The Best of WordPress: September 2016

New sites, new features, and a little bit about how we work.

Hi everyone, it’s been a busy few weeks in the world of WordPress,, and Automattic, so I thought I’d share a roundup with all of you! Here’s a rundown:

Welcome to WordPress


  • We are proud to host the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s new Biohub, with a bold vision to  invest in science, technology and human ingenuity “to help cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century.”
  • Harvard Gazette: The university’s news site is now on VIP! Here’s their latest story, on Harvard alum Colson Whitehead’s acclaimed new novel, The Underground Railroad.
  • New York Times Journeys: A new travel vertical from the Times.
  • The San Jose Mercury News: Silicon Valley’s newspaper, now on WordPress.
  • The Brookings Institution: The nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC, with a mission “to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.”

Fresh New Look


Our friends at Feminist Frequency got a beautiful new design for their site.

Book Deals, Books Published, and WordPress-ers in the News


  • Belle Boggs published her much-anticipated book, The Art of Waiting, a memoir and exploration of the natural, medical, psychological, and political facets of fertility.
  • Congrats to Stephanie Land (Stepville), whose viral essay for Vox has led to a book deal with Hachette. “I celebrate today with all of you, my friends, and followers, who have stuck with me through all of these years. Thank you for your support. Thank you for reading. I can’t wait to share my book with you.” We’re excited to read MAID: A single mother’s journey from cleaning house to finding home.


Notable and Viral: Stories from WordPress Publishers and Bloggers


New Features for


This month we introduced new content options, browser notifications, and more coming soon!

How We Work


“This pioneering tech company figured how to make work-from-home work.” Our parent company Automattic was featured in this new Quartz story by Alice Truong about our distributed work model. How do we get things done with 500 employees in more than 50 countries? (Hint: There’s a lot of blogging and Slack-ing behind the scenes.)

Other News from Around Automattic


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  1. Puneet

    That’s great news. Keep going ahead. Best of luck. 😊😊

    Liked by 10 people

  2. CA Dushyant Kumar (Maddy)

    All the best WordPress 👍

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Promising Words

    Good job everyone. Hard work pays!

    Liked by 6 people

  4. veg4life

    Great post! Always interesting to see what’s new. 😊

    Liked by 6 people

  5. exoticnita54

    Hmmm.. glad 😁 to be a part of this team. Enjoying WordPress

    Liked by 6 people

  6. homeomart

    Nice to see the WordPress team…hope you folks had a good annual outing…and keep the goodies comin!!

    Liked by 5 people

  7. Surendra Rai

    Wow, really nice work

    Liked by 6 people

  8. Greater Voice

    OMG. Awesome Automattic!

    Liked by 5 people

  9. unitedchambers

    I love it and I am still discovering how to use WordPress best. Congratulations !

    Liked by 6 people

  10. watchingthedaisies

    Thank you for keeping us posted and for all your support. It is much appreciated.

    Liked by 6 people

  11. thebloggingdinosaur

    Best of luck to you all. Great things have been going on in the “World of WordPress”, and I am very happy it is all positive and good news. Keep doing what you are doing.

    Liked by 6 people


    Thank you for the Update……………………

    Liked by 4 people


    Thanks for the update, much appreciated.

    Liked by 4 people

  14. deepanilamani

    Thanks for all the updates. It’s wonderful how WordPress keeps on updating and improving. The support system is wonderful too. It’s a matter of learning new things everyday and keeping on your toes which makes it interesting and exhilarating 🙂

    Liked by 7 people

  15. Nmeri Jas

    Thanks for the update

    Liked by 4 people

  16. jmnowak

    Congrats on all the new WPressers. The Zuckerberg family obviously is full of geniuses, that’s for sure! He has a great vision yet extremely challenging to fulfil considering our biodiversity! Good luck to him! As to all the rest, yay…loving it all! Thanks WP and Matt (congrats, you deserve the Heinz Award, and you’re still looking handsome!). 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  17. vogelhaus1

    Nice work. Thanks for all the updates!

    Liked by 3 people

  18. Caboosemama Little Pleasures

    Thhank you for a great job!My pleasure and the best entertainment to keep my blog up on Good luck!

    Liked by 4 people

  19. letterstomypeople

    Thanks for allowing people like myself the opportunity to express themselves.

    Liked by 2 people

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