Coursera-Build a Full Website using WordPress

A Review From now until the end of September, Coursera is offering a free, 2-hour “project” on building websites with WordPress. “WordPress,” as it turns out, is actually WordPress.com. The course takes place in Coursera’s Rhyme app iframe, with your WordPress.com website appearing next to the instructor’s videos. That alone caused a major issue. AfterContinue reading “Coursera-Build a Full Website using WordPress”

Blog Privacy and Subscribers-5 more things to know

Without a doubt the most popular post on this website is Blog Privacy and Subscribers, published in 2011, and it remains generally accurate about how Privacy works in spite of the many changes here on WordPress.com. Choosing your site’s Privacy setting is no longer included as one of the first steps when signing up for aContinue reading “Blog Privacy and Subscribers-5 more things to know”

Build Your WordPress.com Site-The Tutorials

You’ve signed up and created your very first WordPress.com website. Congrats, but now what? Two of the biggest challenges new users have when starting out on WordPress.com are choosing a theme and learning the basics of site set up. WordPress.com helps you select an initial theme based on the information you provide about what yourContinue reading “Build Your WordPress.com Site-The Tutorials”

Use the Support Search, Luke!

Those of us who regularly volunteer in the Community Support Forums are well acquainted with user frustrations when it comes to getting a timely answer to an urgent question. What doesn’t always seem obvious is that answers to many of the questions asked in the forums can be found in one of the best resourcesContinue reading “Use the Support Search, Luke!”

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?”

WordPress.com vs. Self-Hosting: What’s Best For You?

Here’s more information to help you decide where’s the best place for you to host your WordPress site, courtesy of WordCamp Montreal and Ryan Markel (WordPress.com Happiness Engineer) And go full screen on your computer and you can follow along with his slides as well:

Blog Privacy and Subscribers

Editor’s Note: This post is outdated. You owe it to yourself to read the update at “Blog Privacy and Subscribers – 5 More Things to Know” so you have the latest information. One of the first things you are asked to decide when signing up for your WordPress.com site is your site’s Privacy setting. MostContinue reading “Blog Privacy and Subscribers”