If you feel like it’s a chore to keep up with all your favorite blogs, you can now read posts from all the blogs you follow (even the ones that aren’t on WordPress.com) in one convenient place on the WordPress.com home page.
Your Reader displays all the posts across all the blogs you follow in the order they were published, with the most recent content appearing at the top. You’ll see an excerpt of the introduction to each post, the first image in the post, and thumbnails of any other images that the post contains. There is not a way for you to manually select your own image.
Adding New Blogs
You can add new blogs to your Reader by clicking on the Follow button on toolbar at the top of any WordPress.com blog – you must be logged in to see it.
You can also add any non-WordPress.com site with an RSS feed to the Reader by clicking Blogs I Follow > EDIT, and then adding the blog URL to your list of followed sites, as you can see here:
Alternatively, you can import a list of subscriptions from another feed reader by clicking the Import link on that same page or by visiting the URL http://wordpress.com/read/import/.
You can also learn more about adding and managing the blogs you follow.
Want to see if any of your Facebook, Twitter, or Google friends are on WordPress.com? We have a tool for that as well that is built right in.
Discovering New Blogs
To find awesome new WordPress.com blogs, check out the Recommended Blogs section of your Reader.
Once you choose the categories that interest you just press the Show me the blogs! button. A list will then display the blogs specifically tailored to your interests that you can add to your Reader.
Comments I Made
Want to keep up with conversations you joined on a blog post? The Comments I Made section of your Reader tracks comments you made on blog posts across WordPress.com so you can see when people reply to you. It will show your comment and replies after yours. The blog post with the latest replies will appear at the top of the page. You can also click to view all comments on the post and jump back into the conversation with a new comment of your own.
Posts I Like
Have you ever liked a post and then had trouble finding it later on? With the Posts I Like section of your Reader this will never be a problem again. Here you can quickly see all the posts you have liked.
If you want to see what people are saying about your hometown, favorite sports team, or a concert you attended last night, add any topic to your Reader and create a stream of all posts published with that tag.
You can add as many topic streams to your Reader as you like. You’ll notice frequent updates being published under general topics like “Art” and “Books.” You can also add more specific topics like “Picasso” or “J. K. Rowling.”
Your Reader is not just available on the WordPress.com home page, you can also access it using the WordPress app on an Android or iOS mobile device.
Why can’t I reblog or like a post?
If you add a blog to your Reader that isn’t hosted at WordPress.com, you won’t see the Reblog or Like buttons since those features are specific to WordPress.com blogs.
How do I stop receiving email notifications for the individual blogs I follow?
- Click the Edit List button located next to Blogs I Follow.
- Find the blog(s) you wish to stop receiving email notifications from and in the Get new posts by email column, pick Never from the dropdown box.
How do I turn off email subscriptions for all the blogs I’m following?:
- Click the Manage email delivery settings link in the bottom lefthand corner of the Reader.
- Check Block all email updates from blogs you’re following on WordPress.com.
- Click the Save Settings button.