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2023 is going to be an exciting year for WordPress, because it marks its 20th year. But that’s not all. As always, WordPress released new and beautiful themes for your website. In addition, Jetpack is now available as an app, which makes staying on top of your content even easier. Curious about all the WordPress updates for January, 2023? Then read on!

WordPress 20th anniversary

Let’s celebrate! This year, WordPress will turn 20, which isn’t a small feat. We’ve seen many technologies, software stacks, and fashion trends come and go throughout the past two decades, but WordPress has continued to thrive. Of course, this is all thanks to the amazing WordPress community. 

The official anniversary date is May 27, so mark that in your calendar. Throughout the beginning of 2023, leading up to the official anniversary date, there are a number of different events. And also keep an eye out for WordPress’s official social media accounts and their official anniversary website. The company will share how you can contribute to this exciting occasion. Plus, there’s cool anniversary swag. 

WordPress Blaze

One of the biggest challenges for any site owner is finding your readers or customers. If you wanted to promote your WordPress website, you had to use multiple tools and sometimes a lot of money. But not anymore! Blaze is a new tool that easily allows you to advertise your WordPress blog on WordPress.com and Tumblr. The entire process only takes four steps

And if your website isn’t hosted on WordPress.com, you can still use Blaze via the Jetpack plugin! 

New themes for WordPress

As always, WordPress is working on new designs, so you can build the website of your dreams. This month, they released four new themes. There’s options for food-based businesses, podcasts, and bloggers. 

What new things do the five themes bring to the table?

  • Twenty Twenty-Three takes advantage of the new design tools introduced in WordPress 6.1.
  • Tazza (Premium Theme) leverages WooCommerce to provide you with intuitive product navigation. 
  • Looking for a clean, single-page design? Then you should try WordPress’s new theme Calyx
  • Muscat is perfect if you want to start a new blog in 2023. It’s focused on a comfortable and modern reading experience. 
  • Music lovers, listen up! If you want a new theme for your music-centered website, you should definitely consider Loudness

New Jetpack mobile app

Exciting news! Jetpack released a mobile app, which means you can now use WordPress on the go. You don’t have to write down your ideas. Instead, you can immediately work on your content, wherever you are. For example, you can start drafting your blog posts on your morning commute, or tweak your pages on your lunch break. What’s more, you can also check your Stats and Insights with the app, and reply to comments! 

First, what’s a link in bio? It’s a link that you put in the bio of your social media. This link enables you to truly own your own content and traffic, because it leads to a menu page of some sorts. You can put whatever links in this menu page, guiding your audience to wherever you want them to go. 

With WordPress’s Link in Bio, it’s so much easier to handle your operations and link to your available channels. And it’s easy to set up. Simply pick an URL, choose your design, upload a profile image and then add your links. You can set it up within minutes.

Stay up to date

Stay up to date with all the latest WordPress news with Bluehost. And if you want to take your WordPress website to a new level, sign up for a Bluehost hosting package to get in-depth WordPress assistance today.

Minal heads Content and Social Marketing for Bluehost. With over 15 years of experience in the technology industry, she believes in creating solutions and producing content that fulfill a customer's needs. She strives to bridge the gap between what users need and what they want. She has worn multiple hats over the years with experience in creative and brand strategy, content and social marketing, event and community marketing, brand operations and strategic partnerships. She is a dog mom and a stickler for calendaring.

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