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 […]


Picking and Choosing: Bloggers as Curators
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 July 2013, 12:00 pm
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 a screen. Some rooms feel a bit cozier, though, with a choice item from the […]


New Theme: Profile
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 June 2013, 2:12 pm
It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Profile; the newest addition to our collection of themes. Profile is the latest premium theme by Organic Themes and is designed to be a hub for everything about you. It’s the perfect solution for an online resume, portfolio, or professional presence. Profile sports a unique header design, social […]


Quick and Easy Customization: Get the Most Out of Widgets
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 June 2013, 12:00 pm
Widgets, the handy features built right into your WordPress.com dashboard, allow you to add cool features to your site so you can make it your online home. Have you poked around in Appearance → Widgets, recently? We want to make sure you know how quick and simple it is to activate — and customize — widgets. If […]


Domains 101: An Introduction to Custom Domains
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 June 2013, 12:00 pm
Wasn’t it Shakespeare who once said, “A blog by any other domain would read just as sweetly”?  While it’s true that, as long as you are writing good content consistently, you will find your niche and audience, your site address is an important part of your online presence. A memorable site address is a direct […]


New Theme: Wire
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 June 2013, 12:57 pm
It’s Theme Thursday! We’re happy to introduce an amazing new theme: Wire. Designed by the talented Justin Carroll, Wire features a wide, one-column layout and comes with support for all seven post formats. It’s more fun than ever to showcase your creativity. With a wide, one-column layout and the support of all post formats, you’ll […]


The TED Blog: Telling Stories, Spreading Ideas
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 June 2013, 12:05 pm
This week, TED’s summer conference, TEDGlobal 2013, kicks off in Edinburgh, Scotland. At TEDGlobal, the world’s innovators and thinkers gather to tell stories and share knowledge — it’s where disciplines and perspectives in business, technology, culture, and the arts merge and cross-pollinate, and where attendees are asked to pause and Think Again. Sounds inspiring, doesn’t it? If […]


Customizing Koi: 129 Twig & Vine
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 June 2013, 12:00 pm
The past several months, we’ve highlighted a number of sites that use some of the popular free themes available on WordPress.com — Oxygen, Bueno, and Sight to name a few. Visiting a site is a bit like walking into someone’s house, and as you poke around, you’ll notice someone’s personal style and accents. With custom touches, the […]


Customizing Sight: distraction no. 99
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 May 2013, 3:18 pm
Customizing your blog’s theme is one way to show off what makes you you. Young adult novelist Nova Ren Suma does a beautiful job of this at distraction no. 99, using both free and premium options to make Sight her own. (Once inspired, you can get busy customizing your own blog!) To start, here are [...]


Showcase Your Property with a Hotel Site
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 April 2013, 12:00 pm
If you want to promote your hotel, inn, or bed & breakfast with a stylish and functional website that looks and works great on mobile devices, look no further than WordPress.com/hotels. An online property for your property You’ve worked hard to create a comfortable home-away-from-home for your guests, and now, we can set you up [...]


Save the Date: WordCamp San Francisco
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 April 2013, 5:47 pm
The dates are set, the call for speakers is open, and the website is up: WordCamp San Francisco returns this July 26-27 (with Contribute Day — formerly known as “Hack Day” — on the 28th)! WordCamp San Francisco was the first-ever WordCamp and is the official, annual WordPress conference. It’s a great place to come meet [...]


Improved Menus, Autosave, Revision Tracking, and Post Locking, FTW!
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 April 2013, 8:50 pm
At WordPress.com, we’ve launched a collection of improvements to smooth your editorial workflow, and save you time writing posts and organizing your content. Here’s what’s new: Improved Menus let you organize content more easily. Post Locking prevents accidental changes in a multi-author environment. Revision tracking lets you see who changed what, and revert as necessary. [...]


30 Poems, 30 Days: NaPoWriMo Has Begun
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 April 2013, 11:08 am
Calling all poets! April is National Poetry Writing Month — NaPoWriMo for short. Modeled after National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), NaPoWriMo is an annual project encouraging poets to write one poem each day in April. We love discovering poetry in the Reader and are proud of the poets who call WordPress.com their online home, like Pushcart-nominated poet Kellie Elmore. [...]


A Look at Photographers with Portfolios
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2013, 11:01 am
If you missed Michelle’s announcement about the launch of WordPress.com/portfolios, or Cheri’s  round-up of WP.com Painters with Portfolios, you might still be in the dark about the range of portfolio themes we have on offer for visual artists and bloggers. Today I want to take a look at a small handful of the hundreds of amazing photographers using WordPress.com, and the [...]


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