Launching: All New Media Picker for Android

Launching: All New Media Picker for Android May 18, 2017 catehstn There’s this… thing… in the Android WordPress app that we refer to as ...

Inclusive Illustrations, By Design

I like to think that designers solve problems, while artists ask questions. And when the two go hand-in-hand, real magic happens. Why? ...

The Best of WordPress.com in April

The Best of WordPress.com in April The 2017 default theme is here, plus: inclusive design, editing tools, Swag Store, and must-follow ...

Independent Publisher 2 Is Here

The popular Independent Publisher design is a WordPress theme that has long been beloved for its simplicity and legibility. So we are ...

New Theme: Twenty Seventeen

April 13, 2017 Laurel Fulford We’re excited to announce that this year’s WordPress default theme, Twenty Seventeen, is now available on ...

A New WordPress App Update, Designed for the iPad

Mar 24, 2017 @ 3:00 pm catehstn Over the past few months we’ve been working to dramatically improve users’ experience on iPad — and ...

Unlimited Premium Themes Now Included in the Premium Plan

Mar 23, 2017 @ 4:31 pm David A. Kennedy Finding just the right look for your site can be a fun task. If you’re on the Premium plan, ...

Field Notes: CMS Africa Summit

Automatticians, the people who build WordPress.com, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, they ...

New in Reader: Combined Cards

If you’ve ever followed a frequently updating site in Reader, you may have noticed a problem. When one of your followed sites goes on a ...

Save Your Favorite Images and Media on WordPress.com, Anytime

Mar 20, 2017 @ 3:13 pm Kerry Liu We’ve added a new media section to your WordPress.com dashboard, allowing you to bulk upload, edit, ...

A Distraction-Free Writing Space at WordPress.com

Today we’re proud to unveil some design changes to the WordPress.com editor. It has the same great features you’ve come to expect, but ...

Introducing WordPress.com for Google Docs: A New Way Forward for Collaborative Editing

Mar 7, 2017 @ 7:01 pm George Hotelling We are happy to announce WordPress.com for Google Docs, a new add-on that lets you write, edit, ...

Your Stats Page, Updated

Sometimes it’s the little things that count — especially when it comes to your stats. We’ve recently gathered some of your feedback and ...

New Theme: Lodestar

Mar 2, 2017 @ 7:25 pm Laurel Fulford This Theme Thursday, I’m happy to share Lodestar, our new free theme! Lodestar Designed by Mel ...

Import Your Medium Posts to WordPress.com

Mar 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm Marko Andrijasevic With the recent news about Medium’s change in business model we’ve been receiving a number of ...

Share It Again: New Social Media Features for Premium and Business Users

Feb 21, 2017 @ 2:46 pm artpi Sharing your posts on social media is a great way to ensure your site or blog gets traffic. Our Publicize ...

New Themes: TextBook and Dara

Feb 2, 2017 @ 8:03 pm Allan Hello there! Today I’m announcing the latest additions to our collection of free themes: TextBook and Dara. ...

New WordPress.com for Lightroom Makes Publishing Your Photos Easy

Jan 12, 2017 @ 3:55 pm John We know a lot of WordPress.com users loving sharing their photos, and we know a lot of you use Adobe’s ...

WordPress.com in 2016: A Year in Review

Dec 16, 2016 @ 3:01 pm marinawoo It’s been a year of highs and lows, but one thing is certain: all of us at WordPress.com’s parent ...

Introducing VR and 360° Content for All WordPress.com Sites

Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:59 pm Toni Schneider Virtual Reality is coming to WordPress.com! As of today, you can create and publish your own VR ...

A Refreshed Reader for 2017

Reader is WordPress.com’s town square, where you can follow your favorite sites and read them in a distraction-free environment. We’ve ...

New Theme: Ixion

Dec 1, 2016 @ 4:00 pm Caroline Moore Howdy all! Today I’m happy to present a new free theme in our collection: Ixion Designed by Mel ...

Your Site, Now in Other Languages: Introducing the Google Translate Widget

Nov 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm artpi Internationalization is very important to us, and we’re striving to make sites across WordPress.com ...

Register Now for WordCamp US

Nov 22, 2016 @ 3:00 pm Sarah Blackstock The second annual WordCamp US, the biggest WordCamp in North America, is next month! Join us in ...

.blog Domains Are Now Available to Everyone!

Today’s the day! Now you can search for the .blog domain of your choice and associate it with your WordPress.com site. As we announced ...

Tips from a Web Designer: On Widgets, Themes, and Essential Tools

Web and marketing designer Matt Sweeny builds websites on WordPress.com for a range of clients, including a landscape and design ...

Applications Now Open for Early ‘Landrush’ .blog Domains

If you’ve ever had a great idea for a name for your blog or website, now’s your chance to snap it up: today marks the start of the ...

Field Notes: Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Automatticians, the people who build WordPress.com, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, we ...

Express Yourself with New WordPress Stickers for iOS and iMessage

Oct 14, 2016 @ 2:10 pm Aaron Douglas The newest version of iOS for iPhone and iPad includes the ability to send stickers to your ...

A Faster Mobile Web: WordPress.com Updates for Accelerated Mobile Pages

Oct 6, 2016 @ 10:30 pm Allan Earlier this year we were proud to announce that WordPress.com users’s sites would automatically support ...

Registering to Vote in the 2016 US Election Just Got Easier

Oct 5, 2016 @ 8:33 pm Peter Slutsky It’s time! As a company whose mission is to democratize publishing, we believe strongly in helping ...

Attract More Visitors to Your Business Site with our Advanced SEO Tools

Oct 3, 2016 @ 8:56 pm Dan Today we are adding a new feature to our WordPress.com Business Plan that will make it easier for visitors to ...

Community Recap: Automattic’s Worldwide WordPress 5K

From September 19 to September 26, we invited members of the WordPress community to join us in one of our favorite yearly traditions: ...

The Best of WordPress: September 2016

Sep 26, 2016 @ 5:42 pm Mark Armstrong Hi everyone, it’s been a busy few weeks in the world of WordPress, WordPress.com, and Automattic, ...

Join Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k 2016

The Worldwide WordPress 5k (#WWWP5k) is back and better than ever! Any time between Monday, September 19th to Sunday, September 25th, ...

Field Notes: Junior Innovation Camp

Automatticians, the people who build WordPress.com, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, they ...

Introducing Content Options: An Easy New Way to Make Visual Changes to Your Site

Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:00 pm Thomas Guillot We’re excited to announce a newly launched Customizer panel called Content Options. The Content ...

Introducing: Data for Breakfast!

Find out what Automattic’s Data Team is up to at data.blog. The Data Team at Automattic is pleased to announce a new blog for everyone ...

Level Up with Blogging U.

Building a business website? Starting a blog? Working on your writing? Practicing photography? There’s a Blogging U. course for you. ...

It’s Time: Apply For Early Access to Your Own .blog Domain Name

Plus: Introducing Design.blog — a new site for and by people who love to create. If you’ve been looking for the perfect address for ...

Three Ways to Showcase Instagram Photos on Your Website

Discover how WordPress.com can help you share your beautiful snaps — complete with video tutorials! Your Instagram account is a great ...

Browser Notifications on WordPress.com

Stay in the loop even when you’re away from your site. Today we’re launching a feature that will show instant notifications for new ...

Field Notes: Podcast Movement 2016

Blogging and podcasting are not only similar: they’re complementary. Automatticians, the people who build WordPress.com, participate in ...

Engineering Happiness en Español

The Happiness Hiring team at Automattic continues their effort to build a Spanish-speaking support team. As part of our effort to build ...

Blogging U. for Photography: Developing Your Eye

Gain confidence behind your camera, and walk away with some great images for your site. Lots of us like to share photography on our ...

New Theme: Karuna

Karuna is a sleek new business theme for health and wellness-focused sites. It’s Theme Thursday, and I’m excited to present a new free ...

Introducing Blogging U. On Demand

Become a blogging pro or explore new creative frontiers with a Blogging U. course. Enroll any time, and get education, inspiration, and ...

Coming Soon: New .Blog Domains for Websites

.Blog domain extensions will be available to all websites starting this year. For more than a decade, the word “blog” has been ...

Two New WordPress.com Bloggers on ‘Diving into the Giant Pool of the Blogosphere’

Two new bloggers explain how they launched their blog, Attempting Vogue, on WordPress.com a few weeks ago. Every day, people from ...

Four Tips From Seasoned Bloggers

Bits of blogging wisdom from recently featured writers on Discover. Some of the best blogging advice we hear is from you. On Discover, ...
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