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The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

VideoPress Remake

Posted on 11 October 2021 | 4:51 pm

Introducing the new VideoPress. Still the finest video service for WordPress—now even better. Video is one of the most powerful tools on the web. It can spark ideas, emotions, conversations, sales, and much more. VideoPress already offers people the ability to upload and serve hours of high-quality video flawlessly around …

Behind the Scenes: The Tech Stack of the WordPress.com Growth Summit

Posted on 7 October 2021 | 10:00 am

If you enjoy building sites with WordPress, tinkering around with design and functionality, check out a behind-the-scenes look at how we built our Growth Summit site!

Celebrating UK Black History Month: Learning Resources, a Read & Watch List, and Content Creation Tools

Posted on 4 October 2021 | 11:12 am

October is Black History Month in the UK. We asked colleagues across WordPress.com for their recommendations for deeper learning and participation this month — and the rest of the year.

Will We See You Tomorrow at WordCamp US 2021?

Posted on 30 September 2021 | 1:31 pm

Let's meet at WCUS 2021! We'll be there and we hope to see you there as well!

A Successful Blogger on Making the Switch

Posted on 27 September 2021 | 9:14 am

For Kyla Marie Charles, switching to WordPress.com opened up possibilities for her website and brand that she never thought was possible.

Expanded Button Formatting, New Spacing Controls, and Drag-and-Drop for List View Now in Block Editor

Posted on 31 August 2021 | 10:08 am

This month, our team released features in the block editor that give your site a little breathing room: spacing controls for buttons and paragraphs. And the List View tool keeps getting better with drag-and-drop. Powerful Expanded Button Formatting Buttons never looked so good with custom padding. Padding is empty space …

Meet the Customers We’re Featuring at the WordPress.com Growth Summit

Posted on 16 August 2021 | 1:36 pm

We are proud to feature Jessica Petrie of Yoga Next Door, HBCU Gameday, and other inspiring customers at the second Official WordPress.com Growth Summit, on Tuesday, August 17.

Faster, More Flexible Editing of Your Sidebars, Headers, and Footers: Blocks for Widgets

Posted on 10 August 2021 | 12:58 pm

Great news: the block editor you’re familiar with in pages and posts is now part of the widgets editor.

5 Ways to Get Started On Your Side Hustle

Posted on 3 August 2021 | 8:13 am

We’re committed to helping you create a professional online presence with WordPress.com, and we’re launching a three-month free trial with Professional Email to get you started. Professional Email is an industry-leading email service from our partner Titan that’s powerful and easy to set up. Professional Email helps you build your brand online with a custom email address at your domain.

Heading Font Weights and List View Toggles Arrive in Block Editor and WordPress 5.8

Posted on 27 July 2021 | 10:49 am

With the WordPress 5.8 release, we're starting to introduce features that overall improve your visual editing experience.