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Power Users Rejoice: You’ve Got SFTP and Database Access

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Three new hosting government collection give we approach entrance to your site’s files and data.

Have a site on a Business or eCommerce plan? Now we have 3 new ways to customize your WordPress.com site: SFTP access, database access, and PHP chronicle switching give we behind-the-scenes entrance to a nuts and bolts of your site, that means some-more leisure and coherence than ever before. If you’ve ever gotten stranded perplexing to cgange your WordPress.com site since we couldn’t manually upload record changes or undo something from your database, website government is about to get a lot easier.

You’ll find all these facilities in a new territory of your dashboard: Manage Hosting Configuration.

The Hosting Configuration Screen

SFTP is a secure approach to entrance a files and folders on your WordPress.com site regulating a module on your internal mechanism like Filezilla. Some tradition plugins and themes ask we to emanate specific folders or supplement files around SFTP. While many of those tasks can be achieved with collection already built into your WordPress.com dashboard, folks who like regulating SFTP can now have SFTP entrance so they can make these changes directly. Check out a step-by-step guide to get started.

At WordPress.com, we frequently optimize your database so we don’t have to, though there competence still be times when we need an fit approach to cgange data, like cleansing all a tables combined by a plugin you’ve motionless to delete. Accessing your site’s database is an effective approach to do this. 

Database entrance is a absolute tool, so if you’re during all uncertain about operative with a database, strech out to our Happiness Engineers! If you’re unknown with databases, we can also find information on removing started in a help documentation.

PHP is still one of a pivotal languages used to build a web, and a new version, PHP 7.4, was recently released. WordPress.com sites now run PHP 7.3, that has been tested extensively opposite all of WordPress.com, though sites on Business or eCommerce skeleton can switch to chronicle 7.4 immediately. Learn more.

Since these new collection let we puncture into some of a formula and information a powers your site, you’ll find a couple for a support group right from a dashboard so we can get assistance if we need it. Have fun removing underneath a hood, energy users!


Power users rejoice: you’ve got SFTP and database access

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Three new hosting government collection give we approach entrance to your site’s files and data.

Have a site on a Business or eCommerce plan? Now we have 3 new ways to customize your WordPress.com site: SFTP access, database access, and PHP chronicle switching give we behind-the-scenes entrance to a nuts and bolts of your site, that means some-more leisure and coherence than ever before. If you’ve ever gotten stranded perplexing to cgange your WordPress.com site since we couldn’t manually upload record changes or undo something from your database, website government is about to get a lot easier.

You’ll find all these facilities in a new territory of your dashboard: Manage Hosting Configuration.

The Hosting Configuration Screen

SFTP is a secure approach to entrance a files and folders on your WordPress.com site regulating a module on your internal mechanism like Filezilla. Some tradition plugins and themes ask we to emanate specific folders or supplement files around SFTP. While many of those tasks can be achieved with collection already built into your WordPress.com dashboard, folks who like regulating SFTP can now have SFTP entrance so they can make these changes directly. Check out a step-by-step guide to get started.

At WordPress.com, we frequently optimize your database so we don’t have to, though there competence still be times when we need an fit approach to cgange data, like cleansing all a tables combined by a plugin you’ve motionless to delete. Accessing your site’s database is an effective approach to do this. 

Database entrance is a absolute tool, so if you’re during all uncertain about operative with a database, strech out to our Happiness Engineers! If you’re unknown with databases, we can also find information on removing started in a help documentation.

PHP is still one of a pivotal languages used to build a web, and a new version, PHP 7.4, was recently released. WordPress.com sites now run PHP 7.3, that has been tested extensively opposite all of WordPress.com, though sites on Business or eCommerce skeleton can switch to chronicle 7.4 immediately. Learn more.

Since these new collection let we puncture into some of a formula and information a powers your site, you’ll find a couple for a support group right from a dashboard so we can get assistance if we need it. Have fun removing underneath a hood, energy users!


New Theme: Twenty Twenty

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

We’re gratified to announce that Twenty Twenty — a new WordPress default thesis designed by Anders Norén— is accessible to all WordPress.com sites.

Twenty Twenty was designed with a coherence of a new WordPress Editor during a core. If we wish to use it for an classification or a business, we can mix columns, groups, and media to emanate energetic layouts that uncover off your services or products. If we wish to use it for a normal blog, a centered calm mainstay and deliberate typography creates it ideal for that as well.

It also has been designed and grown to take limit advantage of a artistic leisure enabled by a retard editor. Extra caring has been given to a Columns and Group blocks, that can be total into considerable alighting pages with perplexing blocks layouts. Twenty Twenty includes full editor styles for a retard editor, so what we see in a editor will roughly accurately compare a finish result.

Learn some-more about WordPress’s latest default theme here, or check out a demo site!


PHP 7.4 Just Came Out, and So Did Our PHP Version Switcher

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

PHP is still one of a many renouned languages used to build a web. The newest version, PHP 7.4, was expelled currently — and Business and eCommerce devise business can opt to start regulating it immediately.

WordPress.com sites run PHP 7.3 by default — it’s still a endorsed version, given it’s been stress-tested opposite all of WordPress.com — though if we have a site on a Business or eCommerce devise and wish to be on a heading technological edge, we can opt to switch to chronicle 7.4 immediately.

Head to My Site Manage Hosting Configuration to find a new PHP Version Switcher:

Choose that chronicle of PHP we wish your site to run on, click a “Update PHP version” button, and voilà.

(Note: All sites with eCommerce skeleton can make a switch right now. Sites on a Business devise need to have possibly an active plugin or a tradition thesis to use a PHP Version Switcher.)

PHP’s developed with any chronicle 7 release, and PHP 7.4 promises to have a strongest opening yet. It will eventually energy all WordPress.com sites, though Business and eCommerce business can take advantage of a refurbish today!


A New Way to Earn Money on WordPress.com

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

It’s tough to be artistic when you’re disturbed about money. Running ads on your site helps, though for many creators, ad income isn’t enough. Top publishers and creators means their businesses by building arguable income streams by ongoing contributions.

Our new Recurring Payments underline for WordPress.com and Jetpack-powered sites lets we do only that: it’s a monetization apparatus for calm creators who wish to collect repeat contributions from their supporters, and it’s accessible with any paid devise on WordPress.com.

Let your supporters support we with periodic, scheduled payments. Charge for your weekly newsletter, accept monthly donations, sell yearly entrance to disdainful calm — and do it all with an programmed remuneration system.

With repeated payments, we can:

  • Accept ongoing payments from visitors directly on your site.
  • Bill supporters automatically, on a set schedule. Subscribers can cancel anytime from their WordPress.com account.
  • Offer ongoing subscriptions, site memberships, monthly donations, and more, flourishing your fan bottom with disdainful content.
  • Integrate your site with Stripe to routine payments and collect funds.

Enable Recurring Payments in 3 steps

Start usurpation ongoing payments in only 5 minutes, but any technical background. 

1. Connect (or create) a Stripe account

WordPress.com partners with Stripe, one of a internet’s biggest remuneration processors, to make certain exchange are quick and secure. You’ll need a Stripe comment to use Recurring Payments. 

Head to your Earn page and click Connect Stripe to Get Started — we’ll travel we by a setup and assistance we emanate a Stripe comment if we don’t have one.

2. Put a Recurring Payments symbol on your site

Recurring Payments takes advantage of a absolute block editor. To start collecting revenue, open a post or page, click a (+) to supplement a new block, and insert a Recurring Payments button.

3. Customize a sum of a repeated payment

You can emanate as many remuneration skeleton for your site as you’d like—different currencies, amounts, remuneration frequencies, and names, so we can offer opposite tiers or subscriptions.

You can also select one of your formerly combined skeleton when we insert a new button.

Bravo!

You only set adult Recurring Payments for your site. Now your fans can support you, only like they do on Longreads.com and around a web.

For some-more minute setup instructions, revisit a Recurring Payments support page.

So many options to grow your believer base

With Recurring Payments, we can spin your calm into revenue, accept donations, or account your subsequent large idea. 

  • Sell entrance to members-only newsletters.
  • Collect bar membership impost automatically.
  • Let fans account your subsequent art project.

Some people even collect lease with repeated payments!

Recurring payments is a latest further to a monetizing collection found on WordPress.com. Here are a other collection we can find by visiting WordPress.com/earn.

  • Use Simple Payments to take one-time payments, or to sell digital or earthy products with minimal configuration.
  • Add WordAds to run advertisements on your site, and acquire income from your traffic.
  • Move to WooCommerce when you’re prepared to emanate a full selling knowledge for visitors — it’s a many customizable online-store height on a web, with thousands of extensions.

Ready to supplement Recurring Payments? Head to your site’s Earn section right now.


Join us in a Digital Climate Strike

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

With fires distracted in a Amazon, hurricanes ripping opposite a Atlantic, and typhoons flooding Japan, a universe and a meridian are promulgation us a message: We can no longer continue with business as usual.

The week starting Sep 20th, 350.org is organizing a Global Climate Strike, in organisation with Fridays For Future, to uncover tellurian leaders that a time to act is now. Alongside a people walking out of workplaces, schools, and homes around a world, 350.org is organizing a digital meridian strike. Websites participating in a digital strike will foster a earthy strikes in a lead-up to a date, and partially retard themselves to users on Sep 20th itself. That is where we come in!

Starting today, we can opt into a digital meridian strike with your WordPress.com site, arrangement your joining to this vicious subject and swelling a word about a event. Between now and Sep 20th, your site will arrangement a tiny meridian strike banner. On a 20th, it will renovate into a dismissible full-screen overlay.

WordPress.com site owners can conduct to My Site Settings. At a tip of a Settings menu, we will see a toggle switch — flip it on to join a digital meridian strike.

Other WordPress sites can also join a transformation by installing a Digital Climate Strike plugin from a WordPress.org plugin repository.

After a day of action, a ensign will automatically disappear (or if you’ve commissioned a plugin, it will automatically disable) and your site will lapse to normal.

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


WordPress.com and Fiverr Partner to Launch “WordPress.com Fundamentals” Course

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Getting your new business website prepared for launch? Want a small hand-holding — a step-by-step educational on environment adult a WordPress.com site from start to finish, that we can work on during your possess gait and on your possess time? “WordPress.com Fundamentals,” a extensive video march combined with a friends over during Fiverr, walks we by all a fundamentals in 90 minutes.

The march covers a basis of environment adult a business website, though anyone new to WordPress.com can advantage from lessons on how to emanate an account, set adult a site, customize a theme, tell content, and share it on amicable media. It was grown by WordPress.com Happiness Engineers with years of knowledge running thousands of new WordPress.com business in chat, email, forums, and concierge sessions, so we know you’re removing consultant superintendence from people who know each WordPress.com tip and trick.

The whole march is only $31, that includes total entrance to all a march materials, quizzes, and downloadable resources. Take it all during once, or learn during a gait that works for we — a march is divided into bite-sized chapters that we can impute to as many times as we need.

Students are also authorised for a bonus of 25% on WordPress.com devise upgrades! So if you’ve been hesitating to try a modernized facilities in a Premium, Business, or eCommerce plans, a march gives we both a good introduction to a palliate and energy of WordPress.com and a lower-cost approach to try them out.

To get started, conduct over to the march page on a Learn from Fiverr website. Click on a immature “Buy Course” button, and follow a prompts to emanate an comment and squeeze a course. And until a finish of September, get 30% off a march price by entering banking formula learnwordpress during checkout.

And if we do take a class, let us know what we think. Fiverr will send out a consult to all students after completing a class, so be certain to fill it out. We wish to know what works for you, what you’d like to see some-more of, and where we can improve.


When Experienced Women Engineers Look for New Jobs, They Prioritize Trust and Growth

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

How can we boost gender illustration in program engineering?

Our Developer Hiring Experience organisation analyzed this subject in a new user-research study. The emanate resonated with women engineers and a clever response enabled a organisation to benefit deeper discernment than is now accessible from online investigate projects.

Seventy-one engineers who identified as women or non-binary responded to a ask for feedback. Out of that pool, 24 answered a follow-up survey, and we carried out in-depth interviews with 14 people. This was a rarely learned group, with a infancy carrying worked in program expansion for over 10 years. 

While some commentary aligned with a expectations, we still unclosed a few surprises. 

The Job Hunt

In initial pursuit hunts, respondents were found to rest heavily on their existent networks and on personal overdo from companies.

If they do not have a pre-existing tie with a company, they’ll expected investigate it for red flags before they contention an application. Job descriptions are searched for any troublesome denunciation — for example, if parental leave descriptions usually impute to mothers. Information — about a job, salary, team, and employing routine — is pivotal for enlivening applications.

Stack Overflow is a renouned apparatus for pursuit hunting; since Glassdoor is noticed as reduction useful, and some-more as a venting forum for former employees or catastrophic candidates. 

The Hiring Process

The many auspicious employing processes paint a expansion opportunity, rather than being quite evaluative. Communication and responsiveness are important, as is a prominence of other women within a team. For some participants, interviewing is seen as a ability to maintain. These developers are ceaselessly gripping an eye on pursuit listings to stay sideways of their options. However, a possibility for expansion was a many widespread reason for indeed withdrawal a stream position. 

Job Satisfaction 

Consistently being means to have an impact, including care opportunities, stood out as important; if this is lacking, gifted women engineers are expected to find new employment. Dissatisfaction can also be caused by being pushed onto a government lane and carrying to quarrel to continue to concentration on technical work. 

The information showed women are looking for some-more communities focused on joining to other senior-level women, and around some-more technical topics. Concerns around online nuisance can put women off perplexing to build their network online. 

Changes during Automattic 

We are operative on Automattic’s practice branding to simulate a findings. We are in a routine of entertainment resources to improved report work during Automattic, and we’re enlivening existent developers to boost their prominence outward of a association — either by essay or enchanting in their communities. 

In pursuit postings, we have private any gameplay or denunciation that emphasizes employing as a rival routine — for instance, we no longer discuss concentration volume. Instead, pursuit postings prominence training and career opportunities for a candidate. Adding a tenure “Senior” to postings is also being tested. Although this implies a pursuit ladder that does not indispensably exist here, a investigate simplified that a deficiency sent a summary that all positions are mid-level roles, though a trail to expansion that women possibilities tend to demeanour for. 

We are also handling candidates’ expectations by creation a whole employing routine some-more transparent, and have combined a public page surveying a employing process.

We’ve done it easier for meddlesome margin to have infrequent chats with other women during Automattic. We also offer possibilities a event for one-on-one calls with a member of a Developer Experience organisation during a final stages of hiring; this has started with under-indexed possibilities though with a perspective to rolling it out to everyone. These chats take place outward of a grave employing routine to yield an event for a applicant to ask any questions they have and for a association to improved know their career goals and motivation. 

We are tracking a swell done and are vehement to be means to minister information to a margin of gender illustration in engineering. If you’d like to take a some-more in-depth demeanour during a study, greatfully do read a some-more minute write adult on a developer blog, or download a PDF!

Interested to learn what positions are now open during Automattic? We’re always hiring


The Second Edition of Our “Learn User Support” Workshop Is Open for Signups

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Back in January, we partnered with Support Driven and launched a first chronicle of a Learn User Support Workshop, that helps women in a Asia-Pacific segment rise a skills they need to attain in a technical support role. We had 24 students enrolled in a initial cohort.

Today, we’re happy to share that a subsequent book of a Learn User Support Workshop will launch on August 19, 2019. The march is wholly web-based — there’s no need to transport anywhere to attend — and totally free. So if we brand as a woman, are formed in a Asia-Pacific region, and are critical about a career in user support, this competence be a ideal compare for you.

Building a better, bigger workshop

The clever certain feedback we perceived from a students progressing this year, as good as a increasingly prolonged waitlist, desirous us to urge a march calm and to pattern it to accommodate some-more learners. 

What topics will we cover? As a participant, design to learn how to…

  • Develop your possess support philosophy.
  • Build successful troubleshooting strategies.
  • Manage severe interactions.
  • Implement capability tools.
  • Optimize your proceed to requesting and interviewing for jobs in support.

This six-module march will start on Aug 19 and will run by Sep 29. We will tell a new procedure any Monday, and any tyro will have one week to finish it. We’ll embody lots of hands-on work, and by a finish of a course, any member will also rise a résumé and portfolio site on WordPress that they can afterwards share with intensity employers.

Meet your accessible organizers

As for your teachers, a people who lead this seminar are Automattic Happiness Engineers — master communicators with deep, wide-ranging knowledge in distributed technical support. 

Automattic, that offers a workshop, is a fully-distributed association — there are some-more than 930 full-time Automatticians widespread opposite 70 countries and vocalization 88 languages. We offer users from any dilemma of a universe around products like WordPress.com, Jetpack, and WooCommerce, among others

As people who trust in a advantages of distributed work, we adore assisting remote professionals turn adult their skills. Our commitment to Diversity Inclusion leads us to demeanour for ways to make a tech zone some-more deputy of a far-reaching and sundry universe it serves. As a result, this practical seminar will supply Asia-Pacific-based women who are — or wish to turn — support professionals with skills that are privately tailored to a final of remote work.  

Are we prepared to pointer up? Just click below:

We are now usurpation usually women for this cohort.

SIGN UP NOW!


We have 40 slots for this conspirator on a first come, initial serve basis.

We will get in hold with we around email if we are comparison for a course. If we know anyone who competence be a good fit, feel giveaway to share this post with them!

If we are not comparison for this book of a course, we can always pointer adult to accept updates on destiny courses.

CLICK HERE TO GET NOTIFIED!



Four New WordPress.com Color Schemes

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

We listened you: You wish bolder and brighter colors on WordPress.com. Today we’re bringing your WordPress.com dashboard to life with 4 new tone schemes: introducing Midnight, Sunset, Ocean, and Contrast.

You competence commend some of these colors as aged friends. Midnight, Sunset, and Ocean are formed on early versions of WordPress — a curtsy to a roots as we evolve:

If splendid and confidant isn’t your jam, we competence cite Contrast, a black-and-white intrigue meant to move your WordPress.com dashboard into pointy focus:

As partial of a joining to inclusive design, a new palettes are optimized for contrariety and increasing legibility. Whichever tone intrigue we choose, your dashboard stays stylish and readable.

Here’s how to customize your tone scheme:

  1. On your desktop, pointer in to a WordPress.com comment that you’d like to customize.
  2. Click your comment avatar in a top right corner.
  3. Select Account Settings
  4. Select one of a options underneath Dashboard Color Scheme
  5. Click Save Account Settings to request a change