Two New Blogging U. Courses Available On Demand

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Ready to dig deeper into the nuts and bolts of your WordPress.com site? We’ve got two new Blogging U. courses on demand to help you do just that.

Build a Business Site

Build a Business Site is a brand-new, ten-day course that helps you plan, build, and promote your business website. We’ll help you define your site’s raison d’être and plan content, choose the theme that fits your brand, and examine whether blogging can help boost your business. Along the way, we’ll cover specifics like pages and menus, domain mapping, widgets, using social networks to promote your site, and SEO.

Intermediate Customization

This ten-day course takes you in-depth into the free customization options available to all WordPress.com members. Find and understand your theme’s details. Delve into how headers and titles are displayed, and create a totally unique custom header. Coordinate your background, get comfortable with widgets — including custom widgets and widget visibility — and learn basic…

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Get More Readers to Your Business Blog

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Blogging is a great way to communicate with your customers and reach new ones. Business owner Phoebe Clare blogs at Sage and Clare, where she documents her exotic trips scouting merchandise for her online home decor store she runs with Jemma Sage. Learn how Phoebe uses her blog to share inspiration for her curated marketplace while generating visits to the Sage and Clare eCommerce website.

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Write meaningful content

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One of Sage and Clare’s most popular posts was a commentary on a New York Times piece about Loulou Van Damme, a designer with a beautiful home in the hills of India. It spoke to the blog’s design-savvy audience and showcased products similar to the Sage and Clare inventory.

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Regardless of your industry, choose topics that offer value or entertainment to your readers. Share how-tos, industry insights, and thoughtful posts. Don’t underestimate the importance of writing an enticing post title

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Share It Again: New Social Media Features for Premium and Business Users

is it like reprpose and post it?

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Sharing your posts on social media is a great way to ensure your site or blog gets traffic. Our Publicize feature makes it easy to automatically share your new posts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks.

But what about your previously published posts? For posts that are always relevant or valuable to new readers, you may want to share them again — weeks, months, or even years later.

That’s why we’re excited to introduce a new re-sharing feature for our WordPress.com Premium and Business users. Now, you can share your previously published posts on social networks — with custom messaging for each social network too.

Just go to the Blog Posts section of your site, select Share, and you’ll see the new sharing menu for reposting to your social accounts:

zrzut-ekranu-2017-02-14-o-16-27-30Then you’re all set!

A brief word on social media strategy:

Make sure your posting schedule and…

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Publicize Crash Course: Facebook, Google+, and Twitter

all in one place how can corporate in my site?

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“I’m publishing posts every day, but where are my readers?”

While there’s no exact science to successfully building a readership, you have a number of built-in tools on WordPress.com to share your work with the world. Our advice? Hook up your various social accounts to WordPress.com and let us do the rest. We want to emphasize, especially to our newest users, that no blog is an island. Clicking Publish is just the first step, and sharing your work across the internet is key to expanding your audience.

What is Publicize?

With Publicize, you can automatically push out your new posts to social networks: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Path.

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Connecting to your accounts is easy, and you can select which ones to link to your WordPress.com account. To get started, head over to Settings → Sharing. At the top of the page, you’ll see the options pictured…

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Upload Once, Blog Anywhere: Photos from Google

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Google Photos is one of the most popular ways of storing and sharing photos online. WordPress.com is one of the most popular ways to blog. Wouldn’t it be great if they played well together — if you could use photos you’ve uploaded to Google on your site?

We thought so, too: starting today, you can browse, search, and copy photos from your Google account right from your blog posts and pages. Introducing: photos from Google!

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WordPress.com by the Numbers: the November Hot List

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Now that November’s NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) is a fond memory and your blogging habit is firmly entrenched, it’s time to take a peek back at November by the numbers on WordPress.com.

Posts that grabbed your attention

In November, you wrote nearly 36 million posts and over 245 million words. Think about that: 245 million words. That’s about 4,000 250-page books. Your muses were on fire on November 21st, the most prolific day of the month, where together you wrote nearly 1.5 million posts.

Seth Adam Smith and Kim, his wife, on their wedding day. Seth Adam Smith and Kim, his wife, on their wedding day.

One of those posts, Seth Adam Smith‘s Marriage Isn’t For You went viral, and has had over 26 million views to date.

The post has been widely publicized and featured on BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, Mail Online, Cosmopolitan, The Matt Walsh Blog, and Today.com, just to name…

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Going Viral on WordPress.com: 26 Million Views and Counting — Seth’s Story

how blog goes viral ?

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On November 2, 2013, Seth Smith hit publish on an article entitled Marriage Isn’t For You. Within a few hours, his self-hosted WordPress site couldn’t handle the tens of thousands of visitors reading the post. He moved his article and then his entire site over to WordPress.com, where the WordPress.com team did some additional tweaks to keep his site up and ready for the ten million visitors who would end up visiting his site in a single day. The article has since received 26 million total views. We talked to Seth about going viral on WordPress.com.

Screen Shot 2013-12-16 at 5.56.26 PMQ: Did you anticipate that your post would get that many readers?

A: Not at all! In my wildest dreams I thought that maybe, just maybe, that post would have received 3,000 to 5,000 views. To me, that would have been wonderful. So the fact that it’s had over 26 million views has been quite the shock!

Q: How did…

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Editors’ Picks of the Year: The Best of WordPress.com in 2013

where can i find post like this for 2017?

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This week, our editors dove into the archives to find and rediscover notable posts published this year on WordPress.com, from nonfiction to poetry, and photography to illustration. These posts have been especially resonant to us and the community, and represent the diversity of voices of our users all over the world.

An Open Letter to the Girl I Pretended to Have a Crush On in Eighth Grade at Rottin’ in Denmark

You were the first girl I pretended to have a crush on so no one would know I was gay. I didn’t intend for it to happen, for it to be you, for it to be so easy. But it did, and it was.

From the opening lines of his epic open letter to Tracy Dolan, Michael Hobbes atRottin’ in Denmark mesmerizes readers with his sharp and thoughtful storytelling, describinghis strategy for surviving adolescence as a gay teenager…

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New Themes: Photolia, Flounder, Vision, Bexley, and Bromley

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This week we have a roundup of no less than five new themes now available on WordPress.com. Happy holidays!

Photolia

Photolia by UpThemesPhotolia by UpThemes is a responsive, single-column theme perfect for organizing photos, galleries, videos, and much more. The header area supports a widescreen custom header image and offers three default images, set to display randomly as visitors peruse your website. Use your own custom background image to really make Photolia fit your style.

Flounder

FlounderDesigned by Mel Choyce and Kelly Dwan, Flounder is a flat-design, minimally styled theme for bloggers which features colorful support for post formats and a clean, responsive layout. Flounder is also is designed to work seamlessly with many popular WordPress.com features such as Infinite Scroll and enhanced gallery support.

Vision

Vision by Pro Theme DesignVision, the newest by Pro Theme Design, is a theme designed for artists, photographers and other people with a love of strong visuals…

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New Themes: Opti and Hatch

my future theme really how many i need to get start and run my w.s ?

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You’ve been asking for more magazine-inspired themes, and we’ve been listening – today we have two new themes to add to the ever-growing WordPress.com collection!

Our first theme today, Opti, is a premium magazine-style theme from Pro Theme Design. Clean and structured, this theme aims to cover the area between magazine and blog – giving you the opti-mal tools to feature the content you want your users to see most.

Check out some more of Opti’s great features in the Theme Showcase, or activate it immediately by going to Appearance -> Themes.

Hatch

Next up is Hatch, a responsive portfolio theme for visual artists, illustrators, and photographers. Bold featured images make your art stand out. A prominent welcome message alongside the custom header allows you to introduce yourself and your work, and you can even add your logo to the header.

You’ll “hatch” some of your best ideas with this sleek…

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