Unified We Navigate?

IMPORTANT UPDATE: In mid-March 2021, WordPress.com rolled out unified navigation to combine both the newer “Calypso/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 outContinue 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”

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”

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Block Editor

We’re still waiting to say Hello to the not-so-new Block Editor. According to the Staff reply I mentioned in the comments to my previous post, “the team encountered some problems” that’s delayed them changing the default editor to the Block Editor on the millions of sites hosted on the WordPress.com platform. (See my update below)Continue reading “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Block Editor”

Premium Theme Extinction Event

In an earlier post I mentioned I’d talk about how the changeover to the Block Editor changes how one chooses themes. This post is sort of about that. The WordPress.com Great Premium Theme Cull of 2020. To encourage users to move to the no-longer-new Block Editor interface (aka Gutenberg) WordPress.com recently removed from the ThemeContinue reading “Premium Theme Extinction Event”

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, addContinue reading “Why I don’t miss the Reblog button currently AWOL on WordPress.com websites”

Remembering WP Admin

*Update 23 March 2021 WordPress.com combined aspects of both the Calypso and WP Admin dashboard into one single navigation. Read the official announcement and then visit my post Unified We Navigate? *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 thisContinue 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 secondContinue reading “How-To: Keyboard Shortcuts”