Blog Privacy and Subscribers-5 more things to know

Without a doubt the most popular post on this website is “Blog Privacy and Subscribers“. Originally published in 2011 and updated in August 2021, it remains accurate about how Privacy works in spite of the many changes here on WordPress.com. Since February 2019, any new site you create on WordPress.com is set to “Coming Soon” byContinue 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!”

Where to find help on WordPress.com

Once you set up your WordPress.com site at some point you’ll probably need extra help in finding information or solving an issue. While every new member of the WordPress.com community receives a welcome letter with a link to Learn WordPress, the always free tutorial for beginners, and other helpful resources, many answers can be foundContinue reading “Where to find help on WordPress.com”

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: