Go: The SEO Benefits of Creating a Website with WordPress.com

Almost every business has a digital presence now, and businesses that aren’t yet online should be. Whether you’re a small business, freelancer, or blogger, there are a lot of other sites to compete with and everyone wants to rank higher, for good reason.  The SEO Benefits of Creating a Website with WordPress.com – WordPress.com OK,Continue reading “Go: The SEO Benefits of Creating a Website with WordPress.com”

Getting One’s Head Around The Full Block Editor

The biggest stumbling block (sorry!) to working with the Block Editor is thinking you need to do something extraordinary to write in it. Let’s get back to writing rather than worrying about the “blockade”. As the Block Editor prompt says, “Start writing”. KISS!* If you previously wrote in the MySite Visual Editor, give the followingContinue reading “Getting One’s Head Around The Full Block Editor”

Behind the Wheel of the Block Editor’s Classic Block

Changing to a new and unfamiliar system can be really nerve-wracking! That’s the experience I have every time I get behind the wheel of a rental car that’s different than the car I usually drive. Suddenly I’m confronted with a dashboard and indicators that might or might not look familiar. Unless I sit for aContinue reading “Behind the Wheel of the Block Editor’s Classic Block”

Writing in the WP Admin Classic Editor-A Quick Tour for the Perplexed WordPress.com User

For those of us who joined WordPress.com after November 2015, when the “MySite” editor was introduced and who would prefer to write in the “original Classic” editor now that the MySite editor is the Block editor by default, let me give you a quick tour of our earlier WP Admin dashboard. It is still thereContinue reading “Writing in the WP Admin Classic Editor-A Quick Tour for the Perplexed WordPress.com User”

Coursera-Build a Full Website using WordPress

A Review From now until the end of September, Coursera is offering a free, 2-hour “project” on building websites with WordPress. “WordPress,” as it turns out, is actually WordPress.com.* The course takes place in Coursera’s Rhyme app iframe, with your WordPress.com website appearing next to the instructor’s videos. That alone caused a major issue. AfterContinue reading “Coursera-Build a Full Website using WordPress”

The Classic Editing Experience is Moving, Not Leaving. But where? And for whom?

With the introduction of the Block editor, the WordPress.com Classic Editor was set for retirement at the beginning of June. We pushed that back a bit to make time for more changes that ease the transition to the Block editor — and now it’s time! The WordPress editor empowers you to create pages and posts […]Continue reading “The Classic Editing Experience is Moving, Not Leaving. But where? And for whom?”

Just Write

When you have an established website, changing themes can be an adventure because sometimes things go pear-shaped. When I switched last month from an older Premium theme to a free block-editor style theme, Hever, I combed my site from start to finish looking for issues and discovered that some earlier posts had formatting problems, evenContinue reading “Just Write”

Where you lead, I will follow…

If you followed my site before December 2019, since my last post I visited each and every one of your sites (where I could) and we are now a close-knit followership of around 180 WordPress.com followers. The vast majority of those who were removed either started their site and then abandoned it after a shortContinue reading “Where you lead, I will follow…”