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Interviews, conversations, and collections of stories celebrating the best of WordPress
  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Start Selling on Your Site with a Payment Button

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

    Business
  4. 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
  5. Display a Short Bio on Your Front Page with a Widget

    Learn how three lifestyle bloggers introduce themselves on their homepage.

    Business
  6. Overcoming Fear: Readers Respond

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

    Inspiration
  7. Use Video Content to Enhance Your Front Page

    Considering video content? These sites use video to draw their readers in.

    Business
  8. “There Is Always an After”: Kristen Twardowski on Writing Endings

    Author Kristen Twardowski shares her thoughts on writing endings.

    Inspiration
    Photo via Kristen Twardowski
  9. Illustrating Streets of the World: The Art of Jeremy Graboyes

    Meet J.S. Graboyes, an illustrator of streets and urban scenes.

    Art
    A street scene in London, England. All illustrations by Jeremy Graboyes.
  10. Writing to Help Others: Four Bloggers on What Pushes Them to Publish

    Why start a blog? For some, the answer is in the positive effect on their readers.

    Inspiration
  11. Post Ideas for People New to Business Blogging

    Post ideas for your business blog.

    Business
  12. The Pattern of a Writer’s Life in the Slow Turn of Seasons

    Get inspired by Andrea Stephenson’s musings on the writer’s life and the changing of seasons.

    Inspiration
    Photo via Harvesting Hecate
  13. Photographer Sophia Hsin Documents Child Laborers in Bangladesh

    The No Child For Sale campaign aims to raise awareness of child labor within the Canadian food chain.

    Photo Essay
    This young girl spends her days picking shrimp heads in a Bangladeshi factory. All photos by Sophia Hsin.
  14. Text, Don’t Call: An Interview with Introvert and Cartoonist Aaron Caycedo-Kimura

    An interview with an introvert and author of Text, Don’t Call: An Illustrated Guide to the Introverted Life.

    Authors

    All images below are excerpted from TEXT, DON’T CALL: An Illustrated Guide to the Introverted Life by Aaron Caycedo-Kimura with the permission of TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright© 2017 by Aaron T. Caycedo-Kimura.

  15. Business Owners: Five Ways to Refresh Your Website Without a Blog

    Quick ways to refresh the front page of your business website—without a blog.

    Business
  16. Community Spotlight: Photoblogger Andy Moyle

    From landscape shots to architecture, a selection of Moyle’s recent Photo Challenge contributions.

    Animals
    "To me, a perfect example of differing textures are lichens on tree bark." Andy Moyle's photo of lichen on the Formonthills, in Fife, Scotland. Posted in response to the "Textures" Photo Challenge.
  17. Joshi Daniel on Nine Years of Photoblogging

    Joshi Daniel, a photographer from India, celebrates nearly a decade of photoblogging.

    Photography
    All photographs by Joshi Daniel.
  18. Add Credibility to Your Website with Testimonials

    Display customer and client testimonials to promote your work or business.

    Business
  19. Want to Get Hired by Your Favorite Rapper? Build a Website.

    Negele “Hospey” Hospedales wanted to be Chance the Rapper’s intern. So he built a website to get noticed.

    Business
  20. Writer (and Former Acrobat) Allison K. Williams on Overcoming Fear

    How do you dust yourself off after rejection and move ahead?

    Inspiration
  21. Jerry Mahoney on Launching a Website For His Books

    Author Jerry Mahoney talks about his new website for his book series.

    Authors
  22. Fairy Tales, Reimagined: A New Series from Jerry Mahoney

    Author Jerry Mahoney talks about writing his first book series for young readers.

    Authors
  23. Reinforce Your Personal or Business Brand with a Site Logo

    Get inspired by these sites with stylish logos—then add yours!

    Business
    The illustrated logo of Sarah FitzHenry at Fitz Between the Shelves.
  24. Five Writers on What It Means to Be a Friend

    Five stories and perspectives on friendship.

    Personal Essay
    "Secrets" — from "It Takes Two" by Jane Lurie.
  25. Three Ways to Take Your Website Visitors Behind the Scenes

    Looking to engage your visitors? Here are three ways to share your creation process with them.

    Art
    Image by Kerry at Love Those "Hands at Home."