One Central Hub for All Your Content

Chris Lauzon:

This was one of the coolest things I got to see made, and it’s something every WordPress user can use (Every user of WordPress.com “automattically” and users who have the Jetpack plugin installed on self-hosted WordPress sites.

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

Last week, we announced a few updates to the WordPress.com interface, including faster stats and enhanced site management on both desktop and mobile devices.

Our push to make all WordPress.com sites faster and easier to access and manage continues. This week, we’re thrilled to unveil a few brand-new features that allow bloggers, publishers, and business owners to run their sites and manage their content from one central hub, no matter what device they’re using.

From new blog post and page management tools to Jetpack site integrations, we hope you enjoy the latest additions as much as we do!

Centralized post management

You can now access all your posts from one convenient location, whether you write one personal blog or publish on multiple sites. Quickly sort through published, scheduled, drafted, or even trashed posts for one or all of your sites at once!

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A visual preview of each blog post lets…

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Field Notes: BlogHer PRO 2014

Chris Lauzon:

Great post on Blogher!

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

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 when not in front of a computer — from talking about making great products to using design to tackle social challenges.

Recently, Story Wrangler Cheri Lucas Rowlands and Happiness Engineers Carolyn Sonnek, Deborah Beckett, and Jen Hooks attended the third annual BlogHer PRO ’14 conference, an event for professionally minded bloggers looking to take their blogs, brands, and businesses to the next level.

A conference is a great way to dive deeper into your passion of blogging. You invest in specific skills you want to hone and get inspired by big ideas, and also take a break from that glowing screen. It’s fun to immerse yourself in an inspiring setting where avatars become faces and Twitter handles become real people.

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Image by Jen Hooks

BlogHer PRO ’14 was…

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Automattic Lexicon: +t +d

Chris Lauzon:

I agree…. +t +d !!!!

Originally posted on Revolutionize the way hospitality is done on the internet:

Automattic is a fully distributed company; we all work from where ever we are, any flat surface with access to the internet. This comes with many benefits, as well as some curious downsides, but one of the most interesting things is the way that a fully global, exclusively-online working community interacts socially.

Like any group who spends time on the internet (ie in 2014, most groups) we are exposed to different memes and cultural references, and like any group, we create our own sort of tropes and references and inside jokes. One of these is “+t +d.”

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“+t +d” on the most superficial level is an abbreviation of an abbreviation – you begin with “Totally, Definitely,” which is reduced to save time and increase it’s cool factor, to “Totes Def,” which of course is naturally shortened even further to “+t +d.”

Yes, there are those who see this as an…

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2014 Midterm Elections, Get Out The Vote!

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

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Since 2004, WordPress has set out with an ambitious goal in mind — to democratize publishing and put state-of-the-art tools in front of publishers both large and small across the planet. We believe strongly in this vision because when more people have access to powerful tools on the web, that in-turn empowers them to do great things and publish amazing content. We feel the same way when it comes to democratizing, well, democracy — and in just a few weeks, citizens across the United States will have a unique opportunity to flex their political muscle and vote in the 2014 Midterm Elections.

For our part, we want to provide our US-based users a set of resources to help them make a smart, informed decision when it comes to who they will vote for. We also want to provide a toolkit so that they can get more information on where to…

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Dear Coffee, I love you

I had trouble sleeping last night, so I hit the coffee hard. After a “couple” of cups of coffee, I’m reminded that I love coffee. I love coffee so much I feel the need to write a bad Haiku:

Dear Coffee,

When Black, Warm, and Fresh
Caffeine awakens psyche
Neighbors survive me

Thurston Moore ‘The Best Day’

I navigated to NPR.org today and found that Thurston Moore’s new album is being streamed for free before it comes out on Oct. 21st. His solo albums have been more folksy than the typical ‘Sonic Youth’ type sound he normally makes, but this album is more alternative than folksy. I’m halfway through it and it is pretty good so far.

You can listen to it on this page

I need your help – What questions do you have about WordPress?

I am putting together a special project, that isn’t exactly work related but it IS WordPress related, but I need your help!

If you can ask any question about WordPress, what would that question be? It can be a technical question, a situational question, or anything that fits within the WordPress Community (even questions about WordCamps and WordPress Contributing!).

If you had a question, please submit in the comment box below, or share it with me on twitter!

Thanks everyone!

Some of My Favorite People in the Whole World (Literally)

Chris Lauzon:

My team pictures!

Originally posted on Wendomattic:

This is (most of) my team at the 2014 Automattic Grand Meetup.

Together, we represent states across the US, the UK, several European countries, Australia, Israel, Peru, Indonesia, Malaysia and more.

Team, you are all incredible and together, we are amazing. I’m privileged to work with each of you and can’t wait to see you again in December.

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The requisite silly picture.

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it was a grand meetup…

Chris Lauzon:

Cami has some awesome pictures of the Grand Meetup.

Originally posted on CamiKaos:

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Once a year Automattic calls an all hands meeting. A meetup. It lasts one full calendar week from arrival to departure and it is many things to many people.

The one word standing out in my mind as I look back at the week I had is overwhelming.

o·ver·whelm·ing
ˌōvərˈ(h)welmiNG/
adjective
  1. very great in amount.
    “he was elected president by an overwhelming majority”
    synonyms: very large, enormous, immense, inordinate, massive, hugeMore
    • (especially of an emotion) very strong.
      “an overwhelming feeling of gratitude”

There was so much to take in, so many people to seek out, reacquaint with, and meet for the very first time. We worked, we played, we ate, we drank, we slept very little. We tried to make the world a better place, and if you think that’s me being dramatic you don’t know the people I have the honor of working with…

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