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What You See is What You Get, Maybe… - In my last post I mentioned that big changes were coming in 2019. To no one’s surprise the Block Editor, aka Gutenberg, was introduced as the default editor for all new WordPress.com websites and in March 2019 the ability to switch back to the Classic Editor was removed from themes that fully support the new…
Gutenberg is in the rental unit - If you look in your WP Admin dashboard on your WordPress.com site, you might see this Not seeing a link to WP Admin in your MY SITES dashboard? Here’s why, but you can add /wp-admin/ to the end of your current site address to get there. Depending on the number of WPcom users that enable…
Expired Domain? Oh no! - Have a Domain Name upgrade on @wordpressdotcom? Add the renewal date to your calendar and renew before it expires.Don't wait for a reminder! — JenT (@wpcommaven) July 13, 2012 WordPress.com users with expired domains seem to be the flavor du jour in the Community forums today. So, this would be a good opportunity to remind…
Remembering WP Admin - **Update 14 February 2020 WordPress.com returned the link to WP Admin in the MySite’s dashboard for all users. You can read more in this recent post. WordPress.com site administration has moved little by little from the WP Admin dashboard to the new-ish Calypso dashboard since it’s introduction two years ago. There are still many features…
Build Your WordPress.com Site-The Tutorials - You’ve signed up and created your very first WordPress.com website. Congrats, but now what? Two of the biggest challenges new users have when starting out on WordPress.com are choosing a theme and learning the basics of site set up. WordPress.com helps you select an initial theme based on the information you provide about what your…
My theme’s been retired! Now what? - The number of available themes, both free and premium, here on WordPress.com has been holding steady at 288 since the beginning of 2018. No new themes (at all!) have been introduced since the “Photo Blog” and “Small Business” premium themes were introduced in December 2017 and lots have been retired since then. Most of those…


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