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Celebrating 10 Years of WordPress.com & Automattic

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
This year marks the 10th birthday of WordPress.com and our parent company, Automattic. We are proud to have served this community of millions: from writers, photographers, artists, and small and large publishers, to business owners and entrepreneurs. A quick bit of history: WordPress itself started as an open source project in 2003. WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg then built our company, and the free,…

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Writers’ block? No problem! Introducing AutoMatton

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
Here at WordPress.com, we‘re always looking for ways to improve the blogging experience. We pride ourselves on taking your suggestions to heart and work tirelessly to create better tools for you. Today, we’re releasing a game changer. As WordPress.com becomes easier to use, one piece of unanswered feedback keeps nagging at us: blogging is hard! Not only do you have to think of…

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Measure Twice, Cut Once

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
Note: A theme sets the look and feel of your site. Although all themes in our Theme Showcase fundamentally work the same way, themes can have significant differences regarding specific layouts, options, and functionality. One of the first things that most people do with a new site or when freshening up an existing one is spend loads of time looking at themes. Once they choose a theme,…

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Website Content vs Theme: Make Sure You Have Them in the Right Order

This post, featuring an interview with Otto (Samuel Wood), offers some interesting advice and information on using WordPress in general, but a few points resonate in particular with me regarding content. In my former role at an ad agency and in my current role as a Happiness Engineer at Automattic, I’ve come to believe that most folks have things in the wrong order in terms of theme and content when […]

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Announcing Writing 201: Finding Your Story

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
I’m all for the scissors. I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil. — Truman Capote Last month, we hosted Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit, a write-every-day course over twenty days. Writing 101 focused on building a daily habit, experimenting with different kinds of writing, and engaging with others in the Commons. A finished product — a published post — wasn’t necessarily…

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