A New Responsive Design for WordPress.com
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 January 2013, 11:30 am
Last week we started to roll out some visual changes to WordPress.com and the WordPress.com Reader. We’ve been working hard on improvements in two key areas; making WordPress.com an amazing responsive experience on your mobile device and making sure we’re doing the best job highlighting all of the beautiful photos and videos you’re posting. Use WordPress.com [...]


New Theme: Minimalizine
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 January 2013, 11:35 am
We’d be remiss if we didn’t include a brand new responsive theme for responsive theme week! Introducing Minimalizine, a beautiful, minimal theme designed by Rizqy Hidayat, and perfect for a tumblelog or personal journal. The responsive design means it looks equally sleek on a desktop, laptop, or mobile device, and with support for multiple post [...]


Responsive Themes: Oxygen and Confit
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 January 2013, 4:00 pm
Yesterday, we highlighted two themes, Ever After and Sight. Today, we continue with our responsive theme showcase with two more beautiful themes designed to make sites look their best on any screen, from a desktop computer to devices like an iPad and iPhone. Oxygen BeatRoute Magazine, an arts and entertainment monthly in Calgary, Alberta, focuses on [...]


New Theme: Soundcheck
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 July 2012, 10:46 am
Today I’m totally jazzed up to announce the launch of a feature-rich audio theme perfect for any band, artist, or musician on WordPress.com. Designed by Luke McDonald of Press75, Soundcheck ships with a custom MP3 player that allows your visitors to browse, select, play, and skip through tracks right on your website. Also included in [...]


Even more Space in 2012
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 January 2012, 4:00 am
To celebrate the New Year we decided to offer you more space for your precious media. Our previous space upgrade levels have been increased without any additional cost for you as follows: 5GB → 10GB 15GB → 25GB 25GB → 50GB 50GB → 100GB 100GB → 200GB If you already subscribed to one or more [...]


Get Instant Feedback When You Publish
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 December 2011, 1:07 pm
For months we’ve been studying how, when and why people publish their posts, and what the common tasks are people perform afterwards. We know many of you immediately want to see what your post looks like, check for typos, and then share your post to social networks. Starting today you’ll see a much improved design [...]


WordPress.com Bloggers Who Covered the Biggest News Stories of 2011
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 December 2011, 11:42 am
As 2011 comes to end, we thought it’d be interesting to look back at the events that made headlines this year, and a few of the bloggers who were there in person (or closely connected to the events) to document history in the making. Here’s a recap of some of the biggest news stories of [...]


It’s getting cold in here
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 December 2011, 5:49 pm
Oh the weather outside is frightful, but this blog is sooo delightful Until the internet gets slow, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! That’s right, it’s that special time of year where you can show off your holiday cheer with a little special blog flair — falling snow. To get it started: [...]


Introducing WordAds
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 November 2011, 7:52 pm
Over the years one of the most frequent requests on WordPress.com has been to allow bloggers to earn money from their blog through ads. We’ve resisted advertising so far because most of it we had seen wasn’t terribly tasteful, and it seemed like Google’s Adsense was the state-of-the-art, which was sad. You pour a lot [...]


Black Friday sale: free Custom Design with any Premium theme
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 November 2011, 5:00 am
It’s that time of the year again, and we decided to take care of all our users whether they feel like lining up in the cold to take advantage of today’s bargains or not. This year’s offer is about two upgrades that first saw the light of day during the past twelve months: Custom Design [...]


New Themes: Shaan and Adventure Journal
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 November 2011, 10:36 am
I’m happy to introduce two new cool and colorful themes: Shaan and Adventure Journal. Shaan is a smooth-talking theme, quietly delivering a cool, casual backdrop for your content. It’s perfect for writers who like a calm, quiet tone to their blog. If you use images to illustrate your writing, you’ll like how Shaan displays featured [...]


Code is Poetry, CSS is Art
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 November 2011, 7:02 pm
We want to help your websites come alive with beautiful design. The WordPress.com theme team has been adding new themes at a dazzling rate, but did you know you can customize the style of any of our themes using the Custom Design upgrade? CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets which are styles that define how [...]


Google Knols Move to WordPress: The Annotum Platform
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 November 2011, 4:42 pm
Today, we’d like to give a warm welcome to Google Knol users who are migrating to WordPress.com. Begun in 2007, the Google Knol project has provided people in many fields with a place to share their knowledge and expertise with the world using a platform designed for scholarly authoring and publishing. Starting today, those same [...]


Easier Invitations Mean More Followers and Blog Contributors
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 November 2011, 8:30 am
We’ve made two big changes that make it easier to encourage friends, family, and colleagues to interact with your WordPress.com blog. First, now you can invite people to follow your blog. If your blog is public, anyone can use the Follow button to sign up to receive an update each time you publish new content. [...]


WordPress.com Blogger Scores Book Deal for “You Are Not So Smart”
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 November 2011, 12:23 pm
According to David McRaney, “You may think that you’re a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is. But you’re as deluded as the rest of us, and that’s OK, because it keeps you sane.” David is a journalist and the creator of the WordPress.com blog You Are Not So Smart, which [...]


New Themes: Photography, Brand New Day, and Bouquet
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 November 2011, 11:10 am
I’m happy to announce that we’ve added another group of three new themes to our collection today. Each one has its own distinct personality but they do share one thing in common: they’re all awesome themes that I know you’ll love. Let’s check them out. The first up is Photography, a premium theme designed by [...]


Notifications, the Pulse of Your Blog
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 November 2011, 3:45 pm
Your blog lives and breathes. Today we’re launching a new way for you to check its pulse. It’s called Notifications, and it lives in the right corner of your Toolbar (Admin Bar), which appears at the top of your screen while you’re logged in to WordPress.com. Whenever another WordPress.com user follows your blog, or likes [...]


New Theme: Strange Little Town
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 November 2011, 7:13 pm
Introduce a hint of wonderment into your blog with our latest free theme! This is your invitation to take an enchanting voyage to a Strange Little Town. Our latest release is designed to transport your readers to a magical place where imagination fills the air. Nestled below a star-studded sky you will find a cluster [...]


New Themes: Modern News and Dusk to Dawn
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 October 2011, 12:45 pm
Today, our ever-growing collection of themes grows by not one, but two with the addition of Modern News and Dusk To Dawn. If your blog is news-oriented (or if you’re ripe to start a news blog), then Modern News, a new premium theme from StudioPress, is a great choice. Bright and stylish, Modern News offers [...]


Baseball Fans: Show Your Pride This Postseason with Our MLB Themes
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 October 2011, 8:00 am
Earlier this year we announced our partnership with Major League Baseball to bring their Fan, Modern, and Retro blog themes to WordPress.com. Well, it’s playoff time, and we think there’s no better way to show pride in the Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals (go Cards!), Texas Rangers, or Detroit Tigers than by donning their colors and logo on your WordPress.com [...]


3 Ways to Make Your Site More Visually Appealing
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 October 2011, 2:20 pm
You guys use WordPress.com in all sorts of creative ways, documenting the adventures you take… …the people you meet… …the characters you create… …the meals you prepare… …and the places you live. And you share a ton of amazing photographs. So be sure to show them off! Here are three tips on using photos to [...]


Retro Mac Theme
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 October 2011, 10:01 pm
It’s impossible to overstate the influence of Steve Jobs on technologists, particularly his passion for beautiful, usable products. We work harder and have higher standards because of the bar set by Apple’s experiences, and I don’t know what WordPress would look like today if not for the inspiration he gave all of us. As the [...]


New Theme: Funki
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 October 2011, 3:56 pm
It’s funky time in theme land and we are welcoming our newest addition, available for you today. Funki is a very versatile premium theme, with an artsy flare, offering customization and flexibility. It begins with four different layouts, from one column to three columns, all based on where you drag your widgets so you don’t [...]


New Domains for You and .me
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 September 2011, 12:22 pm
Today we are adding .me (to .com, .org and .net) as a new option for upgrading to your own, custom domain name on WordPress.com. All of our domain mapping options cost just a couple dollars per month for your domain name and hosting. You don’t have to deal with web servers or configuration, we take [...]


Enjoy A Shiny New, Simplified Admin Bar
Posted by WordPress.com News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2011, 9:42 pm
Remember your old admin bar (displayed at the top of your screen while you’re logged in to WordPress.com)? Up until today, it’s looked something like this while viewing an individual post: But we wanted to make it easier for your visitors to interact with you via Likes and Follows, so we’ve cleaned it up a [...]


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