A very informative and comprehensive article on the things you should think about even before you sign up for or create a new website, whether hosted here on WordPress.com or anywhere, really.
This reblogged post is a test of what happens when clicking the Reblog button displayed at the end of a WordPress.com post. When a post is reblogged, it is immediately published to your WordPress.com website. If you have more than one WordPress.com website, you can choose it from the drop-down menu offered. You will not be able to add Categories or Tags at the time you reblog, but you can add these after the fact by editing your reblogged post.
Note that you will only be able to edit the comment you have added in the reblog box, but you will not be able to edit the excerpt of the original post, which is automatically selected and shared in the reblogged post.
Reblogging a post in this way is only available on WordPress.com sites to logged in users, and only if the site owner has enabled the Reblog button in Sharing. You can only reblog the same post once.
How was this post shared and what happened: Shared using the Reblog button located at the end of the original post. After clicking the Reblog button, a small box opened where I could add my thoughts prior to clicking the button. The reblogged post on my site appears with my thoughts; the original post text was automatically selected, along with the post title and a link back to the original post.
After reblogging the above post, I opened my post to edit it and my comment on the original post appeared in a Classic block in the Editor. I also added categories and tags after the fact and then updated the post.
Images: Reblog is broken on WordPress.com again. Nine of the original post’s 13 images were transferred to my site’s Media Library. With the exception of the original post’s Featured image, none of the the images from the original post appear in the reblogged post on my site. Strangely, although the original post’s Featured image appears in the Featured Image module in the post’s Editor, it does not appear on the post itself!
If you have Publicize enabled on your site, the original post’s Featured image is shared to your social media and displays in the WordPress.com Reader.
Additional Notes: If the original post allows comments and pingbacks, my thoughts would appear as a comment on the original post with a link back to this reblogged post. Like any comment, the original post author can choose to allow it to appear or not.
Also, search engines are not happy with exact duplicate post titles, so although I could change the title of this post, which I did, I would want to take care that the permalink stayed the same as the post has already been published.
Creating a website from scratch can be intimidating. This is especially true if you have never designed one before and your time is tight. When you have other things to do (like building your business or pursuing the passion you’d like to share), it may feel like an insurmountable task.
Fortunately, WordPress.com makes designing websites simple. It offers power, flexibility, and ease of use to bring your digital dreams to life, no matter what your needs are, or how much experience you have. With some basic knowledge and planning, there’s nothing you can’t do.
Stick with us and we’ll walk you through the entire process from beginning to end. Plus, we’ll even share some simple tips that’ll make you feel like a website design pro. It all starts here.
Step 1: Determine Your Website Needs and Goals
What would you like to achieve with your new website? This is…
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