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

Remembering WP Admin

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 features that are ultimately handled in the WP Admin dashboard, even if they start out in the Calypso dashboard. Some examples include changing your site address, transferring … Continue reading Remembering WP Admin

How-To: Keyboard Shortcuts

Are you missing the underline and justify text buttons in the WP-Admin Editor? Several users have noticed their disappearance and commented about it in the community forums. You can still use keyboard shortcuts to perform the above actions. If you need a reminder, you can find them by clicking on the ? in the second … Continue reading How-To: Keyboard Shortcuts

WordPress.com Reveals its Newest New Dash Editor

If you've been following the story, you know that the New Dash Post and Page Editor has been a continual work-in-progress since its introduction. This week, WordPress.com revealed the latest iteration of the Editor, according to the News announcement, based on feedback received from its users and is designed to be used on all devices, … Continue reading WordPress.com Reveals its Newest New Dash Editor

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 select … Continue reading Singing The New Dash Editor Blues

In Memoriam: “Tess” Warn 1952-2015

Sally "Tess" Warn (z"l) was a generous woman, both in real life and online as a volunteer moderator in the WordPress.com Community Support forums where we "met" several years ago. A kind soul, she helped out other WPcom users with her signature sense of humor and her broad knowledge of the platform and the web in … Continue reading In Memoriam: “Tess” Warn 1952-2015

One Size Upgrade Fits All? Get Outta Here!

Updated: 30 July 2015: See update at the end of this post. The past couple of weeks have seen a startling rise in the number of WordPress.com users posting in the Community Forums wondering how they can purchase a single upgrade to enhance their free WordPress.com website, most particularly the Domain Name and Domain Mapping … Continue reading One Size Upgrade Fits All? Get Outta Here!