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  • New Themes: TextBook and Dara

    Hello there! Today I’m announcing the latest additions to our free-themes collection: TextBook and Dara.


    Designed by Allan Cole, TextBook is aimed at helping schools, colleges, and other non-profit organizations to distribute and archive information in...

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  • New WordPress.com for Lightroom Makes Publishing Your Photos Easy

    We know a lot of WordPress.com users loving sharing their photos, and we know a lot of you use Adobe’s Lightroom.

    Now we’ve made it even easier: with our new Lightroom plugin you can export direct from Lightroom to WordPress.com. Just select one or multiple photos from your Lightroom library, hit export, and save them to your WordPress.com Media Library.

    Download the plugin from the Lightroom to WordPress.com plu...

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  • WordPress.com in 2016: A Year in Review

    It’s been a year of highs and lows, but one thing is certain: all of us at WordPress.com’s parent company Automattic are proud of what this community has accomplished in the past year. Your work is supported by a company of more than 500 people in over 50 countries, dedicated to democratizing publishing. We hope we’ve helped to bring your ideas, your creativity, and your businesses to life on the web.

    To celebrate 2016, we’re excited to share our Continue »

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

    Virtual Reality is coming to WordPress.com! As of today, you can create and publish your own VR content on any WordPress.com site, starting with 360° photos and 360° videos (beta), and you can view regular photos and panoramas in VR. Our goal is to make publishing VR content as simple as publishing text or photos to the web — just add VR content to your site and anyone with a web browser can instantly enjoy it.

    Let’s start with some examples.

    Click the “p...

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  • 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 been working on a refresh for months, and we’re thrilled to share it with you today. For readers, we hope these changes will surprise and delight you, adding more diversity to your stream and exposing you to posts you’ll love. And for writers, we want to put your awesome work in front of a whole new audience.

    A Simplified Design

    We ...

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  • New Theme: Ixion

    Howdy all! Today I’m happy to present a new free theme in our collection:


    Designed by Mel Choyce, Ixion is a clean and professional theme for schools, non-profits, and organizations.

    Put your most exciting news front and center with a custom header image and a call-to-action button, highlight your three most noteworthy accomplishments on the home page, or use Continue »

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

    Internationalization is very important to us, and we’re striving to make sites across WordPress.com accessible to all, such as your international followers and multilingual readers.

    Today, we’re thrilled to introduce the Google Translate Widget, which allows you and your site visitors to instantly translate your content into Continue »

  • Register Now for WordCamp US

    The second annual WordCamp US, the biggest WordCamp in North America, is next month! Join us in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 2-4 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

    WCUS features three tracks. Sessions include “Five Newsroom Tips for Better Website Content,” Continue »

  • .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 in May, the launch of .blog, a new top-level domain extension, means there are millions of easy-to-remember addresses now available for your website. Pricing for .blog domains will start at around USD$30 per year, with some premium names offered at highe...

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  • 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 service, a cheese company at holiday markets, a public relations firm for toy manufacturers and retailers, and an indie folk band.

    Here, Matt shares a bit about how — and why ̵...

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