Chrome Users: Try the WordPress.com Extension

Want to receive WordPress.com notifications instantly, even when you’re not on WordPress.com?

Add the new WordPress.com extension for Chrome and as soon as you get a new follower or a new like on one of your posts, a notification will appear in your browser:

Simply click the icon to view your latest WordPress.com notifications:

Start following new blogs without visiting WordPress.com

The Chrome extension also makes it easy to follow sites from your WordPress.com account by displaying a Follow button whenever you’re browsing a site that has an RSS feed.

Clicking the Follow button will add new posts from the website to your reader, and send you an email each time an update is published. (You can change your default email settings if you like.)

When you visit a WordPress.com site, you’ll notice that the extension icon will turn blue, but keep in mind that you can follow blogs on Blogger, Tumblr, and other services, too.

Quickly post cool stuff you find while browsing the web

Press This is a lightning-fast way to publish content on your blog without ever visiting WordPress.com. Click the WordPress.com extension, then select Press This whenever you find something on the web that you’d like to share on your blog, and a pop-up editor will appear:

Select the blog you’d like to post to, then hit publish to share a link to the site. Your blog will be updated, and you can continue browsing the web from wherever you left off.

If you’d like to publish an excerpt of text along with the link to the site, simply highlight the material with your cursor before clicking Press This:

And it will appear in the editor for you to publish along with the link:

We hope this makes it easier for you to share cool stuff on your blog quickly! If there’s anything you’d like to see in future versions of the extension, be sure to let us know.


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  1. Asko Nõmm

    Good stuff. Definitely going to use this extension, keep up the good work!

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  2. Natasha McNeely

    I don’t use Chrome, but this is great for people who do!

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  3. Cathy

    Awesome! :>

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  4. Pete Denton

    That is a great idea. I’ll have to try that out.

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  5. Mikalee Byerman

    Nice new features! I typically don’t use Chrome — but I could. So I think I will…
    :)

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  6. Stephane Daury

    Reblogged this on tekArtist.

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  7. John James Jacoby

    Reblogged this on JJJ.

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  8. Paul Handover

    Fast and furious from you guys these days! Well done the team.

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  9. Jorge Bernal

    Reblogged this on Break me,   please.

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  10. Blog Sétimo Dia

    I loved it!

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  11. aaronraimist

    Reblogged this on aaron raimist.

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  12. Lazza

    The “ripped” text should be in a blockquote tag, IMHO. :)

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  13. Dimas Ricardo

    Reblogged this on dimasricardo.

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  14. Krystle Lane

    <3 this! Finally!

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  15. Jeremy Herve

    Reblogged this on Jeremy Herve and commented:
    If you’re using Chrome and have a WordPress.com blog, it is a must! Makes things so much easier!

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  16. Elisa Michelle

    I’m a little nervous about the “this extension can access your data from websites and your tabs and browsing activity” part. Does that include passwords and usernames? How is that exactly safe? Aside from that, I like this and would be willing to use it.

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    • Christopher Finke

      The extension does not access your usernames, passwords, or any other personal data; it only accesses the URL and title of the page you’re on when you click the “Press This” button so that it can use them to start your new post.

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  17. susielindau

    Thanks for passing this tidbit along!

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  18. Erin

    I would love if it would grab the photo as well. Posterous has a bookmarklet tool that grabs your choice of excerpt. I started a posterous blog just for re-blogging over articles. It was indispensable.

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  19. matt crissup

    Reblogged this on Matt's space.

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  20. Targetall

    finally got that to work

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  21. Minori

    i just installed it. cool bro! :)

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  22. aRVee

    Reblogged this on aRVee and commented:
    For Chrome Users, you might want to try installing this one.

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  23. aRVee

    Thanks very much, this is very cool. I have reblogged this. :)

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  24. maysea

    Oh, I like this! Always wondered if they would ever come up with something like this! Great post! :)

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  25. gsohn

    Reblogged this on Ich sag mal.

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  26. Ken

    Awesome extension! :) The WordPress team is certainly always busy doing something cool like this for us.

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  27. chandrapzm

    Reblogged this on Jangan Lebay Jangan Asal.

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  28. Rinth

    It would be nice if you could receive notifications for recent comments and replies to comments that you’ve made on other blogs.

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  29. billmao397

    Reblogged this on billmao397.

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  30. Arnab

    Reblogged this on Keeping In Touch.

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  31. mysterycoach

    I love the new things you all come up with. Thank you for all your time and efforts that you put into this site making it a kewl place for me to play. :)

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  32. andrerfneves

    Thanks a lot man

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  33. Michele // Just a Lil Lost

    Love this!!!!

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  34. severin

    Oh I like this. Not sure I can spare the memory overhead, but I’ll give it a go.
    sev

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  35. Egill Erlendsson

    Reblogged this on Egill.

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  36. ketusi.com

    this is great

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  37. AKHMAD SUDRAJAT

    Awesome!
    This is a nice collaboration WordPress with Google.
    But I have a dream, if WordPress has and develops its own browser .Could it be?

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  38. cburnette23

    I have Chrome, and WANT (so terribly) to love it…. but simply cannot! :(

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  39. Bernard Badilla

    This is convenient!

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  40. misskryzz

    Reblogged this on Scratching the surface..

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  41. mvekaterina
  42. Marcus "Chino"

    That’s great! When will we get an Firefox extension?

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  43. Tommi Salonen

    Reblogged this on Blog?.

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  44. a.g.

    It’s long-awaited, thank you. I would like to have it for my Firefox :).

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  45. Paolo Galli (@pgei)

    Is it possible to use it with a personal blog not on wordpress.com?

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  46. Iñigo

    cool!

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  47. Mark John Hiemstra (@markjohnh)

    Does it support multiple logins? I don’t mean one account with multiple blogs, I mean multiple blogs that are accessed through separate accounts.

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  48. latmario

    Reblogged this on AnyDayNow.

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  49. RitaFerrer

    Reblogged this on RitaFerrer's Blog.

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  50. Corrie Kartchner

    Ugh, just one more reason why I love Google and I love Chrome.

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  51. sugarandscrubs

    It asked me before I installed if it’s ok that the app can:

    Access my data on all websites
    Tabs and browsing activity

    why so nosy?

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    • Matt

      That’s just what we need to be able to start a blog post with whatever is in the window, like the Press This bookmarklet works.

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  52. Van Claire

    This looks amazing, but sadly Chrome is giving me the biggest middle finger by not even letting me access its own store. :I It’s always been like that. I’ve tried every trick in the book to fix this, but nothing ever works. I’ll never be able to access the store.

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  53. Alex©

    Can we have it on Firefox?

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