Three (now four) Ways You Can Add Mastodon To Your WordPress.com Website

Have you recently migrated to Mastodon and would like to add it to your site’s social links here on WordPress.com? Here’s how: 1. Add the Social Icons block to your site; Mastodon is already included. 2. Add Mastodon to your site’s Social Links Menu. At the moment it will display as a generic link iconContinue reading “Three (now four) Ways You Can Add Mastodon To Your WordPress.com Website”

Why Build Your Business Website on WordPress.com

In addition to individuals, companies are also building their web presence on WordPress.com, either as a blog or as a full website including full e-commerce websites. And what’s not to like? On signing up and agreeing to the Terms of Service, a company gets a website with all updates and back-end security handled by WordPress.com,Continue reading “Why Build Your Business Website on WordPress.com”

Working in the Classic Editor c. 2022

This post is coming to you via the WordPress Classic Editor in the WP Admin dashboard. In case you’re wondering whether it is still there and functional, it is. You might remember that when the Block Editor was introduced to the world in WordPress 5.0 in 2018, we WordPress.com users kept hearing that the ClassicContinue reading “Working in the Classic Editor c. 2022”

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?”

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”