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New Themes: Photographer, Superhero, and Sidekick

We’re bringing you some action-packed fun on this Threeme Day!
Photographer’s home page template

Headed to SxSW this week? So are we — don’t be a stranger!

South by Southwest Interactive kicks off this Friday, March 8, and you know Automattic will be there! Whether you need some help with your site, want to learn about the future of blogging, or just want to boogie down with a beer and some barbeque, we’ve got you covered — come say hello, because we’d love to put a face to your blog.
Happiness Bar

Have questions about WordPress? Our Happiness Engineers have answers, and they love sharing ‘em. Swing by the WordPress Happiness Bar — booth 725 at the Trade Show, Sunday, March 10 through Wednesday, March 13; look for the “Born in Texas” banner — and we can troubleshoot your site, give you a quick tutorial, or just share why we think WordPress is the best CMS around.

WordPress.com Business: Get a professional website without a professional price tag

Are you a small business owner who wants an interactive website with demo videos? A pro blogger who wants to try out a bunch of premium themes before committing? A non-profit building its first website, and in need of a little extra support? Say goodbye to sky-high web development costs and hello to WordPress.com Business.
Everything a growing business needs, at a price a growing business can handle.
Our users already know how easy it is to build great websites on WordPress.com: we’re flexible, powerful, and scale along with you. WordPress.com Business makes it even easier to build a site that supports your growing business long-term by giving you every tool you need up front and for only $299/year:

Five Minutes with Lori McLeese

Every couple weeks, we’re sitting down with an Automattician to help you get to know the people who work behind the scenes to build new features, keep Automattic running, and make WordPress.com the best it can be. This week, we’re very pleased to introduce you to Ms. Lori McLeese. Everybody, meet Lori!
What’s your role at Automattic?
Lori McLeese

Freshly Pressed: Friday Faves

This week in the Reader, we cheered on a man versus nature and versus himself, we revelled in a meditation on the sensuousness of hand-written vs. typed composition, and we laughed out loud at a hilarious transcript of a discussion topic that’s usually not quite so funny: religion. Here are just three of the posts that caught our attention this week.

New Theme: Responsive

Today, we’re bringing one of WordPress.org’s most popular themes to WordPress.com – Responsive!
Responsive: Home Template
Designed by Emil Uzelac, Responsive is clean, feature-rich, and you guessed it… completely responsive! With a Home page template that allows you to concentrate on specific content in a more traditional website layout, all while looking great across any device, this theme is well-suited to anyone hoping to start their website on WordPress.com.

Two Cities, Two Launches: A Pair of Sites Built on WordPress.com Enterprise

Some say there’s no greater rivalry than the one between the City by the Bay, San Francisco, and the one-and-only Big Apple, New York City. And considering both cities’ contributions to the industry of tech and big ideas, they’re right!
Two cities, two launches
Recently, both San Francisco and New York City launched initiatives to highlight their technology and startup communities — projects we’re proud to support. While both cities have their own thriving communities, they share one thing: their websites, Where the World Changes and We Are Made in NYare built on WordPress.com Enterprise.

Exploring the Reader: Find Your Fans and Follow Your Faves

When you become a part of WordPress.com, you’re actually getting two awesome services for the price of none: your blog plus your Reader, which brings every WordPress.com blog together in one easy-to-search place. Your blog is where your ideas come to life, and your Reader is where you connect with other WordPressers, our community hub. It’s the place to find bloggers who inspire you, teach you, tug your heartstrings, and make you laugh — and who just may be your next biggest fans.
When you log in to WordPress.com and go to the actual http://wordpress.com — as opposed to going directly to your blog — you’ll land in your Reader. It looks a little something like this — familiar?

Blogger Profile: David Gaughran

New Themes: Blocco, Crafty, and Hustle Express

I’ve officially decided that any day with three theme launches occurring at the same time will henceforth no longer be known as Theme Day but Threeme Day! Yes, I took it there. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy threese — I mean these — latest additions to our ever-growing collection of themes on WordPress.com.
First up is Blocco, by Press75.
Blocco: Home Page