Monthly Archives: November 2015

Field Notes: Wine Tourism Conference 2015

By Andrea Badgley 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. Last week, Happiness Engineers … Continue reading

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Welcome to the New WordPress.com and WordPress.com App for Mac

By Michelle W. What if WordPress.com helped you… … update your pages and respond to comments from a desktop app? … manage all your WordPress blogs and sites in one spot, on any device? … spend less time on administration and uploading … Continue reading

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“Don’t be who ISIS wants you to be”: Bloggers on Paris and Beirut

By Michelle W. Telling stories has power; they connect us, help us work through the raw emotion, and give us a way to make sense of events. After last week’s devastating violence in Paris and Beirut, these nine bloggers shared theirs, helping us do … Continue reading

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Introducing: Our New, High-Speed Editor

By Kat Hagan From parents and poets to journalists and politicians, WordPress.com’s publishing tools allow people to make their voices heard. Today, we’re excited to introduce our new editor: a faster, cleaner, and more streamlined way to create posts and … Continue reading

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New Theme: Dyad

By Laurel Fulford This Theme Thursday, we’re introducing a new free theme: Dyad. Dyad pairs text and images in a balanced, dynamic layout, making it perfect for blogs where words and photographs need equal weight. Featured Images are displayed in different sizes and dimensions, depending … Continue reading

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Five Posts that Made Us Think

By Ben Huberman What makes a great blog post? We all have our pet criteria: sharp prose. Enlightening content. Stunning photos. (“Lots of GIFs?” Sure, why not?) Beyond its style or tone, a standout post invites us to take a peek into … Continue reading

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Register Now for WordCamp US in Philadelphia!

By Sarah Blackstock We’re less than a month away from the inaugural WordCamp US, the largest WordPress conference in the world. Join us in Philadelphia for two days of informative sessions and stimulating conversations with everyone from blogging newbies to … Continue reading

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Three Tips for Picking a Domain Name

By Andrea Zoellner When you create a free website on WordPress.com, your site’s default address will look something like example.wordpress.com. When you’re ready to build your professional presence, buying a custom domain — such as yourgroovydomain.com — is a great next step … Continue reading

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New Theme: Button

By Caroline Moore Happy Theme Thursday, all! Today I’m happy to present a new free theme in our collection, Button. Button Button is a theme that’s as cute as its name. With detailed accents, featured images, gallery slideshows, and a … Continue reading

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The WWWP5K: Your Photos and Stories

By Krista Last week we asked the WordPress.com community to join us for 5 km of walking, jogging, running, or hiking as part of our annual Automattic Worldwide WordPress 5K. The response was fabulous — check out some stories and … Continue reading

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