Blogging University: Writing 101 Starts Soon!

I'm so excited to have a chance to participate in our soon-to-start June Writing 101 class! Interested? Of course you are! Here's more info just in case: Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit is a write-every-day challenge designed to help you create a writing habit, publish posts that mesh with your blog’s focus, and push you a bit … Continue reading Blogging University: Writing 101 Starts Soon!

The Daily Post Has a Great New Look

The Daily Post is looking hawt now, y’all. Check out the new look! News

The Daily Post is’s blog on blogging. From blogging prompts to photo challenges to writing tips, we’re dedicated to helping you build the blog you want (and have fun doing it).

The Daily Post began in 2011 as an experiment to encourage regular posting and provide a place to talk about the nitty-gritty details of telling a story and building an audience. Since then, a lot has changed. Visit The Daily Post now, and you’ll find:

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Jetpack 2.9.3: Critical Security Update


Jetpack version 2.9.3 contains a critical security update, and you should update your site and any you help manage as soon as possible. You can update through your dashboard, or download Jetpack manually here.

During an internal security audit, we found a bug that allows an attacker to bypass a site’s access controls and publish posts. This vulnerability could be combined with other attacks to escalate access. This bug has existed since Jetpack 1.9, released in October 2012.

Fortunately, we have no evidence of this being used in the wild. However, now that this update is public, it’s just a matter of time before exploits occur. To avoid a breach, you should update your site as soon as possible. (The vulnerability has been disclosed on the MITRE Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures system as CVE-2014-0173.)

This is a bad bug, and Jetpack is one of the most widely used plugins…

View original post 251 more words by the Numbers: February Was Hot, Yo!

Go February! For such a short month, we packed in a lot of things! Check out February's By the Numbers post for some pretty big things users accomplished and a few things the folks at Automattic got done too. Among the impressive stats for February are these: In just 28 days, users created … Continue reading by the Numbers: February Was Hot, Yo!

Big News! eCommerce Has Arrived for Business Users

Check out this big announcement on e-commerce options for folks (excerpted below). Users with the Business upgrade already enjoy great features like live-chat support, unlimited storage, and free access to all ourpremium themes. Now, you can turn your site into a sleek online storefront, and let visitors shop from any post or page. The partners we’ve … Continue reading Big News! eCommerce Has Arrived for Business Users