part of a …


New Theme: Magnate Express
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 July 2013, 1:51 pm
What better way to celebrate the excitement of WordCamp San Francisco this week than with a premium theme launch! Our latest, from WooThemes, is called Magnate Express, a responsive blogging and photography theme built for publishing your creative self. While its default look is clean and sophisticated, Magnate Express includes …


Five Minutes with Dave Martin
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 July 2013, 12:00 pm
Every once in a while, we get to sit down with an Automattician to help you get to know the people who work behind the scenes here. These are the people who build new features, keep Automattic running, and make WordPress.com the best it can be. This week, we’re very pleased to …


Last November, we chatted with New Zealand blogger Jared Gulian, who snagged a publishing contact for a book based on his WordPress.com blog, Moon Over Martinborough. His book of the same name, released last month, has climbed to #4 on New Zealand’s bestseller list for nonfiction. We caught up with Jared amid this exciting, eventful […]


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