Since its public launch in 2006, we have enhanced WordPress.com with a number of add-on services to make blogging better, safer, and more fun. Many of these services are also available to self-hosted WordPress users via a series of WordPress plugins:
VaultPress — You invest a lot of time and energy into setting up your WordPress site and creating content for it. VaultPress protects your site with security monitoring and real-time backups of your writings, photos, videos, and your entire WordPress environment including your themes, plugins, comments, settings, and more. VaultPress is a paid service.
VideoPress — Beautiful, ad-free, high definition video can greatly enhance your site. VideoPress allows you to upload videos directly from your WordPress dashboard, automatically converts them into several formats for web and mobile playback, and makes it easy to integrate video into your WordPress posts and pages. VideoPress is a paid service.
Polldaddy — Polls, ratings, and surveys are a great way to engage the visitors on your site. Our Polldaddy plugin makes it easy to create polls right from your WordPress dashboard and integrate them into your site. Polldaddy offers unlimited, free polls and ratings, and free and paid options for surveys.
WordPress.com Stats — Do you want to know which pots and pages on your WordPress site are the most popular, who sends you traffic, and what people search for to find your site? Our stats plugin gives you all that information plus additional traffic analytics designed to help you understand how your visitors interact with your content. WordPress.com Stats is a free service.
IntenseDebate — If you would like to enhance the comment flow on your WordPress site, IntenseDebate is the right tool for you. It makes comments more social and engaging by adding ratings and profiles for commenters, auto-login for WordPress.com users, connect options for Facebook and Twitter visitors, and much more. IntenseDebate is a free service.
After the Deadline — Your writing will get better and your editing process will speed up with the powerful After the Deadline spell and grammar checker. AtD not only corrects mistakes, but makes suggestions for simpler, more concise writing. AtD is a free service.
For even more of our WordPress plugins, please take a look at our WordPress.org profile.