Inspiration
Interviews, conversations, and collections of stories celebrating the best of WordPress
  1. Mondro: Archiving the Work of Queer Artists in Bangladesh

    “We welcome every queer individual of Bangladesh to express themselves.” The founder of new website Mondro talks about the need for a platform for the queer Bangladeshi community.

    Culture
    Illustration courtesy of Mondro
  2. HeyMama: Building a Community of Working Mothers

    Through HeyMama, Amri Kibbler and Katya Libin have created a community of career-driven mothers.

    Business
    Photography courtesy of HeyMama.
  3. Rendered Impressions: The Art of Catherine Martzloff

    Catherine has loved painting her entire life and is now an established artist who uses her WordPress.com site as a fundamental part of her business.

    Art
    "Summertime Marina"
  4. Earn Money on Your Site with Ongoing Subscriptions, Monthly Donations, and More

    Now you can collect ongoing donations, membership and subscription payments, and more on WordPress.com.

    Business
    Photo by Anthony Delanoix
  5. The Power of One: Cleaning Up the Coastline, One Person at a Time, with Barrel Bag

    Environmental activist and teen founder Tucker Grooms created his nonprofit, Barrel Bag, to make it easier for people to clean up trash at the beach. His website has grown into the online hub of the organization.

    Business
    Barrel Bag founder Tucker Grooms at Stinson Beach, CA. Photo by Drew Bird Photo.
  6. What Has WordPress.com Helped You Do or Achieve This Year?

    Share your blogging or website-building journey with us.

    Inspiration
  7. Documenting a Chaotic Mind: The Art of Gareth Jones

    British artist Gareth Jones has spent the last few weeks putting together Gaz Jones Art. In this interview, Gareth explores the impact of getting his art online, and how his work has helped with his mental health.

    Art
    'When A Hero Comes Along.' Oil, Acrylic and Bubble Gum on Canvas. 2018. Gareth Jones
  8. What Do the Web’s Top Food Blogs Have in Common? They’re on WordPress.

    These 13 WordPress food blogs are among the finalists in this year’s Saveur Blog Awards.

    Cooking
    Photo by Jer Chung
  9. 3 Tips from a Successful Blogger on How To Amplify Your Story

    Ben Phillips uses a landing page, contact form, and social media integration to effectively share his story with the world.

    Authors
    The TV Show page on Ben Philips' website, Diary of an Uber Driver
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. “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
  13. 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
  14. Around the World with WordPress: Scotland

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

    Exploration
    Photo by Samantha, Scotland with The Wee White Dug
  15. 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
  16. “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
  17. 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.
  18. “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.
  19. The Best Journalism Across the Web Is Published on WordPress

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

    Journalism
  20. 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.
  21. “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.
  22. 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
  23. “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.
  24. 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)
  25. 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