Monthly Archives: August 2015

“Katrina ruined it all; Katrina ruined me”

By Mills How should history be written? And when we do write it, whose voices should we hear? Two of my colleagues and friends, Roy Rosenzweig and Michael Mizell-Nelson, both now sadly deceased,  believed that we can only really understand … Continue reading

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SAA 2015: Awards Committee

By gkur I’m a new member of the SAA Awards Committee. It’s my first entry to the world of SAA committees. I’m excited to help award prizes! Attending the annual meeting was very helpful in understanding the structure and responsibilities … Continue reading

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New Themes: Colinear and Franklin

By Ernesto Méndez On this Theme Thursday, we have two new free themes for you: Colinear and Franklin. Colinear Colinear — our update to the older Coraline — is a squeaky-clean theme featuring a custom menu, header, background, and layout. … Continue reading

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Introducing: Our New Action Bar

By Andy Peatling We strive to make all aspects of using WordPress.com streamlined and intuitive, from following a great new blog to editing a post on the go. Today, we’re happy to present the new action bar, which allows you to do all … Continue reading

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Get Up to Speed at learn.wordpress.com

By Krista 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 … Continue reading

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Next Stop for Accelerate.LGBT: Dublin, Ireland

By Anne McCarthy Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, is committed to diversity: providing a platform for everyone to publish on the web and building a diverse, distributed workforce around the world. A collaborative effort between Accelerate with Google and Automattic, the Accelerate.LGBT … Continue reading

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What a difference a header makes!

By Michelle W. Our websites are our online homes. It makes sense that we want to give them personality and warmth, just like we do with our physical homes. One of the simplest updates with the biggest impact is a custom header, … Continue reading

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New Theme: Independent Publisher

By Ernesto Méndez On this Theme Thursday, we’re happy to announce the latest addition to our collection of free themes. Independent Publisher Independent Publisher is a clean and elegant theme by Raam Dev, with a clean and responsive layout ideal … Continue reading

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Heather Matarazzo’s Personal Stories from Inside and Outside Hollywood

By Mark Armstrong Actor Heather Matarazzo has only published a few posts on her new blog, but each one has stirred up an incredible response from inside and outside the WordPress.com community. Her first essay in February, “What the F— … Continue reading

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Never Mistake the Tool for the Task

By knoblej I’ve really enjoyed reading the “syuzhet” debate, but with all due respect to both Jockers and Swafford, the post which grabbed me the most was Scott Enderle’s–not so much for his specific observations, but simply because he pulled … Continue reading

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