About Us

Automatticians in Santa Cruz, California, 2013

Automatticians in Santa Cruz, California

At WordPress.com, our mission is to democratize publishing one website at a time.

Open source WordPress is the most popular online publishing platform, currently powering more than 20% of the web. We wanted to bring the WordPress experience to an even larger audience, so in 2005 we created WordPress.com.

We’re a hosted version of the open source software. Here, you can start a blog or build a website in seconds without any technical knowledge.

We constantly work on improving WordPress.com, and roll out updates almost every day. We want to build new features and themes you will love using, so don’t hesitate to leave us your feedback.

Almost everything on WordPress.com is free, and what’s currently free will remain so in the future. We keep your sites free by offering upgrades for things like custom design and custom domains, as well as products like anti-spam software Akismet and VIP hosting partnerships with major media outlets.

Whether you’re a blogger or a website owner, we know you have many places where you can pitch your online tent. If you’re a current user, thanks for choosing us — we love having you around. If you’re looking to build your online presence and haven’t decided where to drop anchor, give us a try. We’d love to become your home on the web.