More Stats, Better Stats, Faster Stats: A Whole New Mobile Experience

If you’re like me, Stats is one of your most-visited screens in your WordPress app — we all want to know people are reading! Whether you use iOS or Android, the latest versions have Stat updates that bring you more useful data, faster. Updates to the layout, available statistics, and how they’re handled behind the scenes mean you can hone in what’s most important to you and to your site’s growth.

What’s new?


All-new design

Stats got a facelift!. The numbers are easier to read, easier to compare, and easier to track over time.


Customise your stats

Blogger who wants to keep an eye on your follower count, a business owner who wants a quick update on daily views? Insights Management lets you choose what stats to include so your at-a-glance updates include what’s most important to you. (This feature is only available on Android at the moment, and is coming soon to iOS.)


Zero in on time periods

Use the new dedicated date bar on the days, weeks, months and years tabs, to explore date ranges.


Stats at a glance

Your Insights tab is now optimised for quick updates so you can get key information about your site’s performance all on one screen.


How do I find this?

Update your app to the latest version. You can find them here, or in your Apple Store or Google Play. And that’s it! Head to Stats for any of your site for a new and improved analytics experience.

We understand how important stats are — we run websites, too! — so we’re always working to develop and improve them. We’d love to hear about your experience with the latest and greatest!

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FRANCIA,ALSACIA,SUIZA

Primer día Granada-Narbona

Narbona es una pequeña ciudad rodeada de canales que merece la pena ver. La plaza principal y el Palacio del Arzobispo es medieval y conservan parte de la calzada romana.

En el centro del pueblo comimos en un restaurante y lo mejor de todo,además de la tarta 3 chocolates crujiente y el salmón,fue los mejillones a la Narbona…

Segundo día Narbona-Annecy-Chamonix (Argenteire)

Annecy se parece a una pequeña Venecia,llena de canales y agua.El castillo es excepcional….

Estuvimos comiendo cerca del río y la tabla de embutidos estaba sensacional así como el tartiflette….hecho a base de patata,huevos,queso y bacon..

 

Tercer dia,Chamonix

El tercer día lo dedicamos a subir al glaciar de Argentieire. Hay telecabina que te suben de los 1200 metro a los 3500 metros pero nosotros decidimos hacerlo andando. El glacial está un poco más bajo.

La verdad es que andando se hizo algo duro ya que la subida supone un nivel de unos 1200 metros y la bajada es extrema. La ruta duro 6 horas aproximadamente.

A la llegada del pueblo comimos unas pizzas y ensaladas que ponen riquisimas en el restaurante Rencard.

El pueblo es una linda ciudad de alta montaña donde se escuchan todos los idiomas.

Es una de las ciudades más internacionales de Suiza. Podemos encontrarnos la sede de las Naciones Unidas, pero también un centro histórico precioso, sedes internacionales y un entorno privilegiado para hacer miles de actividades…

El icono de la ciudad es una de las fuentes más grandes del mundo,con 149 metros de altura.

Los relojes suizos son famosos por su precision, y aquipodemos comprobarlo en el reloj de flores del parque. Se creo en 1955 en honor a los relojeros de la ciudad.

La vieja villa es la parte más antigua de la ciudad,es recomendable perderse por sus calles y su catedral. En Naciones Unidas vemos la silla roja con una pata rota de 12 metros,par mostrar en apoyo al Convenio de prohibición de minas antipersona.

 

 

Quinto día,Ginebra a Lusana,Montreaux,Gruyere,Friburgo y Berna

 

Este día es impresionante,las vistas por el lago estupendas,estuvimos en la fábrica de queso gruyere y la fábrica de chocolate Callier,comprada finalmente por Néstle.

Berna es una de las ciudades más bonitas del país, el casco antiguo es Patrimonio de la Humanidad siendo una joya arquitectónica medieval.

Pasear y perderse por la ciudad es fascinante,y la torre del reloj es tan vieja como la ciudad misma,de 1191, siendo un reloj astrónomo de los mejores conservados aunq entre uno de sus usos fue una prisión de mujeres…

En Berna está también la casa de Einstein.

El castillo del Chillón en Montreaux, de origen medieval, que se encuentra a las orillas del lago Leman,es uno de los más bonitos y mejores conservados.

Sexto día ,de Berna pasamos a Lucerna y Zurich

Lucerna es una ciudad preciosa, una de las mas enigmaticas y turistaa de los Alpes, aunque a la hora de comer nos callo un aguacero, tormenta huracanada, jamás vista por estas tierras,nos decían. Lucerna enamora al instante.

Lo más característico es el puente de la capilla, de 1365 y la yorre del agua,mas antiguo qy su propósito era conectar la vieja ciudad con la nueva,separadas por el río Reuss. El casco antiguo de lucerna es una preciosidad.

En Zúrich coincidió ese día con las fiestas de la ciudad y estaba llena de gente y de conciertos,por lo que si bien era muy difícil andar por la ciudad, disfrutamos de sus fiestas populares…

Zúrich es la  más grande del país, y muy bella. Su lago es uno de los símbolos más importantes de la ciudad.

Día siete, de Zurich a cascadas del Rin,Friburgo de Brisgovia,Gengesbach y Estrasburgo.

 

Las cascadas del Rin son impresionantes,como podéis comprobar en las fotos.

Friburgo de Alemania,en plena selva negra,es uno de los pueblos meduacmvales nejor conservados de Alemania. Ese día recorrimos las carreteras secundarias de la selva negra de Friburgo a Gengesbach,que al igual que Friburgo,nos emociono.

Estrasburgo es una ciudad preciosa, y la catedral de notre dame,con su reloj astronómico, nos impresionó.Fue construida en 1176.

Un sitio imprescindible que hay que ver en Estrasburgo es la Petite Francia, tienes que caminar con los ojos arriba, abajo, a la derecha y a la izquierda. Entre las casas con entramado de madera, sus calles adoquinadas y los canales no sabrás que te gusta más.

Estrasburgo es la única ciudad que no es una capital de estado y que alberga instituciones europeas. Así podrás ver el “Consejo de Europa”, el “Tribunal Europeo de los Derechos Humanos” y el “Parlamento Europeo” que alberga el hemiciclo más grande de Europa.

 

TRES DIAS EN LA ALSACIA 

Tres días son aconsejables para recorrer la ALSACIA,una región con preciosos y coloridos municipios que parecen sacados de un cuento y que es ideal para hacer un viaje en coche ya que las distancias entre los mismos son muy cortas.Los pueblos y castillos más bonitos se encuentran en Obernai, Mittleberheim y Selectas,Haut koeninghbourn,Berheim, Ribeauville, Hunawihr,Riquewihr y la imprescindible Colmar. 

Penúltimo día en Lyon y último en Peñíscola.

 Un paseo por Lyon,la opera,la basilica de Notre Dame,la catedral, el teatro romano hace de esta ciudad francesa una maravilla para pasear y disfrutar de sus colores.

De Lyon a Granada se requería una parada en medio, y decidimos parar el Peñíscola,un pequeño pueblo marítimo hace de Peñíscola una ciudad encantadora, amurallada y dando principal protagonismo a su castillo…

FIN

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Want to See a More Diverse WordPress Contributor Community? So Do We.

The mission of WordPress is to democratize publishing: to make it possible for anyone — no matter their background, location, or identity — to bring their ideas to life on the internet. This mission inspires thousands of volunteers all over the world to contribute to the WordPress open source project, building and supporting the software that makes this possible.

But as in most technology organizations, the people who work on WordPress aren’t always representative of all the people who use WordPress. The majority of WordPress core developers, conference speakers, and other volunteers are young men. That’s where the WordPress Diverse Speaker Training Working Group comes in.

Breaking Down Barriers

A group of WordPress community organizers and volunteers, led by freelance developer Jill Binder, is working to change this. They’ve developed a workshop that trains women and other people from traditionally underrepresented groups in technology who’d like to present at conferences and WordCamps. These training events are organized by local WordPress meetup groups, and are always completely free of charge.

Small groups of women sitting in circles, talking and holding paper
WordPress Vancouver Speaker Training Workshop, 2015

The workshops help attendees address some of the common barriers and fears underrepresented people have around public speaking: “I don’t know what I could speak about.” “I’m not an expert.” “I don’t know how to write a proposal.” “I don’t know how to create a presentation.” “I don’t have any experience speaking in front of groups.”

In 2018, the group supported and advised 55 WordPress communities in 26 different countries. New speakers were trained in 12 different WordPress meetup groups in the US, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, and Venezuela.  

All of the communities that held this workshop experienced a real change in the speaker roster for their annual conferences; many of their WordCamps went from having 10% women speakers to having 50% or more women speakers in less than a year. In 2017, Seattle had 60% women speakers and in 2018, Vancouver had 63%.

Why WordCamps?

A woman holding a microphone, in front of a lot of people with raised hands.
Jill Binder, speaking at a WordCamp

Speaking at WordCamps is a consistent path to leadership in the WordPress community, so having more diverse speakers directly supports the goal of more diverse leadership in the WordPress open source project. WordCamps are where many WordPress enthusiasts choose to become professionals. When more people see speakers like them on stage and feel welcome in the community, a more diverse group of people participate in the WordPress project.

When WordPress events are more diverse, the WordPress project gets more diverse — which makes WordPress better for more people.

Help Us Grow This Work

Jill kicked off the Diverse Speaker Training Working Group at the beginning of 2018, and dedicated a year to it training facilitators and supporting organizers as an unpaid volunteer.

This year, Automattic has signed on as a 50% sponsor of Jill Binder’s diverse speaker outreach and training work. Her work is already making a noticeable impact on the WordPress project, and we want to make this training as accessible as possible to WordCamps globally. Like anything worth doing, this is a marathon and not a sprint — it’ll take time to see a more diverse contributor pool — but we’re dedicated to making sure this necessary groundwork happens.

Would you like to help foster diversity across the WordPress project? Automattic invites interested partners to pick up the other 50% of this project’s costs. Get in touch with Jill today!

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Celebrating Pride Month with WordPress.com

Happy Pride Month! My favorite parts about celebrating this month are the stories shared from LGBTQ+ folks, their loved ones, and organizations looking to show support. At WordPress.com, we strive to be a platform that democratizes publishing so that anyone can share their stories regardless of income, gender, politics, language, or where they live in the world. This month is a great reminder for why we work hard to expand the open web.

For me, democratizing publishing means more than just my ability to publish my own story. It’s about being able to share, but also being able to receive. As I celebrate Pride Month as a young, queer person, I think back to early online communities on which I found other LGBTQ+ people and how much I resonated with their stories. I feel lucky to be able to share my own story, but there are many LGBTQ+ folks who can’t.

To this end, we wanted to provide resources, inspire, and highlight organizations to support as you celebrate Pride Month in your own way, whether that’s seeking out stories or writing your own.

Resources

The LGBTQ+ community is vast — I’m part of it, but I’m still learning new things daily. Whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or not, make sure you properly represent the community at large when you share your story with the help of these resources:  

We know how important it is to find an image that perfectly fits your writing and, since stock-image libraries have historically struggled to represent all experiences, we wanted to share some free image options to ease your search this month:

Have any resources to recommend? Please share them in the comments below! Part of our company creed is to never stop learning, and I’d love to learn what resources you all have found useful.

Tip: Use the #celebratingpride tag to connect with other folks sharing their stories. Here’s more information about using tags.

Inspiration from WordPress.com Bloggers

If you want to write but are feeling stuck trying to find the words, take some inspiration this month from these writers with strong voices and varied perspectives:

Tip: Make sure to follow these sites so you don’t miss any future posts.

Organizations to Support from Around the World

In partnership with Out in Tech, volunteers, including some of my awesome colleagues, have worked together over the last few years to create websites for LGBTQ+ organizations around the world. As you look to find organizations to support, remember to think globally, especially considering there are still 73 nations with laws against being LGBTQ+. We hope this list gives you a great place to start:

Happy WordPress-ing. Happy Pride.

For those of you sharing your own stories of being LGBTQ+ in this world, thank you for your bravery and vulnerability.

For those of you who can’t share your story, please know that it gets better and that you aren’t alone this month.

For those of you seeking out other people’s stories, thank you for being supportive, being open, and seeking to expand your perspective.

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30 Aniversario Conjuro Restaurante

Es un placer participar en este acontecimiento tan emotivo para nuestro amigo Antonio Lorenzo y la familia Lorenzo-Torres.

Ha supuesto una felicidad inmensa ver la trayectoria de este restaurante en los últimos años, y poder comparar gráficamente como Antonio ha logrado un merecido triunfo por los logros conseguidos, por el apoyo incondicional de su equipo, y por hacer los días tan sencillos y gustosos.

Aquí os pongo unas fotos de la celebración del 30 cumpleaños y la degustación de un menú preparado a tal efecto..

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Publishing to WordPress from Bear Just Got Better

Sharing is a core part of the iOS experience, and WordPress is committed to helping people share their stories, products, or services freely and widely.  So when the fine folks at Shiny Frog—makers of the excellent writing app Bear—asked for an easier way turn Bear notes into WordPress posts, we enthusiastically said yes. We’ve been working together to create a great publishing experience, and today Bear and WordPress both have app updates that incorporate this latest and greatest integration.

Go ahead, give it a try!

A 10 second screen recording of the process of sharing a note from Bear to WordPress

The Bear and WordPress apps work together seamlessly to turn your note into a fully-formatted blog post.

  • Update your Bear and WordPress apps to make sure you’re using the latest versions.
  • Open Bear, and tap the share icon at the top right of a note.
  • Tap WordPress in the top row of options (learn how to enable app extensions on iOS).
  • The WordPress app will open and prepare a new blog post with the contents of your note, complete with proper formatting of headings, links, formatting, lists, and even photos.

To automatically give your blog post a title, make sure your Bear note begins with an H1. You’re all set—the only thing left to do is publish.

How we did it

If you’re curious about the technical details: our mobile team updated the app to support TextBundle files shared from other apps. On Bear’s end, the app now knows WordPress for iOS supports TextBundle, and automatically shares notes in that format.

TextBundle is made for sharing plain text files that include attachments like photos, and since it’s  built on an open standard, other developers can integrate their apps with it. If you’re an app developer looking to improve your WordPress publishing experience, you can start with Shiny Frog’s open source TextBundle library, the same one that’s used in WordPress for iOS.

Finally, if you try out this new integration, let us know what you think! Download the WordPress mobile app for iOS and Android.

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Santiago de Compostela

Pasear por estas tierras y degustar sus platos en cualquier sitio de Santiago ya es excepcional,pero aprovechó para comentar tres lugares que me encantaron.

El primero,Restaurante O Desvío, regentado por Rafael, dueño de este local que diariamente compra los productos que ofrece la carta en el mercado de abastos de Santiago,productos de calidad y frescos,sobre todo los procedentes del mar, pescado,mariscos. Raciones y calidad impresionantes.

Otro restaurante que también quiero destacar, es restaurante Gonzaba, el nuevo aunque el antiguo tiene su encanto.

En este restaurante puedes comerte el mejor chuletón a la brasa de todo Santiago,acompañado de champiñones con un toque de picante y tartar de atún.

Restaurante Carretas, marisqueria y gastronomía casera en un sitio clásico y al lado de la Catedral de Santiago. Marisco y pescado fresco a buena calidad.

Y por último, el Pazo Vista Alegre, calidad,esmero,buen gusto y bien servicio. El menú exquisito y el sitio espectacular…

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Three New WordPress.com Color Schemes

Your website’s dashboard should be as welcoming to you as your website’s home page is to your visitors. One way to do that? Customize your WordPress.com dashboard with color schemes.

Today, you’ve got three new options for adding a little behind-the-scenes zing: introducing Powder Snow, Nightfall, and Sakura, designed especially for you by our Art Director, Eriko Kawakami.

Whether you prefer the gentle monotone of Powder Snow, the darker and soothing colors of Nightfall, or the vibrant, cherry-blossom-inspired Sakura, we hope you’ll find a look you love.

As part of our commitment to inclusive design, the new palettes are optimized for contrast and increased legibility. Whichever color scheme you choose, your dashboard will be stylish and readable.

Here’s how to customize your color scheme:

  1. On your desktop, sign in to the WordPress.com account that you’d like to customize.
  2. Click your account avatar in the upper right corner.
  3. Select Account Settings
  4. Select one of the options under Dashboard Color Scheme
  5. Click Save Account Settings to apply the change
Screenshot of the Account Settings page showing color schemes.
My dashboard, using the Nightfall color scheme.

More color schemes are coming, and we want your feedback! What colors do you want to see in your WordPress.com dashboard?

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WordPress.com’s Parent Company Announces Happy Tools, a New Suite of Products for the Future of Work

Distributed teams, different geographies, and complex dynamics are redefining the modern workday. Soon, “job perks” like flexible hours and work-from-anywhere will become table-stakes benefits that every company needs to offer to stay competitive.

WordPress.com’s parent company Automattic has long been ahead of this curve, growing a global software company of more than 850 people across 68 countries with no central office. Along the way, we’ve found that many business products are still locked into old assumptions about how a company runs, so we had to build our own internal tools to work the way we want. Now, we’re making these tools available to like-minded companies who need a better way to work.

Today Automattic is announcing Happy Tools, a suite of products for the future of work. Each product in Happy Tools has been used internally at Automattic to grow our company.

The suite is launching with Happy Schedule, a new take on workforce management. Designed to handle the complexities that come up when business goals are planned around real-world schedules, it helps you treat your employees like humans instead of resources. Using Happy Schedule, Automattic is able to plan 24/7 customer support while offering flexible working hours to our 300+ Happiness Engineers spanning many timezones.


Happy Schedule helps you flexibly meet coverage goals across a distributed team.

Happy Schedule is just the start. Over the coming years Automattic will release more of its internal applications into Happy Tools, with smart integrations between the products that make them even better when used together.

We hope that by offering Happy Tools, even more forward-thinking companies will be able to move to a new way of working with customer support, internal communication, and people-management.

You can get a 30-day free trial of Happy Tools when you sign up for a Happy Schedule demo at https://happy.tools.

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