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Join Us in Honoring Transgender Day of Remembrance

Friday, November 20th, 2020

Today, Nov 20th, people around a universe postponement to bear declare to Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day dedicated to honoring a memory of those murdered given of anti-transgender prejudice. Transgender Day of Remembrance reminds us to quarrel against forces that amalgamate transgender lives any day. To move recognition to this critical day, we wish to postponement to share a few stories of transgender people who have found their voice on WordPress.com. We acted a question: “What does Transgender Day of Remembrance meant to you?” Below, we’ve common a few responses from creators on a platform.

We acquire we to share your possess response on your site. In a meantime, review solemnly and soak in a hard-fought difference of a dauntless voices who are peaceful to share their experiences. 


Dr. SA Smythe (They/Them) of essaysmythe.com:

Some of us have been counted, though many of us are counted out—unthought and unthinkable. And so we do it ourselves. We comment for Tony McDade. We are accountable to Muhlaysia Booker. We remember Riah Milton. We review a extreme life of one of a biggest contemporary remembrancers, a trans griot Monica Roberts. We name a nonbinary people who continue to be treated as unnameable as we trip by a pattern of binary gender. The competing racialized pandemics of a time continues to be clever for trans people, generally Black trans women, in this year as with any other. We live with that existence and direct non-trans people do a same given a resilience is zero though their tab for a assault they concede to continue opposite us. Trans Day of Remembrance is not usually about how trans people have been stolen from us too soon, though how we continue to tarry and flower and insist opposite all odds. Has there ever been anything as pleasing as that?

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Laura Kate Dale (She/Her) of laurakbuzz.com:

Going and spending some time in a association of other trans people was wonderful. we got to see trans people from a accumulation of backgrounds, some who had grown aged and found love, and see explanation that we could live a prolonged and happy life as a trans woman. But a tinge of a dusk was contrasted by sitting with a believe of since we were all gathered, a believe of distant too many lives cut distant too short. we was surrounded by a trans people who had survived and thrived, as good as a memories of those who had not.

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Nicole Eldridge (She/Her) of transgendersupport.org:

My name is Nicole Eldridge. I’ve been transgender given third grade. As we started to transition, we would review stories online about transgender people dying. This is positively terrifying if we wish to do what they did. we never gave adult and transitioned. Transgender Day of Remembrance means to me that we remember a transgender people that have died and lift out their idea of an equal destiny for all transgender people. Every time we listen to a Transgender Day of Remembrance speech, it brings me behind to Martin Luther King’s speech, “I Have a Dream.” What King pronounced about everybody being equal and carrying equal opportunities is so loyal when we hear a transgender people’s names who have died. It breaks my heart to hear all of a transgender people that died for a year. In annoy of a loathing toward transgender people, we arise above it all and assistance transgender people all over a universe with my website transgendersupport.org. This is what Transgender Day of Remembrance means to me.


Tallulah Ker-Oldfield (She/Her) of transrites.wordpress.com

Trans people are zero new. Gender and a expressions have been changing via cultures, and trans people have existed via story with important examples in a many ancient pantheons, including deities. There’s zero new to consider, no trans doubt – we’ve been here all along, and a usually terrible things that happened given of it happened to us

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And so I’m remembering trans lives mislaid this year, and trans lives filled with trauma, and all that trans people have to do to simply… be. If we ever suspicion this year was scary, oppressive, isolating, severe to get by and potentially deadly to be around people… you’ve been vital a lot of a misfortune tools of a trans experience. Yet I’m remembering a absolute fun of my community, how a holds by a pestilence have been strong, how good accustomed we immediately became to 2020, carrying lived a possess chronicle of it for many of a lives, formulating found families, love, laughter, bargain and infrequently rainbows out of a revengeful tender element of compromise.

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To review some-more essay by transgender people, try these sites on WordPress.com:

We honour ourselves on being a height where anyone can share their perspective, and we’re respected to be means to emanate a space for a personal stories of transgender-identifying individuals. Take a time to review their difference and remember that it’s not adequate to respect transgender people only one day any year. What we do matters any day. Follow these sites and others we come on and, as a result, uncover your support in a days to come. 


Learn from a experts: Create a successful blog with the code new course

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

WordPress.com is vehement to announce a newest offering: a course only for commencement bloggers where you’ll learn all we need to know about blogging from a many devoted experts in a industry. We have helped millions of blogs get adult and running, we know what works, and we wish we to to know all we know. This march provides all a elemental skills and impulse we need to get your blog started, an interactive village forum, and calm updated annually. 

How it works: Upon registering, we will accept entrance to examination a lessons during your possess pace. Our curriculum includes:

  • Foundations of blogging
  • Getting started with retard basics
  • Building your blog
  • Understanding audiences 
  • Designing your blog
  • Writing for a internet
  • Branding and flourishing your blog
  • Earning income with your blog 

You’ll also be means to bond with WordPress.com experts and other determined bloggers, who will emanate calm alongside you. Beyond a modules, this march provides: 

  • Monthly bureau hours with WordPress experts to answer your questions 
  • A certificate of completion
  • Access to a private blogging village online
  • Virtual meetups scheduled quarterly

Cost: A $49 annual subscription gives we entrance to all of these on-demand blogging resources, village events, and march updates. That way, we won’t have to rubbish time looking for answers all over a web—you’ll be means to get started right away.

Join by Thursday, Dec 10th and suffer 50% off with code WPCOURSES50.

We are looking brazen to reading your new blogs soon!


The Spearhead Theme: A Minimal Design and Clean Slate for All Content Creators

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

When AngelList and Venture Hacks co-founder Babak Nivi came to us and wanted to present a theme, a group was vehement to work on a pattern to make it accessible to everybody on WordPress.com for free. Designed by Cece Yu and creatively grown for a Spearhead podcast, a new Spearhead thesis is entirely block-powered and a initial among a themes to support dim mode.

Spearhead works seamlessly with a retard editor, ancillary a far-reaching operation of blocks — Audio, Video, Image, TikTok, Loom, and many some-more — so we can customize posts and pages as we like and showcase several forms of content, from podcast episodes to video tutorials and more. And while Spearhead shines as a thesis for media, a meagre pattern also displays long-form essay and calm and images beautifully.

Spearhead comes with some block patterns, or collections of predefined blocks, to give we a boost as we start building your site. There are a integrate of patterns we can use to uncover a list of places where people can listen to your podcast, as good as a tradition repository page.

Being a initial thesis on WordPress.com to support dim mode, Spearhead’s default tone intrigue has a white background, though if your handling complement shifts into dim mode, a thesis will change and arrangement a dim credentials with light text.

Our group generally loves a theme’s purify design, that lets a calm we emanate gleam through. Your listeners and readers can lay behind with their crater of coffee — headphones on — and suffer your latest part and review along with a transcript!

Explore a Spearhead demo site to see a pattern in action, and afterwards revisit a Spearhead page to activate a theme.


Expert Advice: How to Improve Remote Education Collaboration

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

As we’re witnessing with schools and training communities around a world, preparation is changeable dramatically. With a right set of tools, your class, team, or organisation can learn to promulgate and combine some-more well online. Since a association was founded over fifteen years ago, a people behind a scenes during WordPress.com have worked from home — or from anywhere they select in a universe — and have schooled a lot along a way.

A apparatus we call P2 has been indispensable to us, and to a flourishing series of educators. Want to learn a tips and tricks? Join us for a giveaway webinar on Thursday, Nov 5, so we and your organisation can learn to make a many of this apparatus for remote collaboration. You can also pointer adult for the giveaway beta chronicle of P2 that is now available.

  • Date: Thursday, Nov 5, 2020
  • Time: 10:00 am PT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET | 18:00 UTC
  • Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/4016033198190/WN_WjX8jQhIQ0iZVPpfGAklhQ
  • Who’s invited: Anyone looking to urge inner organisation partnership or build a open forum with P2 are welcome, though this webinar is specifically designed for educators and teachers.

Register for a webinar today! We demeanour brazen to saying you.


Introducing Patterns: Prebuilt Blocks for Beautifully Designed Websites

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

The WordPress Editor is a absolute apparatus that can assistance move your pattern ideas to life though one of a best tools is, we don’t have to start from scratch. Building worldly designs can be as easy as picking Patterns from a flourishing library, and gnawing them together to emanate beautiful-looking posts and pages. As of today, we’re now charity over 100 particular Patterns — with some-more being combined all a time!

If you’ve never used Patterns before we’ve got an introduction to assistance we get started and also prominence some new features.

The best approach to deliver Patterns is to use them. Here’s how we can supplement them to a post or a page on WordPress.com.

  1. Head to the WordPress Editor and click a + idol to supplement a new block.
  2. Click on a Patterns tab.
  3. Click on a Pattern you’d like to see in your request and it’ll be extrinsic during a plcae of your cursor.

Here’s a discerning demo that shows how to supplement an picture gallery. 

If you’re informed with a Block Editor, a routine will demeanour similar. Once you’ve extrinsic a Pattern into a post or a page, you’ll be means to see how we can customize and revise a Pattern by clicking on opposite areas. The picture next reveals a modifying options that seem with a example. 

Each Pattern is a collection of opposite blocks delicately put together to assistance we furnish good looking blog posts and pages in a Editor. In a instance above, it’s a collection of Image, Paragraph, Spacer, and Column Blocks. All pre-arranged into a elementary though superb Pattern for displaying images. Using Patterns in a Editor is kind of like carrying a WordPress web engineer right there with we building adult a pattern component by element.

The thought is that, once you’ve extrinsic a Pattern, we can start customizing it to make it yours.

For even some-more customization options with Patterns, try mixing them with a updated fonts on WordPress.com.

Over 100 Patterns to Choose From

This is where a series of Patterns gets exciting. Think of it like carrying over 100 templates we can supplement to your posts and pages. You can crop by difficulty to see all a accessible Pattern options.

Taking a demeanour during a few all together competence be helpful. Here are some of my new favorites. 

They’re not favorites since they demeanour great, though instead since these Patterns use so many opposite Blocks to furnish a singular and useful design. Take a core Registration Form Pattern, for example. It combines a Heading Block, Paragraph Blocks, a Form Block, and a Columns Block into one Pattern that together, can make adult an whole page.

More Patterns are on a Way

We’re only removing started formulating new Patterns for you. What form of Pattern would make it easier to emanate Posts and Pages on your site? More are on a approach and we’d adore to hear your ideas and feedback so we can make your edition and site-building experience even better.

And if we have anything to share that you’ve done with a Pattern or with a Editor let us know! We’d adore to see and hear how you’re regulating Patterns on WordPress.com.


Automattic Awarded Coveted Spot on Forbes Cloud 100 List

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Automattic — a personality in edition and e-commerce program and a primogenitor association behind a industry-leading brands WordPress.com, WooCommerce, WordPress VIP, Jetpack, Tumblr, and some-more — was awarded a desired mark on a prestigious Forbes Cloud 100 list, a annual ranking of a world’s tip private cloud companies. In partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures, a Forbes Cloud 100 recognizes standouts in tech’s hottest categories from disruptive startups to internet giants.

A colonize in democratizing edition and e-commerce, WordPress powers 38 percent of all websites globally, has 10x a calm government marketplace share of a nearest competitor, and is a height of choice for tens of millions of websites around a world. 

WooCommerce, Automattic’s e-commerce solution, powers 30 percent of a tip one million tellurian e-commerce websites — permitting anyone to sell anything from anywhere. With WooCommerce, people can build accurately a business they want, with all they need to run their store on a singular platform. 

Automattic’s record also powers a largest brands on a web. The WordPress VIP Platform is used by some-more than 250 enterprises, including Salesforce.com, Facebook, Microsoft, New York Times, Spotify, and CNN, to tell calm to hundreds of millions of readers and users.  VIP’s purpose-built infrastructure delivers flexibility, security, and control with unequaled opening and free scaling.

Automattic’s creation is also attracting a flourishing and different array of height interactions  —  e.g. 1.7 million new users induction any month opposite a Automattic ecosystem, 1.2 billion monthly singular visitors on WordPress.com, and 9 billion monthly page views on Tumblr. 

“We are impossibly unapproachable to be enclosed in a Forbes Cloud 100 list — for a fifth year in a quarrel — among so many other notable companies,” pronounced Matt Mullenweg, CEO, Automattic. “Our passion is creation a web a improved place, and we credit a unusual formula over a years to a gifted and smashing people — both inside and outward a classification — who move a Automattic prophesy to life each day.”


A New Way to Publish Your Blog Posts Simultaneously as Twitter Threads

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Publishing WordPress calm on Twitter usually got a whole lot easier. You can already move singular Tweets or threads, also famous as Tweetstorms, over from Twitter to WordPress, and now we’re bringing a routine full circle. With usually dual additional clicks, we can renovate your whole blog post into a Twitter thread. By edition your peculiarity calm on Twitter, we can open new lines of rendezvous and conversation.

When we share a WordPress post as a Twitter thread, zero is left behind: Text, images, video, and embeds will be extrinsic into a thread right where they’re ostensible to be.

We know that Twitter threads work best but breaks and other quirks. That’s why, in building this feature, we paid special courtesy to formatting. If a divide is too prolonged for a singular Tweet, for instance, it will automatically be separate into mixed Tweets. And rather than squishing as many difference as probable into a initial Tweet and vouchsafing a rest brief to a second one, a mangle will come during a finish of a sentence. Also, if we have a list retard in your post, it will be formatted as a list on Twitter.

To give we additional control, while you’re essay a post, we’ll uncover we where Tweet splits will happen. That way, we can figure how your post will seem on Twitter as we write.

How to tell a blog post as a Twitter thread

  1. At any time while you’re operative on a post, we can click on a Jetpack idol that’s located on a distant right of a header menu during a tip of a page.
  1. If we don’t already have your Twitter comment connected to your website, click “Connect an account” to concede WordPress to tell calm on your Twitter feed. You can supplement mixed Twitter handles if you’ll be Tweeting from some-more than one account. You usually need to bond any comment once.
  1. Make certain a right Twitter hoop is selected, write a tradition message, and afterwards select either we wish to share a singular couple to your blog post or all of a post’s calm as a thread.
  1. Hit publish! Your blog post and a Tweet or thread will be common simultaneously. Be certain you’ve comparison your Twitter comment when we publish, as this is a usually time you’ll be means to share your blog post as a Twitter thread.

Sharing your full blog posts on Twitter is a good approach to amplify your content, boost engagement, and build an assembly for your work. You many expected have a series of supporters on your WordPress blog who aren’t following we on Twitter, and clamp versa. This underline allows we to daub into both groups.

Connect your Twitter comment to your WordPress site today, and start edition to both platforms during a same time. Get creative, and have fun. We’re vehement to see how we use this first-of-its-kind tool.


The New Jetpack Search Add-On

Friday, October 9th, 2020

As your website grows, it becomes severe for visitors to find accurately what they need. Being inclusive and edition lots of posts and pages is a net certain for enchanting and flourishing your audience, yet it also means visitors might be some-more expected to find calm that isn’t applicable to their interests.

This is where Jetpack Search comes into a picture: It turns your website into a place where visitors can search, labour their results, and find a specific calm and products that seductiveness them. 

Built by a same group that combined WordPress.com, Jetpack Search is a absolute hunt resolution corroborated by Elasticsearch (an open source hunt platform), Jetpack Stats, and a globally distributed information centers — a really same ones that keep your WordPress.com website up, running, and secure day in and day out. Jetpack Search uses mixed technologies to build a complicated hunt experience that improves website engagement. You can now supplement Jetpack Search to your WordPress.com site with usually a few clicks.

What creates Jetpack Search improved than unchanging search?

A complicated hunt knowledge combines good outcome rankings with a quick and discerning user interface. Most WordPress themes can’t do this yet, since a default WordPress hunt duty offers usually simple options to uncover a many applicable calm to viewers.

Jetpack Search combines complicated ranking algorithms with your trade stats so that a best formula will boyant to a tip and rivet your visitors. Our hunt algorithms work good with countless languages and yield tradition doing for 29 of a many widely used languages in a world. A vast commission of searches enclose typos or spelling errors, yet Jetpack Search now corrects a hunt query when there are no matches — so if a intensity patron is looking for, say, collectables, they will still see a many renouned collectibles we offer on your online store. Any changes we make to your site will be reflected in your hunt formula within a few minutes.

Great algorithms are not enough, though. Jetpack Search displays formula instantly, as your readers form into a hunt box. It does a sorcery equally good on both mobile inclination and desktop computers, and in any thesis — even those yet widget areas. As a user refines their hunt terms or filters a results, Jetpack Search continues to refurbish a formula instantly. The user’s hunt terms will be highlighted in a results, that they will be means to slight down serve with displayed filters. 

Instant search, spelling correction, and filtering on TwentyTwenty theme.

All of these advantages come together to yield a constrained and pleasing user knowledge that will inspire people to stay on your site longer.

Get Started with Jetpack Search

We wanted to make Jetpack Search permitted for website owners of all stripes, from those who tell a personal blog to owners of abounding online stores. So we’re charity this new appendage during a cost that takes into comment how many searchable equipment — posts, pages, products, and tradition post forms — your site contains.

All purchases are entirely refundable for 30 days. Even better, when we supplement Jetpack Search to your site with an annual subscription, we get dual months giveaway — so we usually compensate for 10 months each year. When your squeeze renews after a year, a cost will automatically adjust formed on a series of equipment in your hunt index.

We consider you’ll adore Jetpack Search — yet some-more importantly, your site visitors will adore it too.

Follow a couple next to squeeze your Jetpack Search subscription. Once we buy it, Jetpack Search will automatically be enabled for your site. You can afterwards customize a colors, filtering, and other sum if you’d like — yet a out-of-the-box settings work great, too.

Get Jetpack Search

Read about how we done Jetpack Search


Deepen Engagement on Your Website with Loom Video Embeds

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Video has fast turn one of a many enchanting mediums on a internet. Whether we have a personal blog, practical classroom, business vlog, partnership website for your team, or something in between, there’s no doubt that you’ve come opposite video as a approach to build and rivet your following. By 2022, online videos will make adult some-more than 82% of all consumer internet trade – 15 times aloft than in 2017! (Cisco)

Videos come in all shapes and sizes, and we know that a ability to simply supplement and hide them is critical for enchanting your audience. We’ve been tough during work creation certain that we can supplement a video calm we wish to your WordPress.com website.

We’re gratified to share currently a new Loom block that supports Loom video embeds on any page or post. Loom is a video messaging apparatus for work, and now all we need to do is duplicate and pulp a Loom URL directly into a new retard to hide it.

Embed videos with blocks

The new Loom retard joins a series of other video hide facilities accessible to WordPress.com users—for instance, we can duplicate and pulp a video URL from YouTube, TikTok, DailyMotion, or Vimeo, or we can use a Video block to upload your possess video files.

3 Simple Steps to Embed a Loom Video on Your Website

  1. Grab your Loom video URL – duplicate it.
  2. Paste that URL directly into a WordPress editor in a new block.
    • Alternatively, we can hunt for “Loom” in a retard selector or enter /loom and strike enter in a new line to supplement it quickly. Then pulp a URL into a retard interface from here.
  3. Publish!

Adding video calm to your website is as easy as 1-2-3. Trying adding some to a page or post currently to flog off deeper rendezvous with your site’s visitors.


Deepen Engagement on Your Website with Easy-To-Add Video Embeds

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Video has fast turn one of a many enchanting mediums on a internet. Whether we have a personal blog, practical classroom, business vlog, partnership website for your team, or something in between, there’s no doubt that you’ve come opposite video as a approach to build and rivet your following. By 2022, online videos will make adult some-more than 82% of all consumer internet trade – 15 times aloft than in 2017! (Cisco)

Videos come in all shapes and sizes, and we know that a ability to simply supplement and hide them is critical for enchanting your audience. We’ve been tough during work creation certain that we can supplement a video calm we wish to your WordPress.com website.

We’re gratified to share currently a new Loom block that supports Loom video embeds on any page or post. Loom is a video messaging apparatus for work, and now all we need to do is duplicate and pulp a Loom URL directly into a new retard to hide it.

Embed videos with blocks

The new Loom retard joins a series of other video hide facilities accessible to WordPress.com users—for instance, we can duplicate and pulp a video URL from YouTube, TikTok, DailyMotion, or Vimeo, or we can use a Video block to upload your possess video files.

3 Simple Steps to Embed a Loom Video on Your Website

  1. Grab your Loom video URL – duplicate it.
  2. Paste that URL directly into a WordPress editor in a new block.
    • Alternatively, we can hunt for “Loom” in a retard selector or enter /loom and strike enter in a new line to supplement it quickly. Then pulp a URL into a retard interface from here.
  3. Publish!

Adding video calm to your website is as easy as 1-2-3. Trying adding some to a page or post currently to flog off deeper rendezvous with your site’s visitors.