Change in Plans. Don’t Panic!

Today, very appropriately falling on Towel Day (May 25th), saw the introduction of the next biggest thing on WordPress.com: the Starter Plan at US$ 60/year, joining the 2-month old Pro plan at US$ 180/year. Head on over to the support Guide to read about what’s included. You might have noticed that the newly updated PricingContinue reading “Change in Plans. Don’t Panic!”

Full Site Editing arrives on WordPress.com

Try Our New Tools for Creating Beautiful Sites February 4, 2022 Ben Sailer Last week we opened up limited access to a revolutionary array of new site editing tools that will transform how you create, edit, and update the look and feel of your WordPress.com website by leveraging easy-to-use drag and drop functionality. Today we’re excitedContinue reading “Full Site Editing arrives on WordPress.com”

WordPress Ramps Up Social Learning Events on Full Site Editing — WP Tavern

WordPress is hosting a live online event tomorrow called “Beginner’s Guide to Full Site Editing.” Within three minutes of WordPress’ Twitter account tweeting about it, all 70 spaces were booked and the waiting list kicked in. As part of the project’s big picture goals for 2022, WordPress will be ramping up community efforts to help… WordPressContinue reading “WordPress Ramps Up Social Learning Events on Full Site Editing — WP Tavern”

Not just Block Themes are coming in WordPress 5.9

WordPress 5.9 is set to launch on January 25, and many users will be in for a surprise. The upcoming release will be the most monumental shift in how the platform works since the introduction of the block-based content editor in 5.0. Block themes, global styles, and the site editor will kick-start a new future… WhatContinue reading “Not just Block Themes are coming in WordPress 5.9”

The Trouble with Widgets

Back in mid-August, WordPress switched to a Block interface for adding and updating widgets. The announcement was made on August 10th on the WordPress.com News blog, which has 87M followers, but it still came as a surprise for most. “Widget” is a fancy word for “doodad,” which is itself a fancy word for “small toolsContinue reading “The Trouble with Widgets”

What The Heck is going on with Themes?

Frankly speaking, there’s so much to cover here, let’s just dive in and see where it takes us. Please keep your Best Speculation monitors activated. The WordPress.com Great Premium Theme Cull of 2021 WordPress.com has retired all remaining Premium themes. This means they are not included in the Premium or Business upgrade plans and, indeed,Continue reading “What The Heck is going on with Themes?”