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
You’ve already been using parts of the new WordPress.com, in the new editor, improved stats pages, and refreshed Reader. You deserve web tools as powerful and flexible as your ideas.
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.)
Download the app
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.
Filed under: Administration, Applications, Better Blogging, Dashboard, Features, Jetpack, New Features, WordPress.com