Features
Interviews, conversations, and collections of stories celebrating the best of WordPress
  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. A Dose of Inspiration: Three Perspectives on Writing

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

    Inspiration
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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."
  11. 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
  12. Longreads on Motherhood: A Reading List

    Dive into four personal essays on motherhood.

    Essay
  13. 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.
  14. All About Custom Menus: Quick Tips for Organizing Your Content

    Learn how to make the most of your menu.

    Inspiration
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Seven Website-Building Tips for Beginners

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

    Business
  19. Scenes of Springtime and Sakura from Celia in Tokyo

    Teacher and expat blogger Celia chases the cherry blossoms this spring in Tokyo.

    Exploration
    All images courtesy of Celia in Tokyo
  20. Blogging About Gardening: Tips from The Frustrated Gardener

    Gardener Dan Cooper compiles his top 10 tips for fellow gardening bloggers.

    Inspiration
    Photo courtesy of The Frustrated Gardener
  21. Showcase Your Art with These Professional Portfolio Themes

    These portfolio-style websites showcase the latest masterpieces of three artists.

    Art
  22. How to Use Instagram to Promote Your Site and Extend Your Reach

    Still haven’t tapped into Instagram? Here are quick tips to get the most out of the photo-sharing app.

    Inspiration
  23. Ten WordPress.com Bloggers to Follow on Instagram

    Love Instagram? Here are 10 fellow WordPressers to follow on the world’s largest photo-sharing platform.

    Inspiration
  24. 5 Tools to Format Your Poems During National Poetry Month

    Penning 30 poems over 30 days in April? Use these five tools in your editor to format your poetry.

    Inspiration
    Poem above by Robert Frost. All poems in the post by Cheri Lucas Rowlands.
  25. “Cancer Is Completing My Life, Making It Whole”: The Blogging Journey of Julie Yip-Williams

    In Julie Yip-Williams’ final blog post at My Cancer Fighting Journey, she recounts her blog-to-book journey.

    Death