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Freshly Pressed: Editors’ Picks for November, Part II

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On Tuesday’s Freshly Pressed roundup, we highlighted posts published last month that resonated with us — and the rest of the WordPress.com community. Below, we’ve shared more picks that generated lively discussions, made us think, and even made us smile.

Dear Lady in the SUV

That’s how you made us feel: Like we were that kid, and finally someone wanted to be on our team. It was the first time someone looked close enough to ignore that we were gay, and instead, saw the love we shared between us. Better yet, I don’t think you “ignored” that we were gay. If you smiled, I think it actually made you happy.

Coffee Bean GleanThe author at Coffee Bean Glean talks about holding hands with her partner in public, and the hurtful glares they’ve received as a gay couple. Here, in this open letter, she thanks a lady in an SUV who…

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Introducing WordPress.com Enterprise

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Today we are happy to announce a new tier, WordPress.com Enterprise, that brings the best of WordPress.com: all of our paid upgrades, including premium themes and Custom Design, and the best of all the built-in WordPress.com VIP features such as 70+ approved plugins which include integrations with top partners such as Flipboard, Chartbeat, and Facebook, and custom JavaScript for $500 a month per site.

Making a landing page, news magazine, company website, or product page? You’ll want to check out WordPress.com Enterprise.

More information about the new tier is available on the VIP News WordPress.com Enterprise announcement postClick on over to the Enterprise announcement to get information about a free trial!

Even if you’re not interested in creating a WordPress.com Enterprise site, we’re sure you’ll want to check out what people are creating with Enterprise. Get a sneak peek at two sites created with WordPress.com Enterprise and live now, Tim…

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New Theme: Widely

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Say hello to Widely, the newest theme to launch on WordPress.com. This modern and elegant theme showcases your content with a design that will give your site a classy, contemporary feel.

Make it yours with a custom background, custom menu, and optional custom header image. Promote posts in the content slider on a static front page and use featured images to make your site look stunning! Widely also comes with four Widget areas, six Post Formats, and a responsive layout structure that looks great on all devices.

The Widely theme was designed by Themes Kingdom. Learn more about it on the theme showcase, or activate it right away at Appearance → Themes. And once you are done, just start posting.

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Freshly Pressed: Four Friday Faves

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No more of this “waiting until the end of the month” nonsense to see what was hot on Freshly Pressed! To keep our Freshly Pressed editors’ picks, um, fresh, we’ll highlight a few of our (and your) favorite posts here every Friday.

If One More Woman Complains About the Size of Her Body . . .

Caitlin Kelly’s post on Broadside hit a nerve with hundreds of you.

Whining about weight teaches the girls in our lives, who look to us their role models, that this is just what women do, that focusing miserably and endlessly on our individual body size and shape is our most pressing issue as women — instead of political and economic issues that affect us all, size 00s to 24s,  like paid maternity leave or better domestic violence protection or access to birth control and abortion.

Caitlin’s post racked up the Likes, but also spawned…

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