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#LoveWins! LGBTQ Bloggers Make Their Voices Heard

We’re so proud to provide a platform for all the incredibly talented LGBTQ writers who are advocating for change and sharing their stories on WordPress.com.

July in Blogging U.: Blogging 101 and 201

Need help getting your blog off the ground or getting readers engaged?

Celebrating 10 Years of WordPress.com & Automattic

This year marks the 10th birthday of WordPress.com and our parent company, Automattic. We are proud to have served this community of millions: from writers, photographers, artists, and small and large publishers, to business owners and entrepreneurs.

New Theme: Argent

Showcase your best work with Argent.

A perfect EFF score! We’re proud to have your back.

Concerns about online privacy and illicit government snooping are at the top of users’ minds, now more than ever. We appreciate that you trust us to safeguard your sensitive information on WordPress.com, and Automattic has a long-standing commitment to defending your rights and holding firm against legal bullying and over-reaching government requests. We …

Jenny Diski on Writing, Love, and Cancer

The author and essayist reflects on a terminal cancer diagnosis, and all of the conflicted feelings that come with writing about it.

New Theme: Cerauno

Bring your site into the spotlight with Cerauno, a free magazine theme.

Early Theme Adopters: Resonar

Created with food and design bloggers in mind, the Resonar theme is so much more.

New Themes: Snaps and Gateway

Meet Snaps and Gateway, two new free themes.

Recommended Reading: Authors on WordPress.com

Authors Claire Fuller, V.E. Schwab, and John Scalzi all make their online home on WordPress.com. Check them out!

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