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Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 7

10 of our favorite stories from across all of WordPress.

A New My Sites Section

Managing your sites just became faster and easier.

New Theme: Penscratch

Penscratch is a fresh, stylish design for sharing your writing.

Starting Next Week: Blogging 201

The next (free) Blogging U. course focuses on growing your audience and building your site’s brand.

Around the World in Nine Photos

Each of these nine photographs can tell a million stories. What do they say to you?

Add Gmail, Calendar, and Drive to Your Site

WordPress.com is joining the Google for Work Partner Program to bring the power of Google Apps right into your dashboard.

Back to Blogging: Ten Themes to Inspire You Right Now

Whether you’re an old-school blogger rebuilding your online home, or a newbie diving into the world of blogging, consider these ten themes that’ll get you writing right now.

New theme: Harmonic

Modern and sophisticated, Harmonic is a beautiful free theme that showcases your photography.

Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 6

10 of our favorite stories from across all of WordPress.

Surviving a Stroke at 33 (and Blogging About It)

Christine Hyung-Oak Lee talks about life and writing after a traumatic health experience.

New Theme: Intergalactic

Designed by Automattic’s very own Mel Choyce, Intergalactic is a stunning specimen for your personal blog.

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