Read All Your Favorite Blogs in One Place

If you feel like it’s a chore to keep up with all your favorite blogs, you can now read posts from all the blogs you follow (even the ones that aren’t on WordPress.com!) in one convenient place on the WordPress.com home page:

Your reader displays all the posts across all the blogs you follow in the order they were published, with the most recent content appearing at the top. You’ll see an excerpt of the introduction to each post, the first image in the post, and thumbnails of any other images that the post contains.

You can even like and reblog WordPress.com content directly from the reader (we’re working on bringing reblogs back to the toolbar!) using the icons in the top right corner of each post:

Whether you’re at the computer or using the WordPress app on an Android or iOS mobile device, having all the posts from the blogs you follow in one place makes it easy to find the updates that are important to you, and skip over the ones that aren’t.

Click in the toolbar at the top of any WordPress.com site (you must be logged in to see it) to add new blogs to your reader. For directions on adding blogs from Tumblr, Blogger, and other services to your reader, check out the support document on managing the blogs you follow.

Discover New Blogs, Too

To find some awesome new WordPress.com blogs you might like, check out the Recommended Blogs section of the reader:

Right now you can browse blogs in twelve different categories, and we’ll be adding more very soon.

Use WordPress.com as a Real-Time Information Network

If you want to see what people are saying about your hometown, favorite sports team, or a concert you attended last night, add any topic to your reader to create a stream of all posts published with that tag.

You can add as many topic streams to your reader as you like. You’ll notice frequent updates being published under general topics like “art” and “books,” but you can also add more specific topics like “Picasso” or “J. K. Rowling.”

Want less email?

Each time you follow a blog, new posts from that site will appear instantly in your reader, and you’ll also receive them by email. If you prefer to receive email notifications on a daily or weekly basis, or not at all, you can change your default email settings from the bottom left corner of your reader. You can also change your email notification preferences on a per-blog basis.

Find Friends on WordPress.com

Want to see if any of your Facebook and Twitter friends are on WordPress.com? Give the Friend Finder a try:

So, how will you use the reader, and what can we do to improve it?


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  1. Jan Simson

    Fan. Tastic.

  2. Matt

    Reblogged this on Matt on Not-WordPress.

  3. Daniel Bachhuber

    Reblogged this on danielbachhuber and commented:

    Making progress! Previously.

  4. Stephanie

    Reblogged this on chefherman.

  5. Mikalee Byerman

    This sounds spectacular … I guess the only question I’d have (and perhaps this isn’t the right place to pose it, but I’m just throwing it out there) is how does one become a “Recommended blog” in the eyes of WordPress?

    For example, my blog would probably qualify as a “Humor Blog” … but it’s also marked “mature” because I swear just a wee bit. Will this be like Freshly Pressed, where I’m out of the running due to my adult-ish content?

    Just curious…

  6. Andy P

    Reblogged this on Andy Peatling on WordPress.

  7. moneymakingjus

    Reblogged this on thehiltonburnellfiles.

  8. Rk

    How to read blogs that are not on wordpress.com ? can I subscribe to particular rss or blog ?

  9. Matt Thomas

    Reblogged this on Matt Thomas and commented:

    We’ve been working on this one for a while now! We’ve still got lots of ideas for improvements, but it’s great to finally get to announce it.

  10. Georganne Spruce

    You need to list a category for spirituality.

    • Matt

      The beauty of the system is you can add whatever you like! Type in “spirituality” to the “add a topic” box on the left of the reader.

  11. Ganesh Dhamodkar

    Already use it for wordpress blogs and love it! Will now try for other services too :-) Good bye Google Reader!!

  12. Chris Clayton

    Reblogged this on Chris Clayton on WordPress and commented:
    Sweet! Will this become my new Google Reader?

  13. Nabila Firdausi

    FUN-TASTIC!
    Love you, WordPress! :)

  14. molly98

    This is great! Thanks I am going to definitely try this out. :D

  15. Olivia Tejeda

    Will this replace Google reader? I hope so! Great offering!

  16. Angelia Sims

    That is awesome!! It will save me a lot of time. I look forward to the recommendations too.

  17. f2forever

    Nice…

  18. wdednh

    Reblogged this on YOU DECIDE and commented:
    One of the BEST features WP has come up with. Awesome and thank you :)

  19. Kathleen Krueger

    Just added my list of favorite blogs, but… I don’t like the fact that it loads the blog posts in the order they are posted and that it is difficult for me to decipher which post is from which blog if they aren’t wordpress blogs. I was hoping for something with a layout like Freshly pressed that would show the newest post there or in someway sorted by blog rather than timeline. We’ll see if I can adjust, or if I just need to delete the more prolific bloggers so they don’t hide the less frequent but more important blogs of my family and friends.

  20. Choc Chip Uru

    What an awesome idea – this makes keeping up a lot easier and doesnt overfill your inbox!

  21. arnel f.

    …at last. loving it! ;)

  22. AKHMAD SUDRAJAT

    Good job!
    Exactly, this feature is very useful
    Thank you

  23. Afsal Ismail

    This is great!

  24. pen4free

    My compliments on creating a way for a new bloger to find an audience for a blog and to explore other blogs. Thanks for the help

  25. geminired1970

    Thanks for this post! I love that I now can use my WordPress app on my iPhone and iPad instead of another app. There are some things about the other app I’ve been using that actually makes it a little nicer and easier to navigate. Will you all be doing any enhancements or taking new ideas for the look and feel of how to read all the blogs I follow?

    • Matt

      What was the other app you used? We have lot of improvements for the iOS app in the pipeline, we have an entire team dedicated to making it better.

  26. Cathy

    Greeeat :)

  27. Remy

    I’m going to try this out with non-WP.com blogs. It’s actually kind of exciting!

  28. androiddummies

    Reblogged this on Android.

  29. suzukiskeptic

    Excellent. So, does mean you are going to finally kill Readomattic?

  30. Stephane Daury

    Reblogged this on tekArtist and commented:

    Super stoked to have unleashed this baby today. My team and I have been working hard on it for a while now. Still lots to do and improve, but the best way to make great software is to release it and get feedback from “real users”. :)

  31. plerudulier

    Reblogged this on Things I grab, motley collection and commented:
    Good thing to know, thanks (whomever) for sharing.

  32. The Background Story

    Thank you for this! It seems more organized than what we used to have.

  33. Gerrit Eicker

    Well done!

  34. Aurie

    Reblogged this on Experience Aurie and commented:
    Wordpress gets better all the time…If you’re a blogger, I think you should definitely give WP a try.

  35. Corinthians1312

    Wanted this. Google reader which by the way “loses” blogs from day to day is on Flipboard. When WordPress Reader available on Flipboard app great. But this is good.

  36. gsohn

    Reblogged this on Ich sag mal.

  37. showard76

    I love this! Great to see the extras :D

  38. ouob123

    Good Job, this is extremely user friendly and easy to navigate

  39. fainajones

    Amazing .. A had put a like .. As I really like it !!

  40. Kilmore Fisz

    Another good move

  41. natashasanythingandeverything

    I AM A NEW USER AND I MUST SAY THAT THIS IS AWESOME…

  42. ian in hamburg

    Good service!

    Is there a feature for automatically importing from other readers? It would be great to just bulk import from Google Reader, for example.

    • Matt

      We’re not doing that, on purpose. I find it’s good to build and tweak what you follow from the ground up so you end up with blogs that really work well with our particular medium and approach.

  43. avatrimble

    Very exciting! I can’t stand Google reader so I’ve been using Blogger’s regular blogs-I’m-following interface, but it’s really not very user-friendly. I promptly put in 100+ blogs on my WordPress account though, so I can escape Blogger’s weird interface. Except! six or seven blogs that I know to have valid RSS feeds don’t work – when I enter their URLs, I get an error message saying there’s no RSS feed. Is there a way to use this WordPress feature to follow a (non-WP) blog using the RSS feed icon on the blog? This issue isn’t covered in the “Managing Blogs I Follow” support article, alas.

    • Matt

      Email in to support the steps you went through for the things you wanted to subscribe to and couldn’t and we’ll take a look a them.

  44. Madman

    Enhancements and reminders on “how to use” are always welcome, thank you :-)

  45. Team Oyeniyi

    Looks GREAT!!!!

  46. Joanna

    Reblogged this on Zeb Bakes and commented:
    As I never got on with google reader, this might just work, but I don’t understand the huge list of tags running down the index page. I also now know how to add non WordPress blogs to my reading list so I can keep up better. Don’t forget to add follow methods to your blogs for people who don’t use the same blogging platform as you, make it as easy as you can for your readers. I know I have to do something about helpful indexing soon. I promise I will. I was thinking of doing the posts which have recipes or the ones that are most visited, together with the ones that I like but don’t seem to get picked up. How do you deal with indexing old content and making it easy for readers to find your best and most useful posts? Any suggestions welcome. Joanna

  47. Novembre Pleut

    I’ve been tinkering with this already.

    the best thing about it is that i can help it refine which tags and categories of mine work best and get the best audience.

    is there anyway of providing a summary of which topics people use the most, like the tags/categories???

    • Matt

      After you publish on the bottom left of the sidebar the suggested categories / tags are ones that people use the most. But make sure your tags match your content — if you just spam unrelated tags you’ll be banned from the system.

  48. Azzam Sheikh (@AzzamS)

    Now this is cool.
    And judging from the image above it uses responsive web design on the theme so should be great on my phone.
    You should use some of that technology that can summarise posts automatically, that would be great for us commuters. But as it stands this is sweet.

  49. Trevor D'silva

    Reblogged this on Le tReZ bLoG and commented:
    Helpful much!

  50. Cle

    Great!!!

  51. Northern Uganda Post War

    Thanks a lot for this new feature.

  52. Rob Rubin

    Why would anyone want to read blogs not on WordPress.com?

  53. marti

    Reblogged this on ZWITSERLAND.

  54. Mary Fletcher Jones

    This is very cool! I like the recommended blogs feature, and the new badges to help me find them. I will definitely be using that.

  55. thiskidreviewsbooks

    AWESOME!

  56. Venu Gopal

    Could any one tell me if we can have a similar functionality(in a form of plugin) to our WordPress self hosted sites ? Any plugin available yet?

    • Matt

      It’d be tricky to do the polling and scaling required for a reader like ours as a self-hosted plugin, but we are considering making it so you can get the reader in your self-hosted dashboard in a future version of Jetpack.

  57. iamkarir

    Reblogged this on iamkarir and commented:
    I love this!

  58. Matt George

    Oh yeah, this is fantastic! Now I can have much more meaningful interaction with bloggers that create great content. Thanks!

  59. genekgarrison

    An excellent idea!

  60. beyondanomie

    Is this new? I’ve been using Read Blogs as my reader for a while now. Yes, it’s very good. The one issue I occasionally have is that sometimes posts are duplicated in the reader. Not sure why, and actually, it hasn’t happened in recent days so maybe it was a bug that got fixed.

    Anyway, yes, Read Blogs works very nicely.

    • Matt

      There was a bug for this that we fixed up the other week, one of the things we wanted to clean up before promoting it to everybody. Thanks for trying it out and sticking with it during the bumpier initial development.

  61. Paul Handover

    Great innovation. Fantastic work guys and girls.

  62. Sajan

    WordPress reader should allow users to choose the post that they want to read by clicking on it rather than just loading posts automatically. It will prove a good feature for users like me who have poor internet connection

  63. Tor

    Awesome. What do you think, is WordPress the next big thing in social?

    • Matt

      I think there’s a new thing in social every year or two, but people always come back to their blogs. It’s your home on the web, a place you can own and make your own.

  64. sabby

    Reblogged this on Il blog delle amiche.

  65. Matt George

    I was wondering if there is a way to click on the recommended blog for the different categories? I can only follow them. However, I am not able to click on the blog recommendation first to see if I do truly want to follow them. This would be a great function to incorporate. Maybe I’m missing something, though.

  66. Marcia

    It’s great that I can now get non-WP blogs in this reader. Is it possible to create a way to schedule blog promotion from here-like Tweeting and Facebooking. I Got rid of Google Reader and I just joined Triberr, but I don’t like it. I’d love to use WordPress blog reader to send out more than one tweet a day for other bloggers, like I can in Triberr or on Tweetdeck and Hootsuite.

  67. Marcia

    Reblogged this on Marcia Richards.

  68. dschondog

    Please add a Christian category

  69. bkatende

    Great idea, thanks.

  70. Brandon

    Very cool!

  71. Pete Denton

    I didn’t realise you could add blogs from other sites like blogger, I like this even more now!

  72. the rufus

    (How) Is it possible to import e.g. OPML from Bloglines?

    • Matt

      Not possibly currently, for the above-mentioned reasons that we don’t want people just bringing over things en masse from another service. However supporting OPML export is definitely planned — your data belongs to you.

  73. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    I sort of can’t believe you come up with so many new ideas all the time! WordPress is my first blogging experience, and I love it thanks. This reader thing – a great idea.

  74. differentways2teach

    Reblogged this on differentways2teach and commented:
    This is a fantastic way for educators to exchange ideas in one place! I love it…

  75. Hugo Baeta

    Reblogged this on Just Hugo and commented:

    I’m so proud of my fellow Automatticians who’ve been working on this! I’m also proud to have helped out with the Recommended Blogs wizard!

  76. debrameneely

    If you are going to follow this is a great to keep organized.

  77. Agam TrueBlue

    good, great, fantastic, amazing :mrgreen: thx

  78. Mr. J

    I love being able to access the Reader through the WordPress app on my iPhone! My only request is to add an option that allows the app notify me when new posts are published by blogs that I follow. That would be AWESOME.

    Thanks for all your hard work nonetheless.

  79. highonahill

    Reblogged this on highonahill and commented:
    This seems like a brilliant development. I’m going to give this a go in preference to Bloglovin’ which I’ve been using since last June (http://highonahill.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/im-bloglovin-it/)
    The one feature I do like on Bloglovin’ is the ability to sort blogs by category – I can then just look at all the updates from, for example, the photography or Cumbrian blogs I follow. Wonder if this could be a feature in the pipeline?

  80. RickyMasterCoach.com

    Reblogged this on rickymastercoach.

  81. RickyMasterCoach.com

    Reblogged this on rickymastercoach.wordpress.com and commented

  82. Paolo Belcastro

    Reblogged this on Paolo Belcastro and commented:
    Reblogging from the reader…

  83. waterfront6951

    Reblogged this on felicia's space and commented:
    A New Way Of Thinking – A New Way Of Being – To know harmony is to know the changeless; To know the changeless is to have insight.

  84. K.A. Renninger

    Thank you, oh thank you, for this reader! I get so much email I was really having trouble keeping up on all the blogs I follow. You just aided me in my resolution to simplify my life!

  85. John James Jacoby

    Reblogged this on JJJ.

  86. dongchanlee

    Reblogged this on dongchanlee.

  87. johnson2772

    Reblogged this on Fuera De La Ventana and commented:
    Buenas noticias tenemos de parte de los chicos de WordPress: Desde ahora podemos seguir las entradas de otros blogs sin ir muy lejos de nuestras cuentas de WordPress, ya había visto el botón de “Seguir”, pero hasta ahora viene a cobrar significado, es una buena forma de seguir los Blogs de nuestros amigos2.0 y la forma más fácil de estar actualizado con toda la blogosfera, este movimiento parece ser muy acertado

  88. Alpha Elemments®

    I Like It´s Cool!

  89. saileenayak

    Reblogged this on saileenayak and commented:
    A really easy way to be connected…

  90. Ariko (&) Sofia

    Hello WordPress Bloggers It’s look like every one very happy here :)

    This is Great… another Cool feature from WordPress. I have already try use this & it’s amazing Fun-Tastic, Like it Very much.
    Thank You Word Press

  91. Ariko (&) Sofia

    Reblogged this on KAMI DARI SEMUA, IndonesiAn BlogWalker and commented:
    Get Relax and having Fun while Blogging [ Only with WordPress ] :)

    → We can add whatever we like ( category ), simply type in “Topic You Like” to the “add a topic” box on the left of the reader.

    → Read posts from all the blogs er follow (even the ones that aren’t on WordPress.com!) in one convenient place on the WordPress.com home page. Keep up with our Favorite Blog more easier Now.

    → Check out the Recommended Blogs section of the reader to find some awesome new WordPress.com blogs we might like.

    → Use the Friend Finder to help you to find your Facebook and Twitter friends on WordPress.com.

    → Going to replace Readomattic ( ? ) :wink:

  92. siekun

    Absolutely super!

  93. melfrommass

    This is terrific. Some days, I don’t have time to go through the motions of going into every single blog that I follow to see if there’s new content posted. And the emails were getting to be a bit much. This is such a great improvement — I love it!

  94. octa0130

    Reblogged this on thenitewriter.

  95. The AMO Times

    Reblogged this on The AMO Times.

  96. Nathan White

    Reblogged this on Keep Your Stick on the Ice.

  97. wavensongz

    A lot to take in but all totally useful, Thanks.

  98. vhmolinam

    Reblogged this on vhmolinam.

  99. mostraum

    I applaud the effort, but so far Google Reader is working so much better for me and my 500+ streams. For a couple of reasons:
    – So far I’ve tried following a few blogs in here, but haven’t been able to figure out how to assign tags to them. How do I do that? It certainly isn’t very intuitive. Note, I want to organize my feeds, I don’t want them pre-organized.
    – I haven’t found a “keep unread” choice for posts. There’s frequently posts that looks interesting, but that I don’t have time to read just then. I’d like an easy way to keep them.
    I’ll keep an eye on this. I certainly have issues with Google Reader too and wouldn’t mind switching if I found something better. So far this isn’t it, unfortunately.

  100. yssubramanyam

    my gratitude to word press.com

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