New Themes: Ecto and Coherent Today, we’d like you to meet the two newest themes added to the WordPress.com collection: Ecto and Coherent. Ecto With a light color scheme, bold typography, and full-width images that draw readers straight to your content, Ecto is perfect for blogs of all kinds. Inspired by the Casper theme, Ecto lets you add a personal touch to posts and pages with large featured images in ...

This April, we’ll be offering Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit. Writing 101 is a write-every-day challenge designed to help you create a writing habit and push you as a writer, while publishing posts that mesh with your blog’s focus. What is Writing 101? Writing 101 is a four-week course that runs from Monday, April 6, to Friday, May 1, 2015. Each weekday, you’ll ...

Five Themes for Writers and Readers In the past, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite themes for longform enthusiasts and bloggers who just want to write. Today, let’s take a look at five free themes, launched in the past several months, that offer a distraction-free writing and reading experience. Radcliffe Radcliffe combines bold typography with a clutter-free post layout, as shown above. Ideal for longform writing, ...

Press Publish Tickets It is with great excitement that I announce the opening of ticket sales for the Press Publish conference series we teased here earlier this month! After scouring the web for bloggers with inspiring stories, successful blogs, and unique voices, we’ve confirmed the speaker lineups, and are thrilled to be including popular WordPress.com bloggers like Katherine Fritz, Jerry Mahoney, Emily Austin, and Russ Crandall. Here’s our ...

One Theme, Three Ways: Customizing Twenty Fifteen Our default theme this year, Twenty Fifteen, draws visitors’ eyes to what matters most — the text and images you publish on your site. Crisp typography, generous spacing, streamlined navigation: Twenty Fifteen shows that less can indeed be more (and that it can look great on any device). Keeping things simple and streamlined doesn’t mean you can’t make a theme your own, of course. From ...

Notifications just got a boost! If you’ve been tuning in to Hot Off the Press, you’ll know about recent updates to the WordPress.com interface along with some fantastic technical upgrades. To continue the momentum, we’ve introduced more interactive and robust notifications throughout WordPress.com. (Coming soon to a Jetpack blog near you.) Keep an eye on the new interface and let us know what you think! Why ...

Notifications just got a boost! If you’ve been tuning in to Hot Off the Press, you’ll know about recent updates to the WordPress.com interface along with some fantastic technical upgrades. To continue the momentum, we’ve introduced more interactive and robust notifications throughout WordPress.com. (Coming soon to a Jetpack blog near you.) Keep an eye on the new interface and let us know what you think! Why ...

New Themes: Cubic and Wilson It’s Theme Thursday and today I’m happy to present two new free themes: Cubic and Wilson. Cubic Designed by WordPress.com’s own Thomas Guillot, Cubic is a clean, simple, and responsive theme. With its single-column, grid-based design crafted around large featured images, Cubic is the perfect fit for photobloggers. Read more about Cubic in the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your ...

Around the World in Nine Photos It’s in the grip of North American winter that I often dream of escape to warmer climates. Thanks to the WordPress.com Reader and the street photography tag, I can satisfy my travel yen whenever it strikes. Here are just some of the amazing photos and photographers I stumbled upon during a recent armchair trip. My first stop was Alexis Pazoumian’s ...

New Themes: Boardwalk and Sela We’re celebrating the New Year with two free themes: Boardwalk and Sela. Boardwalk Designed by yours truly, Boardwalk is a clean, simple, and responsive theme. Powered with horizontal scrolling and built around large featured images, Boardwalk is the perfect choice for photobloggers and those of you looking for an unconventional — yet elegant and creative — theme. Learn more about Boardwalk at the ...

Im(Press)ive! Your Year in Review Millions of new sites created and posts published later, 2014 is in the books. We could regale you with big numbers, like these… Total New Blogs 18,300,771 That’s 49,997 new blogs per day! Total Posts 555,782,547 Or more than 1.5 million per day — not too shabby. 47 million were published from mobile devices, because you’re on the go. Bytes of Data per Hour ...

In 2014, we discovered how much WordPress.com bloggers want to connect with each other and do more with their blogs — tens of thousands of you have participated in Blogging U since it began a year ago! This year, we’re starting an in-person event series called Press Publish for people who want to take their blogs even further, starting with two ...

After a long hiatus I have decided to post something on my blog again. Rejoice my loyal underlings readers!! The last time I posted something on my blog was an year and a half ago. A few things have changed around here since then. I got job. Just a week after my last blog post [...]

I highly doubt anyone reading this post would need to be introduced what Twitter is. Almost everyone has a twitter account these days though some people never use it. Anyways, this post is for the regular twitter users. Part of the Twittering experience is using various twitter applications. I don’t exactly mean twitter clients here. [...]

You’ve all heard of Moore’s law haven’t you? You haven’t?? Really???… Well I’m going to tell you anyway. Moore’s law states that the number of transistors that could be squashed onto one single chipset doubles every two years or so. So that means our computers are getting twice as fast every two years. That is [...]

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