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Black Friday Special: A Year of Unlimited Premium Themes

Our Black Friday special is a great way to get your blog ready for the new year. This weekend, every purchase of Premium will include a free year of unlimited access to all our premium themes —¬†a $120 USD value — so you can use any theme at no …

Explore Longform with Writing 201

Explore longform writing in our newest Blogging U. course, Writing 201: Beyond the Blog Post. The fun starts Monday, December 1 — learn more and register today!

Just Released: New Blogging U. Ebooks

We’re excited to add two new titles, Writing 101 and Writing 201, to our free ebook library.

Emoji Everywhere ūüéÉ

In case you wanted more emoji in your posts, you now have 872 to choose from.

New Themes: Editor and Sequential

Introducing Editor and Sequential: now available on

Longreads‚Äô Best of WordPress, Vol. 8

This edition of our favorite stories from across all of WordPress includes stories from Hannah Richell, Time Magazine, Wired, Shenandoah, and more.

Vote in Today’s US Midterm Elections

If you’re eligible to vote in today’s US Midterm Elections, exercise your right to vote and show your voting pride on your blog.

Blogging U.’s Photo 101 Course: Post a Photo a Day

On Monday, November 3,’s Blogging U. launches a free month-long photo-a-day course. Sign up today!

2014 Midterm Elections, Get Out The Vote!

Since 2004, WordPress has set out with an ambitious goal in mind — to democratize publishing and put state-of-the-art tools in front of publishers both large and small across the planet. We believe strongly in this vision because when more people have access to powerful tools on the web, that …

The NaMos are Coming! The NaMos are Coming!

November is a big month for bloggers and writers, with thousands of folks taking part in NaNoWriMo or NaBloPoMo. Wondering, “NaMo what?” Read on!

New Themes: Minnow and Cols

Minnow is a light, simple theme that puts your social presence front and center, while Cols is a novel theme that lets you tell your stories without the layout getting in the way.

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