Go: The SEO Benefits of Creating a Website with WordPress.com

Almost every business has a digital presence now, and businesses that aren’t yet online should be. Whether you’re a small business, freelancer, or blogger, there are a lot of other sites to compete with and everyone wants to rank higher, for good reason.  The SEO Benefits of Creating a Website with WordPress.com – WordPress.com OK,Continue reading “Go: The SEO Benefits of Creating a Website with WordPress.com”

The Block Editor-A Fireside Chat

It was enlightening to learn from posts in the community forum feedback thread on the Block Editor that many WordPress.com users didn’t know how we got here. If you count yourself in that group, grab your favorite beverage, settle in, and let’s review. This may get a bit lengthy and I’ll try not to putContinue reading “The Block Editor-A Fireside Chat”

Remembering WP Admin

**Update 14 February 2020 WordPress.com returned the link to WP Admin in the MySite’s dashboard for all users. You can read more in this recent post. WordPress.com site administration has moved little by little from the WP Admin dashboard to the new-ish Calypso dashboard since it’s introduction two years ago. There are still many featuresContinue reading “Remembering WP Admin”

Singing The New Dash Editor Blues

Since about 2011-12, WordPress.com users have been redirected to the New Dashboard (“New Dash”) after logging in on the main WP.com log-in page rather than to their primary site’s Dashboard. This change coincided with the introduction of the WordPress.com Reader and “Freshly Pressed” to the New Dash.  The “Quick Editor” was added and allowed users to selectContinue reading “Singing The New Dash Editor Blues”

Just don’t mention the “c” word

WordCamp Jerusalem took place this past Wednesday and welcomed a very nice turnout. I’ll write more at length about the full conference a bit later. What I want to write about now is a not uncommon perception that I encountered during WordCamp. During one discussion about using WordPress to help change the world, I ventured toContinue reading “Just don’t mention the “c” word”

Doing Business on WordPress.com

More companies are making their way to WordPress.com to build their web presence either as a blog or as a full website (as long as e-commerce is not the primary function of the site). And what’s not to like? On signing up and agreeing to the Terms of Service, a company gets a free orContinue reading “Doing Business on WordPress.com”

Blogging: Real Name or Pseudonym?

I began blogging under my real name but was I harassed and cyber stalked.   I deleted my original blog and started blogging again under a pseudonym.  After someone very close to us went through 18 months of a living hell due to identity theft, my friends and I made a pact.  We do not blogContinue reading “Blogging: Real Name or Pseudonym?”