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The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

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    Update Your Avatar on WordPress.com

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    Julkaistu 11 päivää sitten

    We’ve given one of our favorite features a boost! You can now manage your profile photo, or avatar, right on WordPress.com. This avatar, powered by a service called Gravatar, is the image that represents you online — a thumbnail that appears next to your name when you interact on blogs and…

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    A New Media Picker for the iOS…

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    Julkaistu 14 päivää sitten

    Sometimes it’s the extra touches that make all the difference; on your website, that’s the photos and video that give your content life. You asked for streamlined access to your media library and the camera and photos on your device, to make uploading and inserting photos and videos easier. We…

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    New Theme: Radcliffe 2

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    Julkaistu 26 päivää sitten

    Today we’re happy to introduce Radcliffe 2, a refreshed version of a tried-and-true WordPress theme. We’ve optimized it for speed, and added new features specifically with small-business websites in mind. Radcliffe 2 was a collaborative effort by several members of WordPress.com’s Theme Team.

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    Upload Once, Blog Anywhere: Photos…

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    Julkaistu 27 päivää sitten

    Google Photos is one of the most popular ways of storing and sharing photos online. WordPress.com is one of the most popular ways to blog. Wouldn’t it be great if they played well together — if you could use photos you’ve uploaded to Google on your site? We thought so, too: starting today,

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    Simpler On-the-Go Publishing:

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    Julkaistu kuukausi sitten

    Version 8.1 of the WordPress for Android app is now available, with some great enhancements to publishing: background media uploading. Adding images to a post or page? Now, you can publish — and move on to other things — while your media uploads. No more waiting inside the editor while images…

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    Add A Simple Payment Button To Your…

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    Julkaistu 2 kuukautta sitten

    May 2016: Hajj Flemings, CEO of Rebrand Cities with renowned photographer, Shawn Lee, in a redesigned school bus en route to working with small business owners in Detroit. Earlier this year, while working in Detroit with small business owners and the Rebrand Cities team, it became clear that…

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    Better Blogging Through Podcasts:

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    Julkaistu 2 kuukautta sitten

    We love podcasts: they’re like the blogging version of radio, a medium anyone can jump into and use to share their story. They introduce us to new voices and give us glimpses into new perspectives… and they pair perfectly with blogs and websites, where they can add more texture and interest to…

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    An Updated Login Coming to the…

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    Julkaistu 2 kuukautta sitten

    Over the past few months the Mobile team has been thinking a lot about the login experience in the WordPress apps and how we could make it better — we’re never satisfied, you know, so we’re always trying to improve things. After much thought, and even more work, we’re very happy to unveil a…

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    WordPress.com Business Now Supports…

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    Julkaistu 2 kuukautta sitten

    For many years, WordPress.com has been a simple way for people to create their own beautiful WordPress website in minutes. But that simplicity came with a tradeoff — WordPress.com did not offer built-in support for the thousands of third-party plugins and themes that helped make WordPress the…

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    A Brand New Editor for the…

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    Julkaistu 2 kuukautta sitten

    Now that so many of us carry around tiny pocket-size computers, more and more of our internet time happens on phones and tablets — not just browsing, but creating. You’ve been asking for a better publishing experience in the WordPress app to make mobile publishing smoother. Today we’re…

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    You Can Now Schedule Your Social…

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    Julkaistu 3 kuukautta sitten

    Keeping up with social media can feel like a full-time job these days — and for many it is. Posting your content on Twitter and Facebook during specific hours, and keeping things evenly spaced out, means that you need to tend to your profiles pretty often. We wanted to make it easier for…

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    WordPress.com Teams Up with Rebrand…

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    Julkaistu 3 kuukautta sitten

    Cities are collections of neighborhoods — and neighborhoods are powered by small business. From coffee shop owners to fitness instructors, therapists to thrift stores, it’s the people we see in the storefronts next door who build and reinforce the unique character of our cities. At…

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    Join Us in the Fight for Net…

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    Julkaistu 3 kuukautta sitten

    Automattic strongly believes in a free and open Internet and it’s hard to imagine a truly open Internet without Net Neutrality. What Is Net Neutrality? “Net Neutrality” is the simple but very powerful principle that all Internet traffic should be treated equally. Whether you’re reading a…

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    WordPress.com Gets a Perfect Score…

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    Julkaistu 3 kuukautta sitten

    At Automattic, we’re proud of our commitment to fighting for the digital rights of our users and of our work to keep the internet free and open. Today we’re honored to receive another perfect score from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in its annual Who Has Your Back? report. The EFF is…

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    The Best of WordPress.com: Summer…

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    Julkaistu 3 kuukautta sitten

    Hi everyone! Here’s a snapshot of some of the excellent WordPress.com community advice, insights, and updates that we enjoyed over the past month. What’s new Introducing Your New Social Icons Widget The Social Icons Widget allows you to connect your site to your favorite social media networks.

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    Connect to Your Fans and Followers…

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    Julkaistu 3 kuukautta sitten

    We’re excited to introduce the new Social Icons Widget, which allows you to connect with visitors on your favorite social media networks. The new widget supports over 40 popular social platforms, from the ubiquitous Facebook and Twitter, to crafter haven Etsy, to artsy enclaves like DeviantArt…

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    Blogging Made Easier: Five Tricks…

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    Julkaistu 3 kuukautta sitten

    Writing interesting blog posts, creating attractive pages, and interacting with your visitors — these are essential ways to help you build a body of work, a successful business, or a growing audience online. I’m part of a team focused on design and research at WordPress.com — I like to find…

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    An All-New Media Library for the…

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    Julkaistu 4 kuukautta sitten

    We recently launched an all-new media picker for WordPress for Android. Now, iOS users, you’re next! The new 7.8 release of WordPress for iOS includes a top-level Media Library section for each site you manage — making it even easier to share your images, video, and other media with the world.

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    New Theme: AltoFocus

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    Julkaistu 4 kuukautta sitten

    Today we’re happy to announce the latest addition to our collection of free themes: AltoFocus! AltoFocus is a spinoff of the original AutoFocus theme from a few years ago. Its elegant tiled layout helps artists, photobloggers, and other creatives showcase their talents. Designed by Allan Cole, it…

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    The Best of WordPress.com in May

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    Julkaistu 4 kuukautta sitten

    Hi everyone! Check out some of the new updates, designs, and insights that helped make May a great month for the WordPress.com community. What’s new How a Detroit Hackathon Turned into WordPress.com’s First-Ever TV Spots A team of developers launched new sites for small businesses in Detroit…

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    Launching: All New Media Picker for…

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    Julkaistu 5 kuukautta sitten

    There’s this… thing… in the Android WordPress app that we refer to as the “seven-item menu.” It would show up when trying to add a photo to confront you with a list of choices and we confess, we couldn’t always remember what option we wanted, either. As of the 7.3 release, the…

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    Inclusive Illustrations, By Design

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    Julkaistu 5 kuukautta sitten

    I like to think that designers solve problems, while artists ask questions. And when the two go hand-in-hand, real magic happens. Why? Because the right question gets answered with the right solution — art asks, and design responds. Here at Automattic we were extremely fortunate to recently get…

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    The Best of WordPress.com in April

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    Julkaistu 5 kuukautta sitten

    You’re off to a strong creative start in 2017! Here are a few recent updates and stories from the WordPress.com community in April that we wanted to share with you. What’s new This Year’s WordPress Default Theme, Twenty Seventeen, Is Now Available “Great looking theme!” – Jason…

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    Independent Publisher 2 Is Here

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    Julkaistu 5 kuukautta sitten

    The popular Independent Publisher design is a WordPress theme that has long been beloved for its simplicity and legibility. So we are happy to announce that it has been improved, ever so slightly, with the design talents of Caroline Moore and Kjell Reigstad. Introducing Independent Publisher 2:

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