Being Featured In The WordPress Showcase

Being featured at WordPress.org

John Chow dot Com has reached another first. The blog has been selected as a showcase blog at WordrPess.org. According to WordPress, my blog was selected for the following reason:

John serves as the quintessential example of the financial power of blogging and has made it his job and his hobby to tell others just how to make the most of blogging.

As you no doubt know, WordPress.org is a very BIG site (they are the world’s biggest blogging platform) and the traffic coming from it has been significant. I would like to welcome all the new visitors. Please consider subscribing to my blog and following me on Twitter.

For all my current readers, please go to the WordPress showcase and give my blog five stars!

How To Be a WordPress Showcase Blog

Want to be featured as a WordPress showcase blog? Then go here to submit your site. Submitting your blog is the easy part. The hard part is getting selected for the showcase. Blogs and web sites powered by WordPress that make it into the Showcase are typically doing one or more of the following:

  • Using WordPress in a unique or innovative way.
  • Attracting tens of thousands of regular readers.
  • Being written by someone famous or especially notable in his or her particular field.
  • Representing a notable organization, government entity, or corporation as an official blog or web site.

While only a relatively small number of submissions are eventually added to the WordPress Showcase, a number of exceptional sites and blogs are added weekly. Only sites that are added to the Showcase will be notified via email.

You do not need to be the site’s owner to submit the site to the WordPress Showcase. However, if you do not own the site, please note that in your submission. Multiple submissions are welcome and will be considered independently of each other. It is not necessary to suggest tags or a potential description when submitting your site, but doing so can be helpful.

If you think your blog’s got what it takes to make the showcase, then go submit it!


63 thoughts on “Being Featured In The WordPress Showcase”

  1. The Moneyac says:

    That’s great John, glad to hear.

    I hope someday I’ll see my blog there…

    All The Best,

    The Moneyac

    1. Congrats John!

      monetize monetize monetize 😈

      1. Ha ha ha, while that’s cool, he should monetize with some caution, though. We don’t want what happened to Ask.com to happen to JohnChow.com, do we?

        1. Tushar says:

          There was a point in 2008 where it was getting to be too much, with paid reviews about sleeping pills and stuff πŸ™

          1. Ryan McLean says:

            My blog is definately not ready for the showcase yet
            But I am getting a new theme in a few months so it might be ready then

          2. Seems to me like you just got your last theme a couple of months ago!

      2. Congrats to you!. keep up the good work John:)

        1. Congrats! I still have yet to find a WP design as efficiently monetized as this one.

    2. I will try my best to get into the WP showcase.

  2. Melissa says:

    That’s great, John! Your future as a world class blogger keeps getting brighter and brighter! Congrats

  3. SEO Tips says:

    Congratulations John.

    Do you think WordPress looks specifically at the traffic the Blog receives when selecting a Blog or do you think they look past this and look typically at the aesthetics and material on the blog?

    1. Tushar says:

      I think they’re looking for people who have taken their platform to a new level, and taken the entire WordPress community further through Innovation. John has done this through monetization, I’d assume.

  4. Reyn Aria says:

    Congrats, John. You even qualified for 3 out of the 4 criteria. Well done! Soon, I’ll get there too πŸ˜‰

  5. I am glad to be one of the quintessential readers and commentators of one of the quintessential blogs, πŸ˜€ But seriously, John, you deserve it. Keep up with the good content and I am sure this is just the beginning. Congratulations.

  6. Christine says:

    Hi John,

    Congratulations on having your blog showcased by wordpress. I really want to get where you are, I have the time but not the money as you featured in your video. Wonderful pictures of you in the park.

    Best wishes
    Christine

  7. Ben says:

    Sooner or later I will get to the tens of readers – what? Tens of THOUSANDS? that might take a while.
    I am going to add a WordPress Showcase – Showdown to my list of goals.

    Congratulations by the way. When I first started reading about blogging and making money on line, your name & site was mentioned by far the most – you weren’t hard to find.

    1. Tushar says:

      Yea.

      Shoemoney, John Chow, and Problogger are what I like to consider the “Big Three”.

  8. reflux says:

    great news for you john…congratulations, your blog is very populer

  9. Mike B. says:

    Best of luck John, good to see your blog still paving the way out there!

  10. Congratulations John! I would think they’d get a HUGE amount of traffic each day over at WordPress, so enjoy the influx of new readers.

  11. Bravo!!! I can only imagine how many more readers this is bringing you – from what I can tell, your RSS has increased by a couple thousand!!

    1. Tushar says:

      Wow, that’s spectacular!

      Makes sense though, since the WordPress crowd are the people are more familiar with RSS feeds and the such.

    2. Reyn Aria says:

      Wow… 2000+ subscribers in just a few days is awesome.

  12. I’m glad you told us how we can get featured. I have been working hard on my blog! Hope it gets some play! πŸ™‚

  13. Will Lowrey says:

    Congratz on being selected. That is an awesome honor and a great step for your blog. I appreciate the details as to how to get listed and can only hope that some years down the road I will have developed a site worthy of being submitted.

  14. Jai Jeswani says:

    Congrats John! Keep up the Good work

  15. Congratz John! I wonder how many uniques you received since you have been featured ?

    1. Tushar says:

      I’m wondering the same thing.

      WordPress is featured on various news sites as well all the time, so it must be pretty colossal.

  16. Sean says:

    Awesome work! Congrats on the feature

  17. Congratulations! This is great. Keep up the good work. I voted for you!

  18. Pheak Tol says:

    is there anything that you haven’t won (or recognized for) yet, congrats

    1. Tushar says:

      Election to become President of the United States, or in John’s case, Prime Minister of Canada.

      πŸ™‚

      1. Well, you need to be American to become President in the States, so Canada it is!

  19. Jon Griffith says:

    Congrats! I always enjoy reading the articles here and to have recognition, while not the pinnacle of success in my opinion, certainly is a complement to the hard work you do.

  20. Harry Tran says:

    Nice beans John, I just went ahead and voted your site in the showcase. Very good use of the blogging platform indeed.

  21. joe gelb says:

    im amazed it took them this long to figure out the power of the john chow empire

  22. Tushar says:

    Seems like it was just matter of time before this happened anyways.

    Congratulations John!

  23. john meow says:

    I gave you five stars! Congrats, John!

    1. I gave him 5 stars as well.. Now his blog is one of the top rated blogs.. Congrats! πŸ™‚

  24. MLDina says:

    Congrats John! Hope all the new readers become long-time fans! Make sure Sally keeps them in check.

  25. Congrats John, hard to believe you’ve not been in their showcase before. Good to see you are still accomplishing new things with your blog.

  26. Chef Patrick says:

    that’s awesome, good for you john. your blog is definitely one of the best.

  27. Congrats John! Keep it up! πŸ™‚

  28. Mayooresan says:

    Wow… cool!
    Way to go. Your blog deserve it

  29. 100wordrants says:

    Congrats John! It’s good to see hard work paying off. I would have assumed your blog would have been showcased a while ago. Your site has been a great help to me thus far and look forward to more great info from you.

  30. Congratulations John! Good work!

  31. Pete says:

    Congrats John, this is a nice achievement.

    Too bad my http://ww2db.com site, as well as most others in my portfolio, are all self-coded. That gives me 100% flexibility to do whatever I want, but I suppose I lose out on awards like this even if I can (and I do) attract tens of thousands of regular visitors.

    But it’s not about me, it’s about you! Congrats once again!

  32. contentpig says:

    Congrats Sir,

    I have already rated you 5 Stars. Way to go!

  33. Given it 5 stars πŸ™‚

  34. wisdom says:

    Congrats on the success John.

  35. Lanie Grace says:

    I am surprised that it took this long !

    ****** C O N G R A T S ! *******

  36. Congrats ,
    Thats A really good Thing,
    I m Still looking For A good Design,
    I think Its What You Do amazing Content With Cool design

  37. Jon says:

    Congrats John.

    Jon
    http://WoodMarvels.com – Create Unique Memories

  38. That’s cool! I’m going to submit two of my sites when I’m ready.

  39. So it’s pretty elitist. I guess that promotes what they want though. Who covers the little guy though?

  40. Douglas says:

    John, congratulations on your site being added to the Showcase. Thanks for letting others know about the Showcase. It is continuing to grow in terms of traffics and submissions each day!

    @ SEO Tips Traffic is not a necessity. We’ve added some very small sites that are doing some very cool things with WordPress. Hopefully, with their addition to the Showcase, they grow quite a bit, but a large amount of traffic or huge number of subscribes is by no means required to have your site added to the Showcase.

    @ Jason Sieckmann I don’t know if elitist is a fair label. The purpose of the Showcase is of course to Showcase the best and most notable installations of WordPress. The Showcase has to be selective or it loses its purpose and value.

    If anyone has any questions or comments about the Showcase, feel free to let us know!

  41. Ali Hussain says:

    Thanks for the tips on how to get listed. Also, good luck. Added a 5-star

  42. Congratulations on this proud moment. Hope one day my blog get selected too. But for now this is good inspiration.

    Peter Lee

  43. Gagan says:

    Congo πŸ™‚

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