Introducing: Our New, High-Speed Editor

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
From parents and poets to journalists and politicians, WordPress.com’s publishing tools allow people to make their voices heard. We have heard your excellent feedback on our interim editor and today, we’re excited to introduce our new editor: a faster, cleaner, and more streamlined way to create posts and pages, and share, promote, and manage content across all your… Continue reading Introducing: Our New, High-Speed Editor

Register Now for WordCamp US in Philadelphia!

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
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 the most experienced WordPress developers in the world. WCUS will be on December 4–5 (with Contributor Day on the 6th), in… Continue reading Register Now for WordCamp US in Philadelphia!

What’s on the horizon?

It’s year two of the seemingly never ending WordPress.com new user interface changes. If you are up for it there are upcoming editor changes. You can register to be a BETA tester in response to the Call for Testing: Editor, and provide feedback before this iteration is finalized. Or you can just follow  Horizon Feedback: (Horizon is WordPress.com’s public test environment) and read what’s happening … Continue reading What’s on the horizon?

Removing inactive subscribers

I have big news to share. The fact we bloggers were previously unable to manage our followers and subscribers and remove those that were inactive annoyed me for years. I was annoyed because we lacked the ability to rely on the numbers we saw. Now, provided we are using the new user interface, we can easily do what we could not do before. You may remove … Continue reading Removing inactive subscribers

Google Fonts: Free Typefaces for Your Site

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
We’re really happy to announce that we’ve added over 30 free Google Fonts to your Theme Customizer. Even better, you don’t need any upgrades to access them; these fonts are free for everyone. Go to WordPress.com → Customize to see the new Fonts section in the sidebar. From there you can browse and preview typefaces like Gentium Book… Continue reading Google Fonts: Free Typefaces for Your Site

The Blogger’s A, B, C List

leisure6 Define your purpose: If you can’t describe in a few sentences why you are blogging, what your purpose for the blog is, and who target audience is, then don’t be surprised if you don’t attract subscribers.

In almost all cases, when I first go to visit the blog in question, I can’t immediately figure out why the blog exists. Can Your Blog Explain Its Purpose In One Second?

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ICANN Considers Relaxing Domain Registration Privacy; Automattic Objects

Originally posted on Transparency Report:
We’ve said it time and time again: user privacy is important to us. We’re vigilant about protecting it on WordPress.com, and we’re always on the lookout, ready to weigh in on policy proposals that might curtail the privacy that we and our users value so highly. Today, our focus turns to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization… Continue reading ICANN Considers Relaxing Domain Registration Privacy; Automattic Objects

Last Call for July’s Blogging 101!

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
Note: Blogging 101 and Blogging 201 are the same courses previously offered. Feel free to retake them, but be aware that we will cover the same topics. New blogging courses on intermediate/advanced customization are coming later this year. July’s Blogging U. courses kick off on Monday, with the start of Blogging 101. Still mulling it over? Registration is open… Continue reading Last Call for July’s Blogging 101!

#LoveWins! LGBTQ Bloggers Make Their Voices Heard

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
You might have noticed the rainbow banner across the top of WordPress.com over the weekend — our way of marking Pride month, celebrated by cities across the globe in June, as well as the US Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across all states. (The United States now joins 20 other countries, including my own, Portugal, in fully recognizing same-sex marriage nationwide.) https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/614435467120001024… Continue reading #LoveWins! LGBTQ Bloggers Make Their Voices Heard

Celebrating 10 Years of WordPress.com & Automattic

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
This year marks the 10th birthday of WordPress.com and our parent company, Automattic. We are proud to have served this community of millions: from writers, photographers, artists, and small and large publishers, to business owners and entrepreneurs. A quick bit of history: WordPress itself started as an open source project in 2003. WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg then built… Continue reading Celebrating 10 Years of WordPress.com & Automattic