What You See is What You Get, Maybe…

In my last post I mentioned that big changes were coming in 2019. To no one's surprise the Block Editor, aka Gutenberg, was introduced as the default editor for all new WordPress.com websites and in March 2019 the ability to switch back to the Classic Editor was removed from themes that fully support the new…

Gutenberg is in the rental unit

If you look in your WP Admin dashboard on your WordPress.com site, you might see this Not seeing a link to WP Admin in your MY SITES dashboard? Here's why, but you can add /wp-admin/ to the end of your current site address to get there. Depending on the number of WPcom users that enable…

My theme’s been retired! Now what?

The number of available themes, both free and premium, here on WordPress.com has been holding steady at 288 since the beginning of 2018. No new themes (at all!) have been introduced since the "Photo Blog" and "Small Business" premium themes were introduced in December 2017 and lots have been retired since then. Most of those…