You have big dreams for your websites. We want to see them come true. Introducing: the new WordPress.com and WordPress.com desktop app.
Welcome to the New WordPress.com and WordPress.com App for Mac
What if WordPress.com helped you…
… update your pages and respond to comments from a desktop app?
… manage all your WordPress blogs and sites in one spot, on any device?
… spend less time on administration and uploading and more time creating?
… find the best content people publish with WordPress every day?
What if we rebuilt WordPress.com from the ground up to make it all possible?
Welcome to the new WordPress.com. We can’t wait to see what you create.
Your home on the web has a home in your dock
The WordPress.com for Mac app is the next step in a suite of improvements that help you realize your vision on the web — and it’s an app you already know how to use. Look familiar?
Use the desktop app to focus on your content and design with no other browser tabs to distract you — or to keep your sites sidelined but accessible. Build your site anywhere, in whatever way helps you get your best work done: the app is powered by the same technology that runs WordPress.com, creating a seamless experience for publishing and browsing whether you’re in a browser, a mobile app, or the desktop app.
And all of WordPress.com, app included, is built with new technologies that are faster and smoother. Use the time you save uploading photos or configuring menus to focus on your magnum opus instead. WordPress.com should be nimble enough to keep up with you, today, tomorrow, and ten years from now — and now it is.
(Windows and Linux users, we haven’t forgotten you! Visit the download page and sign up to be notified when your apps are available.)
Publishing tools for anyone — and everyone
This isn’t just for WordPress.com. The Jetpack plugin now gives your self-hosted sites access to the new WordPress.com publishing and site-building tools and the app, along with a host of features to speed up, secure, and simplify site administration like automatic backups and plugin auto-updating.
And because everyone should have access to publishing tools for building a more beautiful web, we open-sourced the entire codebase on GitHub — anyone can see, copy, and work with the code that now powers WordPress.com.
The cream of the (one-quarter of the web) crop
The web is about both creation and discovery, and your tools should help with both. Say hello to Discover: a new way to hone in on the good stuff and celebrate the beautiful things published with WordPress. You’ll find it right in your Reader, both online and in the app.
Browse recommended posts and sites. Dive into blogger interviews. Find original work from your favorite new writers. It’s all lovingly curated and edited by the WordPress.com Editorial team to shine a spotlight on some of the greatest writing, photography, and art published across WordPress, including self-hosted WordPress sites.
Since WordPress now powers over 25% of the web, it’s a one-stop shop for the best voices out there — yours.
What will you build with WordPress?
Every day, we watch you push the boundaries of WordPress.com. With the new WordPress.com, you can spend less time dealing with the mechanics of your site, and more time telling your stories. Sharing your photos. Building your businesses. Finding your fans. And isn’t that the point?
Want more? Take a guided tour of the new WordPress.com:
Download the app, visit Discover, learn more about the technologies underlying the new WordPress.com and the process of building it, or read what our CEO has to say about the changes. Excited about the work we’re doing? We’re hiring.
not everyone uses a Mac! 😦
Oh I like!! My desktop Mac is my “hub” and I am delighted to have this!
I have been waiting for this for so long!!
The mailing list for subscribing to the app updates regarding Windows and linux version is sending email to spam box in Gmail marked with the following error
“Why is this message in Spam? It has a from address in wordpress.com but has failed wordpress.com’s required tests for authentication. Learn more.” – https://support.google.com/mail/answer/1366858?hl=en&authuser=1&expand=5
🙂 Sounds excellent! Will this be added automatically if I have subscribed to Jetpack or do I need to do something to get these new features?
Tried the new Mac App. Being able to drag image from Flickr is great and just what I’ve been needing. Thanks!
Just loaded the app…looks great and I’m an old Mac addict from before time began, it feels like a Mac app. should…Big Thank You because it feels very secure not having to be using a browser, WOW what a change…5 Stars…
Eagerly waiting for the windows app!
Awesomeness team WordPress, this is the best Christmas gift!!!
Keep loving the fact that we are part of the same space called: WordPress.com…
Excellent development and thank you…
Reblogged this on Job Thomas and commented:
I was quite skeptical towards the new interface at first, and I find myself going back to the wp-admin dashboard from time to time, but that’s decreasing fast. The new WordPress.com interface is fast and fun to work with. It focuses on writing and that’s exactly what WordPress is there for. The app (currently only on Mac, but coming to other platforms soon) is fun to work with, especially since you can easily manage all your websites (both WordPress.com or self-hosted ones) into one single place and manage everything. Go check it out if you haven’t already.
Congratulations for a really bold move and the step into a new era. Finally we can see the big picture from the recent updates. I’m already subscribed to the mailing list and eagerly waiting for the linux desktop app. 🙂
Fun fact – one year ago, I mentioned the mysterious “Calypso” appearance in the english forums and had no idea back then even though most of the new .po file references were Calypso strings as well.
First of all, congrats again on Calypso. It was really interesting to read the backstory on the Dev blog. However, I do have to ask. Will the development of the WP apps for mobile be discontinued following Calypso’s introduction? At the moment, I tend to favor the mobile app over the New Dash via my phone’s browser. Thanks!
Mostly I love the app and have been using for quite some time, BUT…
I’ve never understood why Drafts are not sync’d.
It seems obvious to me that if I start and save a Draft using the Dashboard in a browser, then the app, when loaded, should look for and find Drafts I’ve created elsewhere, and I should be able to complete the Draft and publish it with the app.
Conversely, if I start a draft in the app, I should be able to find that draft and finish it in my browser.
I hope the make one for Windows as well
I was excited to see a WordPress Desktop App for MAC. I love it. I won’t lie it took me a moment to find a few things and learn my way around. But it’s amazing! I also love this new WordPress.com dashboard, it’s smooth, it flows, and it looks beautiful. I kid you not, I was just thinking about how the site felt due for an update. Amazing and beatufiul Automattic & WordPress.
With this renewal can we use more third-party apps? I would like to have everything in WP.com, but now I have to keep my forum (a Muut forum) hosted on a another platform (Blogger).
I eventually decided to download the new Mac App on my computer and I must say, yes, it is very good. I have a better control of what is going on in WordPress as it is all in one place. I was pleasantly surprised. I have been blogging for many years in WordPress, but this time I must say congratulations, it works well.
They should develop one for windows as well. However, it is a good app!