WordPress.com vs. a Self-Hosted WordPress Install: What’s Best For You?

The confusion around the differences between WordPress and WordPress.com has been around since the beginning of time. Well, maybe not exactly then, but certainly since 2005 when WordPress.com said “Hello World!” and especially since the introduction of the Jetpack plugin which connects self-hosted WordPress sites to WordPress.com so they can enjoy features available only onContinue reading “WordPress.com vs. a Self-Hosted WordPress Install: What’s Best For You?”

Let Them Eat Cake

In the not-too-distant past, the majority of themes on WordPress.com were ready-to-use Classic themes or Hybrid themes, with paint-by-number typography, multiple color palettes and and an overall “look and feel” created by a professional designer that we users could easily customize and fill with content. Today, if you venture beyond a theme’s static front pageContinue reading “Let Them Eat Cake”

Change in Plans. Don’t Panic!

Today, very appropriately falling on Towel Day (May 25th), saw the introduction of the next biggest thing on WordPress.com: the Starter Plan at US$ 60/year, joining the 2-month old Pro plan at US$ 180/year. (*See note below.) Head on over to the support Guide to read about what’s included. You might have noticed that theContinue reading “Change in Plans. Don’t Panic!”

The Perplexed WordPress.com User’s Guide to Openverse

If you previously used Creative Commons (CC) Search, you may know that it was picked up by the WordPress.org project last year to continue its development. Here’s the official Creative Commons announcement. As of late last year, CC Search relaunched on WordPress.org and was rebranded as Openverse. Free to Use Images WordPress.com users have enjoyedContinue reading “The Perplexed WordPress.com User’s Guide to Openverse”

Sharing is for Pizza-Reblog and Sharing Revisited

Sharing other people’s website content has been around since the beginning of the internet and a simple copy/paste was usually the medium by which content was shared. Needless-to-say, this wasn’t ideal, especially when entire posts were being “shared” without providing attribution and/or hotlinking images from the original author’s site. In order to give its usersContinue reading “Sharing is for Pizza-Reblog and Sharing Revisited”