WordPress.com Ads on Free Sites – A Nightmare on Your Main Street

Not that long ago our knitting guild was considering moving its website to WordPress.com. I half-jokingly mentioned to a fellow guild member that I hoped WordPress.com advertising would never be like on our guild’s current free website, hosted elsewhere, that is covered in more ads per pixel than content. Sadly, it seems the day ofContinue reading “WordPress.com Ads on Free Sites – A Nightmare on Your Main Street”

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”

Google Fonts and GDPR

Just when you thought it was safe… Earlier this year, a German regional court fined a website operator for transferring a site visitor’s IP address to Google through the use of Google Fonts without the visitor’s explicit consent. Following the news of the above ruling, WordPress theme authors were urged to bundle theme fonts withContinue reading “Google Fonts and GDPR”

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”

Unified We Navigate?

In mid-March 2021, WordPress.com rolled out Unified Navigation to combine both the newer “Calypso/Default/WordPress.com” dashboard and WP Admin. Later, in July 2021, a dashboard “Switcher” was introduced to make changing from one dashboard to the other more intuitive with a further refinement to the interface. WordPress.com is in the process of rolling out a single,Continue reading “Unified We Navigate?”

Just Write

When you have an established website, changing themes can be an adventure because sometimes things go pear-shaped. When I switched last month from an older Premium theme to a free block-editor style theme, Hever, I combed my site from start to finish looking for issues and discovered that some earlier posts had formatting problems, evenContinue reading “Just Write”