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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. Head on over to the support Guide to read about what’s included. You might have noticed that the newly updated Pricing…

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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 enjoyed…

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Sharing is for Pizza-Reblog and Sharing Revisited

Sharing other people’s website content has been around since the introduction 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 users…

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Web Design All Looks the Same Now

New research explains why. Much like midcentury modern has overtaken the American home, design homogeneity has descended upon the web. It comes in the form of particular typefaces, notably Georgia and Arial; the use of white and off-white as default background colors; and certain design elements, such as hamburger menus and flat design, that are…

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Full Site Editing arrives on WordPress.com

Try Our New Tools for Creating Beautiful Sites February 4, 2022 Ben Sailer Last week we opened up limited access to a revolutionary array of new site editing tools that will transform how you create, edit, and update the look and feel of your WordPress.com website by leveraging easy-to-use drag and drop functionality. Today we’re excited…

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Hi there, I’m Jen T.

Welcome! After 4 years hand-coding websites, 2 years setting up and running WordPress sites, I launched my first website on WordPress.com back in 2006 and never looked back. Since then, I’ve helped other WordPress.com site owners safely navigate through the ins and outs of the ever-changing WordPress.com ecosystem. All this gives me a unique perspective on helping you get the most from your free WordPress.com website. Ping me and let’s see how we can work together!

When not helping WordPress.com users, you might find me out and about with my camera, slogging through cow pies or a stream in search of wildflowers, in a cafe drinking a long espresso or sitting somewhere near that big pond in my backyard with my nose in a book.

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