Five Minutes with Steve Blythe

01/13/2014 10:01:39 AM

Every so often, we sit down with an Automattician to help you get to know the people who work behind the scenes to build new features, keep Automattic’s wheels turning, and make the best it can be. In this installment, we’re ...

WordPressers Making a Splash: January Edition

01/10/2014 10:00:58 AM

We were all impressed earlier this week when we reviewed

New Themes: Motif and Suits

01/09/2014 10:00:52 AM

It’s the first Theme Thursday of 2014, and we’re kicking the year off with two new free themes. Motif was designed to help you create a beautiful online presence for your business. You can integrate your logo with the custom header imag ...

Get Inspired: Blog Ideas for 2014

01/08/2014 12:42:25 PM

Write more. Paint more. Photograph more.

Show Yourself Off in 2014: Profiles, Portfolios, and Personal Pages

01/07/2014 10:00:20 AM

When you refresh your

2013: A Year in Review

01/06/2014 15:01:16 PM

With 2013 behind us, we can now take a look at our community’s incredible accomplishments over the past year. Here’s the year that was on 13,704,819 new blogs in 2013 That’s a 36% increase from 2012, during which you

Get your new blog off to a great start (Hint: we can help!)

01/01/2014 10:00:03 AM

Publishing a blog can be tons of fun, and a great way to make friends and create opportunities. Starting one couldn’t be easier: sign up, pick a theme, and off you go. But maintaining one and building an audience? That takes a little more ...

2013 Projects: 365 Days, 52 Weeks

12/31/2013 10:00:53 AM

Many of you use as a daily or weekly outlet to develop your craft (as seen in our popular writing and photography challenges on The Daily Post), or as a platform to chronicle your own post-a-day and year-long projects. Some projects ...

Add That Personal Touch to Your Blog with a Custom Header

12/24/2013 06:00:53 AM

One of the best free customization tools on is the ability to upload a custom header image. Using a custom header is a great way to showcase your style and personality on your blog. When readers visit your blog, its header is what ...

Going Viral on 26 Million Views and Counting — Seth’s Story

12/23/2013 07:02:03 AM

On November 2, 2013, Seth Smith hit publish on an article entitled Marriage Isn’t For You. Within a few hours, his self-hosted WordPress site couldn’t handle the tens of thousands of visitors reading the post. He moved his article and then ...

Editors’ Picks of the Year: The Best of in 2013

12/20/2013 16:07:25 PM

This week, our editors dove into the archives to find and rediscover notable posts published this year on, from nonfiction to poetry, and photography to illustration. These posts have been especially resonant to us and the community, ...