New Theme: Twenty Twenty One

Twenty Twenty One is the latest WordPress default theme, which is now available to all WordPress.com sites. Designed by Mel Choyce-Dwan, the muted tones and timeless design will let your work shine.

Twenty Twenty One takes advantage of all the latest features of the Block Editor — the new block patterns allow you to create a beautiful layout in seconds.

Learn more about TwentyTwentyOne, or check out the demo site!

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Let Our Experts Build Your Dream Website

If one of your 2021 resolutions is to launch a business or move an existing one fully online, our WordPress.com experts can help you make it happen.

Launched in beta in the fall of 2020, our premium website building service was developed with your needs in mind. Whether you need a fast and performant eCommerce store for your products and/or services, a polished website for your professional services firm, or an educational website for your online courses, our experts can build it for you on WordPress.com, the most powerful platform for businesses and enterprises large and small.

You’ll work with a dedicated engagement manager throughout the entire project, ensuring that your vision is carried through from start to finish — freeing you to focus on the other critical parts of your business.

Interested in learning more? Fill out the brief questionnaire below, and we’ll respond within two-three business days. The questionnaire helps us learn more about your project. It doesn’t commit you to anything, but the detail you provide helps us evaluate whether the service is the right fit for your needs.

We look forward to working with you!

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El nuevo buscador de Jetpack

A medida que tu sitio web crece, se vuelve un desafío para tus lectores el poder encontrar lo que necesitan. Ser prolífico y publicar muchas entradas y páginas es un beneficio neto para atraer y hacer crecer tu audiencia, pero también significa que es más probable que tus lectores encuentren contenido que no sea relevante para sus intereses.

Aquí es donde Jetpack Search entra en escena: convierte tu sitio web en un lugar donde tus lectores puedan buscar, filtrar sus resultados y encontrar el contenido y los productos específicos que les interesan.

Construido por el mismo equipo que creó WordPress.com, Jetpack Search es una potente solución de búsqueda respaldada por Elasticsearch (una plataforma de búsqueda de código abierto), Estadísticas de Jetpack y nuestros centros de datos distribuidos por todo el mundo, los mismos que mantienen tu sitio web de WordPress.com funcionando y seguro día tras día. Jetpack Search utiliza múltiples tecnologías para crear una experiencia de búsqueda moderna que mejora la participación en el sitio web. Ahora puedes añadir Jetpack Search a tu sitio web en WordPress.com con solo unos pocos clics.

¿Qué hace que Jetpack Search sea mejor que la búsqueda normal?

Una experiencia de búsqueda moderna combina una excelente clasificación de los resultados con una interfaz de usuario rápida e intuitiva. La mayoría de los temas de WordPress aún no pueden hacer esto, porque la función de búsqueda predeterminada de WordPress ofrece solo opciones básicas para mostrar el contenido más relevante a tus lectores.

Jetpack Search combina algoritmos de clasificación modernos con tus estadísticas de tráfico para que los mejores resultados destaquen y atraigan a tus lectores. Nuestros algoritmos de búsqueda funcionan bien con numerosos idiomas y proporcionan un manejo personalizado para 29 de los idiomas más utilizados en el mundo. Un gran porcentaje de búsquedas contienen errores tipográficos o de ortografía, pero Jetpack Search corrige instantáneamente la consulta de búsqueda cuando no hay coincidencias, por lo que si un cliente potencial está buscando, digamos, colecionables, seguirá viendo los coleccionables más populares que ofreces en tu tienda. Cualquier cambio que realices en tu sitio web se reflejará en los resultados de la búsqueda en unos minutos.

Sin embargo, los grandes algoritmos no son suficientes. Jetpack Search muestra los resultados al instante, a medida que tus lectores escriben en el cuadro de búsqueda. Hace su magia igualmente bien tanto en dispositivos móviles como en ordenadores de escritorio, y en cualquier tema, incluso aquellos sin áreas de widgets. A medida que el usuario refina sus términos de búsqueda o filtra los resultados, Jetpack Search continúa actualizando los resultados al instante. Los términos de búsqueda del usuario se destacarán en los resultados, que podrán reducir aún más con los filtros mostrados.

Jetpack Search
Búsqueda instantánea, corrección ortográfica y filtrado en el tema TwentyTwenty.

Todos estos beneficios se combinan para proporcionar una experiencia de usuario atractiva que animará a tus lectores a permanecer en tu sitio web por más tiempo.

Empieza a usar Jetpack Search

Queríamos que Jetpack Search fuera accesible para los propietarios de sitios web de todo tipo, desde aquellos que publican un blog personal hasta los propietarios de prósperas tiendas online. Por eso, ofrecemos este nuevo complemento a un precio que tiene en cuenta cuántos elementos de búsqueda (publicaciones, páginas, productos y tipos de publicaciones personalizadas) contiene tu sitio.

Límite de registros Precio por mes
100 €5.50
1.000 €11
10.000 €28
100.000 €66
1.000.000 €220
Más de 1 millón de registros €220 por millón

Todas las compras son totalmente reembolsables durante 30 días. Aún mejor, cuando añadas Jetpack Search a tu sitio con una suscripción anual, obtendrás dos meses gratis, por lo que solo pagas 10 meses al año. Cuando tu compra se renueve después de un año, el precio se ajustará automáticamente según la cantidad de registros en tu índice de búsqueda.

Creemos que te encantará Jetpack Search, pero lo que es más importante, a tus lectores también les encantará.

Haz clic en el siguiente enlace para comprar tu suscripción a Jetpack Search. Una vez que lo compres, Jetpack Search se habilitará automáticamente en tu sitio web. Luego, puedes personalizar los colores, el filtrado y otros detalles si lo deseas, aunque la configuración lista para usar también funciona muy bien.

Consigue Jetpack Search

Aprende sobre cómo creamos Jetpack Search

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State of the Word 2020

State of the Word is an annual keynote address delivered by WordPress project co-founder, Matt Mullenweg. This year’s keynote will be streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter on Thursday, Dec 17th, at 1600 UTC. You can view a replay of the event at any time after it airs on any of the three platforms. 

New to State of the Word?

If this is your first time hearing of this talk and want to learn more, you’re in luck! Check out previous recordings below.

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New from WordPress.com Courses: Podcasting for Beginners

Would you like to learn how to create your own podcast or improve your existing podcast? WordPress.com Courses is excited to offer our new on-demand course, Podcasting for Beginners. We’ll help you get started, learn how to publish, and even how to use your podcast to make a living.  

Our courses are flexible. You can join, and learn at your own pace. But that’s just the start. Podcasting for Beginners is more than just a course —  it’s a community that gives you access to weekly Office Hours hosted by WordPress experts. A place where you can ask questions, share your progress, and pick up a few tips along the way. 

Lessons include step-by-step videos covering:

  • The Foundations (Curating your content and an editorial calendar.) 
  • Interviews (Recording, editing, and outreach.) 
  • Configuring Your Site (Integrating your podcast into your site and distributing it.) 
  • Growing Your Community (Engaging with listeners.) 
  • Making Money (Monetization basics and preparing for the future.) 

Let us take you from “What is podcasting?” to launching a podcast of your own.

Cost: A $99 annual subscription gives you unlimited access to course content, our online community, and virtual sessions.

Join now as our first 100 customers will enjoy 50% off the subscription fee with the code PODCAST50.

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El editor clásico ha cambiado, pero no ha desaparecido

Con la introducción del editor de bloques, se estableció la retirada del editor clásico de WordPress.com para principios de junio. Lo atrasamos un poco para permitir más cambios para hacer la transición al editor de bloques más suave – ¡y ahora ha llegado el momento!

El editor de WordPress te permite crear páginas y entradas colocando bloques uno detrás de otro. Es versátil, intuitivo y cuenta con nuevas funcionalidades emocionantes, incluyendo:

  • Más de 100 bloques de contenido disponibles para publicar.
  • Una colección de patrones de bloques que va creciendo.
  • Docenas de bonitas plantillas de páginas.
  • Estilos que puedes personalizar directamente desde el editor.

Si prefieres quedarte con el editor Clásico el que usaste antes de que introdujéramos el editor de WordPress hace unos años no te preocupes. Con el nuevo y mejorado bloque clásico tienes lo mejor de los dos editores: la flexibilidad y estabilidad del editor de bloques y la interfaz del editor clásico.

Desde el 11 de agosto en todas las cuentas de WordPress.com se ha ido cambiando del editor clásico al nuevo editor por bloques.

Aquí tienes lo que necesitas saber si eres un fan del editor clásico.

¿Por qué el cambio?

Hay nuevas funcionalidades emocionantes en el proceso que necesitan el nuevo editor de WordPress. No es técnicamente posible adaptarlas al editor anterior, el editor clásico, y queremos asegurarnos de que todo el mundo pueda aprovechar todas estas nuevas funcionalidades cuando están disponibles. Con todos los usuarios de WordPress.com publicando con el editor de bloques, todos los usuarios estarán a la última y con lo mejor.

¿Puedo crear entradas para mi blog como siempre he hecho?

Sí, ¡con el bloque clásico! Este proporciona la experiencia de edición que imita al editor clásico — las mismas opciones y herramientas en el mismo lugar.

Para usarlo, añade un bloque clásico a tu entrada o página y luego añade y edita el texto e imágenes dentro de él.

También …

El editor de bloques tiene actualizaciones que traen algunas de tus características clásicas favoritas, como una pantalla de edición limpia. El editor de bloques muestra opciones flotantes y menús al mismo tiempo que escribes — estas te dan mucho control pero puede que no siempre las quieras visibles sobre tu contenido. Activa la barra de herramientas superior para mantenerla fija en la parte superior de la pantalla. Es una buena manera de ver la completa flexibilidad del editor de bloques mientras ofrece una escritura libre de distracciones.

¿Y qué ocurre cuando editamos entradas y páginas creadas con el editor clásico?

Muchos de vosotros tenéis muchas páginas y entradas que ya están creadas y publicadas con el editor clásico. Previamente, editándolas con el editor de bloques conllevaba muchos mensajes preguntando convertir el contenido a bloques. Ahora hay un único botón “Convertir en bloques” que se encargará de ello en un momento.

Puedes usar este botón para actualizar el contenido de tus entradas y páginas a bloques cuando quieras.

¿Puedo combinar el bloque clásico con otros bloques?

Para una mejor experiencia de edición, y específicamente si usas la app para editar tus entradas, te recomendamos que solo tengas un bloque clásico en cada bloque o página.

Pero, moviendo a todo el mundo al editor de bloques te da lo mejor de los dos mundos. Puedes continuar escribiendo y editando algunos de tus posts con la interfaz clásica simple pero cuando quieras experimentar con funcionalidades y diseños más complejos puedes crear una nueva entrada y jugar con el poder y la flexibilidad de todos los otros bloques. Por ejemplo, ¿nunca has querido una manera fácil de mostrar tus podcasts favoritos?


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Recommended Reads for International Day of Disabled Persons

WordPress.com, as my colleague Anne recently wrote, continues to be a space for people to tell their personal stories and amplify their voices. Today, International Day of Disabled Persons, we’d like to highlight a few perspectives and thoughtful reads to raise awareness of the myriad experiences of disabled people.

This reading list is merely a starting point — be sure to explore more posts tagged with “disability” in the WordPress.com Reader, for example. We hope it introduces you to writers and disability rights advocates whose work you may not be familiar with.


“How to Properly Celebrate a Civil Rights Law During a Pandemic in Which Its Subjects Were Left to Die” at Crutches and Spice

Imani Barbarin at Crutches and Spice writes about life, current events, entertainment, and politics from the perspective of a Black woman with cerebral palsy. Read her reflections on the death of actor Chadwick Boseman, or the anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (which turned 30 this year), excerpted below.

Prior to the pandemic, disabled people were told that the accessibility we needed was cost-prohibitive and unlikely to be implemented only to watch as the institutions that barred our inclusion make those tools available now that nondisabled people needed them. We called for polling places and voting procedures to be made accessible only to watch as politicians shut down polling places in predominantly black neighborhoods. We begged for businesses to be inclusive and accessible to disabled customers only for accessibility to be pitted against small businesses and workers’ rights.

And now, unironically, they celebrate.

They celebrate not weighed down by their own words calculating the amount of acceptable death it would take to reopen the economy. They post our pictures celebrating their own “diversity and inclusion” without confronting the fact they only became accessible because of a pandemic and as they loudly push to reopen, they amplify our voices for now with no plan to continue to include the disability community as businesses start to reopen.

I’m angry.

But I am also filled with love and gratitude for my community.

#ADA30InColor at Disability Visibility Project

Founded by Alice Wong, The Disability Visibility Project is a community focused on creating and sharing disability media and culture. You’ll find a range of content, including oral histories, guest blog posts, and a podcast hosted by Wong and featuring conversations with disabled people.

If you’re not sure where to start, dive into the 13 posts in the #ADA30InColor series — it includes essays on the past, present, and future of disability rights and justice by disabled BIPOC writers. Here are excerpts from two pieces.

More than anything, however, it was my blindness that allowed me to experience perhaps the biggest impact of this transition. Being able to attend a “regular” school as opposed to the school for the blind and take classes with sighted peers every day, becoming friends with classmates who have different types of disabilities, having Braille placards by every classroom door at a school not intended solely for only blind students, meeting blind adults with various jobs — ranging from chemist to statistician to lawyer — was my new reality. Even as a teenager, I knew it was a great privilege to be in this new reality — America, where there were laws in place to protect the rights of disabled people to live, study, play, and work alongside the nondisabled. At the same time, this reality began to feel like a multi-layered burden as I began to form and understand different elements of who I am: a disabled, 1.5 generation Korean-American immigrant. 

“Building Bridges as a Disabled Korean Immigrant” by Miso Kwak

Even with medical documentation on file, disabled BIPOC face added suspicion, resistance, and stigma from instructors, particularly for invisible disabilities. We are also stereotyped in racially coded ways as unreasonable, aggressive, and “angry” when we self-advocate. We are especially heavily policed in graduate and professional programs, and this is apparent in our representation — while 26 percent of adults in the US have a disability, only 12 percent of post-baccalaureate students are students with disabilities. This is even lower among some ethnicities — only 6 percent of post-baccalaureate Asian American students have a disability.  

“The Burden and Consequences of Self-Advocacy for Disabled BIPOC” by Aparna R.

“My Favorite Wheelchair Dances” at Alizabeth Worley

Alizabeth Worley is a writer and artist with moderate chronic fatigue syndrome. She writes about topics like health and interabled marriage (her husband has cerebral palsy). In a recent post, Alizabeth compiles YouTube clips of beautiful and inspiring wheelchair dances, some of which are from Infinite Flow, an inclusive dance company. Here’s one of the dances she includes in her list, featuring Julius Jun Obero and Rhea Marquez.

“The Intersection of Queerness and Disability” at Autistic Science Person

Ira, the writer at Autistic Science Person, explores the parallels between queerness and disability, and the way other people make assumptions about their body.

I often put down Female for medical appointments even if there’s a Nonbinary option, as I don’t want to “confuse” them. It’s just easier for everyone, I think. I worry about backlash I would receive, or the confused looks I would get if I put down Nonbinary. I think about people tiptoeing around my gender. I can’t deal with even more self-advocacy in a medical visit as an autistic person, so it’s just not worth it, I think. I’m reminded of the time I carried folding crutches to my unrelated medical appointment. Both the staff and doctor asked me why I brought crutches when I was “walking normally.” I had to explain that I needed them on my walk back for my foot pain. Both explaining my disability and explaining my gender — explaining the assumptions around my body is exhausting.

No matter what, people will make assumptions. Both ableism and cisnormativity are baked into our brains and our society. The things people have to do to accommodate us and acknowledge us involves unlearning their preconceptions. Society really doesn’t want us to do that. This is why there is so much defensiveness for both providing accommodations and acknowledging someone’s gender, pronouns, and name. People don’t want to do that work. They don’t want to be confronted with structural changes, the issue of gender norms, and the problems that disabled people face every day. They just want to go on with their lives because it’s easier to them. It’s easier for them to ignore our identities.

“The Last Halloween, The First Halloween” at Help Codi Heal

“The first Halloween my daughter could walk was the last Halloween that I could,” writes Codi Darnell, the blogger at Help Codi Heal. In a post reflecting on her fifth Halloween in a wheelchair, Codi reflects on change, pain, and the firsts and lasts in her life.

It was all automatic — all done without realizing the ways these simple acts of motherhood were deeply engrained in my identity. All done with zero understanding that something so simple could be snatched away — and how painful it would be when it was.

Because a year later I would not hold her hand up the stairs or scoop her up and onto my hip. I wouldn’t stand beside her at the door or see her face light up when — in her big two-year-old voice — she managed all three words “trick-or-treat”. A year later, I would understand the fragility of our being and know intimately the pain of things taken away. But I would still be there. 

“Even If You Can’t See It: Invisible Disability and Neurodiversity” at Kenyon Review

At Kenyon Review, author Sejal A. Shah writes a personal essay on neurodiversity, depression, academia, and the writing life.

Maybe things would have turned out differently had I requested accommodations, had I known about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990), had I understood my “situation,” as my aunt calls it, counted as a disability. The ADA law was amended in 2008 to include bipolar disorder. I began my job in 2005 and finished in 2011. It would have been helpful to know about the law and my rights under it.

I didn’t know the laws then; I didn’t know them until writing this essay. I looked normal; I passed. Would my career have turned out differently had I been willing to come out (for that’s what it felt like, an emergence into a world that might not accept me)? I was certain the stigma of having a major mood disorder would have hurt me professionally. Even had I disclosed my disorder, HR and my supervisors may not have agreed to modifications in my work responsibilities. I would still have needed to advocate for myself — would still have needed the energy to provide documentation and persist. For years, I had been ashamed, alarmed, and exhausted from trying to keep my head above water.

“The Outside Looking In” at Project Me

Project Me is the blog of Hannah Rose Higdon, a Deaf Lakota woman who grew up on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. In “The Outside Looking In,” Higdon offers a glimpse into her experience as a child who was born hard of hearing, and whose family had very little access to the support she needed. (Higdon is now profoundly Deaf.)

I look up as my uncle talks to me. I nod. I smile. And I pretend I know just exactly what is going on. The truth is I have no clue what he’s saying or why he’s laughing, but I laugh too and mimic his facial expressions. I would never want to draw any more attention to myself than necessary. You see, I might only be 5 years old, but I know just how important it is to pretend.

“How to Center Disability in the Tech Response to COVID-19” at Brookings TechStream

Organizer, attorney, and disability justice advocate Lydia X.Z. Brown calls on the tech industry to carefully consider how policy affects marginalized communities, looking at algorithmic modeling in hospitals, contract tracing and surveillance, and web inaccessibility.

For disabled people who are also queer, trans, or people of color, the deployment of algorithmic modeling increases the risk of compounded medical discrimination. All marginalized communities have long histories and ongoing legacies of surviving involuntary medical experimentation, coercive treatment, invasive and irreversible procedures, and lower quality of care — often justified by harmful beliefs about the ability to feel pain and quality of life. These health care disparities are exacerbated for people who experience multiple forms of marginalization.

Spoonie Authors Network

The Spoonie Authors Network features work from authors and writers about how they manage their disabilities or chronic illnesses and conditions. Managed by Cait Gordon and Dianna Gunn, the community site also publishes resources and produces a podcast. Explore posts in the Featured Author or Internalized Ableism categories, like the piece below, to sample some of the writing.

When my neurologist suggested that I get a parking pass, I turned it down.

“I’d rather that go to someone more deserving,” I said. “There are people out there who are far more disabled than I am. Let the pass go to one of them.”

“You have difficulty walking. What would happen if it was icy or there were other difficult walking conditions?” she said kindly. “This is for your safety.”

I nodded and accepted the parking pass, even though I felt it made me look weak. I wasn’t disabled enough to warrant a parking pass. I can walk. I didn’t need it, I told myself.

“Not Disabled Enough” by Jamieson Wolf


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Note on header image: Six disabled people of color smile and pose in front of a concrete wall. Five people stand in the back, with the Black woman in the center holding up a chalkboard sign that reads, “disabled and HERE.” A South Asian person in a wheelchair sits in front. Photo by Chona Kasinger | Disabled and Here (CC BY 4.0)

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Run With Us! Join the 2020 wwwp5K Movement

If you’re like us, you’re eager to send 2020 off to the dustbin of history. So grab your running/walking/yoga shoes and join us as we resurrect the historic #wwwp5K and celebrate reaching the 2020 finish line! As an added incentive and in the spirit of the season, we’ve also created a special wwwp5K Givz page, where participants can make a donation to three of our favorite charities: Black Girls Code, Internet Archive, and the WordPress Foundation. Automattic will match every dollar donated to any organization through the Givz page, up to $50,000.

What’s a 5K?

A 5K is the equivalent of about 3.1 miles. The virtual run will work on the honor system, but if you want to be accurate, apps like Strava, Garmin Connect, Runkeeper, Fitbit, and many others can help you measure the right distance.

Sounds awesome! How do I participate?

The virtual wwwp5K officially kicks off tomorrow, December 1, and will be open through December 31st. You can run, skip, walk, hop, walk backwards, or even swim the equivalent distance in an indoor pool — as long as you’re practicing appropriate safety precautions given local conditions and staying healthy, your activity counts.

Everyone is welcome! WordPress fans, friends, and family, as well as Automatticians around the world.

When you’re done, don’t forget to post a selfie on your WordPress site and tag it with “wwwp5k” so that we can share the love and others can read about your experience. Of course, you can also blog about your journey preparing for the wwwp5K, but most of all, we’d love to see your smiling face and happy shoes as you complete the 5K.

Is there swag?

What would a virtual run be without swag with a custom logo? To commemorate the 2020 run, we’ve created a limited edition technical shirt featuring the official wwwp5K Wapuu!

They’ll be available for purchase in the WordPress Swag Store starting tomorrow until supplies last, so don’t forget to place your order.

Will you be joining us? Let us know in the comments!

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Monetiza tu sitio con contenido Premium y Boletines de pago

Monetiza y gana dinero mientras creas tu audiencia a través del bloque de contenido Premium. Puedes crear membresías mensuales y anuales de pago que le darán a tus seguidores acceso al contenido premium que tu elijas – texto, fotos, videos y más. Igualmente puedes enviar automáticamente tus noticias premium directamente a la bandeja de entrada de tus suscriptores a través de un boletín de pago.

Cualquier contenido que publiques en WordPress.com puede ser parte de tu contenido Premium: recetas, podcasts, videos de ejercicios, portafolios de fotografía, muestras musicales, acceso a descargas digitales, poesía, etc. Mucha gente en WordPress.com incluye este contenido en bloques de contenido Premium compartiendo sus experiencias.

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Bloque Premium para no suscriptores

Las membresías de contenido Premium te ofrecen una nueva manera para fidelizar más a tus fans. Crea diferentes tipos de membresías a diferentes costos para cada nivel de acceso de contenido. ¿Deseas mandar correos específicos o preguntar por sugerencias sobre qué tipo de contenido quieres crear a continuación? Puedes controlar qué contenido y mensajes son enviados a los miembros de pago a través de los bloques de contenido Premium.

Concéntrate en crear contenido maravilloso mientras nosotros nos encargamos del procesamiento de tarjetas de crédito y débito, reportes, y de darles el acceso respectivo a tus miembros de pago para que puedan ver el contenido exclusivo o reciban tus boletines informativos.

Lanza tu primera membresía

  • Para usar los bloques de contenido Premium, necesitarás un sitio de WordPress.com y un plan de pago: Personal, Premium, Business o eCommerce.
  • Crea una nueva página o entrada y añade el bloque de contenido Premium
  • Para configurar tu primera membresía de pago o suscripción, crea una cuenta de Stripe (si no tienes ya una). Stripe es la compañía con la cual nos hemos asociado para procesar tus pagos de tarjetas de crédito y débito en una manera segura y fácil.
  • Puedes establecer los costos de membresía y decidir si tus visitantes pagarán mensual o anualmente. ¿Deseas ofrecer diferentes clases de membresía con acceso a diferentes tipos de contenido? Entonces añade bloques separados de contenido Premium para cada tipo de membresía.
  • Añade el contenido que está incluido en esta membresía particular en el bloque de contenido Premium. Puedes usar tantos bloques de contenido Premium como quieras.
  • Si quieres que tus seguidores puedan escoger suscribirse a tu nuevo contenido Premium por correo activa la opción de “Entradas por correo” en las configuraciones de tu plan de membresía.
  • Los pagos de membersía son procesados por una funcionalidad de WordPress.com llamada Pagos Recurrentes, el cual se encarga del procesamiento de tarjetas de crédito y débito para los bloques de contenido Premium.

Y de esa manera, ya tienes un sitio de membresías. Comparte tus nuevas ofertas de membresías a través de tus redes sociales, correo y publicidad boca a boca – todos estos medios son buenos lugares para empezar – y comienza a construir tu base de seguidores junto con un ingreso estable y constante.

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Join Us in Honoring Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today, November 20th, people around the world pause to bear witness to Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day dedicated to honoring the memory of those murdered because of anti-transgender prejudice. Transgender Day of Remembrance reminds us to fight against forces that devalue transgender lives every day. To bring awareness to this important day, we want to pause to share a few stories of transgender people who have found their voice on WordPress.com. We posed a question: “What does Transgender Day of Remembrance mean to you?” Below, we’ve shared a few responses from creators on our platform.

We welcome you to share your own response on your site. In the meantime, read slowly and soak in the hard-fought words of the brave voices who are willing to share their experiences. 


Dr. SA Smythe (They/Them) of essaysmythe.com:

Some of us have been counted, but most of us are counted out—unthought and unthinkable. And so we do it ourselves. We account for Tony McDade. We are accountable to Muhlaysia Booker. We recall Riah Milton. We recollect the fierce life of one of our greatest contemporary remembrancers, the trans griot Monica Roberts. We name the nonbinary people who continue to be treated as unnameable as we slip through the matrix of binary gender. The competing racialized pandemics of our time continues to be intensified for trans people, especially Black trans women, in this year as with any other. We live with that reality and demand non-trans people do the same because our resilience is nothing without their reckoning for the violence they allow to continue against us. Trans Day of Remembrance is not only about how trans people have been stolen from us too soon, but how we continue to survive and thrive and persist against all odds. Has there ever been anything as beautiful as that?

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Laura Kate Dale (She/Her) of laurakbuzz.com:

Going and spending some time in the company of other trans people was wonderful. I got to see trans people from a variety of backgrounds, some who had grown old and found love, and see proof that I could live a long and happy life as a trans woman. But the tone of the evening was contrasted by sitting with the knowledge of why we were all gathered, the knowledge of far too many lives cut far too short. I was surrounded by the trans people who had survived and thrived, as well as the memories of those who had not.

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Nicole Eldridge (She/Her) of transgendersupport.org:

My name is Nicole Eldridge. I’ve been transgender since third grade. As I started to transition, I would read stories online about transgender people dying. This is absolutely terrifying if you want to do what they did. I never gave up and transitioned. Transgender Day of Remembrance means to me that we remember the transgender people that have died and carry out their goal of an equal future for all transgender people. Every time I listen to a Transgender Day of Remembrance speech, it brings me back to Martin Luther King’s speech, “I Have a Dream.” What King said about everyone being equal and having equal opportunities is so true when I hear the transgender people’s names who have died. It breaks my heart to hear all of the transgender people that died for the year. In spite of the hatred toward transgender people, I rise above it all and help transgender people all over the world with my website transgendersupport.org. This is what Transgender Day of Remembrance means to me.


Tallulah Ker-Oldfield (She/Her) of transrites.wordpress.com

Trans people are nothing new. Gender and its expressions have been changing throughout cultures, and trans people have existed throughout history with notable examples in the many ancient pantheons, including deities. There’s nothing new to consider, no trans question – we’ve been here all along, and the only terrible things that happened because of it happened to us

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And so I’m remembering trans lives lost this year, and trans lives filled with trauma, and everything that trans people have to do to simply… be. If you ever thought this year was scary, oppressive, isolating, challenging to get through and potentially fatal to be around people… you’ve been living a lot of the worst parts of the trans experience. Yet I’m remembering the powerful joy of my community, how our bonds through the pandemic have been strong, how well accustomed we immediately became to 2020, having lived our own version of it for most of our lives, creating found families, love, laughter, understanding and sometimes rainbows out of the unforgiving raw material of compromise.

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