GET /read/following/

Get a list of posts from the blogs a user follows.

Resource Information

   
Method GET
URL https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1.1/read/following/
Requires authentication? Yes

Query Parameters

Parameter Type Description
http_envelope (bool)
false:
(default)
true:
Some environments (like in-browser JavaScript or Flash) block or divert responses with a non-200 HTTP status code. Setting this parameter will force the HTTP status code to always be 200. The JSON response is wrapped in an "envelope" containing the "real" HTTP status code and headers.
pretty (bool)
false:
(default)
true:
Output pretty JSON
meta (string) Optional. Loads data from the endpoints found in the 'meta' part of the response. Comma-separated list. Example: meta=site,likes
fields (string) Optional. Returns specified fields only. Comma-separated list. Example: fields=ID,title
callback (string) An optional JSONP callback function.
number (int) The number of posts to return. Limit: 40. Default: 10.
page (int) Return the Nth 1-indexed page of posts.
order (string)
DESC:
(default) Return posts in descending order. For dates, that means newest to oldest.
ASC:
Return posts in ascending order. For dates, that means oldest to newest.
after (iso 8601 datetime) Return posts dated after the specified datetime.
before (iso 8601 datetime) Return posts dated before the specified datetime.

Response Parameters

Parameter Type Description
ID (int) The post ID.
site_ID (int) The site ID.
author (object) The author of the post.
date (iso 8601 datetime) The post's creation time.
modified (iso 8601 datetime) The post's most recent update time.
title (html) context dependent.
URL (url) The full permalink URL to the post.
short_URL (url) The wp.me short URL.
content (html) context dependent.
excerpt (html) context dependent.
slug (string) The name (slug) for the post, used in URLs.
guid (string) The GUID for the post.
status (string)
publish:
The post is published.
draft:
The post is saved as a draft.
pending:
The post is pending editorial approval.
private:
The post is published privately
future:
The post is scheduled for future publishing.
trash:
The post is in the trash.
auto-draft:
The post is a placeholder for a new post.
sticky (bool) Is the post sticky?
password (string) The plaintext password protecting the post, or, more likely, the empty string if the post is not password protected.
parent (object|false) A reference to the post's parent, if it has one.
type (string) The post's post_type. Post types besides post, page and revision need to be whitelisted using the rest_api_allowed_post_types filter.
comments_open (bool) Is the post open for comments?
pings_open (bool) Is the post open for pingbacks, trackbacks?
likes_enabled (bool) Is the post open to likes?
sharing_enabled (bool) Should sharing buttons show on this post?
comment_count (int) The number of comments for this post.
like_count (int) The number of likes for this post.
i_like (bool) Does the current user like this post?
is_reblogged (bool) Did the current user reblog this post?
is_following (bool) Is the current user following this blog?
global_ID (string) A unique WordPress.com-wide representation of a post.
featured_image (url) The URL to the featured image for this post if it has one.
post_thumbnail (object) The attachment object for the featured image if it has one.
format (string)
standard:
Standard
aside:
Aside
chat:
Chat
gallery:
Gallery
link:
Link
image:
Image
quote:
Quote
status:
Status
video:
Video
audio:
Audio
geo (object|false)
menu_order (int) (Pages Only) The order pages should appear in.
publicize_URLs (array) Array of Twitter and Facebook URLs published by this post.
tags (object) Hash of tags (keyed by tag name) applied to the post.
categories (object) Hash of categories (keyed by category name) applied to the post.
attachments (object) Hash of post attachments (keyed by attachment ID).
metadata (array) Array of post metadata keys and values. All unprotected meta keys are available by default for read requests. Both unprotected and protected meta keys are available for authenticated requests with access. Protected meta keys can be made available with the rest_api_allowed_public_metadata filter.
meta (object) API result meta data
current_user_can (object) List of permissions. Note, deprecated in favor of `capabilities`
capabilities (object) List of post-specific permissions for the user; publish_post, edit_post, delete_post
date_range (object) date range covered by current results.
number (int) The number of posts brought back by current query.
posts (array) An array of post objects.

Resource Errors

These are the possible errors returned by this endpoint.

HTTP Code Error Identifier Error Message
403 unauthorized User cannot view taxonomy
403 unauthorized User cannot view post
403 authorization_required An active access token must be used to query information about the current user.
403 unauthorized User cannot edit taxonomy
400 invalid_post Invalid post
400 invalid_context Invalid API CONTEXT
403 unauthorized User cannot edit post
404 unknown_post Unknown post

Example

curl \
 -H 'authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN' \
 'https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1/read/following/?number=2'
<?php
$options  = array (
  'http' => 
  array (
    'ignore_errors' => true,
    'header' => 
    array (
      0 => 'authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN',
    ),
  ),
);

$context  = stream_context_create( $options );
$response = file_get_contents(
	'https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1/read/following/?number=2',
	false,
	$context
);
$response = json_decode( $response );
?>

Response

{
    "date_range": {
        "before": "2020-08-05T14:17:42+00:00",
        "after": "2020-07-28T12:00:00+00:00"
    },
    "number": 2,
    "posts": [
        {
            "ID": 43013,
            "site_ID": 3584907,
            "author": {
                "ID": 107161334,
                "login": "meganmariemarcel",
                "email": false,
                "name": "Megan Marcel",
                "first_name": "Megan",
                "last_name": "Marcel",
                "nice_name": "meganmariemarcel",
                "URL": "http:\/\/mmarcelwordpress.wordpress.com",
                "avatar_URL": "https:\/\/2.gravatar.com\/avatar\/2d6bac4a34e25ba8fc07178430bbd2ce?s=96&d=retro",
                "profile_URL": "https:\/\/en.gravatar.com\/meganmariemarcel",
                "ip_address": false,
                "site_ID": 123501228,
                "site_visible": true
            },
            "date": "2020-08-05T14:17:42+00:00",
            "modified": "2020-08-05T15:56:14+00:00",
            "title": "Hosting Live (Virtual!) Events: Lessons from Planning the WordPress.com Growth Summit",
            "URL": "http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/2020\/08\/05\/hosting-live-virtual-events-lessons-from-the-wordpress-com-growth-summit\/",
            "short_URL": "https:\/\/wp.me\/pf2B5-bbL",
            "content": "\n<p>Back in January, my team at WordPress.com was busy planning another year of exciting in-person events — community meetups, conference keynotes, booths, and in-person demos — at large exhibit halls and hotels around the world.<\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>Then the world changed overnight, and because of a global pandemic, our Events team \u2014 just like many of you running your own businesses \u2014 had to rethink everything about how we connect with people.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>So we went back to work. We\u2019ve learned so much in just five months, and it culminates in the upcoming<a href=\"https:\/\/wordpress.com\/growth-summit\/\"> WordPress.com Growth Summit<\/a> \u2014 our first-ever multi-day virtual conference. It\u2019s going to be a jam-packed program full of expert advice from business leaders and entrepreneurs. We\u2019ll also have breakout sessions with our own WordPress experts, the Automattic Happiness Engineers, taking you through everything you need to know about building a powerful, fast website that works great for SEO, eCommerce, and growing your business.&nbsp;<\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>In the lead-up to the Summit, we wanted to share everything we\u2019ve learned so far about running virtual events, from YouTube to webinars to Facebook Live and ticket sales. There are dozens of great solutions for staying connected to and supporting your audience — here’s what\u2019s been working for us:&nbsp;<\/p>\n\n\n\n<h3>Live webinars&nbsp;<\/h3>\n\n\n\n<p>In April, we launched a series of daily webinars, 30-minute live demos and Q&amp;As direct from our Happiness Engineers, five days a week. These webinars walk people through the basics of getting started with WordPress.com. We also launched a few topical webinars — deeper dives into specific topics: eCommerce 101, growing an audience, using the WordPress app, and podcasting, to name a few. <\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>We chose Zoom to host these because it\u2019s a popular platform that allows for key webinar elements like pre-registration\/signups, screen sharing, and Q&amp;A. We pulled these together quickly, so going with a familiar solution was key for us and our audience.&nbsp;<\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>To expand our reach, we also streamed to our Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube channels. This was a simple integration that Zoom offers already, and we saw our viewership grow exponentially.&nbsp;<\/p>\n\n\n\n<h3>Pre-recorded vs. live instruction&nbsp;<\/h3>\n\n\n\n<p>At virtual events, one question always comes up: pre-recorded or live? We prefer a combination! Live is great when possible; it gives attendees an opportunity to interact with speakers, speakers can personalize the content based on questions being asked, and attendees can interact with one another, forming connections with like-minded content creators and entrepreneurs.&nbsp;<\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>Live content also has challenges: internet connections can cut out,  computers can shut down unexpectedly, and there are more opportunities for interruption (does anyone else\u2019s dog bark the minute you get on a live video?). It also requires all participants to be online at the same time, which can be logistically challenging.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>Our advice: Test, test, test! If a speaker isn\u2019t comfortable presenting live, there is the option to do a combination — a pre-recorded session with a live Q&amp;A in the chat. We\u2019ve found it to work really well, and it gives attendees the same access to the presenter.<\/p>\n\n\n\n<h3>The Growth Summit&nbsp;<\/h3>\n\n\n\n<p>We helped folks to get online quickly with our daily webinars and dove into deeper topics each month, and now we want to help you grow your site. Enter <a href=\"https:\/\/wordpress.com\/growth-summit\/\">The Official WordPress.com Growth Summit<\/a>, happening next week, August 11-13.<\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>We gathered frequently asked questions over the past few months, listened to your requests for live sessions across more time zones, and found inspiration from users that we felt needed to be shared widely.&nbsp;&nbsp;<\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>The Growth Summit takes a deeper dive into topics and offers hands-on WordPress training for anyone looking to get online. You\u2019ll have the opportunity to ask questions live, connect with speakers, visit our virtual Happiness Bar for 1:1 support, and connect with other attendees during the networking breaks.&nbsp;<\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>Some key highlights from the <a href=\"https:\/\/www.accelevents.com\/e\/wpgs2020\">agenda<\/a>:&nbsp;<\/p>\n\n\n\n<ul><li>Using the block editor<\/li><li>Customizing your site<\/li><li>Growing your audience<\/li><li>Improving your content ranking (SEO)<\/li><li>Creating a marketing plan&nbsp;<\/li><li>Expanding from blogging to podcasting&nbsp;<\/li><li>Making money with your site<\/li><li>And so much more\u2026&nbsp;<\/li><\/ul>\n\n\n\n<p>We wanted a platform for this event that would act as an immersive event experience. There are many great platforms for this, including Accelevents and Hopin. We\u2019ll be experimenting with many of them in the coming months (Remember: test!). A few key features we looked for:&nbsp;<\/p>\n\n\n\n<ul><li>Ease of self-production<\/li><li>Ability for simultaneous sessions<\/li><li>Overall user experience<\/li><li>Flow of the event — central location for agenda, speaker bios, networking, and more<\/li><li>Networking features<\/li><li>Audience engagement — polling, live chat, and more<\/li><li>Analytics<\/li><li>Registration within the platform<\/li><li>Accessibility<\/li><li>Customization<\/li><li>Speaker (virtual) green rooms<\/li><\/ul>\n\n\n\n<p>The best part? This event is being offered twice a day so that we cover all time zones. And if you can\u2019t join us live, attendees will have access to all content from all time zones, after the event.<\/p>\n\n\n\n<div class=\"wp-block-buttons\">\n<div class=\"wp-block-button\"><a class=\"wp-block-button__link\" href=\"https:\/\/wordpress.com\/growth-summit\/\"><strong>Register for the WordPress.com Growth Summit Today!<\/strong><\/a><\/div>\n<\/div>\n\n\n\n<p><\/p>\n",
            "excerpt": "<p>With some creativity and the right tools, you can engage an audience and nurture a community virtually.<\/p>\n",
            "slug": "hosting-live-virtual-events-lessons-from-the-wordpress-com-growth-summit",
            "guid": "http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/?p=43013",
            "status": "publish",
            "sticky": false,
            "password": "",
            "parent": false,
            "type": "post",
            "comments_open": true,
            "pings_open": false,
            "likes_enabled": true,
            "sharing_enabled": true,
            "comment_count": 8,
            "like_count": 293,
            "i_like": false,
            "is_reblogged": false,
            "is_following": true,
            "global_ID": "81dc2c7477b9aa29e09815184c585d77",
            "featured_image": "https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/08\/wpsummit-image-purple.png",
            "post_thumbnail": {
                "ID": 43015,
                "URL": "https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/08\/wpsummit-image-purple.png",
                "guid": "http:\/\/en.blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/08\/wpsummit-image-purple.png",
                "mime_type": "image\/png",
                "width": 1184,
                "height": 622
            },
            "format": "standard",
            "geo": false,
            "menu_order": 0,
            "publicize_URLs": [],
            "tags": {
                "SEO Monetization": {
                    "ID": 354196464,
                    "name": "SEO Monetization",
                    "slug": "seo-monetization",
                    "description": "",
                    "post_count": 1,
                    "feed_url": "http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/tag\/seo-monetization\/feed\/",
                    "meta": {
                        "links": {
                            "self": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/tags\/slug:seo-monetization",
                            "help": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/tags\/slug:seo-monetization\/help",
                            "site": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907"
                        }
                    }
                },
                "Virtual Conference": {
                    "ID": 4320616,
                    "name": "Virtual Conference",
                    "slug": "virtual-conference",
                    "description": "",
                    "post_count": 1,
                    "feed_url": "http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/tag\/virtual-conference\/feed\/",
                    "meta": {
                        "links": {
                            "self": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/tags\/slug:virtual-conference",
                            "help": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/tags\/slug:virtual-conference\/help",
                            "site": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907"
                        }
                    }
                },
                "Virtual Events": {
                    "ID": 4617711,
                    "name": "Virtual Events",
                    "slug": "virtual-events",
                    "description": "",
                    "post_count": 1,
                    "feed_url": "http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/tag\/virtual-events\/feed\/",
                    "meta": {
                        "links": {
                            "self": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/tags\/slug:virtual-events",
                            "help": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/tags\/slug:virtual-events\/help",
                            "site": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907"
                        }
                    }
                },
                "Webinars": {
                    "ID": 209607,
                    "name": "Webinars",
                    "slug": "webinars",
                    "description": "",
                    "post_count": 1,
                    "feed_url": "http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/tag\/webinars\/feed\/",
                    "meta": {
                        "links": {
                            "self": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/tags\/slug:webinars",
                            "help": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/tags\/slug:webinars\/help",
                            "site": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907"
                        }
                    }
                },
                "WordPress.com Growth Summit": {
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                    "name": "WordPress.com Growth Summit",
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                    "description": "",
                    "post_count": 1,
                    "feed_url": "http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/tag\/wordpress-com-growth-summit\/feed\/",
                    "meta": {
                        "links": {
                            "self": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/tags\/slug:wordpress-com-growth-summit",
                            "help": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/tags\/slug:wordpress-com-growth-summit\/help",
                            "site": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907"
                        }
                    }
                }
            },
            "categories": {
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                    "ID": 172474,
                    "name": "Better Blogging",
                    "slug": "better-blogging",
                    "description": "",
                    "post_count": 101,
                    "feed_url": "http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/category\/better-blogging\/feed\/",
                    "parent": 0,
                    "meta": {
                        "links": {
                            "self": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/categories\/slug:better-blogging",
                            "help": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/categories\/slug:better-blogging\/help",
                            "site": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907"
                        }
                    }
                },
                "Community": {
                    "ID": 2528,
                    "name": "Community",
                    "slug": "community",
                    "description": "",
                    "post_count": 346,
                    "feed_url": "http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/category\/community\/feed\/",
                    "parent": 0,
                    "meta": {
                        "links": {
                            "self": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/categories\/slug:community",
                            "help": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/categories\/slug:community\/help",
                            "site": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907"
                        }
                    }
                },
                "Events": {
                    "ID": 924,
                    "name": "Events",
                    "slug": "events",
                    "description": "",
                    "post_count": 64,
                    "feed_url": "http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/category\/events\/feed\/",
                    "parent": 0,
                    "meta": {
                        "links": {
                            "self": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/categories\/slug:events",
                            "help": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/categories\/slug:events\/help",
                            "site": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907"
                        }
                    }
                },
                "WordPress.com": {
                    "ID": 53,
                    "name": "WordPress.com",
                    "slug": "wordpress-com",
                    "description": "",
                    "post_count": 356,
                    "feed_url": "http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/category\/wordpress-com\/feed\/",
                    "parent": 0,
                    "meta": {
                        "links": {
                            "self": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/categories\/slug:wordpress-com",
                            "help": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/categories\/slug:wordpress-com\/help",
                            "site": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907"
                        }
                    }
                }
            },
            "attachments": {
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                    "ID": 43015,
                    "URL": "https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/08\/wpsummit-image-purple.png",
                    "guid": "http:\/\/en.blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/08\/wpsummit-image-purple.png",
                    "mime_type": "image\/png",
                    "width": 1184,
                    "height": 622
                }
            },
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                {
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                    "key": "_thumbnail_id",
                    "value": "43015"
                }
            ],
            "meta": {
                "links": {
                    "self": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/posts\/43013",
                    "help": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/posts\/43013\/help",
                    "site": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907",
                    "replies": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/posts\/43013\/replies\/",
                    "likes": "https:\/\/public-api.wordpress.com\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/posts\/43013\/likes\/"
                }
            },
            "current_user_can": {
                "publish_post": false,
                "delete_post": false,
                "edit_post": false
            },
            "capabilities": {
                "publish_post": false,
                "delete_post": false,
                "edit_post": false
            },
            "pseudo_ID": "81dc2c7477b9aa29e09815184c585d77",
            "is_external": false,
            "site_name": "The WordPress.com Blog",
            "site_URL": "http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com",
            "site_is_private": false,
            "featured_media": {
                "uri": "https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/08\/wpsummit-image-purple.png",
                "width": 1184,
                "height": 622,
                "type": "image"
            },
            "feed_ID": 25823
        },
        {
            "ID": 42878,
            "site_ID": 3584907,
            "author": {
                "ID": 10183950,
                "login": "cherilucas",
                "email": false,
                "name": "Cheri Lucas Rowlands",
                "first_name": "Cheri Lucas",
                "last_name": "Rowlands",
                "nice_name": "cherilucas",
                "URL": "http:\/\/cherilucasrowlands.com",
                "avatar_URL": "https:\/\/0.gravatar.com\/avatar\/36207d4c7c014b0999b995ca3971d383?s=96&d=retro",
                "profile_URL": "https:\/\/en.gravatar.com\/cherilucas",
                "ip_address": false,
                "site_ID": 9838404,
                "site_visible": true
            },
            "date": "2020-07-28T12:00:00+00:00",
            "modified": "2020-07-28T13:40:12+00:00",
            "title": "Industry Experts and Pro Bloggers Come Together to Inspire, Teach, and Help You (and Your Site) Succeed",
            "URL": "http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/28\/growth-summit-speakers\/",
            "short_URL": "https:\/\/wp.me\/pf2B5-b9A",
            "content": "\n<p class=\"has-drop-cap\">At the <a href=\"https:\/\/wordpress.com\/growth-summit\">Official WordPress.com Growth Summit<\/a>, the two-day virtual conference running twice from August 11-13, you’ll have access to about <a href=\"https:\/\/wordpress.com\/growth-summit\/#speakers\">50 speakers and presenters<\/a> across <a href=\"https:\/\/wpgrowthsummit.com\/e\/wpgs2020#Agenda\">90+ breakout sessions and keynote conversations<\/a>. The varied lineup will appeal to new and established bloggers; professionals in tech, media, and marketing; and anyone ready to build or expand their presence on the web. <\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>Event highlights include a talk from <em><a href=\"https:\/\/smittenkitchen.com\/\">Smitten Kitchen<\/a><\/em> creator and cookbook author Deb Perelman; panels with <a href=\"https:\/\/newspack.pub\/\">Newspack<\/a> founder Kinsey Wilson on the state of independent and local journalism amid a struggling media landscape and in the age of COVID-19; and sessions with founders and representatives from companies and organizations like <a href=\"https:\/\/www.xbox.com\/en-US\/\">Xbox<\/a>, <a href=\"https:\/\/amp.dev\/about\/stories\/\">Google<\/a>, <a href=\"https:\/\/sandwich.co\/\">Sandwich<\/a>, <a href=\"https:\/\/aqyi.org\/\">African Queer Youth Initiative<\/a>, <a href=\"https:\/\/outintech.com\/\">Out in Tech<\/a>, <a href=\"https:\/\/looka.com\/\">Looka<\/a>, and more. <\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>Wondering what to expect? Here are 10 entrepreneurs, founders, bloggers, and developers scheduled to speak at the summit.<\/p>\n\n\n\n<hr class=\"wp-block-separator\" \/>\n\n\n\n<h3>Jason Snell<\/h3>\n\n\n\n<div class=\"wp-block-image\"><figure class=\"alignleft size-large is-resized\"><img data-attachment-id=\"42943\" data-permalink=\"http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/jason-4\/\" data-orig-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/jason-4.jpg\" data-orig-size=\"677,669\" data-comments-opened=\"1\" data-image-meta=\"{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}\" data-image-title=\"jason-4\" data-image-description=\"\" data-medium-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/jason-4.jpg?w=300\" data-large-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/jason-4.jpg?w=677\" src=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/jason-4.jpg?w=677\" alt=\"\" class=\"wp-image-42943\" width=\"194\" height=\"192\" srcset=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/jason-4.jpg?w=194 194w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/jason-4.jpg?w=388 388w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/jason-4.jpg?w=150 150w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/jason-4.jpg?w=300 300w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 194px) 100vw, 194px\" \/><\/figure><\/div>\n\n\n\n<p>Jason is the founder and editor-in-chief of <em><a href=\"https:\/\/sixcolors.com\/\">Six Colors<\/a><\/em>, a site that covers Apple, technology, and the intersection of tech and culture. Previously, as the lead editor for&nbsp;<em>Macworld<\/em>, he covered every major Apple product release for more than a decade.<\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>In a breakout session on content and community with web designer and <em>A List Apart<\/em> founder Jeffrey Zeldman, they’ll share blogging and podcasting tips, advice on growing your audience, and making money with paywalls, stores, advertising, and more. “Membership programs can build loyalty and provide the most enthusiastic portions of your audience with more of what they love,” says Jason. “I switched to WordPress in order to build a richer — and more marketable — membership program, and the results have been excellent.”<\/p>\n\n\n\n<h3>Tina Wells<\/h3>\n\n\n\n<div class=\"wp-block-image\"><figure class=\"alignleft size-large is-resized\"><img data-attachment-id=\"42944\" data-permalink=\"http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/tina-wells-1-1\/\" data-orig-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/tina-wells-1-1.jpeg\" data-orig-size=\"649,629\" data-comments-opened=\"1\" data-image-meta=\"{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}\" data-image-title=\"tina-wells-1-1\" data-image-description=\"\" data-medium-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/tina-wells-1-1.jpeg?w=300\" data-large-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/tina-wells-1-1.jpeg?w=649\" src=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/tina-wells-1-1.jpeg?w=649\" alt=\"\" class=\"wp-image-42944\" width=\"202\" height=\"195\" srcset=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/tina-wells-1-1.jpeg?w=202 202w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/tina-wells-1-1.jpeg?w=402 402w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/tina-wells-1-1.jpeg?w=150 150w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/tina-wells-1-1.jpeg?w=300 300w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 202px) 100vw, 202px\" \/><\/figure><\/div>\n\n\n\n<p>“The 4Ps of marketing — product, place, promotion, and price — have changed dramatically,” says Tina Wells, the founder of <em><a href=\"https:\/\/elevationtribe.com\/\">Elevation Tribe<\/a><\/em>, a community and lifestyle publication focused on helping women of color launch, grow, and lead their businesses. In her breakout session, Tina will talk about creating a marketing plan for beginners and small businesses. “We\u2019ll go back to basics and discover how we can make the right changes to help your business not only survive, but thrive.” <\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>A business strategist and passionate entrepreneur, Tina believes in the power of an effective online presence. “Your website is your first storefront, and it tells the story of your brand,” she says, noting that a strong visual identity and fresh design are critical. You can see both in action at <a href=\"https:\/\/elevationtribe.com\/\"><em>Elevation Tribe<\/em><\/a> and on <a href=\"https:\/\/tinawells.com\/\">Tina’s website<\/a>.<\/p>\n\n\n\n<h3>Kristin Smith<\/h3>\n\n\n\n<div class=\"wp-block-image\"><figure class=\"alignleft size-large is-resized\"><img data-attachment-id=\"42967\" data-permalink=\"http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/28\/growth-summit-speakers\/kristin-smith402\/\" data-orig-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/kristin-smith402.jpg\" data-orig-size=\"378,390\" data-comments-opened=\"1\" data-image-meta=\"{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}\" data-image-title=\"Kristin Smith402\" data-image-description=\"\" data-medium-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/kristin-smith402.jpg?w=291\" data-large-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/kristin-smith402.jpg?w=378\" src=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/kristin-smith402.jpg\" alt=\"\" class=\"wp-image-42967\" width=\"189\" height=\"195\" srcset=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/kristin-smith402.jpg?w=189&amp;h=195 189w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/kristin-smith402.jpg?w=145&amp;h=150 145w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/kristin-smith402.jpg?w=291&amp;h=300 291w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/kristin-smith402.jpg 378w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 189px) 100vw, 189px\" \/><\/figure><\/div>\n\n\n\n<p>“My authenticity is what allows me to share my brand with others. Being yourself \u2014 and transparent \u2014 is what people see and keeps them coming back. There’s only one of you, and that alone is enough,” says Kristin Smith, food blogger at<em> <a href=\"https:\/\/krispxkristin.com\/\">Krisp X Kristin<\/a><\/em> and podcast co-host of <a href=\"https:\/\/atthebarpod.com\/\"><em>At the Bar<\/em><\/a>. <\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>In Kristin’s breakout session, you’ll find out how she turned her passion for cooking into a popular blog and podcast. She’ll share what she’s learned, giving you a set of actionable steps to inspire you to overcome your fears and get started on your website.<\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>“Sometimes in the beginning it’s hard to see a finish line. But, keep your head down and keep working. Throw yourself into it, network with other likeminded people, and continue to learn,” says Kristin. “It all will pay off in the end.”  <\/p>\n\n\n\n<h3>Paul Bakaus <\/h3>\n\n\n\n<div class=\"wp-block-image\"><figure class=\"alignleft size-large\"><img data-attachment-id=\"42969\" data-permalink=\"http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/paul-bakaus\/\" data-orig-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/paul-bakaus.jpg\" data-orig-size=\"195,201\" data-comments-opened=\"1\" data-image-meta=\"{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}\" data-image-title=\"paul-bakaus\" data-image-description=\"\" data-medium-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/paul-bakaus.jpg?w=195\" data-large-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/paul-bakaus.jpg?w=195\" src=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/paul-bakaus.jpg?w=195\" alt=\"\" class=\"wp-image-42969\" srcset=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/paul-bakaus.jpg 195w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/paul-bakaus.jpg?w=146 146w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 195px) 100vw, 195px\" \/><\/figure><\/div>\n\n\n\n<p>“The web used to be the best platform for content creation, distribution, and consumption,” says Paul Bakaus, a senior staff development advocate at Google. “But today the walled garden \u2014 closed social apps and platforms \u2014 are drinking our milkshake. I say it’s time we stop letting them! We need to, as a community, work on making the web more visual, frictionless, and bite-sized. Web Stories are our approach to help with that, and we can’t wait for you to join us.”<\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>In his breakout session, Telling <a href=\"https:\/\/amp.dev\/about\/stories\/\">Web Stories<\/a> with WordPress, Paul will introduce you to Web Stories \u2014 a mobile-first tool that allows storytellers to  create visual narratives with engaging animations and tappable interactions \u2014 and show how you can use them on your website with the Web Stories for WordPress plugin. <\/p>\n\n\n\n<h3>Anton Diaz <\/h3>\n\n\n\n<div class=\"wp-block-image\"><figure class=\"alignleft size-large\"><img data-attachment-id=\"42971\" data-permalink=\"http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/anton-diaz-profile-1-2-2-3\/\" data-orig-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/anton-diaz-profile-1-2-2-3.jpg\" data-orig-size=\"195,201\" data-comments-opened=\"1\" data-image-meta=\"{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}\" data-image-title=\"anton-diaz-profile-1-2-2-3\" data-image-description=\"\" data-medium-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/anton-diaz-profile-1-2-2-3.jpg?w=195\" data-large-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/anton-diaz-profile-1-2-2-3.jpg?w=195\" src=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/anton-diaz-profile-1-2-2-3.jpg?w=195\" alt=\"\" class=\"wp-image-42971\" srcset=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/anton-diaz-profile-1-2-2-3.jpg 195w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/anton-diaz-profile-1-2-2-3.jpg?w=146 146w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 195px) 100vw, 195px\" \/><\/figure><\/div>\n\n\n\n<p>“We want to contribute to an awesome post-COVID-19 world,” says Anton Diaz, traveler, founder, and creator of <em><a href=\"https:\/\/www.ourawesomeplanet.com\/\">Our Awesome Planet<\/a><\/em>.  “We’re helping food businesses to connect with foodies and travel destinations to engage with travelers.”<\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>In his breakout session, Anton will share the principles that have guided his food and travel blog for 15 years. “There are core beliefs that have helped <em>Our Awesome Planet<\/em> stand out,” says Anton. “We make sure that all the food and travel experiences we feature are based on first-hand experience, grounded on our original vision: documenting the food and travel adventures of our family as our four sons \u2014 Aidan, Joshua, Raphael, and Yugi \u2014 have grown.”<\/p>\n\n\n\n<h3>Deb Perelman<\/h3>\n\n\n\n<div class=\"wp-block-image\"><figure class=\"alignleft size-large is-resized\"><img data-attachment-id=\"42945\" data-permalink=\"http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/debperelmanauthorphoto2018creditchristinehan-1\/\" data-orig-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/debperelmanauthorphoto2018creditchristinehan-1.jpg\" data-orig-size=\"2047,2047\" data-comments-opened=\"1\" data-image-meta=\"{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;Christine Han&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1494260623&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;Christine Han Photography&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}\" data-image-title=\"debperelmanauthorphoto2018creditchristinehan-1\" data-image-description=\"\" data-medium-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/debperelmanauthorphoto2018creditchristinehan-1.jpg?w=300\" data-large-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/debperelmanauthorphoto2018creditchristinehan-1.jpg?w=1024\" src=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/debperelmanauthorphoto2018creditchristinehan-1.jpg?w=1024\" alt=\"\" class=\"wp-image-42945\" width=\"195\" height=\"195\" srcset=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/debperelmanauthorphoto2018creditchristinehan-1.jpg?w=195 195w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/debperelmanauthorphoto2018creditchristinehan-1.jpg?w=390 390w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/debperelmanauthorphoto2018creditchristinehan-1.jpg?w=150 150w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/debperelmanauthorphoto2018creditchristinehan-1.jpg?w=300 300w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 195px) 100vw, 195px\" \/><\/figure><\/div>\n\n\n\n<p>Deb Perelman, the longtime food blogger at <em><a href=\"https:\/\/smittenkitchen.com\/\">Smitten Kitchen<\/a><\/em>, is a WordPress.com community favorite. What started as a food blog and side project in her tiny New York City kitchen has grown into one of the most popular food blogs on the internet, as well as a series of <a href=\"https:\/\/smittenkitchen.com\/books\/\">best-selling cookbooks<\/a>. <\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>“I just really, really enjoy blogging,” <a href=\"https:\/\/wordpress.com\/discover-wordpress\/2016\/11\/21\/the-more-you-work-on-it-the-easier-it-gets-a-conversation-with-smitten-kitchens-deb-perelman\/\">Deb said in an interview with WordPress.com<\/a> several years ago. “I love having a place where I can share what I\u2019m working on in an immediate way and have a conversation with people who are equally excited about it, and who encourage me to try more stuff that scares me in the kitchen.” At the conference, Deb will share her story and the journey of <em>Smitten Kitchen<\/em>, from start to present.<\/p>\n\n\n\n<h3>Kim Newton<\/h3>\n\n\n\n<div class=\"wp-block-image\"><figure class=\"alignleft size-large is-resized\"><img data-attachment-id=\"42946\" data-permalink=\"http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/kim-newton-1\/\" data-orig-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/kim-newton-1.jpeg\" data-orig-size=\"427,427\" data-comments-opened=\"1\" data-image-meta=\"{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;4&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;ILCE-7M3&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1576771404&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;85&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;6400&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.00625&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}\" data-image-title=\"kim-newton-1\" data-image-description=\"\" data-medium-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/kim-newton-1.jpeg?w=300\" data-large-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/kim-newton-1.jpeg?w=427\" src=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/kim-newton-1.jpeg?w=427\" alt=\"\" class=\"wp-image-42946\" width=\"183\" height=\"183\" srcset=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/kim-newton-1.jpeg?w=183 183w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/kim-newton-1.jpeg?w=366 366w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/kim-newton-1.jpeg?w=150 150w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/kim-newton-1.jpeg?w=300 300w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 183px) 100vw, 183px\" \/><\/figure><\/div>\n\n\n\n<p>Kim Newton, a global marketing executive with over 20 years of experience working with corporations and brands, is the creator of <a href=\"https:\/\/kimalexisnewton.com\/theintentionalpause\/\">The Intentional Pause,<\/a> a project that empowers women to follow their dreams using the power of pause. “I give every woman permission — <em>yes<\/em>&nbsp;permission — to just stop and think,” she writes on her website. “I want to help women to embrace pausing as a powerful way forward, with intention, to achieve their dreams.”<\/p>\n\n\n\n<p>Kim has had many successes in consumer marketing, corporate strategy, and business development, and will share her insights on marketing and PR at the summit.<\/p>\n\n\n\n<h3>Chris Coyier<\/h3>\n\n\n\n<div class=\"wp-block-image\"><figure class=\"alignleft size-large is-resized\"><img data-attachment-id=\"42947\" data-permalink=\"http:\/\/en.blog.wordpress.com\/chris-coyier-web-designer-developer-interview\/\" data-orig-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/chris-coyier-web-designer-developer-interview.jpg\" data-orig-size=\"415,417\" data-comments-opened=\"1\" data-image-meta=\"{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}\" data-image-title=\"chris-coyier-web-designer-developer-interview\" data-image-description=\"\" data-medium-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/chris-coyier-web-designer-developer-interview.jpg?w=300\" data-large-file=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/chris-coyier-web-designer-developer-interview.jpg?w=415\" src=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/chris-coyier-web-designer-developer-interview.jpg?w=415\" alt=\"\" class=\"wp-image-42947\" width=\"191\" height=\"192\" srcset=\"https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/chris-coyier-web-designer-developer-interview.jpg?w=191 191w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/chris-coyier-web-designer-developer-interview.jpg?w=382 382w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/chris-coyier-web-designer-developer-interview.jpg?w=150 150w, https:\/\/en-blog.files.wordpress.com\/2020\/07\/chris-coyier-web-designer-developer-interview.jpg?w=300 300w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 191px) 100vw, 191px\" \/><\/figure><\/div>\n\n\n\n<p>Chris Coyier, the co-founder of <a href=\"https:\/\/codepen.io\/\">CodePen<\/a>, is a front-end developer and designer. He’s also the creator of <a href=\"https:\/\/css-tricks.com\/\">CSS-Tricks<\/a>, a resource that’s all about building websites, mostly from a front-end perspective, and was built on WordPress since day one. “I\u2019m a solo developer for the most part on CSS-Tricks. Just me over here. I don\u2019t have the budget for a fancy development team. But I still want to feel powerful and productive. That\u2019s one of the things that WordPress has given to me. 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