Inspiration
Interviews, conversations, and collections of stories celebrating the best of WordPress
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. “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
  4. 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
  5. Around the World with WordPress: Scotland

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

    Business
    Photo by Samantha, Scotland with The Wee White Dug
  6. 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
  7. “Monotony Is a Luxury”: A Reading List of Black Writers and Journalists

    Read powerful writing from black writers and journalists in this reading list.

    Authors
  8. Discovering a WooCommerce Business: Universal Yums

    Through Universal Yums, you can explore the world through snacks. Co-founder Elias Zauner chats with us about their subscription snack box service.

    Business
    Monique and Eli, the founders of Universal Yums. Photo courtesy of Elias Zauner.
  9. “Unite & Represent”: Asian American Writers on WordPress

    We’re a sponsor of this year’s annual conference of the Asian American Journalists Association! Here’s a showcase of Asian American writers that have built their online presence with WordPress.

    Authors
    The WordPress website of Esmé Weijun Wang.
  10. The Best Journalism Across the Web Is Published on WordPress

    Explore journalism from some of the oldest, most respected publications on the web.

    Journalism
  11. Practical Wisdom: Toolkits for Creative Professionals

    Read tips and takeaways from this season’s Own Your Content campaign.

    Business
    Title illustration by Annica Lydenberg. Portrait illustrations below by Jeffrey Philiips.
  12. “It’s a Place for Writing and Thinking”: On Blogs and What It Means to Own Your Content

    Three inspiring creators dissect what it means to “own your content” in today’s digital world.

    Inspiration
    Title illustration by Annica Lydenberg. Portrait illustrations below by Jeffrey Philiips.
  13. WordPress Websites of LGBTQ+ Organizations Around the World

    At Out in Tech events, tech professionals build websites for LGBTQ+ organizations. Here’s a look at 10 sites launched at past hackathons.

    Diversity
  14. “We Are Changemakers”: Latina Storytellers at This Week’s #WeAllGrow Summit

    Browse the websites of Latina bloggers and entrepreneurs that are speaking at this year’s #WeAllGrow Summit in Southern California.

    Diversity
    WordPress.com is a sponsor of this year's #WeAllGrow Summit. Here's a look at some of the Latina storytellers speaking at the conference.
  15. Where the Best Tacos Are Born, Indie Publication L.A. Taco Is There

    Los Angeles’ diverse mix of cultural influences inspires dishes, original and remixed, to delight both visitors and locals.

    Culture
    Taco Madness 2018 by LATaco.com at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes on May 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California (Brian Feinzimer/Fein Image)
  16. Manage a Team or Build a Community with the P2 Theme

    Looking for a way to manage your group or community? Check out the P2 theme.

    Business
  17. Celebrating Diversity, Form, and Voice: National Poetry Month

    Because we can never get enough poetry.

    Art
    Visual Poem by Katy Telling via Soft Cartel.
  18. Lit Lovers, Rejoice: Electric Literature Moves to WordPress

    Love to read and write? Explore Electric Literature, now on WordPress.

    Authors
  19. Alt Oasis 2019 Inspiration List: 10 Entrepreneurs to Follow

    These 10 speakers at the Alt Oasis conference in Palm Springs use their WordPress websites to promote their businesses and brands.

    Business
    Danielle Lucia Schaffer's City Girl Gone Mom and Angela Kim's Mommy Diary, both powered by WordPress.
  20. Getting the Most out of our Quick Start Service

    Learn how to get the most out of one-to-one support at your Business Concierge sessions.

    Education
    Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels.
  21. 5 Tools You May Not Know About

    Here’s a look at five features you may not know existed.

    Inspiration
  22. Celebrating International Women’s Day: Stories By Fantastic Women

    These five excellent reads deserve your attention.

    Inspiration
    Photo by Chelsi Peter from Pexels
  23. Choosing a Color Palette? It’s For the Birds (Literally!)

    Dithering over what colors to use for your new website? Take a screen break and go for a walk — nature has a beautiful selection of pre-made color palettes waiting for you.

    Design
  24. Monetize Your Site: Options to Make Money on WordPress.com

    No matter your goals, there is a monetization option for you.

    Business
  25. The Most Frugal Vacation: A Photography Roundup

    Come ride with me as I dream of warmth and spring.

    Photography
    Photo taken at the Getty Center in California by View From the Carrot Room.