GDPR-A Finale, hopefully!

It's taken some time for it to appear, but WordPress.com site owners now have a new Support Guide to assist them in crafting their own site's Privacy policy, if needed. Warning: a small rant lies ahead. There are online services that should be lauded for the way they informed their users about what they were … Continue reading GDPR-A Finale, hopefully!

This site and the GDPR

There's been a lot of concern, confusion and angst by site owners here on WordPress.com ahead of implementing the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation on May 25th and the impact that will have on site owners and visitors. At the moment, the only thing I can suggest is that you take the time to read … Continue reading This site and the GDPR

New Privacy Features and Updated Policies — The WordPress.com Blog

We’re rolling out updates to our privacy features and policies in the coming weeks. You’ll have more control over your personal information and more detail on what information we keep and what we do with it. The updates will also make sure we comply with new privacy laws, and will help you do the same … Continue reading New Privacy Features and Updated Policies — The WordPress.com Blog

How to Create a Website for Your Small Business (a Three-Part Tutorial Series) from Automattic Design

Are you a small business owner looking to set up your very first website? There's been some really great tutorials and content coming out of Automattic's various satellite blogs to help you. I entirely missed the first two installments of this series on Automattic.Design on creating a SB website, so here are links to all … Continue reading How to Create a Website for Your Small Business (a Three-Part Tutorial Series) from Automattic Design

Your site, Automattic’s Privacy Policy and the GDPR

Beginning May 25, 2018 all sites on the web operating within the EU or having site visitors from the EU will be subject to the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I have tried to wrap my sorry head around the requirements mandated under this regulation and am still reading sites like the ICO.org.uk website and WebDevLaw, … Continue reading Your site, Automattic’s Privacy Policy and the GDPR

Why I don’t miss the Reblog button currently AWOL on WordPress.com websites

The most frequent feedback from community members of the website Reblog button is that it immediately publishes the reblog to your website when you clicked the button. That didn't allow you, the reblogger, to preview your post, add your own site's categories and tags, save your reblog as a draft post, schedule your reblog, add … Continue reading Why I don’t miss the Reblog button currently AWOL on WordPress.com websites

The New WordPress Editor: What You Need to Know about Gutenberg – WordPress.com VIP

Following WordCampUS late last year, Steph Yiu gave a great overview to WordPress.com's VIP users and their support teams on the changes coming to the WordPress Editor with Gutenberg. I hope this overview will give you some additional information about the coming roll-out of Gutenberg as well. As you read Steph's overview keep in mind … Continue reading The New WordPress Editor: What You Need to Know about Gutenberg – WordPress.com VIP