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Interviews, conversations, and collections of stories celebrating the best of WordPress
  1. #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))
  2. 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
  3. Five Ways to Build Your Audience

    Five ways to earn fans and followers for your blog.

    Inspiration
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. A Dose of Inspiration: Three Perspectives on Writing

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

    Inspiration
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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).
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. A Beginner’s Guide to Selecting a Theme for Your Site

    Overwhelmed by your choices? Consider these things when picking a template for your site.

    Design
  17. A Recipe for Success: Three Tips for Selling Your Product

    Chef Damon Davis sells his “everything sauce” effectively on his website.

    Business
    The website of Chef Damon's "everything sauce."
  18. A Quick Guide to Using Free High-Quality Photographs on Your Site

    Access thousands of high-quality stock images, courtesy of Pexels, for use on your website.

    Inspiration
  19. Longreads on Motherhood: A Reading List

    Dive into four personal essays on motherhood.

    Essay
  20. Draw The Line: Bringing Comic Artists Together to Effect Positive Political Change

    The founder of the Draw The Line comics site talks about how the project expanded into a global effort.

    Art
    Dig deeper: have conversations that help you understand opposite points of view. Illustration by Draw The Line artist Rakel Stammer.
  21. All About Custom Menus: Quick Tips for Organizing Your Content

    Learn how to make the most of your menu.

    Inspiration
  22. Get Inspired and Motivated By These Health and Wellness Sites

    Are you in the field of health and wellness? Get inspired by these great websites.

    Business
    Majuta Wellness, the site of yoga instructor Jillian Faulks-Majuta.
  23. How to Create a Custom Button to Promote Your Books, Your Shop, and More

    Learn how to make your own call-to-action button to promote your projects, products, and services.

    Business
  24. Create Value Through Your Content: How to Be a Resource for Your Readers

    These WordPress.com Business websites offer valuable content to their readers.

    Business
  25. Seven Website-Building Tips for Beginners

    Building your business or professional website? Make these six tweaks.

    Business