You’ve already been asking… where’s the snow?
For those new to the WordPress.com family, every year we allow our users to spread a little holiday cheer by having snow appear to fall on their sites, which especially looks cool on sites with darker color schemes.
If you’d like to make it snow (not like making it rain) on your blog, follow these easy instructions:
- Go to your dashboard.
- Navigate to Settings » General.
- Check the box next to “Show falling snow on this blog.”
- Roast some chestnuts.
If you had it on last year, it’ll still be on for this year.
If you’re anti-snow, for reasons we won’t judge, you can make sure you don’t see it on your personal settings page.
We hope you enjoy! And now for some Sinatra:
WordPress.org users can watch for a future release of our favorite plugin.
- Dec 3, 2012 @ 3:45 pm
I love the snow :) Just a heads up I created a Jquery snow plugin I’m obviously fond of :P Supports things like rounded snowflakes, and snowflake shadows so they show up better on site that are lighter. Its also used on threadless.com
Phew, what a relief to find out this is your idea of snow. I thought there was something wrong with my monitor …
I didn’t know about this! Thank you for sharing.
I enjoy this feature – adds a festive feel to the blog :)
Thanks for the explanation. I about freaked out when I saw those white spots crossing my page. At first I thought it was my eyes.
For a moment I thought I had a detached retina!
Thank you! The snow looks great with my gingerbread house header.
Yaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyy! I’ve been waiting for this and your timing is perfect! Later today I am posting a DIY North Pole Terrarium-wouldn’t be the same without SNOW! You rock :D
Thanks, WP. I look forward to the snow every year. If it’s not a drain on your resources, could you let it snow all winter? It’s always such a letdown when it stops in the midst of winter’s darkest days and the post-holiday doldrums.
i dont see that option on my general settings??
The box is not on our blog – http://www.KudzuFilmFest.com – why?
THANKS, THANKS, THANKS, THANKS!!!!! Whew. I was holding my breath. Whew.
Love the snow! Now the season has begun.
It was nice to see the snow falling this morning.
I don’t see any checkbox labeled “Show falling snow on this blog,” anywhere on my General Settings page. Does this only show on certain themes?
OMG, how freaking annoying can you be?! Thanks for at least posting how to make it stop.
I love Snow! :)
Can you use it only on certain posts, or does it have to be on every post?
Matt, I could not find the box to check to make it snow. Any further guidance would be appreciated. Thanks,
Thanks for bringing it back again this year! Love it!!!
Done it! Love it :-)
Woohoo it is snowing!
I saw the snow falling and I was like “What da wha??!!”
I really wish you wuldn’t have made this feature available again as it only slows down loading those websites that use it. And adding to that, once they have been loaded into my browser [Firefox], the page keeps “jiggling” as something wants to appear at the bottom, moving the remainder of the page up, but then doesn’t appear ao that the page moves down again and so on and so on add infinitum. :(
Thanks! What about a little snowman in the corner of the screen – pushing it? ;)
For our WordPress.com sites with darker color schemes, I would like to suggest you to don’t disable “the snow option” on January 4th !!! I mean, is it possible that WordPress.com LET IT ENABLED THE SNOW EFFECT FOR DECEMBER, JANUARY AND FEBRUARY OF EVERY YEAR ?!?
Why the snow effect is always disabled after every January 4th ??? Please, think about us, the pro-snow effect WP users !
Thank you, very much ! May God bless WordPress Team with a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ! May God bless you, Matt ! :)
Thank you so much… Last year I enabled this feature and automatically today snow’s began to fall on my blog….. :-)
I’m dreaming of a balmy Christmas. How about little brightly-coloured paper umbrellas that drift slowly and land in nice, tall glasses of rum punch? :)
Thank you very, very much!
Thanks for a fun addition to help add a holiday touch.
Thank you for bringing me snow this year again, it feels good to know at least snow is not on my to-do Christmas list ;)
Great… loved it! Thank you! ;)
I love snow on WP! :).
I thought I’d got a computer virus until I found this post. Instead of just activating the feature, send out an email to eligible users telling them how they can switch ‘snow’ on if they want to.
Thanks .. But it snows only on PC (windows, Mac ). It does not snow on my iPad..
Anything I should more to get the snowing on my iPad.
I love this feature!!
I love this feature, but I was wondering if you could have it for most of the winter season, not just until January 4th.
Another year with WordPress.com rocking, let’s have all a peaceful Christmas without sadness but full of joy and happiness and love. :D
p.s. …and inspiration for bloggers. ;)
Reblogged this on uvefullon and commented:
Is everone ready for santa ?????????
I am sure that the visitors will be pleasantly surprised.
Snow is the best.
Reblogged this on cherylorourke and commented:
Always love hearing holiday music this time of the year.
Oh yeah, the one that we’ve been waiting for, but how long is this feature enabled?
This is my first holiday season with WP and i LOVE LOVE the snow!
I’m from a tropical country. Thanks for the snow experience. Cheers!
Can’t say as I was amused to find the early 2000s snow gimmick “conveniently” turned on for me. Nor was it inspiring me to roast chestnuts to have to search for how to turn off this “feature.” And it did not inspire holiday cheer to have to turn the feature off four time before the site registered my preference. Given that my visual processing impairment is fairly mild compared to some of the students I’ve had to tutor over the years and I had trouble dealing with this nuisance, perhaps it might be nice to have the feature default to disabled and having to opt in, rather than the other way around. Thanks.
Such a nice feature!!!!
I was so excited to see the snow return this morning! Thank you for this feature. It is just great! :-)
I just posted on fb how happy I am that it’s snowing . . . on my blog. ;)
Now this is so cute. We don’t have snow over this season in South Africa (actually hardly ever) and therefore I love the snow setting – I’ll have a blog white Christmas :)
A lovely little touch!
Thought there might have been something wonky with my browser. Thankfully I came across this post in my reader. Love the idea, and have enabled it on my blog. Yahahay! Snow!
Thank you so much!!! It is wonderful!!!!!
Thank you, it makes it festive!
Yep! It began to snow in my country yesterday and on my blog too. :)
Great! Thank you!!!
I just love it. Thank you. :-)
I cant see this option in my settings on the dashboard, it just says sharing settings when I click on settings?
I like it, it is sweet.
Really miss this feature. I’ll apply this soon. ^_^ Merry Christmas all.
I love the snow, although for those of us from Australia, could you consider six white boomers for Christmas 2013. Thanks :-)
The snow is ok, not the extreme temperatures.
Not that it matters on my blog because it is all white lol!
This is awesome! Thank you so much!
The snow is really fantastic. Thanks!
This is cool – thank you :)
Thank You! I want the snow all year long! My blog looks FANTASTIC with the snow. It fits my design perfectly.
Very nice :)
This is awesome and fun! Thank you!
I actually thought I was seeing spots before my eyes as the snow was only visible in one small grey bar at the top of the screen to start with, especially on a white screen. It took me a while to realise it was snow, not my eyesight lol.. Just a pity we don’t get snow here in Australia.. Oh well!!
Great on my blog when I use the Mac desktop. However, it is not working on my iPad, so sad! Please help.
I love this feature. It’s the closest I’ll get to snow! :)
Thanks so much for this it really look nice.
Thank you so much for the info! I love frank sinatra,,,lol!
Ya it looks nice on darker blogs…but also there seems to be some flickering at the bottom of the blog. Is it due to this snow? I’m using chrome..
Great feature. The snow makes me feel happy!
Love the snow. Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it Snow!
Listening to Frank right now, thanks!
Thank you, awesome feature! Why is it only happening for one month, though?
Yay! Thanks for the snow yo!
Reblogged this on Jacob Eaton! and commented:
I like it! Thank you! :-D
Well this is certainly festive!
Reblogged this on Lounge Talk Radio and commented:
Happy Holidays from Lounge Talk Radio!
So, if my blog is not hosted at wordpress.com it won’t work? :-( I have a blog hosted at doteasy and several at hostmonster.
Reblogged this on nathasyasudaly.
Love it! Thank you. Merry Christmas. :)
Thank you. I’m enjoying WordPress and the snow.
For those of us in the southern hemisphere, can we have a nice bright summer sun? :)
Yipeeee! Let it snow! Let it snow! Would love to see Santa and Rudolph too :D
Thanks so much! Love this feature.. Christmas is incomplete without snow and one falling on my blog site!! WOWOWOW! :)