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Celebrating Pride Month with Out in Tech

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Happy Pride Month! Last year, we common resources and highlighted organizations doing overwhelming work in a LGBTQ+ community. This year, I’m vehement to tell we some-more about Out in Tech, an classification that Automattic has partnered with for a past 4 years. I’m unapproachable to contend that this year, a Queeromattic Employee Resource Group — an employee-led common for LGBTQ+ initiatives during Automattic — is co-sponsoring this partnership for a initial time. 

“We’re a tellurian nonprofit village of 40,000 members operative toward a universe in that LGBTQ+ people are empowered, well-represented in a tech industry, and have full agency, from novice to CEO,” says Gary Goldman, a Senior Program Director of Out in Tech. As a Queeromattic Lead, I’ve been advantageous to advantage from a smashing and lenient village Out in Tech has combined by their Qorporate Roundtables, vibrant Slack community, and virtual hangouts in light of COVID-19. It brings me good fun to share some-more about Out In Tech with we all in this new talk with Gary. 

Q. Tell us a bit about yourself! How do we identify? How did we get started with Out in Tech?

I brand as a cisgender happy man. Before Out in Tech, we worked as a United Nations consultant for 5 years in information management. During that time, we was a proffer for Out in Tech as conduct of a New York chapter. It has been a dream come loyal to transition to being a staff member and work for my actual favorite classification out there. 

Q. Can we share any sparkling things Out in Tech has designed for Pride?

The unsung heroes of a LGBTQ+ village are a activists operative on a belligerent in a 70+ countries where being odd is bootleg (and infrequently even punishable by death). 

On Jun 20, we’ll be building WordPress.com websites for 10 implausible organizations in these countries; they’re formulation on regulating these sites to disciple for process change, grow their community, and fundraise.

We’re also hosting a practical Pride array a second week of Jun for those operative in patron knowledge (June 10) as good as a day of workshops for folks now navigating a pursuit marketplace (June 13).  To learn more, revisit outintech.com.

Q. Is there one chairman you’ve helped over a years (or a plan you’ve worked on) that stands out in your memory?

I’ve beheld that a lot of people in a LGBTQ+ tech village have been fervent to precedence their skills to make a universe a improved place. 

Derrick Reyes was an early target of a Out in Tech Coding Scholarship. Since graduating, they’ve been leveraging their new skills to emanate an implausible association called Queerly Health, that helps we find and book LGBTQ+ accessible health and wellness practitioners. It was a genuine full-circle impulse to acquire them as a panelist during an Out in Tech eventuality behind in January. 

Q. Has partnering with Automattic helped your work?

This partnership has done all a disproportion in Out in Tech’s work, and that’s not an understatement. When we was a United Nations consultant, we trafficked to dozens of countries where being LGBTQ+ is outlawed, and where activists indispensable a digital height to amplify their voices. 

WordPress incited that prophesy into a reality. 

Since 2017, a Out in Tech Digital Corps has built over 100 WordPress.com websites for activists in 50+ countries. 

Automattic provides these activists with hosting, themes, and domains giveaway of charge. We also have Automatticians support us technically during a Digital Corps build days — a special shout-out to Mindy Postoff, who has been to over 10 build days!

Simply put, Out in Tech is powered by Automattic, and we’re impossibly beholden to Marlene Ho, Megan Marcel, and Matt Mullenweg for creation it all happen. 

Q. In this time when organizations have pivoted to digital events, can we tell us about your virtual events and other ways to participate in your community?  

Out in Tech’s goal is to emanate opportunities for a members to allege their careers, grow their networks, and precedence tech for amicable change. During COVID-19, we’re still doing usually that — though digitally. 

Every week, members have an event to hear from dozens of companies that are actively employing and to network with any other during Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) socials and even RuPaul’s Drag Race observation parties. We also have practical events featuring distinguished LGBTQ+ tech leaders, such as Arlan Hamilton, a owner of Backstage Capital, and Jeff Titterton, a arch selling officer of Zendesk. 

When it comes to leveraging tech for amicable change, 100 volunteers built websites for organizations in Senegal, Uganda, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe (among others), and we’re doing it again in June. This spring, a mentorship module connected 83 LGBTQ+ girl to tech mentors for 8 weeks. They’re graduating during a finish of this month, and we wish some of we reading this will sinecure them as interns!

Q. What do we demeanour for when partnering with organizations and LGBTQ+ activists around a world?

Out in Tech accepts applications from LGBTQ+ groups on each continent on a rolling basis. When a Digital Corps care group reviews applications, they consider 4 categorical criteria: 

  • Does a LGBTQ+ classification have a good reason for wanting a website? This can operation from wanting to crowdsource submit from a village to requesting for grants. 
  • Do they already have a website and usually need a revamp? We usually name organizations who possibly do not have an existent web presence, or whose website is really severe to navigate. 
  • Has a classification been around for some-more than one year? We wish to safeguard that a groups we support are determined and are going to hang around for a prolonged transport after we build their glossy new website. 
  • Does a classification have during slightest a few volunteers to keep a website active and adult to date once we broach a user beam to them? We frequently lane and guard that sites are active and how they’re being used.  This helps us to invariably urge a efforts to combine a tellurian LGBTQ+ community.

Community is so important, generally in these times, and I’m doubly grateful for people like Gary who have helped a LGBTQ+ village sojourn strong. What organizations are we celebrating this month? How are we formulating village from afar? Share in a comments below!

At WordPress.com, we essay to be a height that democratizes edition so that anyone can share their stories regardless of income, gender, politics, language, or where they live in a world. This month is a good sign for because we work tough to enhance a open web.


Improved Navigation in a WordPress Apps

Monday, June 1st, 2020

An app should be discerning to use, so we can do what we need to do while you’re in a precipitate or on a go. The newest versions of a Android and iOS mobile apps are reorganized formed on how we indeed use them. Publishing and anticipating what we need have never been faster, so we can spend reduction time sport and drumming — and some-more time formulating and engaging.

How did we confirm on these changes? We analyzed a apps for pain points and hard-to-do tasks. We looked during a information and talked to people about that facilities are many critical to them. We interviewed WordPress users and showed them prototypes. All these changes come from you — thanks!

Fewer tabs for faster focus

We’ve simplified a app into 3 categorical sections focused on a pivotal things we do each day: handling your site, anticipating and reading good content, and gripping adult to date with notifications.

Your account, where it should be

People design to find comment information and settings in a upper-right corner, so that’s where it is now: get to your form and comment by streamer to a My Site shade and drumming on your photo. It’s where we design it to be when we need it, and out of a approach when we don’t. 

Start drafting, right now

There’s one symbol to daub to emanate new posts or pages. It’s big. It’s pink. It’s got a and pointer on it. It’s always there on a My Site screen, waiting. Tap it and form away!

The links we use a most, right during a top

There are a lot of things we can do with your site, though there are some things we do some-more mostly than others — check stats, revise posts, upload photos. We done links to those actions big, and we put them during a tip of a My Site screen, right underneath a some-more distinguished site name and logo.

Content discovery, your way

You’ll now see good calm from a sites we follow as shortly as we open a Reader. Use a tip tabs to switch between opposite streams of content, or slight things down with a filter bar if you’re usually meddlesome in specific sites or tags.

To see a improvements, make certain you’ve updated your app. The WordPress mobile apps are giveaway and accessible for both Android and iOS devices. If we have any questions or feedback, strech out to us directly from a app — in My Site, daub your form picture → Help SupportContact Us.

Many of we are increasingly building your sites and reading other sites on mobile devices, so we’re constantly looking for ways to make a apps easier to use. Look out for arriving changes that streamline site government and serve labour a reading experience!


Working Remotely Isn’t Just About a Work

Monday, May 25th, 2020

With COVID-19, a business universe has come to a flare in a road: Down one route, shuttered offices. Down a other, companies embracing remote work, display us how businesses can tarry — and thrive! — with a entirely remote workforce. And that includes fostering clever group holds and worker relationships; only since there’s no earthy mangle room or H2O cooler doesn’t meant companies can’t emanate opportunities for colleagues to connect.

Not all businesses can work with remote employees, and a world’s frontline workers don’t have a oppulance of dialing in from home. But for those companies that can duty though a executive office, there are innumerable advantages to a distributed workforce. Automattic has always been entirely distributed, and we’ve schooled a lot about how to build a prolific and happy remote workforce over a past 15 years. (CEO Matt Mullenweg is pity many of these lessons and chatting with other folks using distributed companies on Distributed.blog and on a Distributed podcast.) Lots of companies find themselves unexpected switching to a remote work environment, and there’s a training curve.

One of a things that can be seen as severe is amicable communication on a job, that plays a critical purpose in capability and mental health. When employees build friendships and clever interpersonal relationships, they suffer their work some-more and do a better pursuit overall. And if you’re reading this, meditative we don’t know anyone whose work improves when they have clever amicable holds among colleagues, we do now — it’s me! As an extrovert, we get energized when I’m means to see people and faces, generally in person, though also online. I’m a conversational learner, too, so ideas hang improved in my mind when we have a possibility to plead and brainstorm topics in genuine time with teammates.

These days, it seems teleconferencing program is as hackneyed as coffee shops in Seattle. “Zoom” has turn partial of a vocabulary, assisting us to sojourn tighten with family and friends (albeit not physically), and it’s turn provender for selling and promotion campaigns.

It’s also a elite discussion apparatus during Automattic, and we use it for a far-reaching operation of work gatherings, like city halls and group meetings. But that’s not all we use it for. Knowing that amicable communication is critical to ensuring a clever enlightenment of camaraderie, we use Zoom to hang out together: We horde open mic nights, mangle out a pencil crayons and tone collectively, or do some chair yoga with one another. We’ll also squeeze a libation of choice — coffee, beer, Soylent, tea, a frail rosé — and join a happy hour.

In further to maximizing online communication tools, we strengthen a collegial relations offline. For example, we take advantage of a fact that we are distributed all over a universe and send postcards to one another.

Whatever we do, we do it since we know that amicable tie is important. That we’re not going to work in a same earthy bureau only means that we have to be some-more conscious about creation a time, and figure out a (virtual) space, to bond with coworkers. To assistance enthuse other businesses with newly distributed workforces, we’ve put together a apparatus that lists a many ways we promulgate socially during Automattic. You can find it on this page.


Add a Post Carousel and Embed a Podcast Player in Seconds with Our Two Latest Blocks

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

The WordPress editor keeps expanding a library of blocks, adding new and sparkling functionality to websites on a unchanging basis. After a crop of new business-related blocks final month, a many new additions will interest to 3 communities we reason tighten to a heart: podcasters, podcast lovers, and bloggers.

Use a Podcast Player retard to widespread a word about your favorite episodes

Podcasts have been an unstoppable informative force for several years now — and a format seems to have usually grown in recognition in new months, as so many of us are during home and looking for party and (occasionally?) enlightenment.

Are we a podcaster? Add a Podcast Player retard to share your passion plan with your visitors, embedding your podcast’s latest episodes on any post or page on your website. If we haven’t launched a podcast (for now, anyway), though are still an zealous listener, we can now hide episodes from others’ shows within your possess calm so readers can listen to them though ever withdrawal your site.

Once we select a Podcast Player retard from a accessible blocks in a editor, we won’t need any special codes or hide links. The usually information you’ll have to yield is a podcast’s RSS feed URL (not certain where to find it? The information will be straightforwardly accessible on your elite podcast platform.) Here’s what a podcast actor will demeanour like on your site — a instance next facilities a latest part on a Distributed podcast, hosted by Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg:


Episode 20: Adam Gazzaley on a Distracted Mind During a Crisis



Distributed, with Matt Mullenweg




  1. Episode 20: Adam Gazzaley on a Distracted Mind During a Crisis

You can customize a Podcast Player retard in a series of ways, from naming how many of a many new episodes to display, to determining either or not you’d like to uncover any episode’s description. Whether we underline your possess podcast or someone else’s, we get to pattern a listener’s knowledge on your site. Learn some-more about adding and customizing a Podcast Episode block.

Keep readers reading with a Post Carousel block

Sooner or later, both maestro bloggers and newer creators confront a identical issue: edition frequently helps vitalise your assembly (and gives we an SEO boost, too), though also creates comparison posts worse to find.

The Post Carousel retard comes to a rescue, providing an easy gateway to a treasures in your blog’s archives.

Add a Post Carousel retard to any post or page on your site to inspire visitors to try some-more posts (by default, a retard will arrangement your many new ones). For a post to uncover adult in a carousel, it needs to have a featured image; a thought is to rivet and tempt readers with clever visuals they’ll wish to click on. To get a ambience of a carousel in action, here’s one highlighting a 5 many new posts on a WordPress.com Blog:

Expert Advice: SEO and Content Marketing

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

You’ve launched your website or started a blog. Congratulations! Now it’s time to attract an audience. You built a website to strech people with your art, ideas, or products and services. We’ve combined a giveaway online event to assistance we do only that. 

Register for a subsequent 60-minute webinar, Traffic Control: How to Find and Grow an Audience for your Website, to get recommendation and superintendence on attracting a right people to your site.

Date: May 27, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. PDT | 11:00 a.m. MDT | 12:00 p.m. CDT | 1:00 p.m. EDT | 17:00 UTC
Cost: Free | Register now
Who’s invited: Content creators, online publishers, and tiny businesses looking for a best ways to build an assembly of constant business and dedicated readers.

Topics will include:

  • Understanding your audience.
  • Demystifying SEO.
  • How to optimize your site for internal visitors.
  • What does “quality content” unequivocally mean?
  • Using email, amicable media, and paid advertising.
  • How to take advantage of WordPress.com’s selling collection for assembly growth.

Hosts Chris Smith and Kasey Steinbrinck run their possess sites and both have worked with a accumulation of businesses to assistance them optimize their websites and emanate clever content. They’ll assistance we select what to concentration on so that we can make a many of your time. 

After operative as an SEO dilettante for many years, Chris supports WordPress.com business with consultant recommendation as a Happiness Engineer. Kasey started his career as a TV news author and party author before apropos a calm marketer and an eccentric blogger. Today he works on WordPress.com’s calm strategy.

The 60-minute webinar will embody minute instructions on WordPress SEO as good as a QA session. Seats are singular so register today to haven your spot.


10 Ways to Make Your Site More Accessible

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Today, Global Accessibility Awareness Day, raises recognition around digital entrance and inclusion and improving a web knowledge for everyone. This year, WebAIM analyzed one million homepages for accessibility issues and found that 98% of websites had during slightest one WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) disaster on their homepage, such as low-contrast text, blank picture alt text, and dull links. These forms of accessibility barriers make it formidable or unfit for some visitors — people who are blind, deaf and tough of hearing, and disabled, for instance — to use your site.

We inspire we to review your site to safeguard it’s permitted for all readers; a WAVE (Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool) can code several errors on your site in seconds. Here are some web accessibility tips to get we started, and be certain to try a discipline and resources on a W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) website for deeper learning.


Use an accessibility-ready theme

You can select from among a accumulation of designs for your site, though some themes have facilities that supplement complexity, creation it harder for infirm people or visitors regulating shade readers to entrance your content.

When choosing a theme, cruise an accessibility-ready design, like Balasana, a giveaway minimal thesis for your business website; or Mayland, a giveaway visible thesis that’s good for photographers and storytellers. These themes have been checked by a Theme Review Team and pass basic accessibility requirements.

Display your site pretension and tagline

Many themes concede we to upload a custom header image, that is a visible approach to code your site, arrangement a pretension of your blog, or foster a name of your business. But some themes might not support alternative text, or the created duplicate that appears in place of an picture on a page if a picture fails to bucket on your visitor’s screen.

Instead of conveying your site pretension and tagline within a header image, arrangement your site pretension and tagline text. Go to Manage → Settings, and during a tip underneath Site profile, fill out your Site title and Site tagline. Then, conduct to Design → Customize, go to Site Identity, and check a box subsequent to Display Site Title and Tagline.

Structure your pages and posts with suitable headings

Add headings with a Heading Block to classify pages and posts and make it easier for readers to follow your content, that is generally critical for longer pages and posts. Click on a “i” idol in a tip toolbar of a retard editor to perspective any errors and improper streamer sizes.

Select fonts and colors for legibility

Fonts and colors are essential components on your site, adding celebrity and character and strengthening your visible temperament online. Avoid font styles and sizes and tone palettes that make your site formidable to read, and compensate courtesy to contrast, or a disproportion between a dark of your calm and a levity of your background.

The retard editor will arrangement an blunder summary in Color settings when it detects bad tone contrariety in a specific retard you’re operative on.

Clearly report your links

When linking to another page or post on a web, make your related calm descriptive. For example, “click here” is not as effective as “learn how to request to my essay workshop.”

Include captions with your images

When adding an picture with a Image Block, supplement a outline of a picture in a caption underneath it. While captions are optional, they urge a knowledge for all readers by providing some-more context.

Add alt calm to your images

Alt text is essential for people who are blind or use shade readers (they can hear alt calm review aloud), or people who have infirm images for speed or bandwidth reasons. Alt calm is also critical for your site’s SEO — it helps hunt engines know what your site calm is about.

When adding an picture with the Image Block, go to a block’s settings on a right and supplement a alt calm in a box underneath Image settings.

Learn some-more about W3C’s image accessibility guidelines.

Create simply clickable CTA areas

With a Buttons Block, we can supplement call-to-action buttons to your pages and posts quickly. For those of we who design and hide your possess buttons with Image Widgets, make buttons, icons, and other CTA elements with wide-enough areas that are easy to click or daub from opposite devices.

You can request this tip to calm links as well. Tapping a related hashtag or asterisk within a sentence, for instance — generally on a tiny shade — might be formidable for some people.

Include captions or transcripts for multimedia content

If your site includes video content, cruise adding captions or including transcripts (documenting speech, sounds, as good as actions seen on-screen). Podcast transcripts are also impossibly helpful; here’s a twin of a new Distributed part with neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley.

It’s best if video and audio calm does not auto-play, though if that’s not possible, options to postponement or adjust a volume should be apparent on a page.

Never stop training and improving

This list is only an introduction to a few best practices and guidelines! If you’re meddlesome in training more, try a resources on a W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) website. You can also try ways to get concerned in improving a accessibility of WordPress.


Learn some-more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day and attend in online events, webinars, and podcasts.


Say Hello to a WordPress Block Editor

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

On Jun 1 we’ll be timid a comparison WordPress.com editor and transitioning to a some-more new (and some-more powerful) WordPress retard editor. Want to know how this competence impact your site and what we can expect? Read on.

If you’ve launched your WordPress.com site in a past year and a half we competence have never seen a comparison editor and are expected already regulating a some-more new WordPress editor. Those of we who have an comparison site, though, competence commend this modifying experience:

We know it can be frustrating to get used to an online apparatus usually to see it change or go away. Retiring an whole editor — a place where we tell posts and pages on WordPress.com — is not something we would ever do on a whim. What desirous us to take this preference is a certain knowledge site owners have had with a newer WordPress editor.

Why switch to a WordPress editor? Let us count a ways.

The WordPress retard editor was expelled over a year and a half ago. Since then, it has softened in countless ways interjection to thousands of enhancements and fixes  — to a indicate that we’re certain it offers a distant higher knowledge compared to a comparison WordPress.com editor. Not sure? You can take a WordPress editor for a spin. In box you’ve never encountered it before, here are usually some of a facilities you’ll find in a WordPress retard editor that aren’t accessible in a comparison WordPress.com editor.

Over 100 calm blocks for edition probably any form of page or post
Content blocks can be churned and matched to customize a calm of any page or post.

A flourishing collection of retard patterns
Block patterns are simply collections of blocks pre-bundled together to form pleasing designs.

Dozens of beautiful, built-in page templates
Page templates facilitate a origination of common pages within WordPress by giving we a pleasing predesigned template to get started.

Customizable styles directly within a editor
You can now customize a demeanour and feel of your website by contrast out opposite fonts directly within a WordPress editor.

What other options do we have?

We wish we give a WordPress editor a try — it’s been a modifying knowledge of choice for millions given it arrived on a scene. That said, we know some of we competence cite to equivocate this change. We’re charity dual options for those who’d rather  hang with an comparison approach of modifying your content.

1) Use a Classic block
Within a new WordPress editor you’ll find a Classic block, that replicates a functionality of a Classic editor — that’s a editor that used to be a default until several years ago, good before we introduced a WordPress.com editor. Here’s what it looks like:

2) Opt to use a Classic editor
You also have a choice to switch to a Classic editor. Here’s what it looks like, in box we haven’t seen this one in a while (or ever):

We wish we suffer a new WordPress editor — give it a try currently to get a ambience forward of Jun 1!


Coming Soon: Make Your Site Private Until You’re Ready to Launch

Friday, May 15th, 2020

When we emanate a new site, we competence wish to personalize it before creation it public. On WordPress.com, we give we a protected space where we can work on building and modifying your site until you’re prepared to share it with a world.

Until recently, this Coming Soon mode was singular to new sites but plugins or tradition themes installed. We realize, however, that many users — regardless of how prolonged they’ve had a website on WordPress.com — competence wish to make updates, change a design, or supplement new functionality but creation these changes manifest to a open until they’re complete. Now, all sites have this Coming Soon option, and we can toggle it on or off as we wish.

To set your site to Coming Soon, go to Manage in a sidebar, name Settings, corkscrew down to Privacy, and name a Coming Soon button. Be certain to click on Save settings for a change to take effect.

While in this mode, site visitors will see a alighting page with your site’s title. You and other logged-in people that we entice will see a full website.

To entice people to perspective your site while in Coming Soon mode, supplement them as new users from a ManagePeopleInvite button. Users will need to during slightest be a Contributor to perspective a site in this mode.

To make your site open again, go to Manage in a sidebar, name Settings, corkscrew down to Privacy, and name a Public button. Again, be certain to click on Save settings.

Private sites for all

If instead of pity your site with everyone, we wish to keep it private, and usually accessible to invited members of a site — for instance, a private blog for your family, done adult of photos and videos of your children or pets — we can use a Private choice underneath ManageSettingsPrivacy.

In this mode, instead of a Coming Soon alighting page, logged-out visitors will see a some-more watchful prompt to record in.

No matter what we wish to do on your site — either creation a few tweaks, lovely your site design, or building a entirely fledged online store — use a Coming Soon underline to keep it private until you’re prepared to betray it to a world.

We wish we suffer this new feature!


Expert Advice: Business Fundamentals for Creative Professionals

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Are we an artist, photographer, or freelance writer? How about a website designer, master metalsmith, or musician? If you’re in any artistic contention and would like to learn some-more about how to marketplace and sell your services and work online, we’ve combined a giveaway webinar only for you.

We’ve partnered with a friends during FreshBooks, a heading invoicing and accounting program for artistic entrepreneurs, to offer tips on how to build your online store and automate your sales and accounting, withdrawal we with some-more time to concentration on your craft.

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. PDT | 11:00 a.m. MDT | 12:00 p.m. CDT | 1:00 p.m. EDT | 17:00 UTC
Cost: Free
Registration link
Who’s invited: Artists, writers, musicians, website and striking designers, photographers, marketers, and anyone else meddlesome in training how to sell their artistic services online.

Your hosts will be Jonathan Wold, Community Manager during WooCommerce, and Irene Elliott, Senior Community Manager during FreshBooks. Dustin Hartzler, a WooCommerce Happiness Engineer, will assuage questions. After a 45-minute presentation, we’ll open adult a (virtual) building for a 15-minute QA session.

Attendee slots are limited, so be certain to register early to save your seat! But if we can’t make it, we’ve got your back. A recording of a webinar will be uploaded to a YouTube channel a few days after a event.

See we then!


Earth Day Turns 50 with a Massive Livestream Event

Monday, April 20th, 2020

As a universe fights to move a COVID-19 pestilence underneath control, another predicament looms.

In late 2018, a UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that if we wish to equivocate a misfortune impacts of meridian change, we need to cut tellurian CO emissions roughly in half by 2030. This decade will be critical.

As we’ve settled in a past, a time to act is now — we simply can't continue business as usual, and this proves resoundingly loyal this year. We are in a time of limit doubt and urgency.

Earth Day Live: Apr 22-24

Earth Day Live is a three-day livestream and an epic village mobilization to uncover support for a planet, by that millions of people can balance in online alongside activists, celebrities, musicians, and more. The large live eventuality — that starts on Apr 22 and concludes on Apr 24 — is orderly by climate, environmental, and Indigenous groups within a US Climate Strike Coalition and Stop The Money Pipeline Coalition.

Starting today, we can opt into displaying a ensign that promotes Earth Day Live on your WordPress.com site, arrangement your joining to this vicious subject and swelling a word about a digital eventuality and livestream. On Apr 22, sites with this underline enabled will automatically arrangement a full-screen conceal message. Your site visitors will be means to boot a ensign once viewed.

Promote this tellurian transformation on your site

To activate a banner, go to My Site → Manage → Settings. At a tip of a Settings menu, we will see a toggle switch — flip it on to join this digital meridian strike.

Self-hosted WordPress sites can also join a transformation by installing the Earth Day Live WP plugin from a WordPress.org plugin repository. 

After a livestream ends, a ensign will disappear on a possess — no serve transformation is compulsory on your end. (If you’ve commissioned a plugin, it will automatically disable.)

Together we can make a difference. We wish you’ll join us in ancillary this movement.


Visit Earth Day Live for eventuality details, and explore some-more digital Earth Day initiatives and resources on WordPress so we can take transformation on Apr 22 — or any day.