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

Introducing WordPress Starter: Make Your Mark

Posted on 25 May 2022 | 7:00 am

Every site starts with an idea. WordPress Starter is a new, beautifully pared-back plan designed to put that idea center stage. For just $5/month. Like the WordPress Pro plan (more on that below), WordPress Starter brings you the fastest WordPress managed hosting on the planet. Unlimited site traffic. And a …

Your Website Looks Great. So Should Your Emails.

Posted on 19 May 2022 | 4:51 am

A Fresh New Design For Subscriber Emails We recently rolled out some fresh, flavorful updates to the design of the emails that go out to your subscribers when you publish new posts to your site. With this new design update we worked on modernizing the out-the-box email templates that come …

New: Free SEO Course

Posted on 4 May 2022 | 10:00 am

The field of search engine optimization is complex and the sheer volume of information can be daunting and overwhelming. That's why we’ve launched our latest course to provide a straightforward and easy-to-follow introduction to the world of SEO.

WordPress.com Favorites: The Pelikan’s Perch

Posted on 29 April 2022 | 2:52 pm

In this edition of our WordPress.com Favorites series, we speak with Joshua Danley and his passion for Pelikan-branded fountain pens, which he writes about on The Pelikan's Perch.

VideoPress, Take 3

Posted on 20 April 2022 | 3:19 pm

We promised you “more is coming” in our latest update—and now more is here. More features that make the finest video service for WordPress even more powerful. You can upload more content with less effort, reach more audiences, and keep sharing more of what inspires you. In this video, we’ll …

Say Hello to WordPrompts!

Posted on 5 April 2022 | 10:00 am

We’re excited to introduce a set of prompts for creators of all types! Meet WordPrompt, a single-word monthly exercise that aims to inspire you to create new posts, regardless of what or how you publish.

Introducing WordPress Pro: One Plan, Infinite Possibilities

Posted on 5 April 2022 | 8:12 am

Our mission has always been to democratize publishing, one website at a time. Now we’re making all the benefits of WordPress available to more people, with one simple pricing plan. Hello, Pro One thing we heard over the years was how hard it can be to choose the right upgrade …

WordPress.com Favorites: Empish Thomas

Posted on 14 March 2022 | 9:34 am

Welcome back to our “WordPress.com Favorites” series! In these interviews, we’ll be highlighting bloggers about their passion project. Caution: contents guaranteed to be inspiring. This interview has been lightly edited.     Shortly after Empish Thomas earned her journalism degree in the mid-’90s, she began experiencing severe headaches and sensitivity to light. After …

Customize Your Entire Site With New Block Themes

Posted on 9 March 2022 | 8:00 am

Experiment with a new look for your site with themes created to take advantage of Full Site Editing.

The Future of Plugin, Themes, and Services Purchases on WordPress.com

Posted on 8 March 2022 | 3:00 am

Recently we shared that you can now purchase six popular Automattic plugins right from your WordPress.com dashboard. We’re intentionally testing this out with our own products before opening it up to the broader community. This is the first step in our plan to make taking your site to the next …