New Editing and Media Updates Are Here

As many of you know, we periodically release new features and updates to the software that powers WordPress.com sites. We’re excited to share the freshest crop of improvements with you today, and hope they’ll make great content even easier to create.
Some of the highlights of this major update:

Craft Beer Continues To Grow

Craft brewers enjoyed continued growth through the first half of 2014, according to new mid-year data recently released by the Brewers Association, the trade group representing smaller brewers. Craft beer production increased 18 percent by volume during the first half of the year (though the new...

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Beer In Ads #1264: Ski Lesson

Sunday’s ad is yet another one for Schlitz, this one from 1964. Wow, just look at that head. But it’s the actual ski lesson that sets the ad apart. “Point tips downhill. Bend knees. Go! Where? Straight to the nearest glass of Schlitz.”

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Beer In Ads #1263: Set Up The Fun

Sunday’s ad is yet another one for Schlitz, this one from 1964. Wow, just look at that head. But it’s the actual ski lesson that sets the ad apart. “Point tips downhill. Bend knees. Go! Where? Straight to the nearest glass of Schlitz.”

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Beer In Ads #1262: Move Up To Quality …

Sunday’s ad is yet another one for Schlitz, this one from 1964. Wow, just look at that head. But it’s the actual ski lesson that sets the ad apart. “Point tips downhill. Bend knees. Go! Where? Straight to the nearest glass of Schlitz.”

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One Theme, Five Ways: Customizing Adelle

Adelle is a popular free theme — our 47th most popular, to be exact. You’ve probably seen its familiar pink dots, bold menu bar, and pops of magenta as you catch up with your favorite blogs.
Don’t be fooled by Adelle‘s distinctive look, though: there’s a lot more to this theme than polka dots, as these five bloggers ably demonstrate.

Random Beer Roundup: The Death Metal Edition

Hoosier Beer CalendarEvents are subject to change***Volunteer opportunity for all you beer lovers!***CANvitational Needs You!Do you like beer?Do you like to help others have a good time?Come volunteer with Hoosier Beer Geek at this year's CANvitational. More details here!The Brewers

Beer In Ads #1261: Enjoy The Difference!

Sunday’s ad is yet another one for Schlitz, this one from 1964. Wow, just look at that head. But it’s the actual ski lesson that sets the ad apart. “Point tips downhill. Bend knees. Go! Where? Straight to the nearest glass of Schlitz.”

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Introducing Site Logos: Personalize Your Blog, Display Your Brand

One of the most common requests we’ve received from WordPress.com users is the ability to add a logo to your site. While some premium themes have their own type of logo uploader, as soon as you switched your theme, the logo would disappear. But not any more! Today, we’re excited to announce the new Site Logo feature.

Dribs and Drabs

The convenience stores (Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association) are going to try again to get cold (mass market) beer on their shelves. So they brought a suit. A Federal Judge ruled that Indiana has legitimacy in the the state law allowing only warm beer “to go” except in liquor stores, breweries and pubs. The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers (the liquor stores’ lobby organization) wants to keep the current way of doing things. They point out there is no age restriction at grocery and convenience stores.