Four Tips From Seasoned Bloggers Some of the best blogging advice we hear is from you. On Discover, we publish interviews and profiles of bloggers around the world, who also impart their own tips on how they’ve gotten the most out of WordPress.com. If you’ve missed these interviews, not to worry — we’ve compiled some of the best bits of blogging wisdom here. Join communities that sustain your interests. When ...

Three WordPressers Making a Splash We love celebrating the achievements of those who use WordPress to share their talents with the world, so here are three recent success stories we thought you’d enjoy. If you’re thirsty for more in-depth profiles of WordPressers and their accomplishments, be sure to browse through our Discover features. Modern love, modern families Jerry Mahoney has been documenting the ups and downs of ...

New Themes: Rowling and Scratchpad It’s Theme Thursday time, which means we have some more awesome themes to share. Rowling Originally designed by Anders Norén, Rowling is a clean, simple, and elegant magazine theme that’s versatile enough for you to use on just about any kind of site or blog. The theme offers responsive design and great typography, as well as many opportunities for customization. Some of the highlights include two Custom Menu ...

New on WordPress.com: Sharing Buttons for WhatsApp, Telegram, and Skype Our users — and your sites’ visitors — share millions of WordPress.com posts every day across social networks, and today we’re excited to announce sharing buttons for three more services: WhatsApp, Telegram, and Skype. Here’s how to set up the new buttons: Go to My Sites → Sharing. Select the Sharing Buttons tab, and then Edit Sharing Buttons. Select any ...

Today we are excited to announce free HTTPS for all custom domains hosted on WordPress.com. This brings the security and performance of modern encryption to every blog and website we host. Best of all, the changes are automatic — you won’t need to do a thing. As the EFF points out as part of their Encrypt the Web initiative, strong ...

Automatticians, the people behind WordPress.com, can be found in just about every corner of the globe, but it’s not every day that we have the singular opportunity to promote open source software and meet some of the amazing communities that help build it in Africa. Next week, several of our team members will be speaking at the CMS Africa Summit, to be ...

Ensuring Your Site is Mobile-Friendly Today, Google released a change to its algorithm that gives higher search scores to sites it deems “mobile-friendly.” Curious WordPressers might be asking: How can I be sure my site is mobile-friendly? What can I do if my site is not mobile-friendly? 1. See if your site is mobile-friendly Visit Google’s mobile-friendly test link and enter your site’s address (e.g., ...

Celebrating Poetry, All Month Long April is National Poetry Month, and we love each day’s flurry of new posts tagged #nationalpoetrymonth in the WordPress.com Reader and across the internet. WordPressers are busy in the #napowrimo tag as well, participating in NaPoWriMo, Maureen Thorson’s annual project that encourages and challenges poets to write a poem a day in April. Let’s look at some poetry we’ve stumbled upon recently across the WordPress.com community. ...

New Themes: Resonar and Scrawl Happy Theme Thursday, all! Today I’m pleased to present two new free themes designed especially for longform writing. Resonar Designed by yours truly, Resonar is an elegant blog theme with full-screen Featured Images. It’s perfect for blogs about fashion, food, or design, and the layout works especially well for longform features with large images. The combination of gorgeous images and beautiful typography ...

March Blogging U. Courses: Blogging and Photo 101 We’re excited to offer two Blogging U. courses this March: Blogging 101 and Photography 101. Read on to learn more about each course, see how Blogging U. works, and register! Blogging 101: Zero to Hero — March 2 – 20 Blogging 101 is three weeks of bite-size assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” Every weekday, you’ll get a new assignment to help you publish ...

Avast! 8  AVAST Software has released avast! 8, which now comes in four main flavours: avast! Free Antivirus, avast! Pro Antivirus (from $39), avast! Internet Security (from $49) and avast! Premier (from $69) all have a new touch-optimised, Windows 8-style interface. And they also include Software Updater, a tool which automatically checks for updates of the […]

Ardamax Keylogger V4.0.4 Ardamax Keylogger is a keystroke recorder that captures user’s activity and saves it to an encrypted log file. The log file can be viewed with the powerful Log Viewer. Use this tool to find out what is happening on your computer while you are away, maintain a backup of your typed data […]

Windows 8.1Preview Microsoft has revealed full details about the comprehensive update to Windows 8, now known as Windows 8.1 and formerly known as Windows Blue. There’s also a Windows 8.1 RT version, too. Windows 8.1 was launched at the Microsoft Build developer conference in San Francisco and when available the final version will be available as a free downloadable Windows […]

Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate Having problems with watching DVD movies on your iPod, PSP, or mobile phone because of compatibility issues? Xilisoft DVD Ripper helps you rip and convert home DVD to various formats for you to enjoy at your fingertips! Fast and easy-to-use, it can convert DVDs to AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX, MP4, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, RM, MOV, XviD, […]

Windows 8.1Preview Microsoft has revealed full details about the comprehensive update to Windows 8, now known as Windows 8.1 and formerly known as Windows Blue. There’s also a Windows 8.1 RT version, too. Windows 8.1 was launched at the Microsoft Build developer conference in San Francisco and when available the final version will be available as a free downloadable Windows […]

SecureCRT by VANDYKE SecureCRT for Windows, Mac, and Linux provides rock-solid terminal emulation for computing professionals, raising productivity with advanced session management and a host of ways to save time and streamline repetitive tasks. SecureCRT provides secure remote access, file transfer, and data tunneling for everyone in your organization. Securely access business applications on UNIX, […] ...

YouTube Video Downloader (YTD) is software that allows you to download videos from YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo Video, and many others and convert them to other video formats. The program is easy to use, just specify the URL for the video you want to download and click the Ok button! It also allows you to convert […]

Xilisoft iPhone Magic Platinum 5.3.1 Featured as all-in-one iPhone manager, Xilisoft iPhone Magic integrates iPhone converter, transfer, ringtone maker and contacts manager. It enables you to backup all multimedia files in iPhone to computer or iTunes, move files from computer to iPhone, convert home DVD or other video and audio files to iPhone format, download online […]

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