A Better Way to Discover Blogs and Get Inspired

Today, we’re announcing improvements to WordPress Reader on your mobile app.

WordPress is home to millions of sites across countless topics. It’s a big and beautiful world, and we want to make it easier for you to discover new voices. Over the past few months, the mobile team has been working hard to improve the experience of your WordPress Reader on the mobile app. In particular, we’ve been exploring different ways for you to discover new blogs and find inspiration.

The new Discover tab on your Reader will recommend blogs and posts based on topics you follow. These changes give you more control over what you see, making it easier for you to find interesting voices, while also giving you and your site the opportunity to find a bigger audience. 

How it works

Add appropriate tags and categories when drafting your blog posts — this helps us recommend your posts to the right audience. 

The topics you now see in your improved Reader are a combination of tags and categories. If you want to find interesting blogs, follow topics you care about. The Discover tab will then show you recommended blogs and posts based on those topics.

Each post on the Discover tab has a list of topics on top. If you want to go deeper into a topic, tap on it to see a feed of blog posts from that specific topic.

If you’d like to see more posts from a particular topic on your Discover feed, tap the Follow button from that topic feed.

Soon we’ll be rolling out improvements to posts on the Reader as well. To give blog posts more room to shine, the featured image will be more prominent. 

If you’d like to try the new Discover tab, make sure you update your WordPress app to the latest version. If you don’t have the app yet, you can download it for free, on both Android and iOS. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the new experience. For specific feedback on the updates, reach out to us from within the app by going to My Site, tapping your photo on the top right, tapping Help & Support → and then selecting Contact Support.


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  1. Kellie

    This sounds really good, I will have to update my app so I can see it, thanks 😊

    Liked by 17 people

  2. everydaycebuanolife

    It’s about damn time! Keep the app’s updates coming!

    Liked by 14 people

  3. franklparker

    Looks like a good way to aid discovery for us bloggers! Thank you.

    Liked by 18 people

  4. nadinewilmanns

    That s brilliant!! I can’t wait for the search features of the reader to improve as I would love to connect with other bloggers!! So far when I have typed in e g “photographyblog” in the search bar of the reader, it would only show me about 10 or 20 posts and the next day it would be pretty much the same posts again – though there must be more and new ones every day on WP.. Happy to discover more:) xx

    Liked by 12 people

  5. Shahana Banerjee

    Great post! Super helpful. I am a relatively new member of the WordPress family, and it is challenging to build.a follower base. So initiatives like this help. I wonder if it is possible to understand the traffic patterns on specific categories or tags?

    Liked by 16 people

  6. Becky Danladi

    Wow! this is wonderful

    Liked by 17 people

  7. Eat PhD

    Fantastic update! I was in need of this. Thanks

    Liked by 14 people

  8. Khum

    Yes, useful.

    Liked by 13 people

  9. Paul Bowler

    This is a great feature to add to the app, will be sure to check it out!

    Liked by 11 people

  10. UntoldMe

    Can’t wait to check it out thank you!!

    Liked by 20 people

  11. susurrus

    What will happen for those of us who do not use featured images, do you know? Will the system default to feature the first image used?

    Liked by 11 people

  12. dailyscreenz

    Looks super cool! Keep up the excellent work!

    Liked by 19 people

  13. JanBeek

    Thank you for constantly working to improve WordPress. I appreciate the updates!

    Liked by 16 people

  14. Matt

    Sounds great. Can’t wait to discover some new blogs.

    Liked by 12 people

  15. Nitha

    Wow!

    Liked by 15 people

  16. Tegamarvin

    I’m so happy and optimistic about this

    Liked by 15 people

  17. Lucy Silva

    Wow! This is really exciting–I just added tags to my posts, hoping this works out!

    Liked by 10 people

  18. Gibsontatu

    Thanks for the the opportunity to new and wider discoveries 😊

    Liked by 11 people

  19. Metro Square

    This function is great, easy way for blog readers to find their interesting contents and help increase blog engagement.

    Liked by 13 people

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