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Field Notes: WooCommerce Workshop for Women


Automatticians, the people who build WordPress.com, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, they report back on the exciting things they do in the community. Members of Automattic’s Happiness team have traveled to Southeast Asia three times since last September to meet people in communities across the region. Our goal? To encourage people based in South Asia to apply to join us in supporting WordPress.com, WooCommerce, and Jetpack users. In January 2018, the Happiness Engineer Hiring team, our Events Team, and Mahangu Weerasinghe, a Happiness team lead, collaborated to take a slightly different approach to recruitmentRead More

New Privacy Features and Updated Policies


We’re rolling out updates to our privacy features and policies in the coming weeks. You’ll have more control over your personal information and more detail on what information we keep and what we do with it. The updates will also make sure we comply with new privacy laws, and will help you do the same for your own website or store.   Our New Privacy Features Over the past several months, we’ve upgraded many of the privacy-related features on WordPress.com, Jetpack, WooCommerce, and other Automattic products. We want to give you more visibility into the personal data we use andRead More

Transfer Your Existing Domain to WordPress.com


Giving your WordPress.com website its own custom domain has long been a powerful way to make your site stand out — a personalized web address helps you tell the world who you are and what you offer. If you registered your domain on WordPress.com, you already had the power to build a website and manage a domain all in one place. But what if you didn’t? The one missing piece was the ability to transfer existing domains you’d already registered elsewhere. Today, we’re happy to announce that domain transfers from other providers are welcome at WordPress.com. If you’re already itchingRead More

Find the Perfect Image with the Free Photo Library


You’re finishing up a blog post and want to add a photo, but you don’t have the right image. There’s a solution right in your WordPress mobile app: the Free Photo Library. As part of our never-ending mission to improve Media in the WordPress apps, you now have access to over 40,000 free, high-quality photos (courtesy of Pexels) right from the WordPress mobile app. It’s available to every WordPress.com member. (Did we mention that they’re free? And so are the WordPress apps, if you still haven’t downloaded one!  They’re available here.) How does it work? To get started, make sure you’veRead More

A Better Way to Find Your Next Domain Name


One of the very first steps in building a website is picking a domain name — one that’s memorable, and that tells people who you are. It’s the first part of your site that people encounter, so you want one that’s just right. To make sure you find that just right domain, we’ve renovated WordPress.com’s domain search with: A modern design that makes it easy to see and compare all your options. Intelligent recommendations, drawn from more than 300+ top-level domains like .com and .blog. Important information about availability and value for all your recommended domains, front and center. Take a look:Read More

Background Post and Media Uploading with WordPress for iOS 9.8


Version 9.8 of WordPress for iOS rolls out this week, and includes some great enhancements to publishing: background media and post uploading. Adding images to a post or page? Now, you can publish — and accomplish other tasks — while your media uploads. No more waiting inside the editor while images gradually upload! Tap the Publish button and the app takes care of uploading and publishing, leaving you free to leave the post editor and get on with other things. You can do the same thing while saving drafts. And yes, you can have multiple posts uploading media in theRead More

The WordPress Mobile Apps Now Support Right-to-Left Languages


As part of the broader open source community, we believe in building products that people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities can use and enjoy. We strive to create software that works smoothly for English and non-English speakers alike, and today we’re happy to roll out native support for right-to-left languages in both the iOS and Android WordPress mobile apps. Adding support for languages like Hebrew or Arabic took us longer than we expected. For the past couple of weeks, however, we worked hard to ensure that all elements in our apps are properly mirrored, easy to reach, and provideRead More

New and Improved iOS Sharing Extensions


Are you using the WordPress for iOS app on your mobile device? Our mobile team is excited to announce a big update to the share extension in the app. The ability to share content from other apps is a core part of the iOS experience. Last fall, we decided that our share extension was overdue for a refresh, so we rolled up our sleeves and rethought the entire workflow for both iPhones and iPads. The result is a new and improved experience in version 9.6! Sharing made easier Now when you share content, you’ll notice that the share extension allowsRead More

Updated Signup and Site Creation on Mobile Devices


The latest stage in our authentication redesign effort improves signup and site creation on our mobile applications. (WordPress.com offers apps for your Android or iOS device.) Signup To simplify signup, we’ve separated site creation from account creation. Signup now has its own flow guiding you through the process, allowing you to modify information as you go. It begins with a choice: you can signup via email, or signup via your Google account. If you select Google, the Google signup process is presented. If you select email, we’ll send you a signup email after you enter your email address. Clicking theRead More

Why these are important to us


The images on the bottom of our emails are incredibly important to us here at AVN.  Let me explain why…   The Vonage Nexmo Business Enabler of the Year Finalist – The goal of AVN is to help business owners to build the business that they desire, and we do this by enabling accountants to help their business owner clients to develop and grow.  To be recognised for this makes us incredibly proud.   The Global Goals – AVN truly believe that supporting the UN Global Goals can make the world a much better place for all of us, andRead More



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