WordPress.com Transparency on Advertising

It still comes as a shock to some community members that WordPress.com runs advertising on free hosted sites, unless you’ve purchased the annually renewable No Ads upgrade to remove them. This is stated in the Terms of Service that everyone agrees to when signing up for a website here. Recently however, WordPress.com has made a muchContinue reading “WordPress.com Transparency on Advertising”

My Top Takeaways from WordCamp San Francisco

WordCamp San Francisco happened Friday and Saturday this weekend with many of the WordPress.com Happiness Engineers and Developers from Automattic both in attendance and presenting. This was the first time that I participated via the livestream, which was entirely brilliant, and it almost felt like being there, especially with the addition of the Hallway interviews.Continue reading “My Top Takeaways from WordCamp San Francisco”

The Secret Recipe of Comment Spam Comments

Originally posted on Lorelle on WordPress:
Mr. Louis Vuitton just sent me a message in my blog comments I’d like to share with you. I share this touching message because it is highly educational when it comes to the art of spam comments, and serves to remind us of why we love having Akismet, the…

WordCamp Jerusalem 2013: A Belated Wrap-up

WordCamp Jerusalem this year has come and gone. Presentation slides have since been added to the event website (video soon?) and some of slide packs are in English although the presentation itself may have been given in Hebrew. Here are the talks I attended; With the exception of “Getting to Know WordPress”, all presentations wereContinue reading “WordCamp Jerusalem 2013: A Belated Wrap-up”

WordPress.com Business: Get a professional website without a professional price tag

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
Are you a small business owner who wants an interactive website with demo videos? A pro blogger who wants to try out a bunch of premium themes before committing? A non-profit building its first website, and in need of a little extra support? Say goodbye to sky-high web development…