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Exploring Your Dashboard: Four of Our Favorite Tools

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A few months ago, we launched a spandy-new post editor, updates to the WordPress.com Reader, and a WordPress.com desktop app. They’re all designed to make publishing and managing your sites easier, from more effective auto-saving to quicker creation of image galleries. Have you discovered everything the new and improved WordPress.com can do? Here are four of our favorite tricks. Preview your ...

Customizing Twenty Sixteen: Four Takes on Our Annual Theme

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Every year we release an annual flagship theme as a blank canvas for bloggers, artists, professionals, and business owners. This year’s creation, Twenty Sixteen, is a gorgeous theme that celebrates a classic WordPress layout yet injects it with new energy and precise, minimalist flare. Twenty Sixteen‘s customization options allow it to support any type of site — from a traditional blog to a professional web page. Here are four sites ...

Engineering Happiness in Brazil: WordCamp Rio de Janeiro and beyond

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Karen Arnold and Erica Varlese work on the Happiness Hiring team at Automattic, where they hire new Happiness Engineers who support users on WordPress.com and Automattic products. They met with the Brazilian WordPress community last week and wanted to share their experiences. On August 29th, 2015, we traveled to Brazil to attend WordCamp Rio de Janeiro and meet the Brazilian ...

Back to Blogging: Ten Themes to Inspire You Right Now

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Carving out your very own corner on the web is important to you. You may be a brand-new user on WordPress.com — if so, welcome! — or a veteran blogger returning to an old habit. Recently on the Verge, Lockhart Steele, the editorial director of Vox Media, talked about getting back to blogging. On a noisy internet with many platforms, some ...

New theme: Harmonic

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Today, we have a brand new free theme for you to enjoy! Harmonic is a unique theme that really lets your content sing. Maybe you’re a band looking to make your home on WordPress.com. Perhaps you’re a photographer looking to showcase your work. You may be a blogger who just wants a theme that looks a bit distinctive. Harmonic has ...

Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 6

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Here’s the latest collection of our favorite stories from writers and publishers across all of WordPress. You can find our past collections here — and you can follow Longreads on WordPress.com for more daily reading recommendations. Keep these stories coming: share links to essays and interviews (over 1,500 words) on Twitter (#longreads) and WordPress.com by tagging your posts longreads. * ...

Surviving a Stroke at 33 (and Blogging About It)

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Christine Hyung-Oak Lee suffered a stroke when she was 33, and she has written about her experience in an inspiring personal essay for BuzzFeed. Before that, she was using a pseudonym on WordPress.com to blog about her experiences, share details about her life, and practice her writing. In 2007, shortly after New Year’s Day, Lee wrote the following in a blog ...

New Theme: Intergalactic

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We have a brand new free theme for your blogging pleasure today! Intergalactic Designed by Automattic’s very own Mel Choyce, Intergalactic is a stunning specimen for your personal blog. Bold featured images act as the backdrop to your text, giving you a high-contrast, readable theme that’s perfect for making your content pop. The one-column layout provides a distraction-free environment for ...

OneRepublic “If I Lose Myself” Video Premiere

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Upon close inspection I can finally conclude that OneRepublic has a way of producing one song from each album that stands out in every aspect a song should. “If I Lose Myself” is one such effort and is slated to appear on the band’s upcoming third album, Native (March). While I wasn’t particularly fond of [...]

Dido “Girl Who Got Away” album info

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Unleashing 4th March (2013) Tracklist: (Preview album) 01. No Freedom 02. Girl Who Got Away 03. Let Us Move On (ft. Kendrick Lamar) ♥♥♥ 04. Blackbird 05. End of Night 06. Sitting On The Roof Of The World 07. Love To Blame 08. Go Dreaming 09. Happy New Year 10. Loveless Hearts 11. Day Before [...]

Didio ft. Kenrick Lamar “Let Us Move On” Single Streaming

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Almost five years after Dido’s last album the British songstress is ready to get back in shape and sprint towards another number one album with her fourth titled, Girl Who Got Away. Similarly to her previous hit collaboration, “Let Us Move On” comes in conjunction with the Aftermath camp under Dr. Dre’s latest project, Kendrick [...]

Skylar Grey “Building a Monster” Single

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If you had already seen Tim Burton’s latest animated flick, Frankenweenie then you would understand how someone like Skylar Grey could end up on the soundtrack to the movie. After her amazing solo effort “Invisible” this song, “Building a Monster” can be deemed Skylar’s best work up-to date. Produced by Alex Da Kid, “Building a [...]

Jillette Johnson “Pauvre Coeur” Video

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A simple piano ballad by up and comer Jillette Johnson, whom I happened to come across via a comment left on this blog quite sometime ago (when the blog was inactive). This song is too beautiful and saddening to ignore therefore I urge you to give it a listen for the sake of a young [...]

ZZ Ward “Til The Casket Drops” album info

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Unleashed October 16, 2012 Tracklisting: 01. Til the Casket Drops ♥♥♥ 02. Put the Gun Down 03. Blue Eyes Blind 04. Home 05. Cryin’ Wolf (ft. Kendrick Lamar) 06 Save My Life 07. Last Love Song 08. Lil Darlin (ft. The O’Mys) ♥♥♥ 09. Move Like U Stole It 10. Criminal (ft. Freddie Gibbs) ♥♥♥ [...]

Imagine Dragons “Radioactive” Video Premiere

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After three years of sweat and toil Indie Rock outfit Imagine Dragons have finally earned their due by selling close to 500k copies of their debut album, Night Visions since its release back in September. “Radioactive” is one of the many unorthodox stand-out songs from the album and deserves a listen without a doubt. Producer [...]