Features
Interviews, conversations, and collections of stories celebrating the best of WordPress
  1. Your Site Is Your Marketplace: Techniques to Sell Your Arts and Crafts

    These artists and builders promote and sell their artwork on their sites.

    Art
    Handmade goods by ARCHd, a small business based in Memphis, Tennessee.
  2. Crafting Content for the Pages of Your Business Website

    Examples of evergreen page content to inspire you as you build your business website.

    Business
  3. Podcast in the Spotlight: This Filipino American Life

    Joe at This Filipino American Life explains why the podcasting medium was the right fit for them, and how their site complements their recorded content.

    Culture
  4. What’s the Story Behind Your Site Title?

    Writers share how their site names came to be.

    Inspiration
  5. selfPortrait Magazine: A New Site Celebrating Photographers in Front of the Lens

    Katherine Caddy launches a new digital magazine devoted to self-portrait photography.

    Interviews
    Photograph by Nathan Magee, as featured in selfPortrait’s "10 to watch" list in January 2018. Copyright Nathan Magee.
  6. What Giles Jordan Learned in His First Year of Blogging

    Giles Jordan says he made mistakes in his first year of blogging. He’s what he learned.

    Inspiration
  7. 10 Ways to Generate Leads, Inquiries, and Sales From Your Site

    Selling products or offering services on your site? Here are 10 tips on generating leads and sales.

    Business
  8. 10 About Pages We Love

    There’s no magic formula for a great About page. Here are 10 effective but very different examples.

    Identity
    About page illustration at thefrancofly, the site of Jessie Kanelos Weiner.
  9. Selling on Your Site: Tips on Using the Payment Button

    These successful sellers use the Simple Payments button in effective ways.

    Business
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Readers Respond: How Do You Say “I Love You?”

    Our readers tell us how they show their love.

    Inspiration
  15. 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
  16. 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.

  17. 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.
  18. A Brief Guide to Themes for Photography Sites

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

    Design
  19. 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.
  20. Writing Through Grief: Five Posts

    Five pieces that have deeply moved us over the last few months.

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

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

    Essay
  22. The Power of Reading: Readers Respond

    Responses to author Ann Morgan’s reading project, “Postcards from my bookshelf.”

    Inspiration
  23. 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.
  24. How Ann Coleman Found Her Voice Through Blogging

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

    Inspiration
  25. 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.