Hacked!? Not So Much: Your WordPress.com Account and Security

This past weekend a number of WordPress.com users discovered that a spam post promoting a “make money from home” scheme had been published on their websites without their prior knowledge or consent.  Many of those sites had not posted for some time while others had recently posted. What was common to them all, apparently, was the useContinue reading “Hacked!? Not So Much: Your WordPress.com Account and Security”

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 remindContinue reading “Expired Domain? Oh no!”

Blogging: Real Name or Pseudonym?

I began blogging under my real name but was I harassed and cyber stalked.   I deleted my original blog and started blogging again under a pseudonym.  After someone very close to us went through 18 months of a living hell due to identity theft, my friends and I made a pact.  We do not blogContinue reading “Blogging: Real Name or Pseudonym?”

How to write a great bug report

As someone who answers questions in the WordPress.com Community Support Forum, the following suggestions from the JetPack blog on how to write a bug report are also really excellent for helping us forum volunteers try to sort out any problem you may be experiencing with your WordPress.com blog. Sometimes, however, there may be a problemContinue reading “How to write a great bug report”

WordPress.com vs. Self-Hosting: What’s Best For You?

Here’s more information to help you decide where’s the best place for you to host your WordPress site, courtesy of WordCamp Montreal and Ryan Markel (WordPress.com Happiness Engineer) And go full screen on your computer and you can follow along with his slides as well:

Blog Privacy and Subscribers

Editor’s Note: This post is outdated. You owe it to yourself to read the update at “Blog Privacy and Subscribers – 5 More Things to Know” so you have the latest information. One of the first things you are asked to decide when signing up for your WordPress.com site is your site’s Privacy setting. MostContinue reading “Blog Privacy and Subscribers”