Thinking of WordPress.com for Your Business?

That’s a Me….Christopher!

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Many of you use WordPress.com as a platform for your personal blogs, but it can also be your online home for your business. We have tools and features to help you establish a professional web presence, and support when you have questions. Erica Varlese, WordPress.com Business Support Lead

Meet Erica Varlese, Happiness Engineer and Support Lead for WordPress.com Business. Erica is a New York-based writer, customer service maven, dog lover, and espresso fiend. Since 2011, she’s helped nearly thirty thousand WordPress.com users via email, forums, live chat, and in-person at conferences and WordCamps. We asked Erica for her tips on using WordPress.com for business, getting the support you need, and dos and don’ts.

What advice would you give someone who wants to use WordPress.com to create a site for their business?

For many businesses, the focus is on building a standard website, not a blog. WordPress.com is great for blogging, and flexible enough to use…

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Make the Most of Your Customizer: Three Neat Features to Try

This is one of my favorite WordPress.com features. You should totally play around with it if you haven’t yet.

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WordPress.com users show their creativity not only in the content they publish, but also in how they design their sites. We always enjoy seeing how bloggers transform popular themes like Oxygen, Pilcrow, or Imbalance2 to create sleek, tailor-made sites.

Today, let’s take a closer look at the Theme Customizer, a key tool for anyone looking to spruce up their site, whether it’s a few small tweaks or a major makeover.

What is the Customizer?

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Imagine you want to try one of our newly-introduced fonts, or were inspired to add a custom header. Normally, you’d make the changes in the dashboard, save them, reload your blog, and see if you liked the results. If you didn’t, you’d repeat the process until you were satisfied.

The Customizer makes it simple and easy to test new looks for your site. Every change you make here is simultaneously reflected on the…

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ArtPop by Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga recently released ArtPop, her third or forth album (depending who you ask), and I am in love with it. I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews about it, but I don’t feel like I’m listening to the same album? Listen to it for yourself and see what you think:

Here are some of the reviews I’ve seen:
ARTPOP’ Review: Lady Gaga’s Album Wants to Be Everything, But Is Nothing at All
ARTPOP’ Review: Lady Gaga Needs Help With Her Latest Album
Spin Magazine Review of ‘ARTPOP’ 

 

My Sunday Hanging out in Lisbon

Wanted to show off some photos I took of walking around in Lisbon.