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Interviews, conversations, and collections of stories celebrating the best of WordPress
  1. WordPress on the Go: Five Ways to Start Using the App

    New to the WordPress app? Here are five ways to start blogging and interacting with your readers on your phone.

    Inspiration
  2. What Do You Want to Accomplish This Year?

    Creators on WordPress.com share what they’d like to accomplish in 2018.

    Inspiration
    "15 Minutes of Exercise Everyday" image from "Dizzy's Self-Care New Year Resolutions" at Dinosaurs, Donkeys and MS.
  3. 24 Hours of New Year’s Eve: Your Pictures

    From Peru to Germany to Australia, from fireworks to music festivals to late-night hikes, bloggers around the world show us how they welcomed 2018.

    Jetpack
    Celebrating the new year is fun for all ages! Photo by The Timekeeper.
  4. 365 Days of Inspiration: Our Readers’ Favorite Stories on Writing and Building Community

    From writing advice to hands-on blogging tips, these are 2017’s community favorites.

    Inspiration
    Art by Zach Ramey, from Two Way Tree, his and Jennifer Ramey's art blog.
  5. Readers Respond: How Do You Say “I Love You?”

    Our readers tell us how they show their love.

    Inspiration
  6. Get Readers Right Where You Want Them With the Click of a Button

    Try a call-to-action button to guide your readers to what’s most important on your site.

    Design
  7. Food, Art, Memory: Yaansoon’s Mediterranean Fusion

    A spotlight on an illustration portfolio site that channels the textures and flavors of a colorful, diverse region.

    Art

    Images from the food illustration portfolio at Yaansoon Illustration + Art.

  8. How Do You Say “I Love You”?

    How do you show your love for family, friends, and community?

    Inspiration
    The Bell Tower in Winnipeg's North End neighborhood. Photo by Greg Littlejohn.
  9. A Brief Guide to Themes for Photography Sites

    A great photography site should look crisp regardless of format or device.

    Design
  10. What’s the Story Behind Your Avatar?

    Our avatar—our profile image—represents who we are online. Here, five bloggers tell us about theirs.

    Identity
    Avatars of Automatticians, or the people who work on WordPress.com and other products at Automattic.
  11. Writing Through Grief: Five Posts

    For many of us, writing is catharsis: a way to process and release difficult emotions. Few things are as emotional as the loss of a friend, family member, personal hero, or pet so it’s no surprise that we read a lot of posts paying tribute to lost loved ones and trying to make sense of […]

    Death
    Photo by Robert Couse-Baker (CC BY 2.0)
  12. Author Amanda Mininger on Coming Back to Writing

    “I don’t recognize the words anymore. Who was I back then?”

    Essay
  13. The Power of Reading: Readers Respond

    Last week, we highlighted Ann Morgan’s amazing reading project, Postcards from my bookshelf. For each month in 2017, she’s selecting a book and mailing it to a reader somewhere in the world. Readers had much to say about Ann’s book-labor of love. Here are a handful of their responses. Ready for a custom domain, advanced […]

    Inspiration
  14. The Power of Reading: Connecting People Around the World Through Books

    In a guest post, author Ann Morgan—the blogger at A Year of Reading the World—reflects on her 2017 project, “Postcards from my bookshelf.”

    Authors
    Author Ann Morgan of A Year of Reading the World in Crete.
  15. How Ann Coleman Found Her Voice Through Blogging

    Ann Coleman on silencing the inner critic and writing with confidence.

    Inspiration
  16. Happy 11th Blogiversary, Smitten Kitchen!

    “The more you work at it, the closer it gets to what you have in your head.”

    Cooking

    All-butter pie crust. Image by Deb Perelman / smitten kitchen.

  17. Five Things We Love at The Chicago Review of Books

    Explore The Chicago Review of Books, a literary publication.

    Books
  18. What a Difference a Custom Header Makes

    These three blogs use the Libre 2 theme and custom headers in different ways.

    Design
  19. Getting Lost in the Magic of Maps: Three Stories

    Real or fictional, maps don’t just represent space — they also make storytelling possible.

    Culture
    Image by ChadoNihi (CC0).
  20. Two More Ways to Sell on Your Site with a Payment Button

    These two websites use payment buttons to promote and sell seminars and books.

    Business
  21. The Dark and Gothic Worlds of Fantasy Artist Shaima Islam

    Browse the dark fantasy art of Shaima Islam.

    Art
    "Stroll by the Docks," inspired by the TV series Black Sails. Microns and markers on paper, 6×10″, 2016. All art by Shaima Islam.
  22. Start Selling on Your Site with a Payment Button

    Learn how two websites use payment buttons to sell their memberships and merchandise.

    Business
  23. A Veteran Blogger’s Advice on Growing Traffic and Finding Community

    Six years into her blogging adventure, Susie Lindau has many solid insights to share.

    Inspiration
  24. Display a Short Bio on Your Front Page with a Widget

    Learn how three lifestyle bloggers introduce themselves on their homepage.

    Business
  25. Overcoming Fear: Readers Respond

    Readers share their insight and wisdom on handling failure and rejection when making art.

    Inspiration