Features
Interviews, conversations, and collections of stories celebrating the best of WordPress
  1. Beware the Alligator in the East Wing: A Trip Through Offbeat History with Howard Dorre

    Nothing humanizes a historical figure like learning about their quirks.

    History
    Photo by Josh Hallett via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  2. How Shivya Nath Turned Her Travel Blog into a Book

    The Shooting Star blogger talks about nomadic life, building a readership that cares, and avoiding the pitfalls of overtourism.

    Authors
    Images courtesy of Shivya Nath
  3. How Do You Move Past Rejection? A Writer Reflects

    For Holland Rae, a “no” can be deflating — but also energizing.

    Authors
  4. How Soprano Charlotte Hoather Took Her Singing — and Blogging — to New Heights

    The up-and-coming singer shares insight on building community, using social media, and finding time to blog even on busy weeks.

    Culture
    Images courtesy of Charlotte Hoather, with kind permission of Waterperry Opera Festival.
  5. Exploring Your Craft: Notes from Writers at the Top of Their Game

    Face down the blank page with some expert support in your corner.

    Books
  6. Learn SEO from WordPress Experts Without Leaving Your Living Room

    WordCamps feature talks by SEO and marketing experts, and you can watch them all from the comfort of the couch.

    Business
    An expectant crowd awaits the speaker at WordCamp EU in Belgrade, Serbia, earlier in 2018.
  7. Accepting Money on Your Site Isn’t Just for Online Stores

    From donations to gift certificates, there are many ways to use payment buttons in a way that complements your site’s focus.

    Business
    Alison Palmer's saucers, which she sells on her gallery's website.
  8. Inspiration Station: Three Bloggers on Why They Write

    Get inspired by these three bloggers who share why they write.

    Inspiration
    Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels.
  9. Four Education Blogs to Explore this Back-to-School Season

    Whether they tackle tough topics or inspire better learning habits, these sites prompt readers to think, question, and engage.

    Diversity
  10. Branding ABCs: Simple But Striking Typographical Logos

    Monograms are memorable, clear, and never go out of style.

    Business
  11. #SixWivesNoHenry: Ann Foster Is Here to Make History Fun

    Writer and historian Ann Foster takes us on in-depth Tudor time travels, picking apart convoluted family trees and 16th-century political intrigue with ease and wit.

    History
    If this is expression you normally associate with history, Ann Foster is here to show you a new way. (Photo by Can Pac Swire via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0))
  12. Why Emily Contois Is Still Blogging After Six Years

    A recent episode of online trolling hasn’t stopped this food and media scholar from making her voice heard.

    Academia
  13. Five Ways to Build Your Audience

    Five ways to earn fans and followers for your blog.

    Inspiration
  14. Five Post Ideas for Your Business Blog

    Five post ideas to get your business blog fire burning brightly.

    Inspiration
    Photo by Loe Moshkovska from Pexels
  15. Two Well-Curated Sites to Explore — and What They Teach Us about Sharing Others’ Content

    On the delicate art of being a generous, upright web citizen while adding your personal touch to anything you publish on your site.

    Inspiration
  16. A Trove of Pro Site Advice for the Burgeoning Business Owner

    Are you in the early stages of starting a business or launching a website, and looking for a little support? Did you know that WordPress.com has a blog full of resources just for you, on everything from picking the right fonts for your site to securing small-business funding to increasing your site’s traffic? We do! […]

    Business
  17. Your Recommended Reading: The Books You Didn’t Know You Needed

    Ann Patchett recommends four books that helped her process her stepfather’s passing.

    Inspiration
    Photo by Min An from Pexels
  18. The Well-Tended Sidebar: How Three Sites Use Widgets Effectively

    Widgets can help guide your visitors to take specific actions or explore more content on your site.

    Design
    A glimpse of the content-rich sidebar at The Zero-Waste Chef.
  19. SEO Basics: To Grow Your Site’s Traffic, Make It More Visible

    On the WordPress.com Business plan? Take advantage of our SEO tools.

    Business
  20. A Dose of Inspiration: Three Perspectives on Writing

    Love to write but sometimes need a boost? Read fellow writers’ insights on the craft.

    Inspiration
  21. Abridged Classics: Summaries of Books You Were Supposed to Read (But Probably Didn’t)

    Wrong Hands illustrator John Atkinson blends cartoons, literature, and humor in his new book, Abridged Classics.

    Art
    All images courtesy of John Atkinson at Wrong Hands
  22. How to Highlight Your Content with Category Pages

    Use category pages to showcase posts grouped together by theme or topic.

    Business
    A category page of recent reviews at We Close Tonight, a music blog based in London.
  23. Set Up a One-Page Website or Multi-Panel Homepage

    These homepages made up of panels show off a unique look.

    Design
    The websites of Jia Tolentino (laptop) and Evelyn Gentry (phone).
  24. Showcase Your Best Work with Portfolio Projects

    Highlight your best work in a visual way with the portfolio feature.

    Design
    The WordPress.com portfolio feature on the website of author Richard Hoffman.
  25. Purrfect Portraiture: Girls and Their Cats by Photographer BriAnne Wills

    Photographer BriAnne Wills photographs women and their feline companions in their homes.

    Animals
    Lizz Hill Wiker with her mixed Persian/Bengal cats, Prince and Stevie. All photos by BriAnne Wills at Girls and Their Cats.