WordPress.com is the fastest WordPress host in Review Signal’s 2021 test

For the past eight years, Review Signal has published its WordPress Hosting Performance Benchmarks, and 2021’s results are in.

We’re happy to report that not only did WordPress.com earn Top Tier status once again, but we were proven to be the fastest WordPress host in any pricing tier.

WordPress.com … had perfect 100% uptime on both monitors, zero errors across both load tests and the fastest WP bench of any company in any price tier this year. – WordPress Hosting Performance Benchmarks 2021

The goal of the WordPress Hosting Performance Benchmarks is to run unbiased, data driven performance tests to determine how well different WordPress specialized hosting companies could handle a lot of traffic.

Although testing WordPress hosting performance is complex and imperfect, Review Signal’s methodology is extensive, transparent, and as close to reliable as one could reasonably expect. The tests are designed to measure peak performance and consistency. Review Signal describes this process this way:

Peak performance is measured using load testing services (LoadStorm and K6) which emulate large numbers of users visiting a website and watching how well the hosting responds under these stressful conditions. Consistency is measured using uptime monitoring to make sure that the servers remain available for a longer duration of time.

Full test results can be found here.

WordPress.com is the fastest WordPress host

But WordPress.com’s hosting performance didn’t stop there. Review Signal also runs a separate WooCommerce test, and WordPress.com dominated that category as well.

WordPress.com earned Top Tier status [again this] year. Perfect uptime. The second fastest K6 average response time. A solid Load Storm test. They also absolutely showed off on the WebPageTest results taking 10/12 fastest response times. The fastest WP Bench I’ve ever seen and the second fastest PHP Bench. A definite Top Tier performance.

WordPress.com fastest WooCommerce host

In both tests, WordPress.com had “the fastest WP Bench”. In the WordPress hosting test, WordPress.com rated as “the fastest WP Bench of any company in any price tier this year“, and in the WooCommerce tests, WordPress.com nailed it with “the fastest WP Bench I’ve ever seen and the second fastest PHP Bench“.

We couldn’t be more proud of our WordPress.com Systems Engineers, including our PerfOps team, and everyone who contributes to making WordPress.com the best, fastest WordPress host in the world.

Not only is WordPress.com the fastest WordPress host, but we offer so much more. Ready to unlock the full potential of your site? See everything that WordPress.com’s Business plan offers, including enterprise-grade security, generous storage, and advanced developer tools.

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The Best of Both Worlds: WordPress.com Managed Hosting

How you can get the total freedom to create without the hassles that come with managing your own website. 

The open source WordPress project has given the world a powerful publishing platform that now powers 41% of the web. While this is the most widely adopted CMS on the internet, you’re also going to need a hosting provider to make your website available online. 

When choosing a web host, it’s important to think about how hands-on you’d like to be with maintenance. If you aren’t familiar with technical website operations, it can be daunting to install updates, fear of breaking something or forgetting to backup! (it’s ok, we’ve all been there) Good news: there’s another way and it’s called managed hosting. 

Managed hosting is a convenient service offered by WordPress.com, which is 100% dedicated to hosting the open source WordPress software. Managed hosting is a great option for people who don’t want to deal with the backend technical operations of running a website. You get all of the freedom of WordPress, with none of the hassles. 

Here’s what you get with WordPress.com managed hosting: 

A faster website. 

Because slow websites are the worst! Especially if you plan on growing your audience and customers. To keep it fast, WordPress.com runs on its own global CDN network with 28 state-of-the-art data centers (and counting) all over the world with servers, switches, and routers we own instead of lease. This environment is especially unique because it’s specifically designed and optimized for WordPress sites, so you’re never at the mercy of another provider. The result: baseline page load speeds for a website running on a WordPress.com Business plan clock in around 1 second compared to the industry standard 2.4 seconds. That’s more than speed. It’s a platform that you can depend on. 

Powerful, built-in SEO. 

WordPress.com has great SEO right out of the box. That means you don’t have to do anything extra to reap the benefits. In fact, WordPress takes care of 80-90 percent of the mechanics of SEO for you, according to Matt Cutts, head of Google’s webspam team. All of our themes are optimized for search engines, which means they are designed to make it easy for the Googlebot (and other search engines) to crawl through them and discover all the content.

WordPress.com also automatically sends notifications to Google every time you publish or update a post or page. This is similar to how your subscribers get email updates. Every time you post, you’re telling Google, “hey! Check this out.”

Security and systems experts.

Your website is only as good as it is safe. And managed hosting makes security simple by handling patches, spam protection, updates, and more without having to lift a finger. At WordPress.com, we take security a step further with dedicated systems and security teams who make sure your site stays secure. 

Scalability and uptime you can depend on. 

What’s the worst thing that could happen if your site gets popular? Crash. We’re here for you when it really matters and we’ll make sure this doesn’t happen. Our systems are built to scale as you grow and we have experience hosting some of the largest brands on the internet, like Facebook, Spotify, Microsoft, and CNN. We know how to seamlessly scale your website for millions of visitors, without additional costs for increased traffic. 

Automatic WordPress Updates.

One of the ways we keep your site working in top condition is by automatically handling all version upgrades to make sure you’re on the latest version of WordPress. The best part is that you won’t even notice that we’re doing it for you, so there’s no need to stress about doing something wrong. 

Real-time backups.

We don’t want anyone to lose their hard work. That’s why all WordPress.com plans come with automated backups to save your content. With the Business plan, we take that a step further and do real-time backups so you’ll always have peace of mind. We also diversify our locations, so each time you upload an image to WordPress.com, six copies are made in different locations with a 7th going to an Amazon s3 bucket –– just to make sure.  Losing all your content is the worst feeling on earth. Constantly having to think about manual backups is a pain. That’s why we do it all for you. 

This is just a small sample of how managed hosting can make running your website easier. When you leave the website maintenance to us, you can save so much time that you can refocus towards making your content instead. Plus, there’s no need to install WordPress software – it’s ready to go instantly –– as soon as you sign up. 

If you’d like to learn more about how our managed hosting services can help your website run better, join us at our upcoming webinar Wednesday, June 16th at 1am PT | 11am MT | 12pm CT | 1pm ET | 5pm UTC.


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One-click Portfolio Designs, Instant PDF Embeds, and More Improvements to the Block Editor

We have some exciting new block editor updates to share with you today including fresh collection of Portfolio block patterns, a new and improved way to embed a preview of PDF documents, and better editing tools for Cover and Buttons blocks.

Let’s dive in!

One-Click Portfolio Layouts

Block patterns are pre-designed templates that make creating beautiful pages a breeze. This time we’re bringing you a curated collection of portfolio patterns, perfect for showcasing your creative work. 

To access block patterns, click on the + icon in the WordPress Editor, and switch to the Patterns tab. All portfolio patterns can be found in the Portfolio category.

Embed PDFs with the File Block

The File block allows you to place a download button for documents and other files on your website. With the latest block editor update you can also use it to show a preview of a PDF file. The preview will be displayed automatically, with an option to be disabled from the block settings panel.

Go Large on Buttons

Capture your audience’s attention with eye-catching buttons! You can now make the buttons bigger by customizing the font-size and line-height settings.

Drag-and-drop Cover Block Backgrounds

This update makes it easier to swap the Cover block background image. Simply drag a new image over from your computer, and it will automatically replace the current one.

You keep building, we’ll keep improving

Your feedback helps us make the editor better – thank you! We’re excited to see what you build next with the block editor. In the meantime, watch this space for more updates!

Happy editing!

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Internet de las Cosas para reducir tu factura electrica

¿Cómo puede ayudarte Internet de las Cosas a reducir tu factura eléctrica? Conoce las posibilidades de esta tecnología a través del uso e instalación de un contador inteligente en tu comunidad de vecinos. Las claves están en este este artículo.

Internet de las Cosas para reducir el consumo eléctrico

Cuando hablamos de Ciudades Inteligentes (Smart Cities), el término “Internet de las Cosas (Internet of Things – IoT)” aparece asociado de forma inexorable. De forma sencilla podemos decir que es la forma que tiene una Ciudad Inteligente de interactuar con su entorno utilizando sensores (para medir) y actuadores (para poder ejecutar acciones).

En los medios de comunicación aparece de forma continua que nuestras ciudades son cada vez más inteligentes, pero pocas veces el ciudadano medio es capaz de tangibilizar este valor. El contador inteligente de electricidad es uno de los dispositivos Internet de las Cosas más extendidos en España y que ya afecta a más del 97% de la población con un contrato de electricidad.

Este dispositivo es a la vez un sensor que permite medir la cantidad energía que consumimos cada hora y un actuador que desconecta el suministro eléctrico en el caso de superar la potencia máxima contratada (la función que realizaba el antiguo ICP analógico o Interruptor de Control de Potencia).

La Unión Europea en su directiva 2012/27/UE sobre eficiencia energética establece en relación a los contadores inteligentes que se debe facilitar a los clientes finales información sobre la hora exacta de utilización, así como información de su consumo en un formato fácilmente comprensible y que se pueda utilizar para comparar ofertas. Esto incluye información histórica pormenorizada en función del tiempo de utilización diario, semanal, mensual y anual para un periodo de 24 meses a través de internet o mediante la interface del contador.

Cómo optimizar el consumo eléctrico con un contador inteligente

La información generada por el contador inteligente es utilizada por la comercializadora eléctrica contratada para calcular la factura eléctrica del consumidor. Pero esta información también puede ser utilizada para optimizar la factura eléctrica (potencia contratada y tarifa) utilizando herramientas TIC sencillas y gratuitas, tal y como fomenta la Unión Europea.

Un mantra que se repite de forma constante es que “los datos son el oro del siglo XXI”. Veamos como un ciudadano o una comunidad de vecinos puede utilizar los datos de consumo eléctrico que generan en beneficio propio. Antes es importante destacar que, aunque el contrato de suministro eléctrico se tenga firmado con una comercializadora eléctrica (mercado libre), la entidad que tiene acceso a los datos de consumo eléctrico del contador inteligente es la distribuidora eléctrica, que no se puede elegir y que es asignada en función del territorio donde se viva.

Los pasos a seguir para optimizar un suministro de electricidad por debajo de los 15 kw son los siguientes:

  • Lo primero es acceder a la “curva de carga horaria” que no es más que la cantidad de energía eléctrica consumida cada hora por el cliente. Esta curva está disponible y se puede descargar desde la web de la distribuidora eléctrica que tengamos asignada. Para el caso de Andalucía se puede consultar en la web de la distribuidora eléctrica.
  • El siguiente paso es determinar si se tiene contratada más potencia de la realmente necesaria. Se puede estimar de dos formas:
    • No haber tenido saltos del ICP que incorpora el contador inteligente y que suponen una interrupción del suministro eléctrico, es un indicativo de que posiblemente se tenga contrada más potencia de la que realmente se necesita. También utilizando la curva de carga horaria que proporciona la distribuidora eléctrica se puede identificar la hora de mayor consumo en los últimos meses. Si este consumo máximo esta muy alejado de la potencia máxima que tenemos contratada, es también un indicativo de que posiblemente se pueda optimizar la potencia contratada.
    • La pantalla de visualización que incorpora el contador inteligente ofrece información más exacta de si se han tenido excesos de potencia. El no haber tenido excesos de potencia en los últimos tres meses es un indicativo de que posiblemente se tiene más potencia contratada de la realmente necesaria. Alternativamente se puede acceder a los picos de potencia cuarto horaria de los últimos 12 meses accediendo a la zona privada del consumidor de la web de la distribuidora que nos corresponda por zona geografica (zona privada consumidores distribuidora electrica de Andalucia)
  • La potencia máxima requerida se puede estimar a partir de la lectura del pico máximo de potencia media cuarto horaria alcanzada en los tres últimos periodos que registra el maxímetro del contador inteligente, incrementado en un margen de seguridad que deberá determinar un electricista homologado.

Determinación del exceso de potencia y de la potencia cuarto horaria máxima registrada en el modelo de contador CERM1 que utiliza la tecnología “Meters & More”. También es posible realizar las mismas operaciones para acceder a las lecturas del mes -3.
  • Para poder bajar la potencia del contrato de suministro eléctrico de una vivienda cuya instalación eléctrica tenga menos de 20 años no es necesario solicitar un boletín eléctrico, simplemente se requiere realizar la petición a la comercializadora eléctrica que se tenga contratada. En el caso de servicios no interrumpibles (ascensores, equipos de ventilación forzada en garajes, grupos de presión para consumo humano, viviendas con circunstancias médicas especiales, etc) es necesario que un electricista homologado expida un boletín eléctrico que certifique la bajada de potencia y que, al mismo tiempo, especifique que se debe activar el maxímetro. El maxímetro evita el corte del suministro electrico por exceso de potencia para servicios no interrumpibles, aunque en el caso de superarse la potencia máxima contratada existirá una penalización en el contrato.
  • Una vez determinada la potencia optima, se requiere determinar cuál es la tarifa más adecuada al perfil de consumo del usuario. Para ello se recomienda utilizar el Comparador de Ofertas de Energía y el simulador de la factura eléctrica de la Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC). Con estas herramientas se puede determinar si compensa más una tarifa en mercado regulado (Precio Voluntario del Pequeño Consumidor – PVPC regulado por el RD 216/2014 para potencias inferiores a 10kw) o en mercado libre y si compensa una tarifa con discriminación horaria. Si la potencia a contratar está por debajo de 10kw se recomienda comprobar siempre las tarifas reguladas por el gobierno (PVPC) con y sin discriminación horaria, pues suelen ser las más rentables para el ciudadano medio. Adicionalmente en el caso de poder solicitar el bono social existen descuentos adicionales.
  • El ultimo paso es contactar con la comercializadora eléctrica elegida y solicitar el cambio de potencia y la nueva tarifa elegida.

Caso práctico de ahorro con un contador inteligente

Veamos cómo hacerlo con un ejemplo concreto: una comunidad de vecinos que dispone de ascensor tiene contratada una potencia de 13,15 kw con una tarifa en mercado libre sin discriminación horaria (tarifa 2.1 A):

Factura antes de la optimización del suministro:
La factura del 13/01 al 11/02 que abarca 29 días con un consumo de 446 kw, resultó en un importe de 182,63 €. El precio del kw de energía consumida se facturó a 0,22 €/kw con un descuento del 12% y el termino de potencia a 0,14467 €/kw día.

Optimización del suministro:
Accediendo a las curvas de carga a través del portal de la distribuidora eléctrica se observa que el consumo máximo en una hora en los últimos meses ha sido de 1,8 kw y que el contador inteligente indica que la potencia máxima cuarto horaria de los últimos tres periodos es de 2,4 kw.

Comprobado que existe margen para bajar la potencia se contacta con un electricista homologado para expedir un nuevo boletín eléctrico que certifica que se puede bajar la potencia a 9 kw y al mismo tiempo activar el maxímetro al tener un ascensor que es un servicio no interrumpible. Al bajar la potencia de los 10 kw, la simulación realizada utilizando las herramientas web de la CNMC, se determina que la tarifa más rentable es la tarifa regulada por el gobierno con discriminación horaria de dos periodos (tarifa PVPC 2.0 DHA).

Factura después de la optimización del suministro:

La factura del 28/02 al 31/03 que abarca 31 días con un consumo de 237 kw en punta y 209 kw en valle, resultó en un importe de 93,07 €. El precio del kw de energía consumida se facturó a 0,132 €/kw en horario punta, a 0,0659 €/kw en horario valle y el termino de potencia a 0,11276 €/kw día. Adicionalmente, al facturar con maxímetro sólo se factura el 85% del término de potencia (7,65 kw) al ser en este periodo la potencia máxima demandada inferior al 85% de la potencia contratada (9 kw). Como puede observarse se obtiene un descuento cercano al 50%.

Para finalizar es importante destacar que el fomento de la utilización de tarifas dinámicas como es el caso de las denominadas “Real Time Pricing (RTP)”, como por ejemplo la PVPC (Red Eléctrica dispone de una App para informar al consumidor sobre la variación horaria del precio) donde el precio pagado depende del precio de generación de la energía en cada momento, contribuye a modificar los hábitos de consumo energético de los pequeños consumidores tal y como indica el Global Energy Think Tank Vaasa ETT. Esto a su vez permite aplanar la curva de demanda eléctrica a nivel país, optimizando la generación/consumo eléctrico de forma que se pueda generar más electricidad cuando más económico resulte, a la vez que se fomenta el uso de las energías más baratas y menos contaminantes, entre las que se encuentran las renovables.

Este artículo fue publicado el 30 de mayo de 2019 en el Blog de Andalucia es Digital. Debido a que este blog ha dejado de funcionar se decide volver a publicarlo en blog personal del autor.

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Introducing a new design for the WordPress apps

The WordPress mobile apps are the best way to manage your site from anywhere. If you’re already using the app, you might have noticed a new visual design that’s been rolling out. That rollout is complete in WordPress 17.1, which is available today for both Android and iOS. If you’re not already using it this is the perfect time to give it a try!

Our new visual design as seen on iPhone and iPad.

We add new features and improve the WordPress apps in every release, but our visual design hasn’t changed much in the last few years. Over the last few months we’ve thought about how to modernize the design of the apps. As we’ve implemented features like Dark Mode, we’re taking advantage of new components made available in the latest versions of iOS and Android.  

Bigger, bolder headers call out key product areas and create a distinction between the top level tabs and deeper levels of the apps. A new color palette pairs a more neutral background that lets your content shine with brighter blues that make interactive elements even more noticeable. A new serif typeface is a nod to WordPress’s roots in writing and publishing.

Dark Mode is available on both iOS and Android devices.

We hope you enjoy these updates as you use the apps and we’d love to hear your feedback. Reach out to us from within the app by going to My Site, tapping your photo on the top right, tapping Help & Support, and then selecting Contact Support.

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What’s New in the Block Editor: New Page Layout Picker, Better Block Transformation Options, and More

Here’s a peek at the latest changes in the block editor — subtle-yet-practical enhancements that help you create beautiful posts and pages more efficiently:

  • New page layout picker experience.
  • Convert text and images into Columns block.
  • Improved spacing options for social links and buttons.
  • Streamlined behavior of the writing prompt.

Let’s dive in!

New Page Layout Picker

Page layouts are pre-designed templates that make creating beautiful pages a breeze. In this update we focused on improving the layout picker, making it easier to quickly browse different categories and select your layout.

Convert text and images into Columns Block

Transforming one block into another is a nifty trick that can greatly improve the editing experience. With the latest update, text (and images too!) can be automatically converted to a Columns block with the click of a button.

Select two or more blocks (these could be Paragraph, Heading, Image, etc.), click on the grouped block icon, and select “Columns” from the list of transformation options. The number of blocks selected will correspond to the number of columns.

Improved spacing options for Social Links and Buttons

Get creative with new ways to arrange your social links and buttons. This update brings you greater control over spacing and unlocks some neat layout ideas.

The correct alignment will be visible once you finish editing the Social Icons block.

Streamlined behavior of the writing prompt

You’re probably familiar with the writing prompt that greets you every time you start a new post or  page. Until now you’d also see it on every new line in your document. We’re happy to report that’s no longer the case! To streamline the writing process the prompt will now only appear once. There will be no subsequent prompts with every new line — just space for you to write your thoughts without distractions.

You keep building, we’ll keep improving

We can’t wait to see what you build with the improved block editor. In the meantime, we’ll keep new updates coming your way.

Happy editing!

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Introducing Milestone Notifications

Your website is a product of your hard work and passion. Therefore, when your site hits a milestone — it shouldn’t go unrecognized. To make it easier for you to keep track of your site’s achievements, we’ll be rolling out a new celebratory notification that will alert you when your site reaches or surpasses a certain number of views

We hope these celebrations are meaningful and motivational for you and that they inspire you to take time to pause, reflect, and celebrate. 

If you have the WordPress app on your mobile, we also have a little surprise for you each time you unlock a milestone! Be sure to update your WordPress app to the latest version. If you don’t have the app yet, download it for free on both Android and iOS.

We’d love to hear your feedback! Reach out to us from within the app by going to My Site, tapping your photo on the top right, tapping Help & Support,  and then selecting Contact Support.

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WordPress.com Design Update for a More Intuitive Experience

We’re excited to tell you more about WordPress.com’s new navigation experience. The update makes managing your entire site more intuitive and creates consistency across all parts of WordPress.com. This update also allows you all to take advantage of the wider WordPress open source community, creating the same admin menu as WordPress.org that you see referenced in lots of documentation and tutorials.

As we continue to grow, we’ve heard that navigating WordPress.com could be confusing because of different sidebars layouts, menus, etc. We listened to your feedback and ran usability tests on new designs to improve the experience.  

Updated Sidebar Menu Design in WordPress.com

This design update combines sidebars and menus that were mismatched and streamlines them into one dashboard that’s consistent for everyone.

For many of you, there will be little to no change in how you use WordPress.com. For those of you who access advanced features, you can easily enable wp-admin as your default view in your Account Settings. We’re surfacing most menu items from third-party plugins and themes by default. You can learn more about interface and account settings here.

While you’re in Account Settings, give your WordPress.com interface a new color scheme. You can now choose a color for your dashboard.

Thanks for the continued feedback to make WordPress.com more intuitive to use for all. And we’re not done yet – we’ll continue to listen and evolve as WordPress.com grows. Happy WordPressing!

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Publish and Update WordPress Posts Directly From Ulysses

If you use Ulysses for Mac, iPad, and iPhone, you already know that this Apple Design Award-winning writing app offers a focused, pleasant writing experience. You might also know that Ulysses publishes to WordPress with just a few clicks or taps. If so, you’ll be happy to hear that the newest version improves the already-smooth integration between WordPress and Ulysses.

For anyone who might be unfamiliar with the writing tool, Ulysses provides a distraction-free Markdown editor that is customizable to fit your style. Its powerful features help you organize your writing projects and be more productive. When you are satisfied with the content you’ve written, Ulysses can export the text into several formats. Most importantly, it is easy to publish your creation directly to your WordPress.com blog or your self-hosted WordPress site.

Let’s take a closer look at how publishing from Ulysses to WordPress works. First, you will need to connect Ulysses to your WordPress account. If you are a WordPress.com user, you will simply input your user name and password. WordPress self-host users will also supply the URL of the WordPress site. Once the connection is made, Ulysses will also sync with your other devices. You’ll now be able to turn any text you write in Ulysses into WordPress blog posts via the app’s export feature. 

Ulysses is unique because it automatically transfers not only images and text but also other settings and characteristics. Some of its smart features include: 

  • Your text’s first heading will become your post’s title.
  • Keywords you attached in Ulysses will become tags or categories if they match your blog’s tags or categories.
  • If there’s an image attached to your text, it will become your post’s featured image.
  • If there’s a note attached to your text, it will become your post’s excerpt.

You can, of course, edit any of these smart settings during publishing. Furthermore, you can set your post’s slug and choose to publish instantly, schedule for later, or upload as a draft. This video walks you through the process.

And now for the big news — with the latest Ulysses version, you can also update previously published posts directly within the app, which adds even more convenience to your publishing workflow. Consider this common scenario: 

Sometimes when blogging, a typo or other issue escapes our notice, and we only spot it when looking at the published post or the post’s preview. Until now, Ulysses users needed to switch to WordPress to edit or publish the post a second time. With the latest version, that process is unnecessary. Editing text in Ulysses now enables you to update the corresponding WordPress blog post right within the app. During the publishing workflow, Ulysses will highlight the changes you’re about to make.

Ulysses’ newest version improves its time-saving integration with WordPress, making publishing and revising WordPress posts even more convenient than before.

Here’s a fun bonus! To celebrate this latest integration update, Ulysses is giving away five (5) free one-year licenses! To win, simply comment below, letting us know that you’d love to try the Ulysses app. Remember: this is an Apple product, so it only works with Mac, iPad, and iPhone. The first 5 people who ask for it in the comments will win. We’ll send the name and email address you supply when you comment to Ulysses and they’ll contact you with the details on how to claim your one-year license.

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Introducing new Stats widgets for iPhone

You may already know that WordPress mobile apps are the easiest way to manage your WordPress site any time, anywhere.  Helpful features in the apps include our Stats widgets, which make it simple to keep an eye on your site’s activity without even opening the app. We recently rebuilt our widgets for iOS 14, and we’re happy to announce that they’re available now in WordPress 16.9.

Now, your WordPress Stats can live right on your iPhone or iPad’s home screen, always visible and up to date when you unlock your device. With one tap, the widgets will open WordPress straight to the Stats page for your site. They are available in a variety of sizes, from small ones that give you a bite-sized piece of information at a glance, to large ones that give you a comprehensive look at your site activity. 

Three types of widgets are available: Today, This Week, and All Time.

The Today widget focuses on the most up to date information: how many views, visitors, likes, and comments has your site received today? This Week lets you compare your daily stats from the past week to see the rise and fall of your site’s activity. All Time shows the total number of views, visitors, and posts on your site as well as the views from your best day ever. 

If you have multiple WordPress sites, you can edit a widget after placing it on your home screen to choose which site’s stats you want it to display. You can even mix and match multiple widgets to create a dashboard that shows you how all your sites are doing at once.

Widgets adapt to Dark Mode when it is enabled on your device.

The new widgets are available for WordPress.com sites as well as WordPress sites using Jetpack. Once you’ve updated to the latest version of WordPress on your device, you can use these instructions to add a widget to your home screen. Your device must be running iOS 14.0 or higher to use the new widgets. If you use an Android phone, widgets are available there, too.

We hope our new widgets make it even easier to keep up with your site’s activity. We’re always thinking about how we can make the apps more useful for you. What other kinds of widgets would you like to see in WordPress? Let us know in the comments!

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