Add A Simple Payment Button To Your WordPress.com Premium Or Business Site

May 2016: Hajj Flemings, CEO of Rebrand Cities with renowned photographer, Shawn Lee, in a redesigned school bus en route to working with small business owners in Detroit. Earlier this year, while working in Detroit with small business owners and... Read More

Who’s In, Who’s Out, and I Don’t Know’s on Third

SOURCE: CJME News – Speculation Remains Over Who Will Replace Brad WallSOURCE: Globe & Mail – Race to Replace Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall Gets First EntrantSOURCE: CBC News – Who Will Replace Brad Wall as Saskatchewan Party LeaderSOURCE: CBC News... Read More

Better Blogging Through Podcasts: Announcing RadioPublic Embeds

We love podcasts: they’re like the blogging version of radio, a medium anyone can jump into and use to share their story. They introduce us to new voices and give us glimpses into new perspectives… and they pair perfectly with... Read More

An Updated Login Coming to the WordPress Mobile Apps

Over the past few months the Mobile team has been thinking a lot about the login experience in the WordPress apps and how we could make it better — we’re never satisfied, you know, so we’re always trying to improve... Read More

Regarding Brad Wall

As I drove back from Saskatoon this past weekend, I noticed something. Just outside of the grain terminal near Allan, an old stalwart had disappeared from the side of the road. I speak, of course, about the Saskatchewan Party Billboard... Read More

WordPress.com Business Now Supports Plugins and Third-Party Themes

For many years, WordPress.com has been a simple way for people to create their own beautiful WordPress website in minutes. But that simplicity came with a tradeoff — WordPress.com did not offer built-in support for the thousands of third-party plugins... Read More

Were The Fires Forseeable?

My parents moved to the  Cariboo in the spring of 1973. Despite my initial misgivings, I soon came to be grateful that they did, not least because  it put me into direct contact with two things that despite their fundamental... Read More

A Brand New Editor for the WordPress Mobile Apps

Now that so many of us carry around tiny pocket-size computers, more and more of our internet time happens on phones and tablets — not just browsing, but creating. You’ve been asking for a better publishing experience in the WordPress... Read More

You Can Now Schedule Your Social Media Posts from WordPress.com

Keeping up with social media can feel like a full-time job these days — and for many it is. Posting your content on Twitter and Facebook during specific hours, and keeping things evenly spaced out, means that you need to... Read More

WordPress.com Teams Up with Rebrand Cities to Bring Local Businesses Online

Cities are collections of neighborhoods — and neighborhoods are powered by small business. From coffee shop owners to fitness instructors, therapists to thrift stores, it’s the people we see in the storefronts next door who build and reinforce the unique... Read More

Join Us in the Fight for Net Neutrality

Automattic strongly believes in a free and open Internet and it’s hard to imagine a truly open Internet without Net Neutrality. What Is Net Neutrality? “Net Neutrality” is the simple but very powerful principle that all Internet traffic should be... Read More

WordPress.com Gets a Perfect Score from the EFF for Digital Privacy Rights

At Automattic, we’re proud of our commitment to fighting for the digital rights of our users and of our work to keep the internet free and open. Today we’re honored to receive another perfect score from the Electronic Frontier Foundation... Read More

The Best of WordPress.com: Summer Edition

Hi everyone! Here’s a snapshot of some of the excellent WordPress.com community advice, insights, and updates that we enjoyed over the past month. What’s new Introducing Your New Social Icons Widget The Social Icons Widget allows you to connect your... Read More

The Incredible Christy Clark

{An earlier version of the following column was written for the July, 2017  issue of the Anahim-Nimpo Lake Messenger–MC} “Incredible” is one of the most over-used and mis-used adjectives in the English language. I generally avoid using it altogether, except I find... Read More

Connect to Your Fans and Followers with the New Social Icons Widget

We’re excited to introduce the new Social Icons Widget, which allows you to connect with visitors on your favorite social media networks. The new widget supports over 40 popular social platforms, from the ubiquitous Facebook and Twitter, to crafter haven... Read More

Friday musings – film reviews and more

This looks like tons of fun – a new video game that is for an iphone,  and voice controlled – first time I ever wanted an iphone.    Story here. Remember Phyllis Schafly – I recall her from the 80’s as... Read More

The Return of the Very Cruel Economic System

This chapter is divided into three sections.  The first section examines the origins of the neoliberal policy consensus at the OECD.  The fist major rupture in the hegemony of the Keynesianism (neoclassical synthesis MKI) at the OECD came with the... Read More

Trying to get burned at the stake: heretical Easter edition

Me, I like heretics.  Sure hanging out with heretics and being a heretic is fraught with danger: a certain tendency towards a merely reactionary or contrarian stance, a pension for wasting time by reinventing the wheel and merely convincing yourself... Read More

Blogging Made Easier: Five Tricks You Should Know

Writing interesting blog posts, creating attractive pages, and interacting with your visitors — these are essential ways to help you build a body of work, a successful business, or a growing audience online. I’m part of a team focused on... Read More

An All-New Media Library for the WordPress iOS App

We recently launched an all-new media picker for WordPress for Android. Now, iOS users, you’re next! The new 7.8 release of WordPress for iOS includes a top-level Media Library section for each site you manage — making it even easier... Read More