Monthly Archives: September 2015

Early Theme Adopters: Libre

By Michelle W. Out-of-the-box, Libre is an understated, reader-friendly theme that’s already become a WordPress.com favorite. As movie review blog Empty Screens demonstrates, it’s both crisp and classic: Head to the Customizer, though, and you can build on Libre‘s strong foundation to create a site that reflects … Continue reading

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Field Notes: Tech Inclusion 2015

By Jen Mylo Automatticians, the people who build WordPress.com, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, they report back on the exciting things they do when not in front of a computer. Earlier this month, Happiness … Continue reading

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Two Deeply Personal Stories from WordPress.com This Week

By Mark Armstrong “At unexpected points in life, everyone gets waylaid by the colossal force of recollection.” –Mary Karr, The Art of Memoir Every day, millions of people share their most intimate thoughts, stories, and memories on a WordPress.com site … Continue reading

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New Theme: Sapor

By Tammie Today, I’ve got a great new theme for you called Sapor. Sapor is a minimal theme that lets you showcase your passion, whether it’s cooking or gardening or healthy living. Whatever you enjoy, Sapor allows you to easily share … Continue reading

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Engineering Happiness in Brazil: WordCamp Rio de Janeiro and beyond

By Erica Karen Arnold and Erica Varlese work on the Happiness Hiring team at Automattic, where they hire new Happiness Engineers who support users on WordPress.com and Automattic products. They met with the Brazilian WordPress community last week and wanted … Continue reading

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Rankings, Schmankings

By Mills If you are in any way connected to American higher education, you have had to live through 24+ hours of blather about the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings of colleges and universities in the U.S. All … Continue reading

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On the Run: Blogging the European Refugee Crisis

By Ben Huberman People all over the world were horrified last week when they saw the picture of a dead Syrian child, Aylan Kurdi, being picked up from the beach in Turkey. His family’s attempt to escape the brutal civil war in … Continue reading

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A Niche of Their Own: Five Sites to Check Out Today

By Ben Huberman The blogging community is huge and diverse, with thousands of smaller clusters of sites built around shared interests, causes, and passions. It might seem daunting at first — like walking into a party where everyone already seems to know each … Continue reading

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