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New Themes: Affinity and Shoreditch

Explore two new free themes: the single-page announcement-style Affinity and the down-to-business Shoreditch.

¿Habla Español? Love Helping Others? Apply to Work with Us!

The Happiness Hiring team will visit Spain and Argentina in May and June to encourage Spanish-speaking WordPress enthusiasts to apply to work at Automattic.

Three WordPressers Making a Splash

From new books and viral success to high-profile podcasts, bloggers are accomplishing great things every day.

Field Notes: CMS Africa Summit 2016

Six Automatticians recently traveled to Kampala, Uganda, to attend the CMS Africa Summit. Happiness Engineer Marjorie R. Asturias reports back from this memorable event.

New Themes: Rowling and Scratchpad

Meet Rowling and Scratchpad, the latest additions to our free theme collection.

New on Sharing Buttons for WhatsApp, Telegram, and Skype

New sharing options from the world’s most popular messaging apps.

HTTPS Everywhere: Encryption for All Sites

We’re proud to support a more secure web — now for all custom domains on

Exploring Your Dashboard: Four of Our Favorite Tools has changed a lot over the past year — here are some of our favorite new ways to streamline publishing and browsing.

Get More Readers to Your Business Blog

Find out how to improve your blog to attract and retain customers.

Automattic at CMS Africa Summit developers and Happiness Engineers head to Kampala, Uganda, next week to discuss open source, mobile, and business growth.

Five Engaging Longreads Stories You Might Have Missed

Looking for something to read? Here are some must-read original essays, book excerpts, and reporting.


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