Awesome (and Free) Theme Options You Might Not Know About
December 04, 2013 (16:05) [ Indexed from Toon Blog
Did you know, that of the 217 themes available on WordPress.com, 64 offer free options such as custom headers, colors schemes and palettes, and customizable layouts? There are plenty of ways to make your blog your own without spending any money. Here’s just a few ideas to prime your creative … More...
30 Days, 30 Posts: Wrapping Up NaBloPoMo
December 03, 2013 (18:10) [ Indexed from Toon Blog
For many of you, November was a blur: a crazy, beautiful, writing-filled blur. We encouraged WordPress.com users to participate in BlogHer’s National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) and post something every day in November. Participants had a lot of fun this month: we discovered great posts in theNaBloPoMo tag pageandenjoyed pieces … More...
Improved Theme Preview, Widgets Management, and a Responsive Dashboard
December 02, 2013 (22:25) [ Indexed from Toon Blog
We’ve launched a number of updates, from visual enhancements to handy admin tools, to improve your overall WordPress.com experience. Here’s a rundown of what’s new: Improved theme preview:A sleeker preview and selection process for themes. Add widgets with one click:An updated panel makes widget management a snap. Refreshed dashboard:A cleaned-up … More...
Five Easy Ways to Transform Your Blog for the Holidays
December 02, 2013 (18:15) [ Indexed from Toon Blog
Your WordPress.com site is your home on the web. It only makes sense, then, to spruce it up for the holidays as you would your brick-and-mortar address. With the ideas we include here, you’ll be able to give your blog a festive look with just a few easy clicks. Make … More...
Black Friday Special: Try All Our Upgrades for Free
November 29, 2013 (19:45) [ Indexed from Toon Blog
This year’s Black Friday special on WordPress.com is our biggest yet. Today you can add any upgrade to your blog for a free 14-day trial. The special sale covers all of Friday, November 29, for all US time zones. Sale started midnight today, and ends on 12:00AM PST on Saturday, … More...
Black Friday Sale: Try All Our Upgrades for Free
November 29, 2013 (17:05) [ Indexed from Toon Blog
This year’s Black Friday special on WordPress.com is our biggest yet. Today you can add any upgrade to your blog for a free 14-day trial. The sale covers all of Friday, November 29, for all US time zones. Sale started midnight today, and ends on 12:00AM PST on Saturday, November … More...
All the Trimmings: Mouthwatering Food Blogs on WordPress.com
November 27, 2013 (17:05) [ Indexed from Toon Blog
The holiday season is officially upon us: that special time of the year dedicated to friends, family, red-nosed reindeer, and— Who are we kidding? It’s all about food! Glorious, comforting, yummy food. As millions of Americans are busy preparing for tomorrow’s turkey/turducken/tofurkeyfeasts, the food scene on WordPress.com is equally abuzz … More...
Handwritten Stories in a Digital Age: PostSecret.com and More
November 26, 2013 (18:00) [ Indexed from Toon Blog
In our digital age, we interact with new technologies each day, yet some of us also pine for the past: we cherish handwritten things and value — even fetishize — physical objects. Posts like “Diaries and Connections to the Past”and “Found Objects and Books”reveala collective nostalgia. Consider a diary hidden … More...
Digging In the Dashboard, Part III: Features for Images
November 25, 2013 (17:05) [ Indexed from Toon Blog
So far in our series of lesser-known WordPress.com features, we’ve discussed handyediting tools and neat ways tosplit up longer posts. This time, let’s leave text behind and talk about three image presentation tools you might have missed. If you’ve been blogging at WordPress.com, you’ve likely figured out how to upload … More...
Blogger Profile: Gendermom
November 22, 2013 (17:05) [ Indexed from Toon Blog
Parenting blogs flourish on WordPress.com, and today, we’re pleased to introduce you to Gendermom, whose site tagline, A chronicle of fun and fear, or, daily life with my young trans daughter, says it all. Gendermom’s daughter M. was born a boy. He knew early on that he should have been … More...
Striking Back Against Censorship
November 21, 2013 (18:05) [ Indexed from Toon Blog
The mission of WordPress.com is to democratize publishing. Were inspired every day by the ways creators use our platform to bring their voices to the world. Unfortunately, we also see many cases of censorship aimed at WordPress.com authors and users. One area where weve seen a number of problems is … More...
New Themes: Adventure and Basis
November 20, 2013 (19:20) [ Indexed from Toon Blog
We have a special treat this Two Theme Thursday: new premium themes from two of our most popular sellers, Organic Themes and The Theme Foundry. Do you have stories to share from a trip to timeless Angkor Wat, or a camera full of images from the surreal landscapes of Iceland? … More...
Tools to Promote Your Events
November 20, 2013 (18:00) [ Indexed from Toon Blog
Party planning for the holidays? Scheming up a New Year’s Eve 2013 bash? Or, maybe you host regular gatherings, like a weekly book-swap-and-wine-tasting night, or are planning “NaNoWriMoNowWhat?” writing support sessions in November and beyond. No matter your type of event, we hope you’re using the tools available to promote … More...
New Theme: Twenty Fourteen
November 20, 2013 (18:00) [ Indexed from Toon Blog
For the first time ever, the yearly default theme for WordPress is ready to go before its namesake year begins. Consider it an early holiday gift from the WordPress community to you, a tradition we hope to continue for many years to come. Say hello to the default theme for … More...
Write (More) Effortlessly With Markdown
November 20, 2013 (00:05) [ Indexed from Toon Blog
Markdown has arrived on WordPress.com!Some of you may respond with “Finally!” Others might be asking, “what’s that?”Markdown is a quick way to add formatted text without writing out any HTML. Let’s take a closer look. Here is an example of how Markdown looks while editing a post: This is how … More...
New Theme: Delight
November 19, 2013 (18:10) [ Indexed from Toon Blog
I’m delighted to announce that we have a new theme for you today, and it’s called…Delight. Designed by CyberChimps, Delight is a clean mobile-friendly premium theme that should suit many types of blogs. It offers a number of customization options, including the ability to choose either a left or right … More...
Have You Visited the Forums Lately?
November 18, 2013 (17:05) [ Indexed from Toon Blog
If you haven’t checked out the WordPress.com forums lately, you should! The forums offer an active community of fellow WordPress.com users, and they’re a great place to get help with support issues and share tips and tricks about how you’re using WordPress.com. Are you seeing errors in your browser, do … More...
New Theme: Typo
November 14, 2013 (18:35) [ Indexed from Toon Blog
Today we have a shiny new theme for your blogging pleasure! Introducing Typo by Okay Themes: With clean typography, an inky color palette, and lots of subtle textures,Typohas all the charm and style of an old-fashioned typewriter. The responsive, one-column design makes it perfect for writing, while support for several … More...
Thinking of WordPress.com for Your Business?
November 13, 2013 (10:05) [ Indexed from Toon Blog
You already know WordPress.com as the best platform to start a personal blog, but did you know WordPress.com makes creating a website for your business a breeze? We have all you need to establish a professional web presence with minimal effort, and support is there when you have questions. Meet … More...
WordPressers in the Press
November 12, 2013 (17:05) [ Indexed from Toon Blog
Last week, Ben offered a snapshot of another great monthon WordPress.com. Our bloggers continue to bask in the spotlight, with viral hits and cross-platform success. Here’s a glimpse at what your fellow WordPressers are doing on the web. Parenting blogger hits the New York Times Parenting blogger and writerKristen Hansen … More...
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