Inspiration
Interviews, conversations, and collections of stories celebrating the best of WordPress
  1. International Women’s Day: Who Would You Like to Celebrate?

    What woman in your life would you like to recognize on International Women’s Day?

    Feminism
    Photo by mentatdgt
  2. Black History Month: Who Has Influenced and Inspired You?

    For Black History Month, Automatticians honor the people who’ve made a difference in their lives.

    Culture
  3. PatangDori.com: Let’s Go Fight A Kite!

    February 8 is National Kite Flying Day in the US, and we are celebrating our love of kites by showcasing PatangDori.com, purveyor of fighter kites!

    Business
    PatangDori.com
  4. 5 Content Tips for Fresh Start in 2020

    A bit of digital housekeeping goes a long way! Here are 5 content tweaks to give your site a fresh look.

    Design
    Photo by Bich Tran
  5. 5 Design Tips for a Fresh Start in 2020

    Hello, 2020! Here are five design tweaks to give your site a quick makeover.

    Design
  6. Around the World with WordPress: Jamaica

    Today, we’re highlighting five sites from the island paradise of Jamaica.

    Exploration
    Adventures with Elle
  7. Building a Dream Community: Daybreaker and Its Inclusive Global Dance Floor

    Social entrepreneur Radha Agrawal launched a morning dance party, Daybreaker, that celebrates wellness, self-expression, and inclusion.

    Business
    Photograph by Scout Lab
  8. Readers Respond: What Has WordPress.com Helped You Do or Achieve This Year?

    From keeping them accountable to providing a platform to amplify their voices, readers share how their sites have helped them soar in 2019.

    Inspiration
    Photo by Bich Tran
  9. Planted Table: A Sustainable Way to Deliver Delicious Vegan Meals

    Two sisters wanted to make it easier for busy families to eat tasty plant-based meals. So they launched a zero-waste vegan delivery service called Planted Table.

    Business
    Photo of Planted Table founders Megan Scott and Lauren Mahlke by Drew Bird.
  10. Burnt Umber Arts: The Art of Amber Honour

    By starting a weekly blog, Amber Honour gave herself a reason to create her art.

    Animals
    "Kiki"
  11. Mondro: Archiving the Work of Queer Artists in Bangladesh

    “We welcome every queer individual of Bangladesh to express themselves.” The founder of new website Mondro talks about the need for a platform for the queer Bangladeshi community.

    Culture
    Illustration courtesy of Mondro
  12. HeyMama: Building a Community of Working Mothers

    Through HeyMama, Amri Kibbler and Katya Libin have created a community of career-driven mothers.

    Business
    Photography courtesy of HeyMama.
  13. Rendered Impressions: The Art of Catherine Martzloff

    Catherine has loved painting her entire life and is now an established artist who uses her WordPress.com site as a fundamental part of her business.

    Art
    "Summertime Marina"
  14. Earn Money on Your Site with Ongoing Subscriptions, Monthly Donations, and More

    Now you can collect ongoing donations, membership and subscription payments, and more on WordPress.com.

    Business
    Photo by Anthony Delanoix
  15. The Power of One: Cleaning Up the Coastline, One Person at a Time, with Barrel Bag

    Environmental activist and teen founder Tucker Grooms created his nonprofit, Barrel Bag, to make it easier for people to clean up trash at the beach. His website has grown into the online hub of the organization.

    Business
    Barrel Bag founder Tucker Grooms at Stinson Beach, CA. Photo by Drew Bird Photo.
  16. What Has WordPress.com Helped You Do or Achieve This Year?

    Share your blogging or website-building journey with us.

    Inspiration
  17. Documenting a Chaotic Mind: The Art of Gareth Jones

    British artist Gareth Jones has spent the last few weeks putting together Gaz Jones Art. In this interview, Gareth explores the impact of getting his art online, and how his work has helped with his mental health.

    Art
    'When A Hero Comes Along.' Oil, Acrylic and Bubble Gum on Canvas. 2018. Gareth Jones
  18. What Do the Web’s Top Food Blogs Have in Common? They’re on WordPress.

    These 13 WordPress food blogs are among the finalists in this year’s Saveur Blog Awards.

    Cooking
    Photo by Jer Chung
  19. 3 Tips from a Successful Blogger on How To Amplify Your Story

    Ben Phillips uses a landing page, contact form, and social media integration to effectively share his story with the world.

    Authors
    The TV Show page on Ben Philips' website, Diary of an Uber Driver
  20. From Blog to Book to TV Show: The Journey of an Uber Driver

    “Each story was about a real person, where they were at in their lives, and the impact their worlds had on mine.” Writer and Uber driver Ben Phillips shares the wild ride of transforming his blog into a television series.

    Authors
    Image courtesy of Ben Phillips
  21. Around the World with WordPress: New Zealand

    Our next trip around the world stops in New Zealand, where we showcase five sites from these beautiful islands.

    Exploration
    Photo by Shade Hannah, True Crime New Zealand
  22. “A Door to Iteration, Innovation, and Constant Progress”: What Is Open Source?

    What is open source? Here’s a primer with article, video, and podcast recommendations to learn more.

    Design
  23. Out in Tech Site Spotlight: The Gets My Goat Project in the Dominican Republic

    The Gets My Goat project in the Dominican Republic educates marginalized youth in dairy farm management and empowers them to become agents of change in their own community.

    Animals
    Photo by Ruel Madelo
  24. Around the World with WordPress: Scotland

    Let’s shine a spotlight on a few WordPress sites that originate from Scotland, UK.

    Exploration
    Photo by Samantha, Scotland with The Wee White Dug
  25. Discovering a WooCommerce Business: PHLEARN

    The CEO of PHLEARN, a tutorial site for Photoshop and Lightroom, discusses its evolution from a YouTube channel to a successful company with editorial staff.

    Business
    Photo courtesy of Seth Kravitz